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Vintage Spanish Vibes in San Antonio, Texas

Vintage Spanish Vibes in San Antonio, Texas

The next stop on the epic road trip was San Antonio. Although the drive was short from Houston, the scenery of the city seemed to change drastically. On the first night there, I wander down to the River Walk, which as the name depicts has a river running through a series of restaurants and shops that would stay open late into the night.  Although it was late, crowds of people were enjoying drinks and sharing laughs on that Tuesday night….

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Learning in Houston, Texas

Learning in Houston, Texas

We arrived to Houston, Texas in the middle of a Saturday, hungry for crawfish. Because Houston is close to the Louisianna Border, I managed to find Carl’s Crawfish restaurant which was coincidentally only opened during the weekend and was packed to the max. After waiting nearly an hour, I finally got to see what the hype was about and let me tell you, the crawfish was worth the wait.  While drinking some beer and figuring out how to break open…

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The Power of Rest: Panama City Beach, FL

The Power of Rest: Panama City Beach, FL

What comes to your mind when you think of Panama City Beach (PCB)? Is it southern accents and calming seas? Or does your mind wander to crazy stories about college kids getting drunk on a beach? Arriving to PCB a few weeks before the mayhem was strange, mostly because of how calm the entire town is. During this low season, many retired folk and frequent visitors, northerners escaping the cold, manage to find tranquility overlooking the empty beach to a…

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Finding Inspiration in St. Augustine, Florida

Finding Inspiration in St. Augustine, Florida

What inspires you? Is it a good book? A movie? A day trip to see something new? Whatever it is, getting inspired is my favorite thing. I’m sure you can probably guess what inspires me, but if you can’t, its traveling! It doesn’t matter where I go, near or far, I always find something that touches me in a new way, lifting spirits and motivating me to keep doing the things I love. Although many people think traveling is always…

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Detained at a London Airport

Detained at a London Airport

What makes a criminal? Is it by the skin they have? The religion they believe in? The country they live in? Or by the actions they take? While this may seem like an easy answer with it being that criminals are the ones who have done wrong doings, certain people with privileged lives might see it differently. Those people can look at you and with nothing but past events by bad people who look like you or believe in the…

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Pub Crawls in Vienna

Pub Crawls in Vienna

When I decided to head off to Vienna for a few days after working, I thought it would be a nice and relaxing time spent sightseeing and sleeping. I thought Vienna would be a sleepy city, a place where Mozart had spent many years and where other musicians came from all over the world to fulfill their passion of music. I had no idea Vienna would end up being filled with so many sleepless nights watching sunrises in the middle…

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An Austrian Summer

An Austrian Summer

Living in Austria after two months in Italy felt different. It was as if I had stepped off the train on a different planet, rather than a new country. Everything in the town, called St. Andrae, was quiet and calm with cool weather; colder than the previous months had been. This Austrian country shares a border with Germany and spoke the same German language, so there was a sense of familiarity in the architecture, culture and landscape, specifically, because of…

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Restless Nights on an Endless Train

Restless Nights on an Endless Train

After an unforgettable two weeks in Cattolica, I was off to live in a new city and meet a new host family but this time was different. Typically, every time I traveled to a new location for work I would leave on a Friday morning and the journey to my new home only lasted about two hours. This time, three people I worked with and myself would all be traveling for a total of fourteen hours. We would go from…

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Late Nights in Cattolica

Late Nights in Cattolica

Cattolica, a town set in the province of Rimini, is a sweet oasis by the sea for many Italians. Before I even knew where I was headed, I had asked the universe that I be placed in a house situated in the middle of a town; that way I could easily wander about and soak in the area during the week. The last two host families I had lived with my host families had been quite young, so I also…

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