Etgar 36

Summer 2014

Day 18-Santa Barbara to San Francisco-by Noah Najjar

Posted on July 17, 2014

Today, we traveled to San Francisco from Los Angeles. Even though it was my second time in L.A., I still had a great time, but I was excited to move up the coast. After a couple hours of driving, we stopped in Santa Barbara, which looked like some of the small villages I’ve been to Continue Reading »

Day 17-Los Angeles-by Laina Haymes

Posted on July 16, 2014

After some bus problems gave us a rocky start to our morning, we headed to Participant Media to speak with Evan Shapiro, a representative of the organization. Participant Media is a film company with a different vision than, for example, Warner Brothers. They produce educational and inspiring work on all different topics. They have produced Continue Reading »

Day 16-Los Angeles-by Jack Wyman

Posted on July 15, 2014

Today marked the day Etgar 36 completed its journey from East Coast to West Coast! After waking up in Las Vegas, we made the four hour trip to Los Angeles. Our first stop of the day was at Peggy Sue’s 1950s diner, where we had a nice brunch. We enjoyed a variety of delicious breakfast or Continue Reading »

Day 15-Las Vegas-by Gabe Goldberg

Posted on July 14, 2014

Looking out of the hotel this morning, all that I could see was a single hotel and the desert. While not exactly what one expects when thinking of Las Vegas, it demonstrates the incredible feat of a city created in the middle of a desert by none other than a member of the tribe, Bugsy Continue Reading »

Day 14-Las Vegas-by Sarah Hallam

Posted on July 13, 2014

Having never been to Las Vegas before, I was not sure what to expect when we arrived. But as the mountains turned into billboards and buildings, I realized that Vegas is exactly what everyone makes it out to be: big, tall buildings and hotels with in-your-face signs and intense heat. When we got off the Continue Reading »

Day 13-Grand Canyon-by Seth Hochman

Posted on July 12, 2014

Today was a pretty relaxed day. We started off by waking up around 8AM and then boarding the bus to roll out for the Grand Canyon at 9AM. We had a decently lengthy ride to the park, but it was definitely worth it. We stopped for lunch when we reached the glorious North Rim, where Continue Reading »

Day 12-Zion National Park-by Rachel Kaufman

Posted on July 11, 2014

Today began with an early morning in Salt Lake City, Utah. We woke up, packed our bags, and headed to Zion National Park. The drive through Utah was breathtaking, with massive, uninhabited mountains and wide open roads all around us. After catching up on a bit of sleep, we watched a powerful documentary called Food, Continue Reading »

Day 11-Salt Lake City-by Adam Lightman

Posted on July 10, 2014

Last night we finally had the long-awaited overnight bus ride from Boulder, CO to Salt Lake City, UT. The counselors had been telling us that this would be one of the better nights of sleep of the entire trip. It actually wasn’t a horrible time sleeping on the bus because it was dead silent the Continue Reading »

Day 10-Boulder-by Zavi Feldstein

Posted on July 9, 2014

Our morning began in full swing with a passionate debate about the raising of the minimum wage. As a working teenage, it was fascinating to learn about the perspectives on the issue, as I discovered why the minimum wage exists, and what states actually abide by the standard set by the federal government. It was Continue Reading »

Day 9-Denver and Colorado Springs-by Jordan Sitomer

Posted on July 8, 2014

After sleeping in until 8:30, we ate breakfast, and then we hopped on the bus to downtown Denver for a meeting with Rebecca Yount, the Outreach and Publicity coordinator for Ten Thousand Villages of Denver. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit gift shop that carries fair trade goods from artisans in more than 30 countries. Continue Reading »