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

Two Weeks in Malaysia and Singapore

In September of 2017, a colleague approached me to ask if I’d be interested in chaperoning a student trip to Malaysia at the end of June. Of course, I responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!” and embarked on a fourteen-day trip with two colleagues and 21 high school students from mid-June until early July- a great way to kick off the summer.   Working with Happy … Continue reading Two Weeks in Malaysia and Singapore

A Week in Northern England

Just like last year, I chaperoned our 4ème (or 8th grade) students during the official trip week to England back in April (my selfish secret: I prefer this trip because the students stay in host families while we get a hotel, meaning that our nights are student-free!) Last year, we hit several new destinations on my list, including Cambridge, Kent, Canterbury, Colchester, and Harwich. This year, we … Continue reading A Week in Northern England

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

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