After years of enjoying photography as a hobby, I was encouraged by a couple of CLOs to start selling prints at our embassy. Four years and hundreds of photos later, I have a large portfolio and scores of happy clients. I am currently on my way to Nassau and will be researching online sales and social media marketing as well as improving my portraiture skills. I currently have two websites - Arklahomamuse.com and a sales page on FineArtAmerica.com. Part of coming improvements will be to combine the two and make online purchases easier for my clients.
Please visit my sites and purchase those photos of the places you forgot you loved from your travels!!
Maryanna Koehring is an EFM who has served in Bolivia, Zambia, Egypt, and now Jordan. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in 1995 and her Master of Art in Teaching from the School for International Training in 2000. With a passion for teaching the local staff at US embassies around the world, she creates one and two-week trainings specifically designed for your LE Staff at post. Maryanna has experience at the following posts: Cairo, Bamako, Banjul, Dar Es Salaam, Amman, Freetown, Dakar, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.
I help expat partners *level up* their English skills to confidently navigate globally-mobile lives and careers. While many foreign-born spouses are conversationally fluent in English, they feel insecure about their formal writing skills and professional vocabulary.
I offer one-on-one *personalized* online tutoring to help motivated global nomads – especially “trailing spouses” like myself – expand their vocabulary and perfect their writing so they feel empowered to pursue their career goals...wherever they happen to be living in the world.
I specialize in:
*Advanced English Fluency*
*Business & Academic Writing*
My years of experience and encouraging teaching style can give you the skills and confidence you need to better integrate into the global community and apply for a broader range of jobs.
My tutoring sessions are conveniently offered online at times that work for your schedule. Please contact me for a friendly, free video chat to get started!
No need to find a new provider with each new bid! Services include direct OT, PT, Speech Therapy services, IEP and developmental consultations, dyslexia tutoring, and evaluations. One time consultations or weekly services, depending on your needs. If you are an adult looking for a therapist, we have a strategic partnership with an adult rehabilitative company, so contact us today!
Jenny is an EFM and a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams in VA. She is committed to helping you to navigate the real estate market when relocating to the Northern Virginia area. She has been in your shoes and understands the challenges of FS life.
As a homeowner and property manager, she knows the homes inside out. She works with a group of professional contractors and is able to provide great knowledge on any housing needs in the region.
Jenny's primary focus is Foreign Service families relocating to Northern Virginia. As a trailing spouse, she knows that constant communication and great delivery are key factors when you are buying from overseas.
If you are here temporarily for language training or for a DC tour she will be able to provide guidance on the rental market.
Jenny speaks Spanish, English, Hindi, and Chinese.
Feel free to reach out for a free buyer, seller, or rental consultation. (In-person or Via zoom, skype or wechat)
# JK homes / Relocation Specialist
The Made Easy series – Rome Made Easy, Florence Made Easy, and Venice Made Easy – was initially published to widespread acclaim as part of the Open Road Publishing stable of travel titles. Since those heady days, the travel industry has changed dramatically, as has the travel writing business, along with publishing and book selling in general. Bookstore chains have closed, and the survivors have dramatically reduced their shelf space, becoming more selective as to the titles they carry. So despite their quality, there was simply no room left for the Made Easy series in bookstores. A situation that almost put an end to these titles.
However, every challenge also offers an opportunity, and now the series has been reincarnated in eBook format. Though as the author I may be biased, I believe that the Made Easy guides are the better for it. Electronic books do not have to confine themselves to specific editorial restraints, nor do they have a predetermined page limit, which means that this series can contain more information to help travelers have the best time possible in Rome, Florence and Venice. Most importantly, there is less of a time lag between research, writing and publication allowing for the most up-to-date information to be made available to readers. Freed from the constraints of traditional brick and mortar publishing, the Made Easy series now has more information, prepared for travelers in a much more timely manner, all designed to make your next trip to the booted peninsula that much more rewarding ... and easy.
The author, Douglas E. Morris, has had 12 books published by four different publishers, has a travel column in Primo magazine, and regularly pens articles for different periodicals around the world. He has spent over 10 years enjoying la dolce vita in Italy – seven in Rome, two in Florence, and one in the small town of Viterbo. Born in the US, along with residing Italy, he has lived in eleven other countries on three continents over more than two decades.
