Travel

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Greece

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Greece

by Olivia Conway, co-online editor Before stepping off the plane in Athens, all that I knew about Greece came from lessons on ancient civilizations, listening to my parents’ philosophical discussions, and Rick Riordan’s Percy...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Japan

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Japan

by Sueji Han, section editor While I was in Japan, I went to Kyoto for 2 days to experience the Japanese culture. Kyoto has many historical figures and cultural locations for tourists to explore and get to know more about Japan.  The bright...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Boston

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Boston

by Sam deFigueiredo, opinions editor Attempting to take artsy pictures at FoMu. I recently visited Boston, a huge foodie city, for my sister’s graduation. I am a super picky eater, but during my 1-week long visit, I decided to try things...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Portland

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Portland

by Josh Weimer, online editor My original intentions when visiting Portland were pretty clear: show up at the Rubik’s Cube National Competition, spend as much time as possible over the next three days geeking out over my favorite combination...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Kenya and Tanzania

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Kenya and Tanzania

by Maya Girimaji, section editor Everybody has an opinion of what an African safari could be like. Stories that you read online and clips from National Geographic seem like they would give you a good idea of safaris. So when my parents told...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Paris & Berlin

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Paris & Berlin

by Vi Burgess, editor-in-chief Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted to go to Paris. It’s been immortalized in so many films and so much great literature that in my head I’ve had this carefully constructed picture...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Florida’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Florida’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter

by Jennifer Zhan, opinions editor I’ve been looking forward to going to Harry Potter World since it opened in 2010, so it suffices to say that I had some high expectations for the theme park. Luckily, Universal Studios didn’t let me down....

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Israel

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Israel

The view of the Dead Sea from Masada by Rachel Lamb, senior editor When I think of Israel, I think of conflict, religion and even more conflict.  Israel is a very complicated place that includes a beautiful variety of people and religious...

 

Frequent traveler promotes different perspective of traveling

Frequent traveler promotes different perspective of traveling

by Darcey Rydl, news editor I have been traveling for, honestly, my whole life. According to my parents, the first time I stepped on an airplane, I was six months old. It was naturally ingrained into my soul that I would be the traveler in...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Canada

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Canada

O Canada! (Athabasca Glacier) by Jennifer Zhan, opinions editor “Wait, you’re going to write a travel blog about Canada?” my friend asked skeptically. “Isn’t that like, America, just more north?” I thought about that as the plane...