Day 8: What Not to Do Abroad

Posted by on May 23, 2016 | No Comments
Day 8: What Not to Do Abroad

After a week with 8 students, I have come away with a few tips. More accurately, what one should not do while traveling abroad. (Names and/or sexes have been changed to protect the innocent. Any similarity to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.) Running for the Metro. If it’s raining outside, you probably shouldn’t […]

Day 6: Metro Theatre or Street Mooning. You Choose.

Posted by on May 21, 2016 | No Comments
Day 6: Metro Theatre or Street Mooning. You Choose.

(Channeling my inner Sophia): Picture it. Paris. 2016. Students are riding the Metro for the first time when a guy puts a curtain up in front of them. Out come two puppets singing some song in a foreign language and they don’t know what to do. Do they look? Do they laugh? Do they sing along? […]

Day 5: The Past Becomes New Once Again

Posted by on May 19, 2016 | No Comments
Day 5: The Past Becomes New Once Again

Travel days hurt. And since yesterday was all about going from Great Britain over the English Channel to Normandy, I’m chalking the lack of a Day 4 post due to exhaustion from hearing French pre-teens scream “I want it” while bouncing around on the dance floor of the ferry boat. Today, though, is different. Today […]

Day 3: Thou Tryest Something New

Posted by on May 18, 2016 | No Comments
Day 3: Thou Tryest Something New

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. There was no Day 2 post. Why? Because I was running on 48 hours of no sleep so when I came to the hotel and slept from 8pm until 7 the next morning. Best 11 hours I’ve ever had. Alas, we did lots of walking around London and […]

Day 1: #LUTraffickers and $20 Margaritas at JFK

Posted by on May 16, 2016 | No Comments
Day 1: #LUTraffickers and $20 Margaritas at JFK

Today we’re celebrating a monumental occasion: everyone arrived at Dulles on time and no one forgot their passports. Personally I’m chalking this up as a win for the first day of our study abroad trip. Setting the bar too high may breed discontent among the students. Travel days are long, especially with 5 hour layovers. But […]

Longwood University Goes to London~Normandy~Paris 2016

Posted by on May 14, 2016 | No Comments
Longwood University Goes to London~Normandy~Paris 2016

Yes, I haven’t updated this bloody thing for a long time. My bad. But here I am co-leading a study abroad trip for Longwood University to London, Normandy, and Paris and thought it might make for an interesting project to blog about our European adventures. Ambitious, yes. Doable? We’ll find out. Here’s a quick overview. Our adventures begin […]

Chicago Bound For Tall Ships

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 | No Comments
Chicago Bound For Tall Ships

Early in an August morning, I boarded the South Shore and found an old orange seat suitable for the ride. I was ready for my adventure. I was going to see what life was like on tall ships that sailed the Great Lakes. The train set out from the station promptly at 8:48am. It crept […]

Second Blog Entry

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 | No Comments

Yep, another test. Just ignore this. Seriously, don’t do anything. WordPress is annoying me.

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