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Wagon Wheels cross the Atlantic Jamie Wagenhoffer You’re wondering how wagon wheels crossed the Atlantic; it’s not quite what you think. I, Jamie Wagenhoffer, nicknamed by many as “wagon wheels”, traveled last year across the Atlantic on a family cruise...
The end of summer was approaching, which meant that the first day of classes was encroaching. For my brother, Dan, this meant heading back to Wisconsin where he had attended the year before (2007) as a freshman at Concordia University, in Mequon. But instead of flying the 1, 445 miles from...Tags:
As we walked across the taxi parking lot, the hosts of our bed and breakfast introduced us the woman who would be giving us the walking tour of their township. She was a bigger woman, with thick, curled hair tied on top of her head and held in place by a bandana. She wore a black skirt with a...Tags:
In 2010 I left my home solo for the first time to embark on a new adventure. This adventure was called Sail Caribbean and the backdrop was the beautiful seascape of the British Virgin Islands. I learned more about myself on that journey than I ever dreamed possible and the experience changed my...Tags:
I had a blast in Argentina meeting new people, experiencing new things, and learning about a different culture. First, my classmates and I went to Conte Hotel and checked in. Afterwards, my friends and I encountered a problem with the check with the front desk where they charged us as a group....Tags:
The Molding Cliff The cool mist of the rushing water sprayed my face as I stood and enjoyed the scenic beauty. I looked ahead to see nothing but millions of gallons of water falling down a steep cliff. To my left and to my right, thousands of people crowded around the rail to see the...Tags:
I have lived in Columbus, Georgia my whole life and until Spring Break 2008, I had only been to three states: Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. My dad wanted to change that, so we planned a trip that would lead us through Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and end up in Atlanta, GA...Tags:
Gunfire rains down on you from every direction. A sheer cliff looms in front of you, mocking your seemingly futile efforts to climb it. Pre-dawn ocean waves crash against your boots. Your comrades struggle and fall. It is early in the morning on June 6, 1944, in Normandy, France: D-Day. You and...Tags:
I should have known the moment I boarded that bus that I was in for a wild ride. Our group’s motto was “DC or Bust”, and after our fifth hour on the road, it seemed like we were closer to busting than to DC. I thumbed through my battered travel guide listlessly, attempting to ignore the sniveling...Tags:
I step off the oversized chartered bus and I am floored. I am standing outside Auschwitz 1. The misty, cold air gave me an eerie sense. It is the middle of June 2009. My classmates and myself are on a trip around Europe. We have already traveled through Germany and the Czech Republic and we are now...Tags: