Fun at the Fairgrounds: Celebrating Dutchess County

Fun at the Fairgrounds: Celebrating Dutchess County

Blue skies, blue rivers, and sandwiched between them, the gorgeous red and gold foliage—fall is truly one of the most stunning times to visit New York. Beginning in August and going through to mid-November, a New York autumn is heralded by the transformation of the . . . read more

Four Portuguese Foods to Try

Four Portuguese Foods to Try

When most people think of food from Europe, their mind usually jumps to Italian pasta, French crepes, or British fish n’ chips. I doubt many people think of Portugal for its culinary arts. Most people probably don’t even know what they eat in Portugal—I know . . . read more

Las Paylas: Puerto Rico’s Natural Waterslide

Las Paylas: Puerto Rico’s Natural Waterslide

Puerto Rico is famous for its beautiful beaches, colorful homes, and patriotic spirit. Now is the time to add it to your travel bucket list if it doesn’t already have a place there. When planning a trip to Puerto Rico, you will likely add destinations . . . read more

The Perfect Getaway: Victoria, British Columbia

The Perfect Getaway: Victoria, British Columbia

Whether you prefer sunbathing on the beach or exploring top-of-the-line museums, Victoria has it all. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is only accessible by boat or plane. Every day, large ferries transport hundreds of cars across the Pacific Ocean and onto . . . read more

Luxury Airport Cuisine

Luxury Airport Cuisine

Here’s the deal: I’m a broke college student. I don’t have money to spend on expensive plane tickets, let alone on the luxury airport restaurants and lounges.  But hey, a girl can dream—right? One day, just maybe, I’ll have the opportunity to travel again (post-COVID) . . . read more

Voting Customs Around the World

Voting Customs Around the World

As the 2020 election fades into memory, Americans can take the opportunity to reflect on our country’s election systems and culture. Political ads, rallies, debates, and even car parades—they’re all part of the American political landscape leading up to an election. We’re often so engrossed . . . read more

Digging Up Grave Dirt

Digging Up Grave Dirt

  Despite the stunning serenity and vast vistas of Switzerland, one of the small country’s most striking features is its unusually beautiful graveyards. Visitors more familiar with the aged, dilapidated, and mossy cemeteries of their native countries are stunned by the polished headstones, vibrant,  flower . . . read more

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Samhain (Ireland/Scotland) The festival Samhain in Ireland and Scotland is considered to be the birthplace of modern Halloween with its origins in ancient Celtic rituals. The day is celebrated by lighting bonfires and playing games. At night, children dress up in costumes and go door-to-door . . . read more

Tourism: Why Do We Do It?

Tourism: Why Do We Do It?

Tourism: Why Do We Do It? Humans have been tourists for thousands of years now. Since the early stages of civilization, humans have needed respite. At least, that is my guess as to why we tour the world. It is a curious thing though. Why . . . read more

An ode to pizza Napoletana

An ode to pizza Napoletana

Italy: The land of cobblestone alleys, enchanting small towns, and heavenly food. I was lucky enough to live there for two years, two months of which I spent in an enchanting town just north of Naples. While there, I fell head-over-heels for Neapolitan pizza. I . . . read more