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Elders Say They Regret Not Traveling; Here’s How to Avoid Regret

I randomly came across a TODAY article in which Americans over 65 gave their best advice for avoiding regrets in life. I was very pleased when I got halfway though the list and saw “not traveling enough” as something to keep in mind. I silently smiled to myself and thought, “Well, I surely believe that… Continue reading Elders Say They Regret Not Traveling; Here’s How to Avoid Regret

Pennsylvania

A History and Holiday-Filled Day Trip to Philadelphia

It was sunny in Philadelphia today (it was actually cloudy and a bit drizzly out). In my heart it was sunny, though, because I was taking a special someone by the name of Sam there for the first time in his life, and it was my first time during the holidays. We started our day… Continue reading A History and Holiday-Filled Day Trip to Philadelphia

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Thailand: Thoughts and Tips

I just returned from—dare I say it again—one of the best trips of my life. Brian, Sierra and I ventured around Thailand for seven days to do so many incredible things, from bathing rescued elephants to grabbing sushi from a local market. I have to say the best thing from the trip was seeing my… Continue reading Thailand: Thoughts and Tips

Australia

Oz: Classes are over, now I Holiday

My crunch time has officially been crunched. After diligently working on projects, presentations and papers, my two weeks of jamming assignments in is over and I am about to leave for a final holiday. I never expected to say this, but I am heading for Thailand! Planning this trip was not easy, as I ran… Continue reading Oz: Classes are over, now I Holiday

Australia

Oz: Halfway There

I leave Australia and return to “normal” life in exactly two months from now. How?! I have been here for just over two months and I really do not know where the time went. I often think about what life will be like when I go home. I wonder where I will end up working… Continue reading Oz: Halfway There

Australia

Oz: Third Week of Classes

This week was a big one: March 14 marked me being in Australia for a whole month! Time really is flying by and I feel like I am leaving tomorrow, even though I know I have three months left and so many plans. Another exciting thing that March 14 marked is the day I fly… Continue reading Oz: Third Week of Classes

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Australia: Perth City Lights

Friday did not end after my awesome animal-filled trip to Caversham. I signed up for a few events weeks ago, and Friday night was one of them: a Perth city night outing. I thought this would be an actual tour of the city, but it was composed of a few stops throughout the night. The… Continue reading Australia: Perth City Lights

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Australia: My New Home City

Study abroad and exchange students only had a few days of orientation at Murdoch, while full-on students continued sessions into the second week. Therefore, the week before classes was virtually open to us. Tuesday’s adventure? Perth. Murdoch University is south of the Swan River about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the city of Perth. Luckily,… Continue reading Australia: My New Home City

Australia, Fiji, Travel

The South Pacific Awaits

As I sit here and type, I cannot believe that I am on a plane to my next journey: a semester studying abroad at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, with an additional week-long course in Suva, Fiji to start off my adventure. People often ask me, “Why Australia?” I honestly could not see myself studying… Continue reading The South Pacific Awaits