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Dr. Jessie Voigts' Bio

Wandering Educators Contributing Editor for TransitionsAbroad.com

Dr. Jessica Voigts
Jessie Voigts

Jessie Voigts' Columns for TransitionsAbroad.com

Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning
Remember that first time you were confronted with extreme difference? It might have been when you were small, surrounded by a cacophony of words in a different language, or while you were a teen, backpacking Europe and trying to figure out the train systems...
Paris bridges The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night
Jessie interviews Gary Zuercher about his stunning black and white photography book on the bridges of Paris.
8 Ways to Become a Great Travel Writer 8 Ways to Become a Better Travel Writer: Great Storytellers are Perpetual Students
Jessie links travel writing, education, and experience by showing how the greatest storytellers learn endlessly throughout their lives to hone their art.
Educational Travel and Pleasure Educational Travel and Pleasure: Pursue Passions at Your Own Pace
How to reframe travel as a way of exploring destinations at the pace you want, engaging in activities that interest you, such that your journeys become pure pleasures. Free yourself of exhausting travel to-do lists and pursue your passions!
Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing
How to practice the type of educational travel that motivates many fascinating explorers and writers currently and historically.
Educational Travel: Ethics and Pleasure How Travel Can Change the World: One Journey at a Time
Experienced travelers and experts illustrate and agree that in travel there is a false choice between ethics and pleasure.
Educating your 5 senses via travel Educating Your 5 Senses Via Travel
Would you like to have a travel experience like no other? One that will exhilarate, entrance, and stay with you? Itís a different way to look at travel (and life, actually), and one that can change the way you travel. What is it? Well, I call it 5 senses travel. How? Take a look...
7 Senses travel: Hearing 7 Senses Travel: An Adventure in Sound
Not only do we have our 5 senses (hearing, seeing, listening, tasting, feeling) to enrich our lives, but I suggest adding two more to truly capture the human experience ó intuition and umami. Iíll be exploring all 7 senses in articles here on Transitions Abroad, but letís start with hearing...
Jessie Voigts has a PhD in International Education, and is constantly looking for ways to increase intercultural understanding, especially with kids (it’s never too young to start!). She has lived and worked in Japan and London, and traveled around the world. She is passionate about international education, study abroad, smart travel, intercultural awareness, and travel with disabilities.

Jessie is the publisher of Wandering Educators, a travel library for people curious about the world, and Journey to Scotland, a travel site for her favorite place in the world. She founded the Family Travel Bloggers Association, and directs the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program. She’s published six books about travel and intercultural learning, with more on the way. You can usually find her family by water — anywhere in the world.

Published Books:

The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips

The Definitive Guide To Moving To Southeast Asia: CAMBODIA

Bringing the World Home: A Resource Guide to Raising Intercultural Kids

Journeys in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers

Journeys in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers, vol. II

Journeys in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers, vol. 3

 


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