Biking Through The Loire Valley

Biking Through The Loire Valley

My mom and I walked up to the French bike shop, shaking hands with our tour guide for the day. We had scheduled a biking tour through the Loire Valley, and I had been looking forward to this part of the vacation for months. Biking is one of my favorite ways to...
Christmas in Kottweiler-Schwanden

Christmas in Kottweiler-Schwanden

The second time my family flew to Germany we were greeted by dreary gray skies. We deboarded the plane on the tarmac and lugged our bags to the airport through the rain. Even though it was freezing and we were all damp, my mom made me and my brothers stop in front of...
Perfect Podcasts for Travel

Perfect Podcasts for Travel

Podcasts have always been my companion while in transit. They not only help pass the time but also educate and entertain along the journey. Here are four podcasts that I recommend for any trip, and hopefully you’ll enjoy them as much as I have. Black Tapes Do you...
Iran: Not What You Think

Iran: Not What You Think

As Americans, most of our knowledge of Iran comes from American news outlets. We get the impression that it is a country with strict rules and dangerous nuclear ambitions. But there is more to Iran than meets the eye. And, really, it’s understandable why we’d have...
Through a Teen’s Eyes

Through a Teen’s Eyes

When I first went to Rome, I was 17 years old, and it was the first time I ever had been to Europe. I was a stereotypical teen, it seemed: I had a nice iPhone, I was a pile of angst occasionally, and I loved video gaming and sleeping. It seemed like I would be the...