Travel

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...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Cancún

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Cancún

by Maya Girimaji, features editor A must for most people during the summer is visiting the beach and getting at least 2 shades darker. I was lucky enough to accomplish this feat during the last week of June in Cancún. Cancún is a beautiful...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: United Kingdom

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: United Kingdom

by Vi Burgess, executive editor England is most famous for three things: the monarchy, Harry Potter, and imperialism (hallo there, colonies). But there’s so much more to a country where most buildings date way, way, way back, accents are so...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: China

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: China

Tourists watch as this man in Kaifeng, China breathes fire. After drinking a bowl of gasoline, he lights up the torch using his breath. by Annie Zhang, executive editor Summer and sleeping are synonymous to me, so it does take a lot of persuading...