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Travel Journalism from my perspective

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Travel Journalism from my perspective

By: Jessica N. Grubbs   Travel journalism is nothing of what I thought it was going to be for the Jan term course.  I honestly thought we would sit in our chairs everyday, listen to the professor lecture, and go home to watch Netflix.  Which is typical of most Jan Term classes at Whitworth University. …

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Looking Through a Travel Journalism Lens

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Looking Through a Travel Journalism Lens

by Korey Hope   Some of the most fulfilling experiences in life are learning experiences. When we learn a new piece of information or in-depth information about a single topic, the way we see the world effectively changes. For example, once you learn in-depth about the fast food industries standards for quality, it’s rather hard…

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A Term of Traveling

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A Term of Traveling

By – Karlin Andersen   If I were to do my stories over again I would try to take more time when researching and writing the pieces. Possibly due to the class being over Jan. Term and the compressed deadlines or the new skills used to write travel pieces, I did not have as much…

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Unofficial Voluntourism Training: Doing good without causing harm

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Unofficial Voluntourism Training: Doing good without causing harm

by Phoebe Droz   Voluntourism is exploding as a travel trend. 35% of adults in 2012 said that they would like to try a holiday involving a voluntourism component. No longer do people simply want to go on vacation. Rather, they are signing up, either through organizations or independently to serve abroad while they are on a…

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Traveling by Train

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By Mike Christie Back when our four wheeled friend the car took over the transportation scene, the powerhouse known as the train subsided from its forefront. As time passed and technology advanced, planes and buses only furthered our disregard for the locomotive. Yet their existence, albeit now a shadow that remains on the public transit…

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Methods to the Madness: The Spokane Bus System

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Methods to the Madness: The Spokane Bus System

By Emily Beloate When I came to college in Spokane, I got a job as a Disney princess for children’s birthday parties.  It was my dream job. I got to see the look in the eyes of the children when they saw their favorite princess walking up the driveway, and hear their voices as they…

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Do you really need that winter jacket for your business trip?

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Do you really need that winter jacket for your business trip?

By: Jessica N. Grubbs If you are anything like me, you tend to over pack and bring the whole house with you on trips.  You never know if you will lose your toothbrush, need a back up, and might even lose that one.  You check the weather a million times but always bring your winter…

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Smokestack Centennial: The Steam Plant Restaurant

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Smokestack Centennial: The Steam Plant Restaurant

by Korey Hope   If you’ve seen the Spokane skyline, you may have noticed the two large pillar-looking structures that are right next to one another. These are the smokestacks of an old power plant that helped provide service to 300-plus buildings in downtown Spokane for more than 70 years. Now, an old power plant glistens…

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Four Driving Hazards to Observe

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Four Driving Hazards to Observe

by Korey Hope   As spring approaches, many wait in angst for the end of cold days and daydream about the reemergence of sunshine. But in reality, people typically try to displace such thoughts when they arise and focus on the task at hand, whether it’s occupational or academic or social. This is especially true…

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The Selfie Syndrome: Why You Need to Put Your Phone Down on Vacation

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The Selfie Syndrome: Why You Need to Put Your Phone Down on Vacation

by, Kelly Logie   Imagine. You’ve been looking forward to your winter vacation for months. The plane ride is long and boring, but you look out the window and see the beautiful trees and fresh snow you’ve been fantasizing about. You get to your hotel, head to a stunning lookout point on the mountain, and it’s not…

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