Brugge and the Flemish Coast

GentAfter spending a very sketchy night in a Paris hostel and a short morning of train travel I arrived in Brugge, Belgium. This little city is probably one of my favorites thus far. It is small and homey and the Belgians are the most uncomplicated of people. They say what they mean and they mean what they say – intimidating and crude at times, however, you always know where you stand. During my time in Belgium there always seemed to be someone there to give directions, a helping hand, or local advice on what to do and see. (more…)

Embracing Culture in China

“Traveling is a fool’s paradise,” Ralph Waldo Emerson said. “I have no cranky objection to world travel for the purposes of art, of study, and goodwill, as long as the individual is first domesticated, or doesn’t go abroad with the hope of finding something greater that what he knows. He who travels to be amused, or to get something he doesn’t have within, travels away from himself.” (more…)

5 Ideas to Guarantee an Epic Summer

The summer is approaching fast… meaning three months of freedom, adventure, and experience outside of the classroom await. The pristine beaches, dramatic mountains, foreign lands, and crazy adventures are consistently calling your name while you sit in the classroom patiently waiting to turn those destined daydreams into a reality. Need some inspiration? Here’s 5 adventurous ideas to spark the creative travel light bulb and help you create the most epic and memorable summer yet. (more…)