I am Brooke Teacher, as my Korean students like to call me. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in May 2011 with a degree in Middle School Education! I’m from New London, a small town of about 6,000 in Wisconsin. I am currently an ESL teacher through the EPIK program in South Korea. I teach 3rd-6th graders at Daejeong Elementary School on Jeju Island! Some things to know about me… I love taking pictures! I really enjoy reading (just don’t always have/make the time)! And I love exclamation marks! (As you may have already noticed.) Also, I’m an EXTREMELY picky eater!! Since being in Korea, that has drastically changed! I’m still picky, but not nearly to the point where I was before I moved here!
Growing up, my summers were spent with my dad out on the carnival shaking up lemonade for 8-12 hours every day, and we traveled to a different town every week. (Not to brag, but I do make the best lemonade. EVER!) He lived in Florida in the winter time, where I would often visit. Also when I was younger, my mom had a job that sometimes took her to different places every once in a while and sometimes I would be lucky enough to join her! My grandma, Monica, is a travel junky! She’s been to six continents (N. America, S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Antarctica!) and countless countries within those! She’s in her 70’s and works 2 full time jobs to do all this traveling! So inspiring!
To get to the point, I love traveling! I have always traveled for as long as I remember and it’s in my blood. I’ve been to many places in the US, Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Lichenstein, Switzerland, and France), Asia (South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Japan), and more to come! I currently live on a lovely island south of South Korea called Jeju! Before I left Wisconsin, many people asked me “Why do you want to go to Korea?” My answer “Why not?” I want to go everywhere! At the moment, I can’t think of a single place on earth that I wouldn’t want to go. This blog is about all the places I have visited since I turned 18. (It may take a while to write about trips from before I moved to Korea, so be patient.) Hope you enjoy!