Doha, Qatar: A $50, 5 Star Night in The City

Modern (looking) Traditional (feeling) Visually impressive. Doha, Qatar was our first stop in 36.5 (!) total hours of travel to Nairobi, Kenya. We purchased a $797.85 RT flight to Nairobi from LAX, and embraced the lengthy layover as an opportunity to see someplace new! As Americans, we did not require a visa for our transit … More Doha, Qatar: A $50, 5 Star Night in The City

& Runnin Runnin… Visa Run Life in Vientiane, Laos

Unique Old-school luxe Off the beaten path, but tourist-friendly.   I was in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, for a few days on a visa run. So I won’t claim I really saw Laos, but Vientiane was cute. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with how organized the process was. Tedious! But organized (despite the long … More & Runnin Runnin… Visa Run Life in Vientiane, Laos

From the Classroom: Troubling the Myth of the “Bootstrap”

USF Course: Whiteness, Power, & Privilege Assignment: Craft a reading response to the assigned article (“The Possessive Investment in Whiteness” by George Lipsitz). The purpose of these is to use writing as a way to reflect upon the issues you found most salient, challenging, disturbing, intriguing, as well as to consider how these texts inform your work … More From the Classroom: Troubling the Myth of the “Bootstrap”

There’s More to See Than Bali: Gili Trawangan & Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

Gili T: Hedonistic & Hippy The Nusas: Serene & almost-Unspoiled These 2 islands off the coast of Bali couldn’t have been more different. I thought I would prefer Gili Trawangan, and didn’t originally plan to go to the Nusas. But I’m so glad I ended up going. I wanted to have a beach experience after … More There’s More to See Than Bali: Gili Trawangan & Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

“We Want To Do More Than Survive”: An Intro to Abolitionist Teaching, by Dr. Bettina Love

As a graduate student at USF, I have the privilege of attending some amazing talks on campus. I went to a presentation in March by Dr. Bettina Love that was so powerful, I know it will forever color my practice as an educator and activist. I think it’s important to share this information when I … More “We Want To Do More Than Survive”: An Intro to Abolitionist Teaching, by Dr. Bettina Love