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Traveling Life's Journey

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Inside USD -- Life is a journey, so live it. That statement is wide open to interpretation, but for Tolan Shaw and Sarah Vahalla, it seems like a personal slogan.

Their love of travel runs so deep it shapes how they see, think and feel about life.

“We’ve had the travel bug forever and our families both love to travel,” Shaw said. “Travel’s always on the horizon.”

Friends since elementary school and a couple since high school when Shaw performed a song specifically to ask Vahalla out, their relationship continued at the University of San Diego. Here they went on the Semester at Sea study abroad experience together, Shaw’s music career enjoyed a solid push with The New Archaic and Vahalla’s full support, and they both earned the same degrees — in International Relations and Spanish — last May. (Full Story

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