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Geena Urango on Fit Across Cultures Podcast

“Make the most of your time there. It can be hard at times, being away from friends and family, but take part in anything that can make your experience worthwhile.” Check out the Fit Across Cultures podcast when Susan Salzbrenner interviewed Geena Urango!  http://www.fitacrosscultures.com/episode9/ You can also find the show on…

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Geena Urango: Trying New Foods in Paris

Anytime I travel I make a conscious effort to try foods native to the respective culture. For example, in Brazil, I made sure to eat Brazilian barbecue (chicken heart is actually quite tasty). In Italy, let’s just say I ate too much bread, pasta and sliced meats that should be healthy for a human…

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Geena Urango: It’s All About Perspective

I was at a thrift store the other day and found a beautiful, vintage map. It had some torn edges, some spot marks; you knew it had been through a lot. At first I thought it wasn’t worth the purchase. But then I wondered where it had traveled to. Whose…

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Geena Urango – My Best Friend’s Austrian Wedding

Last month I flew to Europe to go to my best friend’s wedding. Emilie Menghin (formally Stewart) and her Austrian husband Stefan Menghin are what you might call… a perfect love story. Emilie came to Austria about 3 years ago to play professional volleyball for a team in Innsbruck. A…

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Geena Urango – First Trip To Europe: Advice Part I

Posted on November 15, 2013 My first trip to Europe was with my two best friends when I was 17 years old. The trip was a high school graduation gift from my parents, but the only way all of our parents would allow us go on the trip at that age…

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Geena Urango – Czech Your First Impressions

The beautiful thing about Europe is that every country is so uniquely different. I am was just in Prague, Czech Republic, for my first time last week. Two of my friends and I were in Europe together for our other friend’s wedding, and we decided to travel to a few…

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Geena Urango – A Paris Memory

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Geena Urango Of all the places I have been to in the world, Paris is by far my favorite. Picture this… As you’re window shopping making your way down Champs-Elysees you find yourself walking through the beautiful Tuileries Garden. You stop to get a…

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Athletes Abroad featured in Volleyball Magazine!

A Long Way From Home By Jack Hamann American professional volleyball players spend much of their lives overseas, away from family and friends. The life of an athlete abroad can be tough, but many consider the challenge well worth it. Courtney Thompson was alone, fumbling for her keys at the…

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Eurail Pass

When I was living in Italy last year, my parents surprised me with a Eurail Pass as a Christmas gift. This was the best gift I had ever received. While gifts such as clothing and technology are much appreciated, the gift of “experience” cannot be outdone. Are you going to…

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Happy 1 Month Anniversary!!!

Today marks the 1 month anniversary since we first launched Athletes Abroad! We can’t thank everyone enough for all the positive feedback and support that we have received. It’s been a great first month, and we’re looking forward to growing this community even more! Here are just some of the…

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