Braedie Atkins

A checklist mentality can ruin your travels

Being able to travel and visit different places is a privilege. When I travel, I have it in the back of my mind that I have to soak as much up as possible. No hour can go to waste. Yet, I’ve recently started to wonder if visiting somewhere with a long checklist of places to see is truly the best way to go about this. Does planning months in advance ruin the element of being able to ‘get lost’ in your destination?
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Posted Mar. 19, 2020

Disposable cameras make for the best travel photos

Part of me thinks that by taking too many photos, and I’m guilty of this myself, we become more worried about how the photos turn out rather than what we’re taking a picture of. Disposable cameras, I believe, offer a solution to this, where we can still have our cake and eat it.
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Posted Feb. 14, 2020

How do we pick out the most meaningful travel souvenirs for the people back home?

Wherever we go, there is bound to be a souvenir shop selling fridge magnets, t-shirts, shot glasses, and lighters featuring the flags and national symbols of the place we’re visiting. Yet, do these necessarily make for the most meaningful souvenirs? Ultimately, a meaningful travel gift differs from person to person. However, if it is sentimental to the person you are giving it to, you can never go wrong.
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Posted Jan. 22, 2020

All prisoners should be able to access student loans

All arguments surrounding the United Kingdom’s prison system can be boiled down to the debate of rehabilitation or punishment. A recent report by the Open University and Higher Education Policy Institute gets to the very heart of this debate. It proposed that prisoners serving longer sentences should be able to take out...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2019