I Got a Carte Pluriannuelle!

Those of you who know me personally are aware of the carte de séjour woes I went through when I was hired by the international school in 2016. For those of you who don’t know, when you are renewing a visa from France (which you normally can do after your first initial year as long as your contract is renewed), you do the renewal at … Continue reading I Got a Carte Pluriannuelle!

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

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

Life Recap: June + July 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: June + July 2018

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

Life Recap: April and May 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: April and May 2018

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