New Zealand: Leaving the Land of the Long White Cloud
Jul17

New Zealand: Leaving the Land of the Long White Cloud

After the most whirlwind month of my life, I’ve finally made it home. It’s honestly somewhat difficult to absorb everything that’s happened, including that I’m back in Alabama. When I got off the flight and saw my parents, it was a wonderful feeling; however, after traveling for almost 24 hours, everything was a little bit fuzzy and I was mostly just ready to go to bed. Now that I’ve gotten turned back around, I’ve really started to...

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New Zealand: An Incredible Land
Jun23

New Zealand: An Incredible Land

This trip has flown by, but at the same time I can completely believe that it has been two weeks. I have had such a wonderful time here, seeing new things and meeting new people, and even learning more about myself. When we first arrived I was actually rather surprised – New Zealand isn’t terribly different from the U.S., as far as most things are concerned. But for some reason everything seemed just a bit more beautiful. On one of...

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New Zealand Day Zero: The Adventure Begins
Jun02

New Zealand Day Zero: The Adventure Begins

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost here! I’m actually getting on a plane and flying to New Zealand tomorrow. There are a lot of things that factored into my decision to go abroad, but one of the biggest ones for me was my desire to understand how to better understand people who have a background different than my own. I’ve never left the U.S., so I thought what better place to go than the opposite side of the world? I’ve had an...

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