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Studying Shinto in Hawaii

Shinto, or “The Way of the Kami,” is a difficult religion for Westerners to understand. It is not organized with an authority at the top, it has no central text or doctrine, and in many cases, both scholars from the East and West do not even consider it a religion.  It began at least 5,000 years ago, but it was [...]

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Traveling with Medication (Part 2) [Infographic]

Make it easy to continue your medication regimen with a variety of products designed to accommodate your individual needs. Take a look at how to make traveling with medication easier as well!

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El Dia de Campo: A Day in the Life of a Gaucho

During my study abroad program, one of our outings was "El Dia de Campo" (Countryside Day), where we traveled to a local farm to experience the life of a gaucho. In essence, they’re sort of like rustic ranchers who played an important part in forming Argentina into what it is today. It was nice to see life in the countryside, which [...]

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Asheville: Home of Microbreweries, Modern Hippies, and Mountains

Asheville, North Carolina is a growing community known for its open-mindedness and holistic way of living that has seemingly become a haven for modern hippies of the 21st century. This is strange given its location in the South, but perhaps its temperate weather attracts a more free-spirited crowd. As a side note, Asheville boasts one of the higher homeless [...]

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​Sightseeing in Santiago, Viña del Mar, and Valparaiso, Chile

Santiago Downtown Santiago boasts some beautiful architecture. You should definitely see the  Palacio de la Moneda, which is the equivalent of the White House. Originally built in the late 1700s, it’s changed several times over the years (a bunker was built during the dictatorship for example) and presidents no longer actually live the palace. However, you can still see a changing of [...]

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Tips for Camp Cooking

When you’re out in nature, activities are often reduced to simple things like arranging the campsite, getting the fire started, and cooking. Make sure you’re prepared by considering these tips. Plan out your meals ahead of time. While hot dogs and s’mores are camping staples, it’s good to prepare healthy snacks to munch on like grapes or carrots. If you’re not [...]

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Introduction to Tokyo’s Neighborhoods

This is a primer to some of Tokyo’s neighborhoods and areas of interests. As a city with hundreds of years’ worth of history, it’s experienced rapid growth and has sought to find a balance between preserving nature and modernizing the landscape. This is a small taste of what Tokyo has to offer, including famous attractions, cultural activities, foods, and [...]

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Introducing Yourself and Getting Around in Buenos Aires, Argentina

For a primer on things to see in Buenos Aires, read our guide. Saying Hello and GoodbyeRegarding Argentine customs, first and foremost, you must know that if you are introduced to someone, or you see a friend or family member, you must kiss them cheek to cheek (always with your right cheek) when saying hello AND goodbye. And this isn't just [...]

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Business Travel Essentials

Whether you have to travel to a conference, trade show, or business meeting, chances are you know how exhausting it can be to travel for work. Below are a few tips on how to make these trips easier. 1. Devices a. Bring only what you need to. For example, you might be able to bring only your [...]

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