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Can adventure be a transformative experience?

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“Human life gains the greatest part of its richness from --- any experience of stepping outside the taken-for granted reality of everyday life, any openness to the mystery that surrounds us on all sides.” Sociologist Peter L. Berger (1970) In the beginning of 1900s German philosopher and sociologist Georg Simmel wrote in his essay "The Adventure" that adv[...]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

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Gap years have become so popular that it’s hard to decide what to do exactly in your year of freedom. The options are intimidating: should you see the world, land an internship, or move back in with your parents to save some cash? If you ask me, travel is the perfect bridge between the academic world and the work sector. It isn’t just about building skill[...]

Dear 13-year-old me

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To say my teenage years were a rollercoaster is a massive euphemism. They were confusing, dramatic, full of absolutely pointless fears and excessive self-doubt. During a recent phone conversation with my 17-year-old sister, I thought about how cool it would be to give some advice to my 13-year-old version that would have never ever dared to believe that she [...]

How to get a into a traveler's mindset from home

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I recently caught myself blurting out something along the lines of “I think being a traveler is more like a mindset than a job description or a hobby”. This piece of utter wisdom may or may not have been the result of a rosé wine infused night in a Hoxton bar, but either way, it did make me think the morning after. If traveling increases our life qual[...]

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