About

Hi there! My name is Taylor Pepper Saia. Welcome to my travel blog!

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If you’re new here, welcome! Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I’m a recent graduate of American University in Washington, DC. In college, I loved exploring DC, singing with my a cappella group, On A Sensual Note (OASN), and lounging on the quad between classes. During my junior year, I studied abroad for a year in the South of France, which was a beautiful dream. I grew so much there, really improved my French, and realized a lifelong goal of living abroad.

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During the summer before my senior year, I knew I wanted to get back out in the world. A full-time job or graduate school – as respectable as they may be – couldn’t satiate my need to see new places, taste new foods, and meet people seemingly very different from myself. So, I decided to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship to Indonesia, which I was stunned and honored to receive.

Now, I am here in Indonesia, teaching English at a senior public high school, serving as a cultural ambassador on behalf of the US, and singing my little heart out.

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I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I like writing them. Thanks for stopping by, and good journey!

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Taylor! It’s been a while since Gov School but I wish you the BEST year abroad. So excited to follow your blog from Rio de Janeiro! xoxo Jessie

  2. Hey Taylor,

    It looks like you’ve done what I am about to go. I go to school at American University and am studying at SKEMA for a semester. What would you say are the best spots in Juan-les-pins/Antibes area for nightlife and snorkeling/cliff-diving? And how did you start this blog?

    Thanks for the help

    • Hey Heather,
      I’m glad you found my blog and even glader you have the chance to live it up on the Côte d’Azur for a semester! There is so much to do and see, but in terms of nightlife, Juan-les-Pins has some really good clubs (like, Le Village, Pam-Pam, or L’Esterel), and Antibes mostly has good bars/cafés/brasseries (like, The Hop Store, The Blue Lady, and others close to the port). Choopy’s, a cupcake café, is also a must-see during the day. In terms of cliff-diving, the Cap d’Antibes is the best area, though you might have to find your way to the cliffs (by foot), as many of them are hidden from the street. I started this blog through WordPress and a working knowledge of HTML. Bon courage et profitez bien!
      – Taylor

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