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On April 4, 2018, students from across the University of Illinois campus gathered to attend Travel Around the World, an event that promotes the international community on campus. The event, now in its seventh year, is a part of International Week on campus and is held at the Illini Union in Urbana. Groups from across … Continue reading Travel Around the World 2018: Photo Story
“It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods — trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra. Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries … God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, … Continue reading The Trees That Stood the Test of Time
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir As spring has sprung in central Illinois, it’s become a lot more difficult to focus on projects and exams when I’d much rather spend … Continue reading The Life and Inspiration of John Muir
As I write this blog post on the nine-hour flight back home, I’m once again grateful for my experiences traveling abroad, but more importantly, I’m grateful for the people I got to spend this past week with and the memories we share together. Before this trip, I only knew one other student who … Continue reading Leaving London
What a day. It was our last full day in London, but I checked off something that has been on my bucket list for years. Finally, I crossed Abbey Road, replicating the epic album cover that is one of my favorites and from my favorite band of all time. But first, we began our day … Continue reading London Day 5 – A Beatles Fan in London
We got a break from the bustling city of London today with a side trip to Oxford. The hour long train ride was a great chance to get a look at some of the English countryside while getting a chance to sit and relax after a week of busy sightseeing. When we got to Oxford, … Continue reading London Day 4 – Exploring Oxford