Christmas Celebrations Around the World

We all have our personal family traditions to uphold during the holidays, and then we have the traditions that are customary in our country—such…

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…

Conquer Fear: Rappelling Down a Cliff

When the safety cord hooks onto my belt, I should feel relief. But the 60-foot cliff face behind me causes my stomach to churn…

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…

Take a No-Guilt Trip

Sorry to sound like a broken record, but we need to take more trips. Honestly, our vacation days are just sitting there, wasting away…

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…

A New Years Celebration in Kyoto

Holidays are usually an important of my life. I am a big fan of Christmas, my stomach starts craving turkey weeks before Thanksgiving and…

The Rain of Milford Sound

River water rushes over bone white rocks, so clear the bottom is completely visible, so clean you can drink straight from the rapids. The…