Destination: Gordes & Roussillon, France

What makes the south of France a popular tourist destination isn't limited to its good weather and landscapes, but also to its dozens (if not hundreds) of small, picturesque villages dotted throughout. The department of Vaucluse is rich in such villages, and I had the great opportunity to visit two of the most well-known ones-- … Continue reading Destination: Gordes & Roussillon, France

Destination: Lavender Fields of Provence, France

What makes summer truly iconic are the lavender fields in the south of France. The ones in Provence are the most-famous, and thousands of tourists from all over the world come to visit them every year. The Provencal lavenders have a short season between late June and early August, but they only reach their peak … Continue reading Destination: Lavender Fields of Provence, France

10 Differences Between Being a TAPIF Assistant and Lecteur d’anglais

Salut, tout le monde! Today marks the first official day of the TAPIF contract. Hundreds of new and returning-- will be starting their seven-month stint of being a language assistant in France. Whether it's teaching in école primaire, collège, or lycée, hundreds of individuals from all over the world will experience a school year of instructing their respective … Continue reading 10 Differences Between Being a TAPIF Assistant and Lecteur d’anglais

Destination: L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

Provence in the summer has this particular charm which attracts the French and foreigners to its region every year. With its warm, Mediterranean weather, endless sunny days, gorgeous landscapes, and plenty of rosé to boot, it's no wonder that this area in southern France gets a lot of attention. Summer in Provence is the epitome of what … Continue reading Destination: L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

Destination: Avignon, France (Part 2)

Summer is officially over, which means that gone are the slow, idle days of being outdoors to enjoy the hot, sunny weather. Such warm moments have now been replaced with a slight chill, soon to be frozen over within the next couple of months. For some, fall weather is the best as thoughts of changing … Continue reading Destination: Avignon, France (Part 2)