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Fairy Tales Around the World

Fairy Tales Around the World

Once Upon a Time . . . we’ve all heard that before. From Cinderella to Snow White, fairy tales are a huge part of pop culture.  However, there are so many wonderful stories across the world that are not very well-known. Each country has tales . . . read more

Holy Toledo!

Holy Toledo!

In the center of Spain lies a hilly city, notable for its grand Gothic cathedral and mighty fortress that stands guard next to the Tagus river. The city’s architecture and culture are marked by strong Jewish, Muslim, and Christian influence. Though the city used to . . . read more

Step Into American Colonial Life

Step Into American Colonial Life

Compared to Europe, there are few places in the United States that are deeply rooted in history; after all, the US is a comparatively young country. But Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia has ties to nearly every famous Revolutionary War figure, and the town still feels like . . . read more

Getaway to the Golden Gulf Coast

Getaway to the Golden Gulf Coast

Looking for a quick weekend getaway? Galveston Island, TX is what cute little beach town dreams are made of. Complete with brightly painted stilt houses, a historic downtown, uniquely themed restaurants, an old-timey pier overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, miles of beach access, and relaxing . . . read more

How to Become a Culturally Sensitive Traveller

How to Become a Culturally Sensitive Traveller

Traveling to a new place brings opportunities to engage with a different culture. Do you wear a headscarf everywhere or just when you visit mosques? Do you pack your two-piece swimsuit or stick with a wet suit? Is it okay to eat while you walk, or . . . read more

A Hale of a Show

A Hale of a Show

The theater is small and rectangular. Three rows of stadium seats line each side with a small stage in the middle. You take your seat, the lights dim, and the show begins.   Hale Center Theater Orem often gets overlooked. Each year the theater produces live musicals, . . . read more

Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

From Icelandic to Greek and from kefir to whipped, the variety found in yogurt is astonishing. Walk into the dairy section of any American grocery store, and yogurt will take up a sprawling chunk of the shelf. Though its popularity in the United States fluctuates . . . read more

Legendary Lavatories

Legendary Lavatories

Everyone has to take care of their business somehow, and most of the time it’s a terribly boring experience. Most young people take their phones with them every time. Otherwise, how would they be entertained? But some places have found a great way to make . . . read more

Lions & Hippos & Panthers, Oh My!

Lions & Hippos & Panthers, Oh My!

If you’ve ever wanted to see a giraffe up close, touch an elephant trunk, or ride a Jeep on the savanna, South Africa is the place for you. The country also boasts great food, a diverse culture, and an unforgettable history of apartheid and the . . . read more

Dollywood

Dollywood

A tribute to Dolly Parton and the Appalachian gem she’s created