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24 Hours in New York City

“One belongs to New York instantly, as much in five minutes as in five years.” Tom Wolfe said it all. With unparalleled charm, New York City makes visitors feel at home from the moment they arrive. Only a five-hour bus ride away from D.C., the Big Apple is the perfect[Read More…]

From Miles Away,  Learning to Love Home

From Miles Away, Learning to Love Home

I left Hawai‘i because it had never really felt like home to me. I was born and raised in the town of Hilo on the Big Island, and, in the first grade, my parents enrolled me in a private school for Native Hawaiian children. As a 6-year-old, I did not[Read More…]

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The author, pictured with her thaati and paati | COURTESY PRIYANKA DINAKAR

Finding Family and Forgoing Farewells

“Wow, that’s so intense for a spring break trip!” “Won’t you get jet-lagged?” “What’s the time difference?” These are just some of the reactions I heard upon telling people that I was planning on going to India for spring break, as if I was about to go on a vacation[Read More…]

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COURTESY STELLA CAI

Adapting to the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky

“Please do not put your hat on the floor,” my host sister, Khaliun, says to me as she picks up my blue Patagonia hat from the floor and carefully places it on the nightstand next to my bed. “Great, your first hour in the country, and you have already disrespected[Read More…]

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COURTESY DAN DOUGHERTY

Scenes and Lessons in an Italian Bar

In the middle of Fiesole, there is a little bar that promises “the best Guinness in Italy” and takes claim to the time-honored tradition of the poorly lit Irish pub. The Guinness was okay; the rest of the beers were better. I did not speak a lick of Italian, the[Read More…]

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The Persistence of Memory at Auschwitz

I spent my spring break with 32 other students from Georgetown and Seton Hill University on a Holocaust Forensics trip to Poland and Belarus. My experiences on this trip have changed me and will have a permanent place in my consciousness. What I saw gave me hope for our future,[Read More…]

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24 Hours in Dublin

Dublin is currently experiencing a period of significant economic and cultural growth. The walkable and tourist-friendly city is a fascinating amalgamation of old and new, blending tradition with modernity. You could spend months simply exploring all the nooks and crannies of culture and entertainment that the city has to offer,[Read More…]

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A Home of Fear, Warmth, Conflict and Joy

A Home of Fear, Warmth, Conflict and Joy

My most distinct memory of the Middle East is of a soldier who did not wear a military uniform but instead a royal blue polo. I’m not sure why he was dressed differently, but he carried himself differently as well. His obsidian eyes pierced mine through the car window, a[Read More…]

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Welcome Home,  Bienvenido a Casa

Welcome Home, Bienvenido a Casa

It all started with the sight. Before the plane landed, I saw the soaring skyscrapers and the golden rivers of traffic lights flowing in the distance. Then, the sound followed. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Mexico City.” As I got off the plane, Spanish words began to flood my ears:[Read More…]

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24 Hours in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, where the past and present collide in a city that is driven by modernization but maintains its historic charm. Bright and bustling with activity, Madrid reveals Spain’s rich history under the facade of its skyscrapers and trendy restaurants. In just 24 hours, explore Madrid by neighborhood, sample[Read More…]