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7 Things They Don’t Tell You to Pack for Europe

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You head off on an adventure and there are a lot of things they tell you to pack. There are millions of lists on the internet about packing for a just about every scenario. The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist, 23 Items to Pack for Every Solo Travel Trip, or The Ultimate Europe Packing List. Notice that they’re practically all “ultimate,” so that must mean they’re...
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52 Saturdays – Das Romance

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#4 – I said I was going to try and do something new every single Saturday for an entire year. Well, this was certainly a new one. Das Romance I think I’ve fallen in love with a German girl and now I will never see her again. Friday was my last night in Split before heading off to Prague on Saturday afternoon. With month one nearly...
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52 Saturdays – Hvar From Home

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#3 – (Editor’s Note: Now this was technically a Sunday, but it was a result of some questionable Saturday decisions. The Rules Committee has allowed to let it slide) Hvar From Home, but Always Reppin’ Woke up Sunday morning having just slightly overslept my 8AM hike after a rather late night. An abridged version of the climb dropped me in the port with my camera,...
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People Are Good

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People are good. Like really, really good. On a day back in the States built around remembrance, I thought a reminder of this very simple point seemed fitting. One month ago I set out on a year-long adventure around the world. 12 different cities in 12 months. I left Boston alone and was greeted in Split, Croatia by 50+ other travelers. 50 travelers who were...
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Wake up and architect your life!

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Yesterday, two people on two different continents taught me something collectively.  I owe Elijah and one of my program community leaders, Travis, for this, and take no credit myself. So last night while witnessing another beautiful Seattle sunset (this time via Facebook Video Chat..haha. Thanks for the call, Lij!), I scribbled down a pearl of wisdom, while anticipating the light rays that would soon sweep in through...
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Foreword

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When I announced I’d be leaving to travel for a year, I was flooded with responses – mostly questions, surprise and support. Questions on when and where I’m going, I could answer (family trip to Asia first with a brief stop in Seoul, then Veritas). Questions on what I’d be doing, I couldn’t. Perhaps I’ll have completed every goal on my “someday” list — languages...
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When Did I Get Comfortable?

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Remember the summer before my senior year in high school, when I traveled alone and lived apart from my parents for the first time? I was young, naive and free. I took risks. I made lifelong friendships. I met distant family members. I traveled to places I had never been. I took midday naps under the sun. I binge ate cherries and watched teenage dramas. I had...
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