Travel and Culture

Hazel M. Freeman

From its red brick streets, tree lined avenues with grand Victorian homes, to its rich history, quaint shopping, and scenic river setting; Marietta emanates the unassuming appeal of small town America.

Nancy Schretter

As states reopen after the coronavirus shutdown, some travelers are beginning to reclaim their vacation plans this year. It's important to carefully research your options, however. If you feel the time is right, here are ten tips to help you choose a destination and stay safe when booking a hotel.

Deb Frost

Mountain Goats are often one of the “must see” large animals on Alaskan tourist’s wish lists. Fortunately, the coastal mountains of Alaska seem to suit them, offering a good chance at closer views of these magnificent creatures.

Sarah Jane Lopez

If your looking for a fun adventure in the water, that is also a great workout, stand up paddleboarding is just the thing for you! Find out all about this fun water sport and read some tips on getting started.

Ruthe McDonald

There is nothing quite like family traditions. Here's a short story from my past. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter Holiday!

Bee Smith

While the six counties of Northern Ireland were part of the ancient kingdom of Ulster, these days Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan are the Ulster counties in the Republic of Ireland. Here are my four favorites from these three.

Editor Wanted

Why do I love the Sonora Style Mexican Food? Why is it my comfort food? From refried beans to caramelized Flan these are just some of my favorite Mexican Style Foods.

Hanny Suriadi

Raja Ampat is an ultimate destination for divers who are looking for a fabulous and exotic experience of its exciting underwater beauty. Located at the tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula in Papua Island, the region is very famous for its world class diving and snorkeling.

Valerie D. Aguilar

Loreta Velazquez, inspired by Joan of Arc’s story as a child, is the only woman to have served in the Civil War as a socialite spy and as a male officer in battle simultaneously. Soldiers who served with Lieutenant Buford confirmed that he conducted himself with integrity and conduct becoming an off

Francine A. McKenna

Germany is a "Bread Paradise". With over 3050 registered varieties, almost all available types of grain used, from wheat, rye, barley and oats to millet, corn, rice and potato starch. While bread rolls go under so many different names in the various regions it is easier just to point.