From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Summer 2014

Steve Johnson and Karen Cegelske


A shared sense of adventure has taken Steve Johnston (B.A. ’75) and Karen Cegelske on numerous trips with the Alumni Travel Program. “We don’t want to go to the same old places all the time,” Johnston says. “We want to see things that are different.” Last year Johnston and Cegelske visited Southeast Asia, including Vietnam—a destination that challenged Johnston’s perspective on the Vietnam War. “We actually visited a Vietnam War memorial, and we found it awfully interesting to experience that war from the other side,” he recalls.

For Johnston and Cegelske, such encounters are what make travel worthwhile. “You’ve got to understand the changes that are happening in the world. You’ve got to want to see how other people live,” Johnston says.


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