At a Glance: Cuba

Country: Cuba Cities Visited: Havana and Trinidad Type of Travel: Solo Travel Language: Spanish Money: CUC and CUP Getting There: By Plane Getting Around: Collective taxi and city buses are the cheapest ways to get around, both in the city and between cities. To get from Miramar to Old Havana it is about 1 CUC […]

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Havana, Cuba: Part I, April 2017

There is no way to describe that distinct smell of a new country; it is something everyone must experience for themselves. It is all at once the same as the others, and yet unique. From the moment you step off the plane and onto the tarmac, blasted with heat and humidity, you can smell the […]

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Where to Next?

The countdown to my next adventure has begun! In T minus 23 days, I will embark on my next grand voyage: CUBA! That’s right! In less than a month I will be on my way to Cuba for 14 days of fun, sun, rum, and adventure. Cuba has long been on my travel bucket list […]

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Crater Lake, Oregon: January 2016

If you grew up in southern Oregon, then chances are you have fond memories of going on many amazing outdoor field trips. Every year since I was in pre-K, my class climbed either the lower or upper Table Rocks. I looked forward to these trips every year. A chance to see the valley from a […]

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At a Glance: Haiti

Haiti was an amazing experience. I traveled there with an amazing group called Volunteers for Peace. In the three weeks I was there I was able to participate in cultural immersion activities as well as work on a clean water project. While living conditions were very modest, the hosts we stayed with welcomed us into our […]

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Week 1, December 2014

My birthday is always a hard one to plan around. Most of my friends are gone on Christmas Eve to be with their families for the holidays. This year I wanted to do something special, as it was my 21st birthday. Not being a party person, Vegas was out of the question. I decided I would […]

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At a Glance: Guatemala

Country: Guatemala Cities Visited: Ciudad de Guatemala and Antigua Type of Travel: Solo Travel Language: Spanish and English (though English is not as common, some people will know a few words). Money: Guatemalan quetzal. There are plenty of ATMs around, so don’t worry too much about needing to bring your cash upfront. Getting There: By plane is going to be the best […]

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Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala: July 2014

This summer I decided to take a huge step in my never ending journey – solo travel. That’s right, I went completely Han style for this international excursion. At the beginning of this year, I wanted to do something good for someone in need, so I decided to “adopt” (or sponsor) a child through Children […]

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At a Glance: Cambodia

Cambodia was the very first country I traveled to. I always knew that I wanted to travel the world, but what I didn’t know was that I would dive head-first into the world of humanitarian work and travel to developing nations. When most people think about the first country they want to visit, Europe typically […]

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Siem Reap, Cambodia: Week 1 and 2, July 2013

I always knew I wanted to be an explorer when I grew up, that I wanted to travel the world – I just didn’t know how to start. My very first week of college I took the first step in what would become a lifelong journey for me. After a presentation made by past volunteers, […]

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