What I've Learned from Travel

Part 2 of 2. Part 1 can be found here. It’s been said that all travelers are either running from something or looking for something. For most people, it’s probably a combination of both. And while I’ve said that you can’t romanticize travel as the solution…

Why Not to Travel

Part 1 of 2 I love to travel. And over the past two years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to make travel a priority in my life. Among other trips, I studied abroad in Buenos Aires and traveled around South America, braved a long flight across the…

Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving. And in my humble opinion, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. I'm still in Argentina right now, so this is the first Thanksgiving of my life that I'll be spending away from my family. So in lieu of a family dinner, in the spirit of…

This I Believe

A while back I wrote this essay in preparation for the service-learning trip that I took to Rwanda. It's in the style of a This I Believe essay, which anyone can write about a principle, a personal philosophy, that they use to guide them through life. Enjoy. The Fruit Store…