Crazy Travel Stories #8: That One Time I “Netflix-and Chilled” in Zagreb…

*Disclaimer* ...no, the title isn't what you think it is. While in Zagreb for my holidays in May and June, I spent the first two nights Couchsurfing at someone's home. Prior to that, I'd reached out to hosts in regards to staying with them, but many were either busy, out of town, or already hosting … Continue reading Crazy Travel Stories #8: That One Time I “Netflix-and Chilled” in Zagreb…

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Crazy Travel Stories #7: That One Time I Lost my Phone in Iceland…

Recently, I've come to realize that, in my three years of traveling Europe, you can never be too careful with bad things happening on the way. You can plan and be cautious all you want, but when it comes down to it, there will be incidents out of your control and it'll happen all the … Continue reading Crazy Travel Stories #7: That One Time I Lost my Phone in Iceland…

To Couchsurf or not to Couchsurf?

...that's the question. Especially for many of us travelers, it can be difficult to find accommodation in a new city or country. Hotels might be ridiculously expensive or hostels just don't exist (particularly in small towns). It's not just a matter of getting to your destination safely, but also having a roof over your head … Continue reading To Couchsurf or not to Couchsurf?

Reflections on Anonymity and Success after Graduation

As you can tell from the title, today's post will be somewhat different since it's neither about traveling nor about my teaching experience in France. The idea came to me a couple of weeks ago while I was back at home (as in Los Angeles): I live close to the middle and high schools that … Continue reading Reflections on Anonymity and Success after Graduation

Crazy Travel Story #3: That One Time I Got Robbed in Morocco…

First, let me preface this story by saying that I don't look for trouble when I travel. If anything, I do my very best to blend in with the crowd, to keep my head down and walk away quickly, if necessary. I also pride myself in the fact that I have a natural resting bitch face, … Continue reading Crazy Travel Story #3: That One Time I Got Robbed in Morocco…