Travel Photos of 2016

Travel is educational. It’s exciting. It’s humbling. This year, I had the privilege of participating in a Study Abroad program with students from West Texas A&M University (thanks for letting me tag along!), and I got to visit some domestic destinations that were both familiar and new. Here’s hoping that 2017 finds you somewhere you’ve … Continue reading

Visiting Harvard University

While visiting Boston, it was imperative that I wander around the grounds of Harvard University in nearby Cambridge. I spent the first couple of months of my life living on a university campus, and I’ve spent just about my entire career working for four different universities, so colleges and universities are almost always on my … Continue reading

Boston: Ships and Asian Art

I enjoy touring historical sites and museums when I travel, so I couldn’t pass up seeing “Old Ironsides,” the USS Constitution. The ship is currently in dry dock and closed to tours, but it was still impressive. Both the USS Constitution and the USS Cassin Young are on display in the Charlestown Navy Yard. I … Continue reading

Boston: Bunker Hill

It’s very likely that my first knowledge about the Battle of Bunker Hill came via Schoolhouse Rock’s Shot Heard Round the World (the Bunker Hill part starts at the 1:00 mark). So it was with great anticipation that I ventured across Boston to visit the Bunker Hill Monument. If you watched the Schoolhouse Rock video (or, ahem, actually … Continue reading

Boston, Massachusetts: Freedom Trail

Once I wrapped up my visit to England, the next leg of my travels took me to Boston, Massachusetts. I had very little experience there: I attended a conference in 1999 (and got to do zero exploration), and I zipped right out of the city in 2011 to spend several days in nearby Worcester. One of … Continue reading