Looking back on my time in Arizona gives me a rush of dizzying and almost inexplicable emotions. It’s hard to describe my experience because these emotions aren’t meant to be captured by a series of words sprawled on a computer screen or exchanged in brief conversations. When people ask how my trip was, I usually respond with the generic “Amazing!” or the occasional “Incredible!” here … Continue reading Lessons Learned in the Desert
It’s incredibly odd to think that I was so close to not signing up for Arcosanti. The trip was an experience that truly changed the way that I view much of the world. It’s interesting to see how much work goes into creating a community that is able to thrive the way Arcosanti does. Even though we were only there for around 11 days, it … Continue reading So long, Arcosanti
I’ve been in Arcosanti for a total of 5 days now, and it’s been an experience like no other. As I hopped off the bus on Thursday, I instantly tried thinking about how I was going to explain this place to my parents. It somewhat reminded me of a Spanish-hippie-commune out in the middle of the southwest; it was hard to come up with a … Continue reading “Explosion of Awareness”
It’s day six of our Arcosanti trip and if there’s one thing I’ve learned so far, it’s this: the weather in the desert is a LOT colder than you would think. As an east coast girl, I had no clue what I was getting myself into when I signed up to spend my spring break in the Sonoran Desert. It is undoubtedly one of the … Continue reading What We Wore: Arcosanti Edition
Traveling abroad has its own hurdles, and traveling alone even more so. Continue reading Traveling on Your Own: Tips and Tricks
I spent my summer in London, and studying away was something that was mentally checked off on my list of things to do; the thought never occurred to try it again. Continue reading Countdown: 4 days ’til Arcosanti!
Are certain experiences uniquely British? Though they may be found elsewhere, are there activities that may only be truly done, and done well, in Britain? This is a question that for the next semester I will be conducting field research (read as: exploring the UK) to understand. The reason this is on my mind is there are certainly American equivalents to many London and British … Continue reading Spot the Differences