Life Recap: August 2018

I originally started blogging in order to create a helpful and informative TAPIF blog as well as to record my travels during my “Year in France”. However, as time has passed on, the style and purpose of my blog has shifted. I have also realized that I simply like having a dedicated space where records of my life have been documented over the past few … Continue reading Life Recap: August 2018

10 Days in Nepal

Back in February 2018, I joined a team of seven women on a ten-day trip to Nepal. The trip originally stemmed because of my good friend and colleague, Rebecca. Back in 2014, Rebecca attended the ECIS Conference and listened in on a presentation by a man called Bart, who teaches and runs a CAS program (part of the IB program) at the American School of the … Continue reading 10 Days in Nepal

An Epic Icelandic Roadtrip in August

Last summer, I decided to spend the majority of my vacation back in the United States, dividing my time in Wisconsin, Chicago, and New York City. On my way back to France, my friends Michelle and Jo decided to join me on a week-long road trip around southern Iceland. I’ve actually been to Iceland once before: in April 2010, when the Icelandic volcano erupted. I … Continue reading An Epic Icelandic Roadtrip in August

How to Spend a Sunny Day in London

I spent a portion of my spring break in London over a long weekend, both to see my friends and to see Hamilton— it was just a bonus that the weather was absolutely gorgeous. With that being said, I wanted to spend the majority of my time outside, and experience the best of London in the sun. Canal Walks On the Friday after Hamilton, I spent … Continue reading How to Spend a Sunny Day in London

NYC: Four Days in the Big Apple for Under $500 (415€ or £389)

Since moving to France five (!) years ago, I’ve realized that I have so much more of my own country to explore and experience. That is why I knew I had to seize the opportunity to visit my high school friend, Michelle, in New York City, on my way back to France this past August. I LOVE and am slightly obsessed with the idea of … Continue reading NYC: Four Days in the Big Apple for Under $500 (415€ or £389)

The Best Ways to Spend a Day in Chicago

Growing up near Milwaukee, I was only, at maximum, a two hour car or train ride away from the Windy City. As an adult committed to both local and overseas travel, I’ve made a conscious effort to get to know America’s third largest city a bit better. Thankfully, over the past few years, I’ve actually been able to make it down for a few day … Continue reading The Best Ways to Spend a Day in Chicago

A Long Weekend in the Côte d’Azur

The month of May is unofficially known as the month of Bank Holidays (or jours fériés) in France. Seriously– despite being a secular country, the month of May is gold, with the 1st, 8th, and 25th all included as bank holidays. In 2017, it was even better, as the 1st and the 8th fell on Monday, and the 25th on a Thursday– which meant two … Continue reading A Long Weekend in the Côte d’Azur