22 09, 2016
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I ventured into Antwerp’s red-light district. It went okay.

(Author’s note: I felt too awkward to take a photo in the red-light district. Bonus points to someone who grabs a selfie with one of the professionals there. So enjoy the Antwerp sunset!) I went to a Catholic high school. An all-boys one at that. The closest thing to a sex-ed I received was looking at pictures of infected genitalia in health class and listening to my teacher rattle off statistics about just [...]

15 11, 2015
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Being an Au-Pair: Is It for You?

Think you want to stay in Paris for a little more than a weekend? What about a few months? If this is the case, you have a few options: being a student abroad here is great, but things can get expensive and scholarships and financial aid often fall short of making the dream happen. For many, becoming an au pair is the answer. Au pairs are a curious mix between nannies, maids, [...]

29 09, 2015
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Why You Should Travel Before You’re 21

As I survive my first few weeks of college, I look back at last year. I wouldn't have traded it for the world. Instead of going straight from high school to college, I spent 6 months of last year traveling solo in Europe and Asia. I paid for it all myself, saving pennies and volunteering in exchange for room and board. I spent my days exploring, tasting, working, seeing, and experiencing. So...why am [...]

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