Europe

First Time in Liverpool

January 31, 2015
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First Time in Liverpool

“We’ll be arriving 3 minutes early today. We do apologize for the inconvenience of coming in early. If that causes any inconvenience for any of our passengers… Tough.” My stay in the UK was full of fun and food. Despite all this talk about British food being unpalatable by American standards, I found the...
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London as an Adult

January 23, 2015
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London as an Adult

Although I firmly believe in the value of people getting their kids out in the world at a young age – though not before four, when they’re unlikely to retain any of it – I have to question some of my parents’ travel choices. Photographs prove I was on Long Beach at age four,...
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Losing Interest in Solo Travel

August 26, 2012
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Losing Interest in Solo Travel

When tensions started mounting between my CSing host in Germany, I decided to get away for the day, by seeing Heidelberg by myself. Even though I could say hello to the Korean tourists and randomly chat up passing Americans, I think I’m starting to grow out of solo travel. In Japan, all I did...
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Choosing the Wrong Travel Companion

August 20, 2012
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Choosing the Wrong Travel Companion

It’s not the first time I’ve been underrepresented in a group of non-English speakers for not being able to voice my personality. I guess I get off on being the center of attention or the most interesting man in the room (depending on the room) more than I realized. I can still remember my...
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Finally, Europe

August 15, 2012
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Finally, Europe

Sometimes it’s hard for me to grasp that other people have such an ordinary view of their own existence. I’m still somewhat jaded as a world traveler who is well past his first year abroad, but when I’m in a new environment, I still tend to look up and see the wonders around me....
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