When Domestic Terrorism Feels Too Real

It was after midnight. We were finishing (a semi-late) dinner at an outside tapas restaurant in San Antonio, Ibiza. It was mid-August– high tourist season, although our neighborhood was still quiet. There were a few people around us, enjoying similar meals at surrounding tables. We were sitting there, sipping our sangria, trying to convince each other that we both wanted to go to the night … Continue reading When Domestic Terrorism Feels Too Real

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

My London West End Review of ‘Hamilton’

When I came back to France from the United States after Christmas in January 2017, I knew I needed something to look forward to in order to fight off the winter blues. Thankfully, I had been keeping up with American culture and knew what a phenomenon Hamilton had become in the United States (it’s virtually unknown here in France and the UK had only recently … Continue reading My London West End Review of ‘Hamilton’

Life Recap: February and March 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: February and March 2018

“Little girls don’t stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.”

Yesterday, I came across Simone Biles’, Gabby Douglas’, Jordyn Wieber’s, and Aly Raisman’s testaments about being sexually abused by sports doctor Larry Nassar. Today, I watched some of the trial on TV, and I felt a mix of emotions– physical illness, repulsiveness, rage, and the urge to scream. I felt my fists start to clench and my eyes begin to close, as my brow curled … Continue reading “Little girls don’t stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.”

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)