Hello! My name is Raechel Brunson and I’m a member of the Fall18 Travel Writing class. I look forward both to the course and the opportunity to learn how to craft a more affective nonfiction narrative. Travel writing fascinates me because allows anyone to go anywhere and experience anything. That experience is one that I’d…… Continue reading Introduction

Sunday, Overcast

I step outside on an afternoon in September, sunglasses on and shirt sleeves rolled up only to find myself confronted with gray clouds low overhead and a biting wind at my back. I think, for a moment about going back for my coat but my head is still pounding, last night’s mistakes are still roiling…… Continue reading Sunday, Overcast

Cream Tea

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” – Jan Glidewell I sometimes find myself wishing I were somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else. That isn’t to say I never like my present situation, but I’ve been lucky to have…… Continue reading Cream Tea

The Blackout

  I loved the way the candlelight cast shadows along Felipe’s jaw as we sat and talked in the dingy bar. All of Amsterdam had lost power, and we had desperately been trying to find a place to have a good time. Our group of four stumbled into this small bar that smelled of weed…… Continue reading The Blackout