Visiting the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde

By Brandon Ellis ~Here are some highlights from my trip to Mesa Verde back in October~ Even if you're not familiar with the name, I'm sure you've seen a picture of this amazing place (It wasn't on my radar either, until I recently moved to Colorado). A bit of background Wedged into the cliffs of…Read more Visiting the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde

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How taking a chance changed my life

By Greg Idaris Traveling is a great way to see new places, meet new people, and learn about new cultures. It is also a way in which a person can reflect and learn about themself - on each trip I have discovered something new. With that said, my decision to study abroad in Greece was by far…Read more How taking a chance changed my life

An Exercise in Reflection: Thoughts on an airplane

By Brandon Ellis Flash forward to a year later and I'm back on the plane. By 3 p.m I had already navigated three airports, flown in a Cessna 402 with a handful of other brave souls, and been greeted by the cheerful security in Newark, NJ. Now, it was just a waiting game. A 14 hour…Read more An Exercise in Reflection: Thoughts on an airplane

An Exercise in Reflection: Hong Kong

By Brandon Ellis After weeks of mental preparation, planning, paperwork and packing it was finally time to leave for Hong Kong. I had already experienced a fair amount of air travel within the United States but this, this was on another level. Prior to this trip, my longest plane ride must have been roughly four…Read more An Exercise in Reflection: Hong Kong