By Alyssa Gocinski I spent a week-long trip in Japan drinking miso soup like water, admiring elaborate bento boxes filled with chilled soba, and delving into sweet deep-fried pork alongside velvety potato salad (Japanese mayonnaise sets it apart from our own all-too-familiar barbecue companion). As I comfortably sat cross-legged on a cushion alongside my friends, […]
By Maria Russo Tulum has a beautiful vibe all its own. If you are like me, you’ll appreciate the laid-back centered feeling that flows through this slice of the Riviera Maya. Most people here are open, free-spirited and casual, embracing more of a simple lifestyle that relies on the pleasures offered by Mother Nature. Yet, […]
Popular for its soothing contrast to city life and summer getaway feel, Cape Cod has plenty of diverse natural wonders to behold.
By Colin Daniels Texas is more than just a state to me; it’s a way of life and a place full of history and culture. While Texas may be better known for the Alamo and the Johnson Space Center, here are five less-celebrated, must-see sites to visit on your next trip to the Lone Star […]
By Sarah Teczar The mention of wine tours evokes images of California’s sun-dappled Napa Valley, the vineyards of Bordeaux or a sprawling Tuscan countryside. But today, wineries are popping up in some unexpected places, meaning there’s no need to stick to the predictable locations. Millennials drank 42 percent of all wine consumed in the […]
So you want to go to a film festival, one that really captures the spark and creativity of indie cinema, but you don’t know which one. This is a list of film festivals you may have never heard of before, fests that have nothing to do with the Hollywood bigwigs and instead focus on the vibrant enthusiasm of do-it-yourself filmmaking.
by Mary-Milam Granberry Remember the carefree days of childhood summer camp? If you didn’t go to sleep-away camp, maybe you can recall staying out riding bikes until the lamplights came on, or the summer block party no one missed. Those were untroubled, relaxed, even adventurous times before the responsibilities of adulthood set in. I was […]
By Samantha Facciolo You may have heard that, in late January, 15 runners competed in the World Marathon Challenge, an endurance test to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. These (crazy? committed?) individuals logged over 23,000 flight miles to run 183 miles in temperatures that ranged from Antarctic cold to Australian heat. […]
By Sarah Teczar Videos of cats knocking things off tables and viral kitten memes abound in our Facebook newsfeeds. But if you don’t have a cat (or left one behind at home) and crave some real-life feline entertainment, it might be easier to find than you think. Cat cafes are popping up all over the world. […]