Gettysburg College: Your New Vacation Destination

Emily M. Lindholm, Gettysburg College

Surge is a student blog at Gettysburg College where systemic issues of justice matter. Posts are originally published at Through stories and reflection, these blog entries relate personal experiences to larger issues of equity, demonstrating that –isms are structural problems, not actions defined by individual prejudice. We intend to popularize justice, helping each other to recognize our biases and unlearn the untruths.


It’s April 1st and vacation planning has begun!

Can you guess CNN’s Top 5 travel destinations for 2013?

Forget the vibrant, bustling city life of Tokyo. Romantic cobblestone strolls through Amsterdam? Too many pedestrian/bike lawsuits. And thanks to the combined 11.5 hours of the Lord of the Rings extended edition trilogy we’ve seen as much of New Zealand as we need to.

No. The whisper perched on the lips of Travel herself has been dominated by one borough, in one county, in one state of Pennsylvania. [excerpt]