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In The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Sydney, Bliss by Avanty Kavi1 Comment

Twenty thousand feet above Lake Taupo. Strapped up and ready to go. My instructor inches us closer along the bench in the small airplane-I’ve been in countless airplanes before. But this time there’s one huge difference: the door is open, and we jump out. I used to be irrationally scared of heights, queasy when looking out a window more than …

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Stranger–> BFF –> Stranger

In The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Sydney, Strangers by Dalanee HesterLeave a Comment

I really resonated with Cesar Pavese’s quote “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance.” It is an eloquent, concise way of saying everything I love about traveling. The feeling of being constantly “off balance” gives you the opportunity to …

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“There is no such thing as a stranger- just a person you haven’t met yet”

In The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Sydney, Strangers by Megan CutaranLeave a Comment

The word “stranger” carries a negative connotation. I think this stems from when you’re a kid and your mom says “don’t talk to strangers!,” as if they will all hurt you. I don’t want to blame the mothers out there, though. Because, sadly, there is that chance. But all of my encounters have heightened my faith in humanity because my …