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Earlier this year, I took a trip with my mom to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia. One of the highlights of the trip was a 4-hour horseback ride through the surrounding villages with The Happy Ranch. As a certified horseback riding instructor, I’m always a bit wary of trail-riding ventures. Unfortunately, there are more times, Read More

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This week I had the opportunity to stay at luxury hotel The Reverie Saigon in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City. It was perfect timing, as I’d been busy with work even during winter break, and I needed a little Saigon Staycation. The Reverie has been open for about a year, with the official, Read More

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I’ve visited Hoi An in Central Vietnam three times since I moved here in 2012. It’s always a wonderful place to visit, and I’m already planning my next trip back! Here are some photos taken during our Grade 11 Field Trip and scavenger hunt around Hoi An. Tweet

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Lang Co Beach is one of my favorite beaches in Vietnam. I love quiet beaches where there are very few facilities or activities beachside. The cool thing about Lang Co is that the small number of resorts are set back from the beach and feel quite separate, but you can still see the water, Read More

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Lang Co Beach is one of my favorite beaches in Vietnam. It’s just a quick trip from Danang or Hoi An. Here are some photos from a November 2015 trip to Lang Co with students. Most were taken shortly after sunrise. To read about getting to Lang Co from Saigon, check out Saigon Getaway:, Read More

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Selection of photos from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Read about my quick getaway to Chiang Mai here. Tweet

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Earlier this year, I headed to Chiang Mai for a two-day conference hosted by Chiang Mai Circle of International Schools (CMCIS). One of my colleagues found out about the workshop, a 2-day intensive focused on ELL scaffolding strategies with Jon Nordmeyer. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to see how schools, Read More

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*Note – all positions have been filled for the 2016-2017 school year. Check back on expatheather.com in November 2016 for updates. It’s that time of year again, and ISHCMC – American Academy in Vietnam has some open international teaching positions for the 2016-2017 academic year. Pictured above is the school Senior Leadership Team: Rob, Read More

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My mom and I just spent 6 days in Siem Reap, Cambodia. One of the temples we visited was Ta Prohm; we almost skipped it because we had already had a long, hot morning at Angkor Wat, but I’m glad we made it. Ta Prohm is one of the “big 3” temple visits, along, Read More