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I’ve Been So American

         I tossed my shoes out onto the roof to dry, and flopped onto my new bed. My eyes were tired, but every time I tried to close them, they begged to be wide open, taking...

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What is Too Much Poverty?

Last summer I saw something that completely shocked me. I witnessed a man attempting to unclog a flooded street in Dhaka, Bangladesh. That doesn’t sound too shocking, but given the circumstances,...

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A Golden Morning at Goldbug Hotsprings

We arrived after dark with our packs loaded and ready to hike.  There were four of us and we were all severely overloaded for an easy one and a half mile hike and two night stay.  I was carrying...

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Authentic Chai With You

I have found nothing quite like the richness of the gravy-air in the land of spices. You could blindfold me and put me on an India-bound airplane without telling me where on earth I was going, and once...

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It’s Alright to Be American Again

As I wove my way through the densely packed, smoke filled bar I paused for a moment amongst the madness to catch a glimpse of the television...

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Plane Trip with an Infant to Florida

My mom has always worked in the travel industry. My first plane trip, at five years old, was to Las Vegas. Needless to say, I have many stories...

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Iterations of Equality

Parvati stood out from all the other women in her village. She could read and write. She was confident and charismatic. She looked men in the eyes when she spoke to them. She spoke to them. And when...

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London Bridge

Cold. Cold. Cold. My boots clatter against the icy cobblestones to this repeating mantra. I try to wiggle my toes to see if the sleet has seeped in beneath three layers of socks—but they are too numb...

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Trip to Nice, France.

We stood at the corner of a gravel lot in Le Parc de la Colline du Chateau. The four of us passed a soccer ball back and forth, the sun on our faces, just off an 8 hour flight from a gray and rainy...

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Punzabo Winner Megan Baatz Conquers Grand Canyon With Friends (January 2010)

Congratulations to the January 2010 Punzabo winner, Megan Baatz, author of  “A Landscape Transformed”! Megan...

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