Doors & Doorsways in Paris, France Travel

In past posts, I’ve shared my love of doors – their character and their beauty. They are probably one of the things that I most photograph whenever I find myself out and about, and over the years, I’ve built up quite the collection. This isn’t my first post about doors in Paris, nor will it likely be my last. But if you’re looking for something...

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TUO Travel Undergarment Organizer Review Travel

After years of pretty regular travel, I have my system for packing down. Organization is my thing. Especially when it comes to physical space and packing can be a pretty enjoyable process for me (as long as I’m sure of everything I need to bring). But there’s always one part of packing that I’ve been a bit unsure of, and that’s how to organize my...

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30 Tasks You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less to Learn a Language. I Do #2 and #21 Every.Single.Day. Language Resources

When it comes to finding the time to actually sit down and study languages, there are usually two big obstacles we feel that we face. The first is that 1) we just don’t have the time to sit down and study or 2) we just don’t have the energy to sit down and study. Our day to day responsibilities can take up a huge chunk...

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Chinese Vinegar Peanut Recipe Culture & Cuisine

While I was in China, I ate as much as I possibly could. There are so many delicious dishes that if I wasn’t sitting down for a meal, I was picking up a snack from a street vendor hoping that I’d walk it all off by the end of the trip. 🙂 One of the dishes that I discovered while in Beijing was 老醋花生 lǎo...

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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | May Language Resources

I feel like I say this every #clearthelist post but I seriously can’t believe it’s already a new month. How are we already into May? Yikes!  For those of you new to #clearthelist, I would like to welcome you to the linkup where we share our monthly goals! And for those of you who are returning – welcome back! Just as a quick recap, I cohost #clearthelist with a...

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Reading About Language | Language Reading Challenge Language Resources

Welcome to the fourth Language Reading Challenge Update and Linkup! As a quick recap, you can check out the previous months’ challenges here: January // Book about the culture of the area you’re studying February // Book in your target language March // Travel book or travelogue related to region that uses the language you’re studying The guidelines to participate are available here and you...

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How to Actually Learn a Language Faster Language Resources

Before we get started, or before you click away, I want to say one thing. No, this isn’t a gimmicky post where I’ll try to sell you on the latest and greatest learning method that will teach you to speak your target language in 2 weeks, 1 day or .5674 seconds. It’s actually an honest post with real ways you can speed up your language...

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Why Goal Setting Isn’t Enough When You’re Learning a Language Language Resources

When it comes to learning languages, I think that setting aside time to set goals and then later re-evaluate those goals and your progress towards them is crucial to one’s success. Each month, I do just that, but I realized that my review and planning was really quite short-term. I hadn’t really looked any farther ahead or back than a month at a time. So...

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