I’ve been asked that a few times recently and it’s made me realize I never did explain it all that well…
- April 1996: My first overseas trip. Spain with the high school Spanish Club. We stayed with families in Fuenlabrada, outside of Madrid, and had day trips to Toledo, Segovia and other places. I still have the handwritten journal I kept from this trip, in Spanish.
- December 2000: My first overseas trip alone. London to visit my penpal of seven years. She met me in London and played tour guide the entire time,
- August 2001 – August 2002: “Japan Round I” – my first stint with Nova. I lived in Osaka and traveled around Japan: Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Himeji, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo… During this year I also travelled to Australia, South Korea and Hawaii. Although I didn’t keep a journal at the time, most of the old photos are still online: carianne.org | travellingcari.com.
- October – November 2002: Madrid Round II – TEFL course in Madrid. I could have done it at the local community college but it was cheaper in Madrid even when you factored in airfare and accomodation. Plus, I love Spain. There are some photos here and the startings of a journal at my old LJ.
- January 2003: European trip – Prague, Vienna, London and Madrid. Photos | Journal
- November 2004 – November 2005: “Australia Round 2″ – I knew I wanted to experience Australia long term so I applied through BUNAC. On the way from the US, I went to Fiji. I spent four months in Brisbane and then travelled around Australia, where the first incarnation of this blog was born. Unfortunately that, and most of the second incarnation and the photo gallery have been lost but this was a pretty good “look back.”
- November 2005 – June 2006: “Japan Round II” – Nova again. Luckily most of that blog was preserved thanks to the Wayback Machine. I didn’t travel as much as the previous trip because the goal was to save money. I did however travel to Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Miyajima…
This one is easy as it’s all posted here. Four weeks in Prague (two classes and two weeks apiece) for school. Weekend trips to London, Krakow, Rome, Berlin, Zurich and Geneva. Class trips to Karlovy Vary, Terezin, sports arenas of Prague, Cesky Krumlov and Kutna Hora.
Yep, school is all about travelling at least it feels that way at times. I’m pursuing my Masters’ at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies in Tourism and Travel Management with a concentration in Tourism Development. The two classes I took this summer were in Sports Tourism and Cultural & Heritage Tourism Development.
I really enjoy the program, especially the hands on work we did with the Gettysburg Foundation in Tourism Product Development. I’m leaning toward that type of work when I graduate, but I haven’t made a final decision. My classes in the fall aren’t yet finalized but I’m hoping to take: Consulting, E-Commerce, Financial Techniques for Tourism Development and one other class with an internship.
Feel free to ask about anything I haven’t addressed.
-13 July 2007