Jasper Thomas III Unternship Blog

Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Science says rainbows are made by the reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in droplets of water, which results in an array of light appearing in the sky. Millions of rain drops become reflectors for the…

Stomping Grounds

I didn’t know what to expect going to Pine Ridge. Anytime I brought up the itinerary for my Unternship adventure, I would always get the same response whenever I mentioned South Dakota: “Why there?” My answer…

Jazzed Up

When I first arrived to New Orleans, I explored the city and tried to imagine what my experience was going to be like. I was excited for the culture, the food, and especially the music. But…

Bienvenido a Miami

Community – A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals. When I got to Miami I was looking for a broad sense of community. I wanted to see…

A Grand Adventure

On Thursday, June 1st, I drove approximately 1 hour and 24 minutes from my small hometown of Reidsville, North Carolina to Raleigh International Airport. There, I boarded a two hour, non-stop flight to Miami, Florida. Once…

Megan Duncan Unternship Blog

The Common Thread

Sitting in the Kauai airport, I can’t believe the Unternship has come to an end. My backpack now has broken zippers and frayed seams, my clothes desperately need to find a laundry machine and my very…

Hello, Hawaii

Traveling is an exhilarating experience. A matter of days, weeks or months spent in constant stimulation. You perpetually encounter new cultures, new foods, new social norms… the list goes on. Arriving in Hawaii, I realized that…

The Alaska Experience

Flying into Sitka, Alaska, I found my heart fluttering in anticipation. Breaking in between patches of clouds were tree-covered islands settled in vast channels of water. Houses were a scarcity – just wilderness and the occasional…

Wild By Soul

Five months on a trail. Five whole months on a trail. Who in their right mind would do such a thing? What about the outdoors could possibly be so addicting that someone would give up their…

Standing on the Summit

Fun fact: This blog post was written on the top of a 14,000 ft. mountain. Sitting on top of one of Colorado’s 53 “14ers,” my breath is taken away. (The locals taught me that a “14er” describes…

Creators, Craftsmen & Community

Nashville, New York and Austin. Three cities with drastically different cultures, yet all known for their arts and creativity. As I wandered through these three spots, I couldn’t help but become enamored with the inspiration that…

Akinbola Richardson Unternship Blog

My Last Golin Untern Post

Every human being has several important moments in his or her life. Beautiful, perfect coincidences that help shape the person you become; the person you are today. Several months ago when I was chosen to be…

Building a Fence

– New Orleans, LA – Before I start, I want to say that after building for two days in the hot sun, my respect for construction workers grew ten-fold. The last stop in my adventure was…

I’m Moving to Hawaii

– Maui, Hawaii –  I can officially say there is a heaven on Earth and its location is Maui, Hawaii. The island was utterly beautiful, like something straight out of a travel magazine. Before arriving in Hawaii, I…

Homeless Rainbows

– Portland, Oregon – The homeless have always intrigued me. At a very young age, I learned that homeless people were some of the greatest people on the planet. Why? Because they were their true selves….

Alcatraz Prison

– San Francisco – The only thing I can say about Alcatraz is: man, it would suck to live there. The prison is on an island and would be a horrible place to have to be for years. Even…

10 Days of Silence – Part II

 – North Fork, California –  The Meditation The goal is for everyone to find real peace and happiness by going deep into the unconscious, uprooting any unhealthy things you have planted in the past. Meditation does…