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Learning through Living,

Teaching through Travel


My mom raised four children alone after dad died, when I was five. She was a teacher and in the summers, we always traveled.  We drove with the aid of the AAA Trip-tik from Nebraska to South Dakota, Washington State, and down the west coast to California, stopping along the way to visit friends and relatives and across the nation back to Lincoln. She had us fly in an airplane from Kearney, Nebraska to Lincoln (a three-hour drive) to experience flying.

I traveled to Mexico for over three weeks during junior high for a school trip, and studied abroad for one semester of my Junior year at the University of Seville in Seville, Spain.

Before those trips, I attended orientation, which taught us that we were diplomats for the United States and needed to set a good example, be kind, compassionate, and respectful of other peoples, cultures, and situations.

The spring semester of my junior year in college, I traveled alone across Europe and England using the rail pass system.


I grew up traveling and have traveled ever since, both internationally and to most states in the United States.

Countries I have visited: Aruba, Australia/New Zealand, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, China, Czech Republic, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, former Yugoslavia:Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia. 

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