(Drunkenly) Sprinting Across Town at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Oct03

(Drunkenly) Sprinting Across Town at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

by Will Johnstone with pictures by Eloise Hindle I woke every morning at the Edinburgh Fringe with a heart of full of optimism, a head that felt like it was full of steel wool, and a set of semi-incomprehensible drunken notes to myself. Not the worst personal inventory I’ve ever woken up with, but as the memories slowly trickled back it slowly dawned on me that my time in Edinburgh was probably one of the best weeks of my life. The...

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Eating Your Travels – Sweden
Sep17

Eating Your Travels – Sweden

Special thanks to Jill Thorngren for these awesome Midsummer’s Recipes! Salmon and Ryecake This classic Swedish salmoncake is perfect for the close of summer. The salmon and dill flavors are reminiscent of the lighter flavors of mid-summer while the heaviness of the rye bread brings a heaviness to the dish appropriate for the onset of fall. Ingredients Base 1/3 c butter 2 ½ slices of rye bread (about 7 oz. or 200 g) Filling 5.3...

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A Toast to Midsummer in Sweden
Aug20

A Toast to Midsummer in Sweden

Peeking through a layer of cloud cover as it reached its apex, the sun lit up the Swedish fields around us with bursts of moving light. The table was set and all the food was carefully arranged on several tables. Swedish meatballs (homemade for the adults and store-bought for the kids), pickled and fermented herring, summer potatoes (a smaller, fresher, sweeter variety), salmon pies—a Swedish cornucopia prepared specifically for one...

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Walking Through Time in the Eternal City
Aug04

Walking Through Time in the Eternal City

Ruins from 2 B.C. Basilica from 1650s. Marketplace from 3 A.D. Monument from 1400s. Gelato shop from 2010s. On a sweltering walk around Rome, I began to understand how the Eternal City acquired its nickname. Standing on a balcony at the Alter of the Fatherland overlooking a good portion of the city, I tried to absorb a color-coded guide that explained the scene cascading out before me. In every direction sat another piece of the...

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Indulge in Poland
Jul24

Indulge in Poland

Name: Courtney Crisp Job: Guidance Counselor/Clinical Psych Master’s Student Current City: Newport Beach, California Where did you travel? Krakow, Poland Bianca, a close college friend, and I hanging around Rynek Głowny. It was amazing to explore Europe together. Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) in Kraków’s Rynek Głowny (Main Square). Almost 80% of Warsaw was destroyed in World War II but Kraków still has most of it’s...

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Making Postcards in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Jul21

Making Postcards in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Upon returning from abroad, a friend once asked me to provide him with three mental postcards, three images that really stuck with me from the trip. Before traveling to some places, you can already guess what the postcards will look like: Christ the Redeemer in Rio, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Kremlin in Moscow. Often, however, the images that would appear on actual postcards are not the images that stick with you and resonate as...

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