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  • [Five Minute Major]

    Welcome, everyone, to the first edition of my new weekly blog on the Travel Playbook, Five Minute Major. I’m a friend and fellow classmate of Mark’s at Thunderbird, and I have the opportunity to do two separate study abroad modules this spring. First, I will be in Madrid, Spain for six weeks, from the end […]

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  • On Returning Home

    Six weeks is an awful long time to be away from your bed. Granted, it’s my dorm bed, a extra long twin that I discovered had no clean sheets on it when I arrived home.  But, despite its positioning against a cold cement wall, it’s my bed for the next three months. Welcome Home Arrivals […]

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  • Southwest Goes International with New Cities in 2014

    Watch out, JetBlue. Southwest announced this week that it will begin flying to Aruba, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Nassau in the Caribbean beginning July 1st.  With these new cities, Southwest adds to its other international destinations of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Mexico City. Adding some more Caribbean destinations brings some competition […]

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  • The Most Innovative City on Earth

    When I announced I was travelling to Colombia in January, most of my American friends followed up with a question- “You mean Columbia, the University?” or “Like, the District of Columbia?”  When I corrected them, very few failed to make a joke about kidnappings, cocaine, or Pablo Escobar.  It’s understandable. Living the past two weeks […]

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  • Losing Sight of Land

    Most of my travels growing up involved the typical “safe” destinations: France, the Caribbean, Mexico (back then, at least).  These trips first exposed me to what the world has to offer, and that, there may be a different way of living, of governing, of existing, than the one I grew up with in Texas.   […]