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Inspiration

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Inspiration: Africa: The Trip Before The Trip

by Jordan Smedberg When I’d first tell people I was going to Africa for two months by myself, their faces almost always twisted into an expression of horror and awe, as though they couldn’t quite decide whether I was stupid or courageous. Granted, my follow up comments: “You know, because it’s Africa,” or, “Nope, no

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Inspiration: Loch Ness, Scotland: In Search of Nessy

Scotland always seemed so damned romantic to me. I used to daydream about honeymooning in some deserted Scottish castle with my fantasy Scottish husband, who would inevitably look like Sting, Bono, or Val Kilmer. The castle rooms...

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Inspiration: California, USA: Sky Tango

by Jennifer Anthony Skydiving is both a stimulating and terrifying little sport. It can also be very heated and sensual and leave one trembling from a combination of exhilaration and excitement that will forever be irrevocably intertwined....

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Visionaries: Angie Ruiz: Rising and Wandering Star

by Callie Silver and Stephanie Block When actress and activist Angie Ruiz is not rubbing elbows with the likes of Richard Gere, she opts to explore the Egyptian pyramids and to volunteer in East Africa. An officer,...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Inspiration: Australia By Mistake

by Katherine Losse I ended up in Australia by mistake. I was supposed to go to London for the semester, but due to some anonymous, last-minute bureaucratic incompetence, I ended up bound for Sydney instead. I told...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Inspiration: Venice to Vienna: A Night on the Surrealism Express

by Nancy Davis Kho I was a college exchange student studying in Vienna, and had planned to meet an American friend in Florence so we could explore Italy together during Spring Break. But when I reached Florence...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Visionaries: Paula Cordeiro, Education Diva

From college days in Spain and family vacations in Portugal to stints in Venezuela and trips to Morocco, Paula Cordeiro’s curriculum vitae reads like an adventure novel. It’s hard to believe that in between these adventures, she’s...

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