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The Volcano and Montserrat

Montserrat was a quaint, Caribbean island visited by celebrities and wealthy tourists up until 1995. 1995 was a life-changing year for the people, culture, and landscape of Montserrat as this was the year the Soufriere Hills volcano suddenly erupted completely destroying the capital city of Plymouth (with ash, not lava flow) and subsequently bringing Montserrat’s economy to a complete standstill. Before: (photo credit) Another eruption in 1997 again sent residents running and eventually population was more than halved as residents relocated across the Caribbean. The exclusion zone, where no one is allowed to pass without police permission, covers half of Read More

Where Should You Travel First

Planning your first big vacation abroad? It seems like a challenging feat as there are so many places in the world to see. How do you start? It is good to choose your main goal of the trip- to see a certain place, have an experience, or do an activity. Have you always dreamed of visiting the Colosseum in Rome, or Malbec wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina, a luxurious spa on the beach, or climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro? Whatever your pleasure, plan your trip around it but don’t just stick with one place or activity. Here are my thoughts on where Read More