Anyone’s Alternative Destinations – Bratislava

Europe is a MUST DO for most travelers from all corners of the Earth. There are so many different cultures mashed right next to each other, creating a unique opportunity to experience several cultures in a relatively small geographic space. I’ve personally always been obsessed with this continent, so getting to actually SEE the real deal behind all the maps and books was a life changing experience. When you hear “Europe,” you might think of drinking wine in Florence or taking a walking tour along Continue Reading →

Portland and Seattle – Two Nights, Two Cities – Part 2

To review, Daniel, Peyton, and I had just left Portland after visiting my friend Richard and getting a taste for some local food. Our next stop: Seattle. We only had one night in the city and nothing planned. Thirty minutes of scouting google maps resulted in a stop at Swan Creek Park for some spontaneous mountain biking. These trails were the best built on the trip—flowy, fast, and downhill. It was bound to happen to one of us, but I never expected to look up Continue Reading →

Have an Experience: Travel Solo

“Things fell through and I can’t go…” “I couldn’t get time off work…” “Things are looking a little dangerous there, and I’m having second thoughts…” Excuses. Everyone has them and we’ve heard every one in the book.  I’ve heard countless times about how a traveler’s plans have been delayed or terminated because of another person involved in the trip. Look, life happens and I completely understand that. The lifestyle of a traveler is not always easy to plan, but it has to be held together Continue Reading →

Geography? So are you going to teach? – Part 2

I hope that in Part 1 of this post I successfully communicated a general understanding of geography to you. But you may still be wondering, “Well, what can you do with a degree in geography?” The common first assumption is absolutely correct. You can become a teacher, and the discipline definitely needs more teachers in primary and secondary education. You can also become a college professor to conduct research and teach at a higher level. However, these are only two of many available options. The Continue Reading →