A Teacher Abroad

Costa Rica July 2015

Chris and I stayed at the Lost Iguana Resort for the duration of our trip. This amazing resort is on 120 acres of protected rainforest. While every room on the property has a stunning view of the Arenal Volcano, we had no such luck since we went during the rainy season and it was too hazy to see it. However, I will say we made the best decision to go during this time. There were hardly any tourists here, so it felt like we had the rainforest to ourselves. If it rained during the day, it only lasted 15-20 minutes. I actually welcomed the rain because we were so hot from our long hikes. Then, it would continuously rain all night long, which made for a perfect night’s sleep.

There was so much to do in Costa Rica! From crossing the Arenal Hanging Bridges in the nighttime and daytime to hiking in the Arenal Volcano National Park to crawling through the Venado Caves–we were exhausted and sound asleep every night by 9:00. I would love to go back and revisit the rainforest, but next time, I would love to visit the beaches of Costa Rica.

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Cuba January 2015

I was lucky enough to have traveled to Havana, Cuba shortly after President Obama’s historic announcement on December 17, 2014. The timing couldn’t have been better. I traveled to this part of the world with my work colleague and friend, Brittany as part of an education delegation through Witness for Peace. Tourism for U.S. citizens is still not allowed despite the restored relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. Our mission was to learn more about Cuba’s education and healthcare system and in particular, the impact of the U.S. Embargo on Cuba.

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My travels before 2015

Here’s a slideshow of my previous travels. Enjoy!

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