What Happens When Diverse Languages & Cultures Collide?
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A short essay exploring the outcome of diverse languages & cultures coming together We sit in a traditional Balinese, open-air, building with ornate woodwork and richly decorated furniture. This restaurant … Read More

How To Learn From the Locals To Avoid Disaster
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When traveling or living abroad, it pays to sharpen your attention & learn from the locals. Here’s an amusing true story where my brothers Scott, Ray, and I learned this … Read More

Trains & Time: What Happens When You Cross Cultures?
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When it comes to time, it’s quite accurate to to view northern Europeans as more time conscious than southern Europeans. Of course, this is an oversimplification. There are extremely timely Italians, Spaniards, … Read More

Are You Blinded by Home? You Should Consider This!
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So, you’re not blind, right? You’re reading this. But are you blinded? For me, traveling and living abroad have opened my eyes to a lot. But, I’ll confess. I still … Read More

Receiving the Unexpected Gift: A Lesson in Hospitality
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“Am I ever tired,” I thought to myself as I stepped out onto the train station platform at Oberamergau, a small town in southern Germany known for a yearly Passion … Read More

You can Stretch Beyond your Home Page
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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine Many people find adventure in activity. Climbing the mountain, rafting the river, even … Read More

Ready, Set, Jump out of the Mainstream
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Before even arriving at the altar, my then-boyfriend and I contemplated our future together. We both were committed to taking the jump and raising our family overseas together. This common dream … Read More