Teaching has been a great joy in my life. Over the past decade, it has also opened the door for me to travel the world. Graham Greene said, "Life is never going to be the same again once your passport has been stamped," and for me that certainly has been true. Travel is now a passion, and I love the people, art, architecture, culture, food, history, and landscapes to which travel exposes me. I strive to bring a more international perspective to my classroom, and I appreciate each opportunity I have been granted to see another part of the world. Likewise, I appreciate the gift of seeing my own home through the eyes of a traveler, recognizing the things that make the place I live throughout the year as exotic and unique as the places I'm lucky enough to visit abroad.