He has explored the pyramids in Egypt, trekked Alpine peaks in Switzerland and Austria, savored the libertine culture of Denmark, hiked Hadrian’s Wall in northern England, unearthed ancient Roman ruins in Israel, climbed the pyramids of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, traversed the Great Wall in China, sailed the Fjords of Norway, scaled the Eiffel Tower in Paris, bar hopped down Hooker Hill in Seoul, and witnessed cows being ritualistically slaughtered behind the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, the streets running red with their blood; as well as many other acts of wild abandon far removed from the realm of everyday life.
As a result of these and many other cross-cultural explorations, Mr. Morris has developed a keen sense of what makes for an authentic travel experience. He has put that insight into each of the Made Easy guides, all to help ensure that you have the most enjoyable local experience possible while in Rome, Florence or Venice.
MARIAN WALSH - SARASOTA FLORIDA REALTOR – Thinking of moving to Florida? My husband and I moved to Sarasota after 25+ years in the Foreign Service. I’m an FSO spouse and Realtor with Medway Realty in Sarasota and I understand the challenges that affect members of the Foreign Service. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about a move to the Suncoast - send me an email or give me a call to discuss possibilities. To see what brings people here, take a look at www.visitsarasota.org. The Foreign Service Retirees Association at www.fsra-fl.org has a large contingent in this area as well. You can also visit my website for more information.
Travel with purpose. We believe that experiencing the world with respect and humility develops our tolerance, empathy, and understanding of the world and ourselves.
Our mission is to explore, connect, give back, and most importantly, enjoy the journey. Whether by hiking, sailing, hot air ballooning, jeep or camel safari, plane, train, or automobile, choosing Ponte Travels is a choice for responsible tourism.
• Customized Service. We believe that no two experiences are alike and tailor every itinerary to you.
• Exclusive Access. Your Ponte Travels experiences includes a custom itinerary, boutique accommodation, private transfers, English-speaking local guides, and more. Full-service and worry-free.
• Giving Back. We believe responsible tourism involves giving back to organizations that support local economies and ecosystems. With every trip, we make a donation to carefully selected NGOs working to improve the lives of millions.
Tungsten Prep provides academic tutoring and standardized test prep to middle school and high school students. We work with students in-home in the Washington, DC area and online throughout the United States and abroad. Raising two children overseas, FSOs Sarah and Robert Gonzales understand how frustrating it can be for Foreign Service families to ensure all learners receive consistent and high-quality academic support that helps them successfully return to the U.S. school system and thrive in college. Our diverse team of tutors provides students with outstanding, individualized tutoring to fill curriculum gaps during a school transition, shore up COVID-related learning loss, prep for the SAT or ACT, or cover an Advanced Placement curriculum. We can also help families minimize out-of-pocket expenses by providing documentation to help them benefit from the State Department’s Special Needs Education Allowance or the Supplementary Instruction Allowance.
I offer life coaching to individuals facing the ups and downs of transition. These services primarily include one-on-one support sessions via Skype or phone, email follow-up and periodic check-ins. I provide insight into the culture shock experience, support you in determining your goals in relation to your transition, help you better understand what may be holding you back from experiencing the joys of living around the world and, most importantly, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to truly be yourself during the process of realizing a life centered around the things you hold most dear. A significant portion of my coaching practice is based on the concepts of mindfulness. To that end, much of my work is dedicated to helping my clients build a better foundation for understanding their thought and emotional patterns, raising awareness of and insight around those patterns and developing strategies for using that awareness for a more fulfilling daily life.
More About My Professional Background: I have been a life coach since I launched World Tree Coaching in November 2013. I have also been a clinical social worker (with over 4,000 hours of direct practice experience), a teacher, trainer and program coordinator. I currently hold the International Coach Federation's Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on Clinical Social Work and Conflict Resolution. I have worked with individuals who are experiencing the challenges of cross-cultural adaptation for over 10 years. My client base is broad and diverse. I have worked with immigrants to the United States, students, trauma survivors, serial expats and Peace Corps volunteers.