Category: Reflections

What Do You Get From Traveling?

The Reality of Travel: Life Changing, Hard, but Something We Can All Do By Becky Evens I have traveled a…

Turning Left Around the World

Turning Left Around the World is for those of a certain age who have rid themselves of the ‘cash-rich time-poor’ restraint…

A Revere Beach Reverie

An Airline Pilot's Recollection of his Youth on Revere Beach, in Boston By Patrick Smith Sometimes when I hear the…

How My Smartphone Ruined my Travel Experience

Not using my iPhone abroad improved the way I travel and reconnected me with the real world By Sarah Eddy…

Traveling While American

Is the Passport in Your Pocket a Bulls-eye on Your Back? By Mike Howard I can’t count the number of…

Fukushima, Where Japanese Traditions Continue

Returning to Fukushima after Nuclear Disaster By Taylor Bond The much beloved Japanese movie, Princess Mononoke, opens with a fast-paced…

Expat Living: Is It for You?

Six Lessons I’ve Learned as an Expat in Israel By Roberta Rottigni The word expat is an abbreviation for expatriate,…

Scotland: Four Unique Places to Get Cozy

Finding Scotland's Fiery Warmth in Winter in four unique accommodations By Helen Moat I'm standing on a Scottish beach between…

The Bus: Why Americans Still Board the Greyhounds

While Cheap Flights Siphon Away Many Travelers, Some Still Stick with the Bus ByAlexander Volberding Other than a fear of flying,…

Sapa, Vietnam: It's Not About Needing, It's About Giving

Meeting Villagers and Shopping in Sapa, Vietnam By Donnie Sexton Our mini-van had barely come to a halt in the…

Cyprus: The Wall of Shame

Crossing the wall of the Shame: Last divided capital of Europe. By Abel Bordonado Lillo It seems that walls have…

Dingle, Ireland: Forgotten Desolation

Dingle Ireland, where the terrible potato famine is still recalled By Andrew Castillo Heavy is the ground that carries lost…