Posts Tagged ‘thoughts’

Thoughts: How Travel Changed My Perspective on Language Learning

I used to think I was good at Spanish. I took four years in high school, listened to Latin music, and talked to my friends whose native language was Spanish over Facebook. All the time. After I was told a countless number of ti...


Thoughts: The Easiest and Most Difficult Languages

There have been infographics made that rank some of the world’s easiest languages to the world’s hardest languages to learn. There has been constant speculation and argument about which language is more difficult th...



Are You Addicted to Travel?

As a chocolate addict, I know the rules to avoiding a relapse: I try to keep anything cocoa-flavored out of my home and I avoid the appropriate aisles of temptation at the grocery store. But every once in a while, a craving wil...


Ethical Travel: Think Before You Shoot

Originally published in WildJunket Magazine Issue 5 (Winter 2012) y pure chance this spring, I found myself on a hike with six middle-aged Dutch tourists in Morocco’s Valley of Roses (as a twenty-something American, such oc...



It’s Not Rude if Everyone Does It

Originally published in WildJunket Magazine Issue 5 (Winter 2012) e barges in front of me. I stare at the back of his head while my Englishman’s brain struggles with this turn of events. Did you not see the queue, mate...