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Photo Focus – 13 Weeks in SE Asia Thus Far

Taking photos around the world is a huge reason why I enjoy traveling. In fact, I’d venture to say that it’s largely why I travel— for the chance to capture unique experiences and challenge myself to tell the story to those back at home. While I am no professional, I am constantly learning and (hopefully) …

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I scored a hat trick against a 9-year-old

You heard me. A hat trick—that’s 3 goals—against a 9-year-old. Actually, it was a team of 9-year-olds, although some may have been as old as 12. And yes, I’m proud of it. My team needed me and I delivered. That’s what former Division III 2nd Team All-SCIAC athletes do. Deliver. Of course, I say all …

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A Sobering American Experience in Laos

During my second day in Vientiane I walked across town to the COPE Visitor’s Center, an educational space created by the COPE organization that supports the victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO). The Center is a surprisingly bright and uplifting place, as the organization provides training and work opportunities in addition to high-tech but low-cost artificial …

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Tubing in Vang Vieng— I might be too old for this

What you’re about to read may be the most ridiculous conversation I’ve ever had. While it’s often apparent that I’m in a different place in my life as a “mature” backpacker (read: over 19), I’ll be keeping an eye out for my AARP Card after this one. And you know what? I’m totally OK with …

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