Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. – Mary Oliver

Welcome to my virtual world of words!

I am a teacher, a writer, and a traveler who is lucky to mix all three in incredibly inspiring ways. Since 1997, I’ve taught English composition and literature at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. Bar none, the most rewarding teaching and learning experiences have been through travel.  De Anza College has offered me unparalleled  opportunities leading Campus Abroad programs to Paris, France; London, England; and Ashland, Oregon.

My love of study abroad began in Cambridge, England in graduate school and I have since studied extensively in Oxford and Paris. Inspired by my travels, I have written a literary tour of England, Paris, and Northern California following in the footsteps of great writers.

I live in Sausalito, CA where I can hike the headlands, kayak on the bay, eat amazing SF cuisine, frequent my favorite bookstores, connect with my talented tribe of travel writers, and write with a hot cup of British tea.

You can find some of my other work on the following websites:

London Campus Abroad 2017 DeAnzaLondon2017.wordpress.com

Literary Tour of England 2013 https://jpesano.wordpress.com/

De Anza College Teaching Website http://deanza.edu/faculty/pesanojulie/