Marisa LaValette is a teacher, blogger, foodie, and yogini living in San Francisco. She loves words, whether she’s writing them herself or teaching others how to express themselves in other languages. She also loves food, whether she’s sampling a unique dish abroad, or whipping up a healthy creation in her own tiny kitchen. Having experienced firsthand the sights, cultures and unique needs in our world’s developing countries, she wants to share with readers her insights on global citizenship, a healthy lifestyle, and meaningful, conscientious travel. Her best advice is to stay hungry- for creative food and perspective-altering experiences!


9 Comments on “ABOUT MARISA”

  1. Karen May 16, 2011 at 19:58 #

    I am all for Global Villages and recognizing the need to help others…all the time…wherever we are. Good work Marisa!! Keep your chin up because it is not always going to be uplifting, but in some way it will help you become who you are!!!

  2. Bill July 18, 2011 at 15:30 #

    Marissa, its like a new world out there when you’re stepping out into the world not known first hand. I guess its like our forefathers who left Europe to find a place better for them by coming to North America. Challenges abounded, the unknown lands and mysteries of the forest and the jungle. Our forefathers faced bitter winters, disseases with no cures, threats of invasions by the English and Spanish, and French, yet they were able to begin a new life and a new country, conceived in Liberty. Challenges were met and conquered or corrected.
    You’re doing a great job by passing on your travels and your amazing writing skills by posting them in your blog…Karen and I really have enjoyed the entries about Granada.

  3. Marisa LaValette July 18, 2011 at 16:17 #

    Thank you Bill and Karen my number one fans!

  4. mark May 29, 2013 at 13:12 #

    We are Mark and Stefy, Italian travellers
    We have been impressed by your site and inviting you to visit ours: http://www.born2travel.it

    We were wondering if you are interested in a links exchange
    I mean: I could publish your link in my friends links and you could do the same with mine,if you feel like
    Let me know

    we would be honoured if you join our free and not boring newsletter


  5. lesleyah May 6, 2015 at 15:41 #

    Hi Marisa!!! FINALLY I have found the time to have a look at your interesting and entertaining blog. Great work! I’ll be following you regularly now. It was lovely to meet you at the fabulous Red Tree House in Mexico City and I’ll be interested to read about your future explorations. I see you don’t have Australia on your list haha. I know you wouldn’t get to speak much Spanish here (although I could arrange it) but you’re always welcome to come and stay with me in Sydney. I’d love to show you our beautiful city and
    country so put it on your long list!!

  6. Marisa LaValette May 7, 2015 at 15:19 #

    Hi Lesley! How was the art course?! I had so much fun at my cooking class in Mexico City on my last day. Thank you for subscribing! Your blog is beautiful, too!
    I have never been to Australia. : ( Thank you for the invitation! Sydney is definitely on my Bucket List!
    Red Tree House stands out as one of my best bed and breakfast / hotel stays ever. The staff, the food, the rooms, the location! The list goes on and on.
    I miss it already!

  7. Little Sunshine December 22, 2015 at 05:36 #

    Hey there!
    I really love your blog, you have everything I love on it: Yoga, travel, food… and therefore I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out: https://1617sunshineave.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/liebster-award/ for more info. You don´t need to accept this, if you don´t want to. But I´m warning you, it´s really fun!
    XO Little Sunshine

  8. Klaus Hubrich March 9, 2016 at 17:47 #

    While researching things to say about where I live I came upon you posting concerning your visit to the North Umpqua River. I loved what you said so I visited your site to find out more about you. Even though I am 71 years old we have some overlapping circles

    I live on along the North Umpqua River, I rent two of my river cabins to forest fire fighters year around, I am a foodie/gourmet cook, my daughter, Heidi Hubrich Seretan, lives in 850 square feet, she was 2014-15 Mayors Teacher of the Year http://www.sfmayor.org/index.aspx?page=200

    Also, I have been to most of the places you visited including the hot springs (I wear age appropriate swimming attire so not to make younger bathers envious.)

    • Marisa LaValette March 9, 2016 at 19:10 #

      Thank you Klaus for visiting my site! We have a lot of travel experiences in common!

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