Give Thanks for Life’s Adventures

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. A special time to give thanks for everything we have in our lives—family, friends, delicious food, health and…

The Many Traditions of Halloween

October is drawing to a close, which can only mean one thing: Halloween is approaching. Streets are lined with cobweb-covered homes, makeshift graveyards, creatively…

Outsider: A story of survival

The worst thing in life is not being alone, but being surrounded by people who make me feel like I am an outsider is even…

Capture the Moment: Travel Photographer Andrei Mortila

To experience a destination is to feel it, to immerse yourself in its natural wonder. The feeling carries with you in an unexplainable way, but…

Croatia: Visit the European Pearl

Croatia has arrived to reclaim its place as the pearl of Europe! I have always heard good things about Croatia, and when I finally…

Rise of the Solo Female Traveler

Wandering among the pews of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoying the gardens at Schönbrunn Palace. Riding on the Great Wheel Riesenrad. I’m in Vienna, a…

New Zealand Wine: Taste of the Vines

Rows of old barrels lined the walls of the cave tunnel leading back to a cool, moist cellar. There, sitting atop a red tablecloth,…