Hit the Oregon Trail

Hit the Oregon Trail

At the mention of the Oregon Trail, many young Americans will recall fording rivers, crossing plains, and being waylaid by dysentery or broken legs in a popular game played on flickering computer screens. The real Oregon Trail, used by many American pioneers during the westward . . . read more

Unceasing Drama in London’s West End

Unceasing Drama in London’s West End

Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge—each of these and a thousand other landmarks make London worth seeing. But for many visitors, the most fabulous side of London is found in the west . . . the West End, that is. This side of London boasts . . . read more

Humans of New York

Humans of New York

“We met in Vienna. On a train. In the snow,” says a classy couple arm-in-arm under the city lights. “I’ve been out of rehab for three months,” explains a haggard-looking man sitting on a bench. “One day you’ll feel 18, look 60, and wonder what . . . read more

The Carnegie Legacy

The Carnegie Legacy

Picture it. New York City. Tickets to a special concert at Carnegie Hall. You walk through the renovated main levels with a sense of awe for all the history breathing within this space. As always, the season lineup is varied—children’s concerts, local orchestras, and big-name . . . read more

The Better Bottle

The Better Bottle

The Better Bottle International travelers are told time and time again, “It’s a beautiful country, but whatever you do, don’t drink the water!” Although in the past, travelers had to resort to buying bottled beverages in-country, the prevalence of self-filtering water bottles now allows travelers . . . read more

Hit the Oregon Trail

Hit the Oregon Trail

At the mention of the Oregon Trail, many young Americans will recall fording rivers, crossing plains, and being waylaid by dysentery or broken legs in a popular game played on flickering computer screens. The real Oregon Trail, used by many American pioneers during the westward . . . read more

Fall 2014 Photo Contest Winners

Fall 2014 Photo Contest Winners

First Place   Second Place   Third Place  

Exploring the Periphery of Chiang Mai

Exploring the Periphery of Chiang Mai

The tourist attractions in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are often touted as must-sees. If you know anyone who’s been to northern Thailand, you’ve probably heard tales of zip-lining, tiger-petting, and elephant-riding. In the city, ardent tuk-tuk drivers rumble through the busy streets, honking their horns in . . . read more

Fall 2014 Photo Contest Winners

Fall 2014 Photo Contest Winners

  First Place Memory Lane By Stephanie Staples Blue Springs, Missouri This image was taken in the Jewish Ghetto region of Rome, Italy. I loved the natural, jovial interaction among these three men in front of an Israeli flag caught in the wind.   Second Place . . . read more

Luang Prabang: The Perfect Place to Stop in Laos

Luang Prabang: The Perfect Place to Stop in Laos

On all sides, blue mountains emerge from the thick emerald forest like silent stunted sentinels. Glassy gray meandering rivers reflect slivers of the sky, peppered occasionally with flocks of silhouetted birds. This is a sacred and seldom-seen corner of the world—the perfect place to stop and soak . . . read more