Travel

 

Beware the Bucket List

Forget “25 Places to See Before You Die.” The real rewards of travel cannot be Instagrammed. I am at a cocktail party. I may also be losing my mind. One woman,...

 
 

Sound Cloud

Finding the perfect soundtrack to Western Europe As I got ready for my flight to Brussels in late April, mere weeks after its airport’s reopening in the wake...

 
 

Circle of Life

This March, the Flying Longhorns jetted to Southern Africa to explore its rich history, culture, and nature. They visited Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, traveled...

 
 

Island Hopping

  “There’s a reason people dream of vacationing in the Caribbean—it’s the perfect place to forget your troubles.” This January, the Flying Longhorns...

 
 

Alpine Life

The Flying Longhorns relish in the leisurely pace of Switzerland and Italy. The Swiss village of St. Moritz, tucked into the southeastern corner of the country,...

 
 

North of the Border

Finding extraordinary beauty in the Canadian Rockies. The first thought I had upon my arrival at Moraine Lake was: Do I deserve to see this? It was part self-deprecation,...

 
 

Glorious Greece

In Greece, the Flying Longhorns discovered a country at once ancient and new. It’s easy to see why the ancient Greeks believed that Delphi was the center of...

 
 

Sketches of Spain (and Beyond)

As told to Chris O’Connell. All illustrations by Melissa Reese. A group of Flying Longhorns recently cruised around the Western Mediterranean aboard the Marina,...

 
 

A Flying Longhorn Gets Up Close With Polar Bears

Every October and November, polar bears roam the far northern reaches of Manitoba, Canada, while migrating to the Hudson Bay. Longhorn Susan Mobley, ’71, recently...

 
 

Lenin, Lennon, and Comăneci

A journey down the Danube River In the early 1970s, in order to complete the Iron Gate Dams and harness the awesome power of the Danube River for hydroelectricity,...

 
 
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