From Trinidad to Grenada

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and beaches are the things that first comes to mind when I think of Grenada. So I must admit I jumped at the opportunity to go to Grenada, particularly because of my connection to the Caribbean region. I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, about a 30-minute flight away from Grenada but I…

Saying Goodbye to the Valley

At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday I flew out of McAllen airport, leaving the Rio Grande Valley behind. It was definitely bittersweet. I was happy to be heading home, as I’ve been traveling for awhile, but my thoughts were still with the students and people I had met in the valley. Now I am back here,…