This Yam is the New Jam

This Yam is the New Jam

Who knew a root crop could be a key dessert ingredient? Filipinos did. The Philippines is famous for its diverse and unique flavor combinations, especially when it comes to sweets. And one of the most-used flavors for desserts comes from a purple yam called ube . . . read more

See the World or Save It

See the World or Save It

Travel has been steadily increasing for the past several years. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, education or social media posts, travel seems to be a part of everyone’s lives nowadays. But should it be? Recently, the act of traveling has been attacked by environmental . . . read more

Where Heaven Meets Earth

Where Heaven Meets Earth

If you want to gain some perspective on your life, you need to spend some time in the Galilee. I spent ten days in the Galilee, exploring everything from Nazareth to Capernaum, from Tiberius to the Golan Heights. But ten days was nowhere near enough . . . read more

Try a Tradition! Taking a look at New Year’s traditions around the world

Try a Tradition! Taking a look at New Year’s traditions around the world

New Year’s Eve is a classic holiday that is celebrated by most everyone around the world. In the United States, people gather to watch the ball drop in Times Square, eat lots of finger foods and fancy snacks, and kiss their special someone right at . . . read more

Little Places, Big Adventures

Little Places, Big Adventures

The terms “melting pot,” “salad bowl,” and “cultural mosaic” are often used figuratively to illustrate American citizens’ identity and ethos. Every culture can be found somewhere in the States, with most of the diversity being found in cities. Major groups include Asian Americans, Arab Americans, . . . read more

Goodnight, World Fables Around the Globe

Goodnight, World Fables Around the Globe

Where did China get its first cup of tea? Who invented boomerangs in Australia? How did African leopards get their spots? Though there are plenty of factual answers to these questions, we can often learn more about a country from its bedtime stories than its . . . read more

Budapest by the Banks

Budapest by the Banks

I first saw the Danube River at night. After a long flight from Salt Lake to Amsterdam and from Amsterdam to Budapest—“Budapesht,” corrected my Hungarian-speaking husband—we were cold (’twas the day after Christmas), hungry, and exhausted. We decided we couldn’t let fatigue or the elements . . . read more

Highway to Helen

Highway to Helen

It all started with an earthquake. On March 20, 1980, the communities in Skamania County, Washington, US, experienced a 4.2 magnitude earthquake; this was the first definite sign that Mount St. Helens, a volcano that had been largely dormant, was about to erupt. Over the . . . read more

Coast through History: The World’s Oldest Amusement Parks

Coast through History: The World’s Oldest Amusement Parks

Take a ride with us as we explore the world’s oldest amusement parks.

Safer Solo Travel

Safer Solo Travel

It’s 2019, and there are more people traveling solo than ever. In fact, solo travelers proclaim that their individual adventures are some of their most treasured travel experiences. While there are many perks to traveling alone, the truth is that it’s not as safe as . . . read more