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The U.S. Airlines to Fly in 2017: My Favorites

So, you've decided to go on an adventure somewhere but, before you book a place to stay or build your itinerary, you need to buy the plane tickets.  There are many options and every airline seems to say they're "the best".  However, that simply isn't true. There is no one best airline for every flight.…

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Learning a Foreign Language: 7 Fool-Proof Tips

Learning a foreign language is hard.  I have learned two foreign languages myself and can attest to the frustration and hard work that encompasses the endeavor.  Throughout my escapades learning French and Spanish, I have discovered 7 effective tips for significantly increasing fluency and comprehension. LISTENING: audiobooks, Netflix, and lyrics When we learn our first…

Scuba Diving for the First Time: Discovering Caribbean Waters

Matthias Goetzke Hey, guys! This week, Chris and I decided to go out into the middle of the Atlantic ocean and dive 25 feet down to the ocean floor with oxygen tanks strapped to our backs.  It was incredible seeing the multicolored fish, coral reefs, and other creatures the Caribbean holds in its water. Here…

BEHIND THE PHOTOS: THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN, L’ÎLE DE LA MARTINIQUE

Martinique, a tropical paradise in the French Antilles, is an overseas region of France.  Here, European meets the Caribbean and the result is almost as perfect as the crêpes you can buy on every street corner. Chris and I spent 6 days in Martinique with two of our close friends, exploring the coastal beaches, open-air…

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A PASSAGE TO PUERTO RICO

This archipelago, home to 3.4 million people, a tropical climate and exquisite cuisine, awed me with the beauty residing in its people, architecture, and its diverse natural scenery. I was sitting in the back of a shabby, historic taxi-van, watching the world around me slowly morph from bustling city into mountainous villages into a verdant…