Tag Archives: Semester at Sea

Goodbye 2013: Closing Thoughts from a Twenty-Something-Year-Old Traveler


It’s hard to write about my life after I traveled around the world for the better part of this year. Instead, I found it easier to disappear as if I fell off the face of the blogosphere. I work a … Continue reading

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Finding Peace in Morocco


Jack pops his head through the entrance of our tent made out of camel wool blankets. “I’m sorry to wake you guys up, but I swear it’s worth it to come outside right now,” he whispers. I rub my groggy … Continue reading

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SAS Quote of the Day


How fitting that the Quote of the Day on the ship refers to my previous post: “Humans, not places, make memories.” – Ama Ata Aidoo

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Making Memories in South Africa


Journeys are about the people you travel with and meet along the way and the experiences you have. Travelers shouldn’t waste too much time trying to fill every second with a laundry list of restaurants, sites and activities recommended by … Continue reading

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A Moment of Meditation


Breathe in, breathe out. The heat from the campfire warms my skin. The smells of nature and roasting marshmallows hug my nose. Breathe in, breathe out. The multicolored lights loosely hang from the branches of our Christmas tree and illuminate … Continue reading

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Mauritius Monday


Mondays get a bad rap. Well, I guess I can say that because days of the week aren’t significant on board the MV Explorer. My calendar consists of alternating A and B class days, when I’m not in port traveling … Continue reading

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India


The girls and I surrounded by bushes of tea in Munnar. One of many Christian churches in Munnar. Hills of Munnar. Little girl waiting at a bus stop in Munnar.

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Photos from India


Security at the Port of Kochin. Straw mats on which I sat for many hours doing yoga and meditation. Mrs. Hamsapriya, the yoga teacher, and I. A tuktuk, or rickshaw. Cow. Local market in downtown Munnar.

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Incredible India


Kerala, India We arrived to the Port of Kochin on March 6 and stayed for five days. The port is located in Kerala, a state in southwestern India. Kerala is one of the most progressive states in India. It’s literacy … Continue reading

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Hope for Myanmar


This morning I drank coffee and talked with Aung Lin Htwe, one of U Ngwe Thien’s students. Aung runs his family’s cafe while studying and working toward a future in trade. He hopes to export rice to Singapore and Japan. … Continue reading

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