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Why You Don’t Need Expensive Gear To Hike

If you're anything like me, your wintertime daydreams usually involve a nice sunny day, a good pair of boots, and a mountain trail to hike. Before living in Colorado my freshman year of college, I had never seen the mountains before and thus didn't know what I was missing. Now all that has changed! I… Continue reading Why You Don’t Need Expensive Gear To Hike

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How I Overcame Opposition to Study Abroad

It's no secret study abroad is one of the best experiences out there for college students. It enhances much more than your degree, it changes you as a person and helps you grow in ways you never knew you needed to grow in. Now months after my graduation, I attribute so much of my professionalism… Continue reading How I Overcame Opposition to Study Abroad

Archives, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

Unmissable Locations in Argentina

People often ask me what my favorite place I've traveled to has been, and although it's a loaded question, I most often gravitate toward Argentina. Taking multiple passes through the country, I've been seen the many forms of Argentina from North to South in both city and country. Not only are the cities beautiful and… Continue reading Unmissable Locations in Argentina

Archives, North America

Colorado: A Western Frontier

Lately I've been on a kick of reading adventure novels. Stories from all over the world about people climbing mountains, trekking across continents, and leaving everything but the essentials behind in pursuit of the great outdoors. Currently I'm reading Desert Solitaire, and have been transported into the red rock canyons of Arches National Park in… Continue reading Colorado: A Western Frontier

Archives, Europe

Stavanger, Norway and the Tall Ships Festival: The End of an Era

Norway was the last stop on my European Whirlwind trip this summer, and was actually full of some rest. At this point in the game, I had begun to slightly loath my bag as it had gotten heavier and heavier over the course of my trip. I was tired and the continuous flying and airport… Continue reading Stavanger, Norway and the Tall Ships Festival: The End of an Era

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New York at New Year’s

Team! Lemme boast for a second. I know the best people! And the Lord is so good to me! I got to be in New York City, for the first time ever, to see one of the most important people and stay for free. After four complete days I spent about $300 total because I… Continue reading New York at New Year’s

Archives, Culture, Europe

Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

I've recently been obsessing over this new movie, Posthumous, where an American journalist uncovers a story about an artist in Berlin. The first time I saw it, I knew it would be one of those movies that would stick with me for a long time, not because of it's remarkable cinematography, or even it's riveting… Continue reading Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

Archives, South America

Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

After having the chance to visit Sao Paulo (see previous entry), I got the travel bug and wanted to again get out of the city. Since we had a full week of vacation after the intensive and SP only took up four of those days, immediately after returning I went to my study center and… Continue reading Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

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London and Characters

London, a place that is highly romanticized and something I feel all Americans dream of going. The English are our colonizing forefathers and proper cousins across the pond who still like tea when we still don't. I remember thinking of London for the first time in middle school and fantasizing about the day I would… Continue reading London and Characters

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The French Riviera and Venice: A Trip to Remember

France, Spring of 2016. When I was going through a particularaly tough year amidst the broken chaos of a parents divorce, two school transfers, a stressful job, and an uncertain identity. In a time when I didn’t know much about what brought me joy, I did know travel was something I desperately longed for. For the… Continue reading The French Riviera and Venice: A Trip to Remember