Travel from sea to shining sea; by car or by plane, there's plenty to see in the good ole US of A.
Ghanians Practice The Same White Supremacy & Xenophobia Seen in the United States
In every car I'm a passenger in I have to battle myself and decide if I want my Ghanian friend to be stopped and harassed by the police or immigration. Perhaps I will sit in the back and pretend to be an Uber or Bolt customer. Even when it is a Bolt or Uber ride, they'll stop the driver if they don't see thier phone mounted on the dash.
Cruise and Stay Holidays in Florida
Cruise and stay holidays are a great choice for those looking to make the most of a relaxing holiday with a little adventure and excitement thrown in. One of the best, and most popular, cruise and stay destinations is Florida. Florida offers an amazing choice of resorts, holiday villas, apartments and hotels; not to mention having a wide range of opportunities to keep you entertained on the ‘stay’ part of your holiday.
Can Taking A Trip Help Improve Mental Health And Wellness?
Enjoyment, empathy, and creativity have all been associated with travel. However, research indicates that the mere act of planning a trip can stimulate your brain.
As most of you reading already know, I'm not the spontaneous type! But this week, I surprised myself! Aaron and I had been given a gift certificate last Christmas to the Byrns-Roberts Inn in Murfreesboro, TN for a one-night stay. I started thinking about Christmas gifts last week, and I was reminded of my gift certificate so neatly posted to the office cork board. I thought, "Hum, I wonder if there is an expiration date?". When I called, the inn keeper said "No, there's no expiration date; however, we're retiring in March." I replied, "Oh, I wish I had of known, but do you happen to have anything open this weekend?". And to that, "Yes, our Garden Regency suite is open on Friday". "Perfect", I said, "Let's go ahead with the reservation". I called Aaron, called his mom, we got all the details worked out within just a few minutes. This weekend was a perfect time to go. It was Aaron's birthday weekend and it's just before all of the Christmas festivities begin around here! So we headed out of town on Friday afternoon for some much needed R & R.
Frugal Fun Galore on the Northern Shore - Part 2
This has been the best year of my life hands down. I'm out on the dating scene and I've been enjoying myself immensely. I decided to get on TikTok to promote my upcoming book about breaking the chains to alcohol addiction. The response has been overwhelming. I'm sober, not boring.
Best National Parks to Visit With Your Family
As a former educator, I looked for every possibility to teach my daughter about history, geography, biology, even culture and movies. I found that our 423 American National Parks, are the perfect classrooms for children, no matter what their age. With multiple historical sites and monuments including battlefields, our National Parks can teach families about the beauty of our nation’s diverse geography and ecosystems as well as bring our nation’s stories to life.
Yucatan Peninsula, 2018 All photos by the author Ⅰ. “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – 'WOW – What a Ride!'" –Anonymous
Traveling in California
With its great climate, natural wonders, beaches, and amusement parks California has become one of the top vacation destinations in the US.
The People You Meet At Airport Bars
I love an airport bar. I'm talking a classic, overpriced spot with little to no ambiance, four boring, but very established beers on tap and a bartender sporting a lanyard. Hey, I’m low maintenance when it comes to killing time between whatever travel hiccups blow my way. Sure, you could hit the lounges, drown your travel anxiety with all-you-can-drink whatever, but that vibe is more laptopy (An adjective I just made up.) Not very social. I prefer an unpredictable rotation of people from wherever, going wherever. A swift, non-committal, non-judgement conversation that will pass the time of even the worst airline’s mechanical issues. These are the places you can meet a one-hour friend. I won't partake in those bars where you order through ipads. You punch in an order and swipe your card like you’re at a food & booze ATM. What a burn on society. That says, “Nobody wants to talk to you anymore. Click these buttons if you want something, and here are the suggested gratuities.” Ouch. That hurts. (I’m looking at you, Toronto Pearson.)
Adventure and Art in Borrego Springs
Nestled between the historic gold mining town of Julian and The Salton Sea, Borrego Springs and the surrounding Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California offer a number of exceptional experiences. Located two hours from San Diego, there are activities and natural attractions suited for many types of RVers. With 805 km (500 mi) of dirt roads, a dozen wilderness areas, kilometers of hiking trails you would expect some great adventures, and you won’t be disappointed.
Amazing Los Angeles
Los Angeles or L.A. is the largest city in California and one of the most popular because of the movie industry and Hollywood. It is also known for the glamorous Beverly Hills. The city has been filmed many times and has a large tourism industry.
Remembering Jerzy Kukuczka,
Today marks 33 years since Polish mountaineer Jerzy Kukuczka passed away while climbing Lhotse on October 24, 1989. A true legend of high-altitude Himalayan mountaineering, Kukuczka was the second person, after Reinhold Messner, to ascend all fourteen Eight-thousanders.