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Why is this so Good, A Look Into Paul Theroux’s “The Country Just Over the Fence”

By Casey Pechan Beginning with the description of a simple painted sign, “to Mexico,” Theroux takes the reader on a cross-cultural excursion which is a mere fence away from Arizona.  “The Country Just Over the Fence,” begins at its natural beginning, the border. … Continue reading

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Tweeting Travel Writers

By: Casey Pechan As I said before in a previous post, there are many travel writers out there, and many of them are active on twitter. Selecting the good from the bad, and the informative from the pointless can be … Continue reading

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Beat Blog: Who and Where to go for Travel Writing and More

By Casey Pechan The growing ease of being constantly tapped into technology has lead to a massive rise in travel writing. Adventurers may now blog on their smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just a local internet café to quickly post. However, not all travel … Continue reading

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Building the framework for a safer South Willamette Street

By Ponta Abadi When she first moved into her new home in Eugene, recent graduate Rachelle Hacmac didn’t know her roommates well. In an effort to get to know them she decided to go with them to a barbecue down … Continue reading

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“Why’s this so good?” Aaron Ausland on language, food, humility, and humor

It is a special piece of writing that can make someone laugh, learn, and then unexpectedly think and reflect. International traveler and development practitioner Aaron Ausland keeps a blog called Staying for Tea. In this blog he builds off of … Continue reading

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Athens, Ga Tweets

  Athenstalks: This forum for chatter takes water-cooler news to the next level. This twitter community encourages “talk amongst yourselves” about a variety of topics from current news to entertainment and politics to pop culture. To connect with the broader … Continue reading

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Glimpse at Georgia

Nestled in the southern corner of the United States, Georgia can be found. Known to many for their sweet Peaches, the state has temperate spring and fall seasons and hot and humid summers, which allows the fruit to thrive. The … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, you say?

By Diana Higgins Costa Rica, or the “Rich Coast”, is a beautiful country in southern Latin America. Separated from South America by only Panama, Costa Rica’s tropical climate thrives year round and attracts many tourists. Costa Rica has no army … Continue reading

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Q & A with Irish Fireside

Q & A with Corey Taratuta, co-host of the Irish Fireside podcast and blog. What inspired you to start Irish Fireside? Liam and I own a cottage in Ireland and have been traveling there for many years. The podcast was … Continue reading

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