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Christy Swagerty-Vilas: Yes, You Can Be Your Own Agent

Learning how to be my own agent has been a great experience. I’ve had several missteps, and probably have many more in the future still, but overall I have really enjoyed the challenge. 1) Contact. This is SO MUCH EASIER when you speak/understand the language. This gift of French that my…

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Christy Swagerty-Vilas: Say What You Want To Say…In English

I love Europeans. Yes, I love my fellow Americans – of course. But European strangers are so much more interesting (read: way cooler conversations) than American strangers! I could rattle on and on about all of the funny moments, little victories, and great laughs that were had during my week…

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Christy Swagerty-Vilas: The T’s of Transformation

I knew leaving America would change me. I didn’t know how, or when it would happen, and I didn’t know if it would be for better or for worse. I didn’t know if I could make Europe work for me, let alone for our marriage, or if I could keep the…

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Christy Swagerty-Vilas: Weathering the Seasons

Every volleyball season in Europe has been drastically different from the last. As has the actual weather. But the thing about seasons is that they have a beginning and an end, and we must be prepared for the worst – and yet still hope for the best. A Californian enlightened…

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Christy Swagerty-Vilas: 5 ways to find souvenirs that matter

First of all: stop buying crap. If we can dismiss tourism culture’s over-saturated notion that souvenirs are only BOUGHT, we can earn our freedom. As I’ve said in previous blogs, I want to taste my vacation and capture the most complete scenes. While eating does normally require spending money, food exists in…

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Women’s Volleyball

Rachael Adams My Scenic Route  Features on our blog Sonja Newcombe Adventures in Siberia Features on our blog Sarah Ammerman ArOuNDtH3WorLd… Features on our blog Kayla Jeter Adventures of Little Mixed Girl Features on our blog Lauren Gibbemeyer Lost in Translation Features on our blog  Jenna Hagguland Working hard, playing harder…

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