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

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Wandering but not lost: Finding myself on the AT

By Mary Marshall I tip-toed on the rocky concrete to avoid the jagged pebbles, out of habit. Those rocks couldn't hurt me, after nearly 300 miles my feet had turned into appendages that were nearly unrecognizable, the once soft underbelly of my arch, now cracked and crumbled from the constant pounding. I giggled, sticking a…Read more Wandering but not lost: Finding myself on the AT

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

An Exercise in Reflection: My Introduction to World Travel

"And so, every now and then, the experiences we have are so profound that we find ourselves compelled to let them guide us."