Favorite Photo Story: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Date: May 2014 This is the photo that gets the most “ughs” when people see it, and it’s because of the birds. Pigeons were EVERYWHERE the day I visited Gandantegchinlen Monastery. The building in the center of the photo is the Temple of Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara, and it houses a statue of Migjid […]

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Travel Photos of 2014

I was really fortunate to experience an abundance of travel opportunities in 2014. This year was particularly special because I did something I’ve never done before: circumnavigate the northern hemisphere. I left Amarillo, Texas, in May and kept traveling eastward until I got back in early July. I had a lot of fun seeing old […]

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A Traveler’s Question: What do they know that I don’t?

I am immensely fortunate to serve on West Texas A&M University’s Study Abroad Committee. It’s so much fun being involved in WT’s efforts to provide students and faculty with educational opportunities outside of the United States. A couple of weeks ago, our Study Abroad coordinator asked if I would write a short essay for the Featured […]

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

I only had two full days in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, but my travel partner and I were determined to see as many of the top sites in the city as possible. Our first stop was Chinggis Khaan Square. A couple of quick notes: Mongolians use “Chinggis Khaan” as the correct spelling and pronunciation, whereas westerners usually […]

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