June Guest Blogger: Daniela Avilez It’s been quite some time since I’ve been to Spain. It was a trip that my first high school offered through the art department. It was my first time flying overseas. I remember the gist of the trip vaguely, but a lot of details still stuck to me. One night,… Continue reading Food, Cathedrals, and Broken Spanish
Replenishing Waters: A 7-day Caribbean Cruise
May Guest Blogger: Laura Alcantar Weeks away from my 40th birthday, with my mom now 70 and widowed, my sons 10 and 15, a ten-day trip together seemed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Of course, it also meant being confined together in a tiny room for ten days and sharing a bathroom. The boys would miss a… Continue reading Replenishing Waters: A 7-day Caribbean Cruise
The Expedition Never Really Ends
March Guest Blogger: T.J. Burgin Travelling alone is often a frightening proposition. The world is a big place, with languages and people and practices that don’t make sense, that are foreign in every sense of the word. In 2009, I was a ninth-grade student with good test scores, a relatively active lifestyle, successful in track… Continue reading The Expedition Never Really Ends
The Best Beach in the U.S.
As I'm writing this, it's a record temperature of -25 here in Chicago, so I'm going to tell you about Charlotte's and my first couple days in Florida last May; then, I can reminisce on the warmth. We flew into Tampa with my parents and stayed at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, which had… Continue reading The Best Beach in the U.S.
New Year Giveaway Winner
Thank you to everyone who entered the New Year Giveaway! I'd say it's a great way to start off the new year. I hope to be able to do giveaways more often in the future, so I hope you'll keep a look out for them and enter when they're available! Who doesn't love free stuff?… Continue reading New Year Giveaway Winner
Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit
January Guest Blogger: Melissa Bitter One of the many benefits of living in Germany is taking advantage of the numerous festivals and traditional celebrations throughout the region. Christmas (Weihnachten) Markets, or more accurately Advent Markets, pop up in nearly every town and city across Germany in the weeks before Christmas. Hundreds of vendors peddle bakery… Continue reading Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit
Clarity at the Eiffel Tower
January Guest Blogger: Melissa Bitter A Family Trip Saved My Sanity Back in the fall of 2017, the idea of living in Germany was romantic and exciting. Starting my freelance writing business was exhilarating and empowering. Traveling Europe and sharing experiences with my husband and kids was endearing. Then we arrived, and I felt overwhelmed.… Continue reading Clarity at the Eiffel Tower
On my trip to England last year, I visited Caernarfon Castle in Wales. It was built between 1283 and 1323 and cost between £20,000 and £25,000. Edward I was king at the time. The castle was never completely finished, but from the outside, it looked to be that way. What I find fascinating about these… Continue reading Caernarfon Castle
Traveling Alone? Not My Thing
I hope you enjoyed Feature February last month! Who was your favorite photographer? Leave me a comment below! If you missed any, you can check them out here! I'd like to give a huge thanks to all the photographers for taking the time to answer my questions! Now, I've seen many articles about traveling solo and… Continue reading Traveling Alone? Not My Thing
Robert: So much Oregon!
Name: Robert Instagram: shootwithrobert | # of followers: 19.5K Robert's Instagram shows many of the places on my bucket list that I'd like to visit in Oregon. His attention to detail and lighting, both natural and Photoshopped, are phenomenal. A lot of his photos are taken in Forest Park in Oregon, and each one looks dreamy;… Continue reading Robert: So much Oregon!