Go ahead and get out your bucket list because this trip needs to be added immediately! At the beginning of the summer when I learned that some of the other WorldTeach volunteers were going to be placed in a small jungle town in the Amazon rain forest, i knew that I wanted to plan a … More Rafting in the remote Amazon rainforest
After a few more days of exploring Quito and wrapping up WorldTeach training, I have officially arrived in my new home for the next month – Riobamba, Ecuador! The drive from Quito to Riobamba was about 3.5 hours of windy roads and gorgeous views. After we got outside the city limits of Quito, we were … More Life with 3 Ecuadorian Priests
I have officially been in Ecuador for 3 whole days now and life has already been full of good food, new friends, lots of learning, and lots of “what the heck?!” moments. This week and until Wednesday of next week, the 5 other volunteers and I are staying at a hostel in Quito, Ecuador to … More What the Hecuador?!
Hi everyone! I have a few more exciting updates about my trip to Ecuador, which I leave for TOMORROW! It still really has not set in that I am about to head out and will be gone for 8 weeks. My flight leaves from DFW, stops in Houston, and then arrives in Quito at 5:55am … More 8 Weeks in Ecuador – What I’m Packing
So, you’ve decided to flip your classroom! Congrats! As stated in my previous post, this does NOT mean you need to flip every lesson or every unit – especially if you’re in an English classroom. Some content works better “flipped” than other topics, so make sure that you are thinking critically about what should stay … More How to flip your classroom
Hey, y’all! I am almost done with the Fall semester of Junior Year! My placement this semester has been with a classroom of high school seniors at Western Alamance High School and I have absolutely loved it. Western Alamance experiences significant technological challenges and I have found myself wondering how I would deal with technology … More What is a flipped classroom?
I cannot believe that Easter Break is over already and that we only have two more weeks left at St. Clare’s! Time is flying by and it is extremely bittersweet. While I’m so excited to be at home with family and friends (and tacos), I will really miss being abroad and being able to hop … More Berlin
After much deliberation, I have to say that Prague is probably my favorite city that I’ve seen in Europe so far. I’m not quite sure what it is about the Czech Republic but we were all completely enamored. After hearing good reviews from our friends, we decided to book an Airbnb for 4 nights and … More Prague
The end to this week is extremely bittersweet. This morning, I said goodbye to my boyfriend Harrison after one of the best weeks ever together! I am so incredibly thankful that I got to see my dad, brother, and Harrison this week! I miss them all already. In an upcoming post commemorating the halfway mark … More Beautiful Brugge…when travel goes wrong
As is usually the case with travel, we arrived to Florence on Sunday night a little bit tired but a lotta bit excited. After the tourist craziness of Venice, I think that we were all ready for a bit of a break. Hello, Florence! It was a bit of a hike to our hotel (shout … More Florence