Favorite Photo Story: Mt. Namsan in Seoul, South Korea

Location: Seoul, South Korea Date: December 2009 I had the day off work on a mid-December day and decided to spend it walking through my neighborhood of Itaewon and its surroundings. I had lived in Seoul more than 10 months, and my fifth-floor apartment in that neighborhood still ranks as one of my top two […]

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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 […]

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Travel Photos of 2015

This past year was full of terrific travel opportunities. Another group of West Texas A&M University students traveled to South Korea on a Study Abroad program, an adventure I had been looking forward to for two years. I made my first ever trip to South America, and I was able to check a few “must experience” items […]

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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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