Sydney Kahl's blog

Advice From A Mentor On Pursuing A Writing Career

by Sydney Kahl / May 31, 2014 / 0 comments

Throughout the past four years of high school, I have been crafting ideas about what I would like to do with the rest of my life, and particularly how I can prepare during the next four years of college. I am committed to writing and sharing about my travel, cultural, and educational experiences.

Discovering An Ancient Food and Appreciating the Native Roots of A Local Sweetener

by Sydney Kahl / Apr 13, 2014 / 0 comments

In the span of just a few months in 2013, I discovered a new food and gained appreciation for a local food I’d been taking for granted.

Recipe For Zip Lining Success

by Sydney Kahl / Mar 29, 2014 / 0 comments

The first time I tasted zip lining was at Bretton Woods, NH. I loved that this experience was so diverse, offering more than just zip lines. We also encountered rappels, suspension bridges, and to end off the experience, a race where two participants zip lined side by side to see who was fastest.

Surviving The Knife Edge

by Sydney Kahl / Mar 09, 2014 / 0 comments

Fulfilling my Dad’s birthday wish meant getting up at 4am to get in line to hike Maine’s Greatest Mountain, Mount Katahdin. Mount Katahdin is located in the heart of Maine in Baxter State Park, which was protected by Governor Percival Baxter in the 1930’s.

Find Lost River and Explore New Hampshire’s Heritage

by Sydney Kahl / Mar 04, 2014 / 0 comments

A trip to Kinsman Notch, the Western-most notch of the White Mountains, is a place of many surprises. What exactly is a notch? A notch is a mountain pass- a gap between mountain peaks- that is u-shaped, from a lobe of the continental glacier, plowing to the southeast, scouring the rock in its path.

Escaping the Eruption of Vesuvius

by Sydney Kahl / Dec 02, 2013 / 0 comments

My family and I boarded the Circumvesuviana train to head back to Sorrento, Italy, where we were staying for the night. We had just finished a tour of the ancient city of Pompeii, buried in ash by the volcano Vesuvius, which erupted in 79AD.

Finding the Falls

by Sydney Kahl / Nov 06, 2013 / 0 comments

Livermore Falls, located in Plymouth, New Hampshire, is historically, geologically, ecologically, culturally, and recreationally significant.


Trekking Onto Moving Ice

by Sydney Kahl / Oct 09, 2013 / 0 comments

Matanuska Glacier, located just two hours northeast of Anchorage, Alaska on the Glenn Highway, is the largest glacier accessible by car in the United States - and is certainly one worth visiting. The Glacier is located among the Chugach Mountains in a valley.

What You Need to Know Before Getting in a Rickshaw

by Sydney Kahl / Sep 23, 2013 / 0 comments

In Delhi, India, people resort to using all sorts of modes of transportation - with their first priorities being going fast and conveniently. Before you jump in this common yellow and green, small, open air, three-wheeled vehicle, there are a few things you should know

White Smoke: Experiencing Pope Francis’s Inaugural Mass Firsthand

by Sydney Kahl / Aug 19, 2013 / 0 comments

Upon scheduling a month’s stay in Rome over a year ago, we had no way of knowing the excitement of selecting a new pope would be part of our trip. We waited anxiously along with Catholics from around the world to see when the black smoke being emitted from the Sistine Chapel would change to white. This is what signified a new pope had been selected.