Favorite Photo Story: View from Tokyo Tower

Location: Tokyo, Japan Date: June 2013 Tokyo Tower offers terrific views of Tokyo. I took a study abroad group there in 2013, and we waited until the sun went down to see how the city looked in the dark. I was pleasantly surprised by the lighting inside of the observation deck and took this picture.

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Favorite Photo Story: Dining Out in Tokyo, Japan

Location: Tokyo, Japan Date: June 2012 My rusty Japanese language skills and lack of artistic ability did not stop me from successfully ordering dinner on my and my sister’s first night visiting Tokyo together. We had spent numerous days in South Korea and made a quick trip to Thailand before traveling to Japan, and I […]

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Walt Disney World’s Epcot

While visiting Orlando for a recent conference, I had the opportunity to spend a day exploring Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. I had a pass to visit any of the parks, so I chose Epcot because I wanted to visit the World Showcase (it had been 11 years since my last visit). I was also curious to […]

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A Primer for Student Travel

Traveling internationally is one of the most rewarding, frustrating, exhilarating, humbling, and educational endeavors one can pursue. I haven’t met many people, once they’ve put an overseas trip or two behind them, who expressed no interest whatsoever in doing it again. I’ve been fortunate to share these kinds of experiences with a few of my colleagues […]

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