Surprising Similarities: Colombia & Morocco

Have you ever traveled somewhere expecting to be hit by culture shock? Have you been surprised when you didn’t end up feeling shocked at all? I had that experience when I spent a semester in Morocco. It was a new culture for me; I had never been to North Africa and I...

How to Stay Fit When You Travel

Two years ago when I spent a semester in Morocco, I started looking for ways to stay fit that didn’t require me joining a team or going for runs by myself. I began searching YouTube videos hoping to find something that would be fun and challenging, yet accommodating,...

Travel and Education

This month, my husband (Lucas) and I are going to get to travel with my parents a bit as we drive to Chicago and then keep on going north to Thunder Bay, ON. I’m looking forward to this time, as both my parents are experienced travelers, able to enjoy every aspect of...

Communication

I could not believe my luck. About 50 feet in front of us, a police officer was standing next to his car, waving me over. As I pulled off the road a few feet behind the police car, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that my vacation to Morocco was not going to go...

Salaam, dear Japan

I had the immense privilege of traveling to Japan this past February to visit my sister-in-law, Sarah, who is living there for two years. It was my first time in Asia, and I was not sure what to expect. I was traveling to a country where I had absolutely no knowledge...