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In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai, Open by Kayla OlivasLeave a Comment

Slowing Down After browsing through the topics in Sun Magazine, Slowing Down was the one that stood out most to me. Growing up, my dad used to constantly teach my brother and I life lessons by telling us stories from his life and experiences he had. One story in particular was from when he was 18 years old. An elderly …

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Leaving Home

In Florence, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Open by Katie Cooper1 Comment

I was never the child that was expected to move back to my home town and live in my childhood home. My parents infected me with the travel bug from a very early age but I guess that’s what happens when you live a plane ride away from all of your relatives. Transatlantic flights to London multiple times a year …

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Quiet Hours

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Open by Angel1 Comment

There’s this concept in Prague called quiet hours and it takes place from 10 PM to 8 AM. Upon my first arrival to Prague, I had thought this was a rule implemented by NYU, as every dorm back in NYU followed similar regulations of quiet hours. It was just a clever cover up to prevent us college students from being …

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Being Alone

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Paris, Open by Shireen Khandelwal1 Comment

The idea of being alone is often feared but not appreciated enough. Last weekend, I travelled alone to Lisbon, Portugal with an anxious mind and an overwhelming paranoia. I had forced myself to organize this trip as travelling alone had always been an experience that I really wanted. Booking the tickets with nonchalance, the reality of being alone in another …

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10 Days of Travel

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai, Open by Matthew G1 Comment

Seeing as this is a travel blog, I should probably write about my travels!  Most recently, I spent my Spring Break traveling with two friends in southern China.  I was also lucky enough to celebrate my birthday while in a different city, which was a memory I’ll remember for my entire life. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m …

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In Buenos Aires, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Open by Marsha2 Comments

I didn’t start feeling beautiful until about a few years ago. I knew I wasn’t an ugly person, I don’t actually think anyone is (everyone is beautiful to someone), but when I thought about myself, “beautiful” just wasn’t a word that came up. Intelligent, hilarious, sarcastic, a little mean, crazy, spontaneous, social, outgoing, warm, friendly, awesome, loyal, brave, supportive, kind, …

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Walking Home

In Berlin, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Open by Charlotte1 Comment

Walking home (a seemingly simple act) is much scarier than it should be. Especially at night, especially if you’re female, especially if you’re alone, especially if you’re in a foreign place. It’s 2:27 AM, and I should be going to sleep soon (I have an early German class tomorrow) but instead I’m sitting here and writing this down. I want …