Spring 2015 Staff

Spring 2015 Staff

Stephanie Bahr Bentley Staff position: Managing editor Major and minor: English major and editing minor Hometown and state: Beaverton, Oregon Career goals: Save the world. It might be through editing or writing. I haven’t quite figured that part out yet. Favorite book: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut . . . read more

The Changing Power of Travel

The Changing Power of Travel

In Lewis Carroll’s well-known tale Alice in Wonderland, Alice comes across many fascinating creatures and odd happenings. Toward the end of her adventures, Alice comes to converse with a caterpillar and says, “I’m not myself, you see.”  “So you think you’re changed, do you?” asks . . . read more

A Garden Getaway: A Look into Portland’s Gardens

A Garden Getaway: A Look into Portland’s Gardens

Still trying to decide where to travel this spring? Portland, Oregon, is the perfect place for an outdoors-inspired weekend getaway. And while Portland might be known for its unique personality, the city’s gardens are known worldwide for their charm and cultural diversity. Experience new cultures . . . read more

A History toward Happiness

A History toward Happiness

By Stephanie Bahr Bentley Despite its history of political turmoil and economic crises, Argentina shows that happiness exists and, as the people say, that happiness is embodied in Argentina’s beach-bordered city Mar del Plata. Jaquelina Joglar was born and raised in Mar del Plata, Argentina, . . . read more

Seoul Power: Korean Culture in Television Drama

Seoul Power: Korean Culture in Television Drama

Enormous, intricately detailed Buddhist temples. Flavorful kimchi and ramen. Sweeping mountain ranges and quiet beaches. Deception and murder. You’ll experience it all through Korean dramas (K-dramas). These emotionally charged television shows contain not only intrigue but also a behind-the-scenes view of the extravagant beauty and . . . read more

Australia by Rail

Australia by Rail

Australia is the sixth largest country by land mass, the world’s largest island, and an entire continent! You’ll need to do some clever planning to make the most of your adventure Down Under. To maximize your time and money in Australia, travel by rail. The . . . read more

Tales from the Trip: Spring 2015

Tales from the Trip: Spring 2015

The Mountain and the Suitcase Growing up in Texas doesn’t give you a lot of experience with hiking enormous mountains, but my brother Jeremy and I were excited to hike Utah’s Mount Timpanogos (11,752 feet) one night in mid-October 2007. Hiking with us was a . . . read more

Limes: Four Corners of the Kitchen

Limes: Four Corners of the Kitchen

There’s nothing better than limes to pack a tangy punch. While you may not be adventurous enough to eat a lime on its own, this member of the citrus family complements a wide range of ingredients. From a cold, creamy drink to a savory soup, . . . read more

Kites on the Horizon

Kites on the Horizon

It’s a late Friday afternoon in 1991. Mustafa Haidari stands on a rooftop in Kabul, Afghanistan, watching the horizon for loose kites. After several minutes, the young boy spots a colorful kite gliding on the wind to the north. Haidari, high on the thrill of . . . read more

Feel the Rhythm: Discovering the Heartbeat of Jamaica

Feel the Rhythm: Discovering the Heartbeat of Jamaica

“The official motto of Jamaica is ‘Out of many, one people,’” Lori-Ann Drecketts says, “and it is a nice saying, but it doesn’t capture real Jamaica. You want real? Then you say, ‘No problem, mon.’ If you are going to Jamaica, get that into your . . . read more