A Yearbook of Travelers

"A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles."  - Tim Cahill My journey abroad was one filled with days of both quiet solitude and joyful laughter. Nearly every day, I met someone new. Just when I would begin to feel lonely in the vast world, I would meet someone who brought a new …

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The End of a Journey

"We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything." 139 days ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect when boarding my flight out of Omaha, the most familiar …

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Smelling the Tulips

The list of countries I visited during my trip reached 20 after my Grandma and I made our stops in Copenhagen and Amsterdam. I’ve always been a huge lover of fresh air and nice weather to accompany it, and both of these cities boast those qualities. As spring has kicked in to full gear, we …

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All Roads Lead to Rome

For the last 10 days, I have been spending time in the magnificent Italian cities of Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. I was lucky enough to have my grandma Doris and my cousin Zach along for a few weeks! We ate more pizza, pasta and gelato than I knew was humanly possible. …

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Living Within the History

After finishing my lovely trip through Spain and Portugal in March, I hopped on another flight to Berlin. This was the start of my visit through the most central and eastern countries of Europe. Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland were the first three stops on my travel itinerary for April. I had visited Berlin …

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Walking on Sunshine

For two weeks, I spent my days in Spain and Portugal, soaking in the sun and warmth while I had the opportunity. Springtime there is so beautiful, with the trees beginning to bloom and the weather being nice enough to sit along the beach and enjoy the day. After being in chilly Ireland, it was …

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Luck of the Irish

Ireland was something out of a dream. It was my first country that I was traveling completely solo, my first time truly having to break out from what I’m used to. I already had very high hopes for what Ireland would bring; my grandparents were coming to visit, I was going to some culturally and …

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