That is so kind of you! For some reason I’m not going to quibble about, they let Dry-Erase Boards like myself travel without a ticket. But I’m low on vacation time, so I’ll have to decline your sweet offer, and I’ll be hanging around during break.
Welcome! Niagara Falls is truly a wondrous sight. It’s a pretty long trip by car (about 8 hours each way), longer by bus or train (12 or more hours). Flying into Buffalo NY and renting a car or taking a bus there may be the quickest route. Skipping class is really not ideal. You can get a better sense of how harmful it might be by reading what the class syllabus says about attendance and class participation.
Sounds exciting! I’d recommend running this question by the Career Center (bit.ly/BC-career); I bet they have good leads on where to look.
Maybe visit Everglades National Park – the wildlife is outstanding – and/or kayak off Key Largo. Mangrove tunnels and manatees, oh my! We also just got this book “Geology of the Florida Keys”(QE100.F56 S55 2018) if you want to learn more about The Keys. And while you’re soaking up the sun in Miami, soak up some Cuban culture (and Cuban coffee); if you’re still there Sunday of Spring Break (3/11), you’re in luck – it’s Carnaval Miami on Calle Ocho (bit.ly/Calle8Fest). It’s worth considering, though, that some of the survivors of the Parkland shooting have asked for a boycott of Florida tourism until their legislature passes tougher gun laws.
Ecuador sounds like a great adventure. If I weren’t so attached to the Library, I’d book a seat and go with you! I don’t think I know your parents, so in response to your second question, I have to agree… who knows! Just read up on safety and health precautions so you arrive prepared. The U.S. State Department travel site is a great place to start your research. Go to: bit.ly/usdos-ecuador
Do check with the French Consulate in Boston to see if you need one (they have a Visa Wizard!), and to apply if you do: (bit.ly/BosFrenchConsVisas). And Bon Voyage!