Layover in Paris

Hello! I am Sara Ullmer, a teacher, lover of travel, adventure, the outdoors, and interesting people. Cori asked me to do a guest post on a layover in Paris, so here I go! I only had three simple goals for experiencing Paris on my layover: 1. Eat something delicious 2. See something interesting 3. Drink…

Fear

My experiences, and choice, to solo travel often comes up in conversation. Inherently there are a collection of different responses. Ranging from “glad I don’t have a daughter” exclamations to eager questions of practically, solo traveling tends to invoke an emotional response. Undoubtedly questions about fear dominate all others, “Weren’t your parents scared? Weren’t you…

To whom it may concern

*This is another deviation from my normal posts. I originally wrote this during one of the worst teaching weeks in my 3-year career.* My name is Cori, and for the past two years I have been the Spanish teacher at a high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My first year at this school I taught…

Visiting Korcula Island, Croatia

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Croatia with my family and some really amazing family friends. I was already planning a trip to Europe and it turned out to be the perfect beginning. At first I was some what nervous at the size, 10!, of the group. How was a group that…

Pura vida, Costa Rica

As stated in my blog post yesterday I took a group of 4 students on a 9 day trip to Costa Rica. Below you will find a brief summary of the trip along with photos. If you have any questions let me know. In Costa Rica we spent the week in Spanish classes a CPI…

Costa Rica Precursor

My trip to Costa Rica was unlike an of my other adventures. Instead of traveling solo or with a small, trusted band of friends I was the solo adult taking 4 high school students. Three of the four had never been on an airplane and none of them had ever been outside of the United…

My, my Alice time does fly

Do you ever feel like Alice falling down the hole? As if you’ve taken one step, expecting to land in one spot only to find your self in a completely foreign place? But wait. Not only are you in some unknown land, you’re also unable to disconcern how much time has past. Has it been…

Agua Frio

I stand naked. I stand in front of the shower wearing the past two days of travel on my skin reflexively waiting for the water to warm. Ten seconds. Twenty seconds. Thirty. A minute later the realization hits me, no hot water. There has been no hot water. There will be no hot water joining…