The Next Big Thing I’ve Come Across

Through all my traveling in Asia, I met so many people who had very little. A family who lived in a 20’x20’ home, a couple who relied on a constantly-burning fire as their source of both heat and conversation, and many construction workers who lived at their worksites in makeshift tents. A common link between […]

Living in the Moment

As my time in Japan comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on my experience here. I’ve met so many incredible people, seen some great sights, eaten DELICIOUS food, and learned a thing or two along the way. But long term travel isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. I do get homesick, and I often find […]

A Little Dose of Racism While Traveling

My time in Japan has been wonderful, and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. The cities are clean, the countryside is beautiful, and the nature is astonishing. That being said, I must discuss my experiences with a contentious topic that plagues the world and has affected me directly in Japan: racism. Here in Japan, […]

The Most Wonderful Goodbye

Three days before leaving the United States for my travels, I got the wonderful opportunity to be surrounded by my entire family. No, it was not to see me off and say bon voyage, but rather for a more important voyage. The exciting journey of marriage between my sister Alex, and her now-husband, Jeff.Our extended […]

No One Looks Up Anymore

    Over the past four years of meandering through Indiana University’s campus, I’ve made a few observations about the students in it. First, it seems like everyone has their head buried in their phone, barely even looking up as they walk. I have stared down many a person in an effort to catch their […]