In the Shadow of a Volcano

You can learn a lot about people when you understand how they react to disaster. We all like to think we’d be completely in control in the face of chaos, but the fact is, you just don’t know until you’re there….
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The Return of the Family Milk Cow

A little over a year ago, I was living in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by what felt like more livestock than people at times! On this Throwback Thursday, I thought it would be appropriate to reminisce about one…
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Girl Scouts Help Save the Bay

One year ago this month, I was frantically finishing up term papers, studying for finals, saying goodbyes, packing for a month-long adventure, and embarking on the first step to the rest of my life. In the midst of all of…
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“Student” Life

Three carefree summer months have slipped by since my last post. The days were long, but the weeks short. I don’t know where the season went, but now everyone is back in the classroom, and I’m once again reminded that I’m no…
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A Tough Perspective

In Friday’s post, I explained why I love traveling. It can broaden horizons and show you new perspectives. Sometimes though, this new perspective can be hard to accept. It challenges your existing view of the world, and opens your eyes to…
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A New Perspective

People ask me why I love to travel. The answer is simple. Each new place, each new experience, each new person yields a new perspective. A perspective that can only be gained by broadening one’s horizon through travel. But during…
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It Begins: UNPAR’s International Student Conference

Approximately 100 students from around the world, nine days chock-full of cultural immersion, seven distinguished lecturers, one organizing committee working around the clock, hundreds of lessons learned, and countless memories made. The Universitas Katolik Parahyangan International Student Conference was an experience unlike…
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Meeting Orangutans

I’ve been waiting to post these particular photos because they are some of my favorites from the entire trip, and I wanted to be sure to do them justice. The more I looked at them, though, the more I realized…
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Project Green Life

The time I spent in Indonesia made me feel a million things – exhilarated, confused, challenged, invigorated – but discovering Project Green Life invoked feelings that went beyond me. I felt connected to the world in a way that I never have…
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