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Iowa – Days 1-3: Oh, Iowa…How I Love and Miss Thee

Brittany Swanson   April 23, 2016   Comments Off on Iowa – Days 1-3: Oh, Iowa…How I Love and Miss Thee

My first day in Iowa I went to Iowa City. I met up with my host and she took me on a walking tour of the University of Iowa and downtown Iowa City. Then she made dinner for us and we hung out and chatted away the evening. There were some pretty neat things about Iowa City, but my favorite… Read more »

Georgia – Days 5-6: Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr., and Fighting for Social Justice*

Brittany Swanson   December 28, 2015   Comments Off on Georgia – Days 5-6: Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr., and Fighting for Social Justice*

*This post contains some sensitive material and violent imagery and parental discretion is advised for children. My first night in Atlanta started with two Harry Potter movies and pizza. Need I say more? The following morning I headed to Julianna’s Coffee and Crepes which Becca had recommended the night before. Such a good decision. My Nutella and strawberry crepe totally hit the spot…. Read more »

South Carolina – Day 4: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Brittany Swanson   December 22, 2015   Comments Off on South Carolina – Day 4: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

I spent my last day in South Carolina at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. I almost didn’t go because it made me uncomfortable that the plantation is still owned and operated by the same family who had slaves before the Civil War. It felt wrong to contribute to an enterprise founded on slavery. In the end I reasoned that the educational benefits might outweigh… Read more »

Massachusetts – Day 4: The Salem Witch Trials…

Brittany Swanson   October 6, 2015   Comments Off on Massachusetts – Day 4: The Salem Witch Trials…

Day four begins and ends with a trip to Salem, MA. May I just say I would LOVE to be in Salem for Halloween! They have some crazy awesome Halloween spirit and I’m sure they have super cool events that make Halloween fantastic! My host from the previous night hooked me up with a discount Salem Witch Museum pass from… Read more »