Caitlin Lanier, an Idaho native, graduated with an English major from The College of Idaho in 2007. After graduating, she moved across the country to be a nanny in Boston, Massachusetts. A year later, she realized that the East coast lifestyle and motherly duties were not for her.
Lured by Neruda\'s poetry, wine, and dazzling landscapes, she packed her backpack and headed south. Daily, she teaches English at an institute in Santiago, scribbles poetry in the margins of her lesson plans, and nightly, crochets hats, snuggles her kitty, Petunio, and sips tea.