#Travel Tag

Whenever I travel, I love to learn about the people and culture of the destination, but my favorite part is hearing the sweet stories from the locals. On my recent trip to the Northern Isles, I was blessed by an abundance of such stories. Check out...

I love it when I look back and see my life as a trajectory which makes sense, even though along the way, it felt chaotic and happenstance. I recently visited the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and one of my favorite rooms had Harmony in...

Welcome to Russia - Immigration - Our welcome to Russia was more of an anti-welcome. After just visiting Scandinavia where natural beauty and friendly faces reigned, the contrast was stark. When I went ashore in Scandinavia, I could go directly into the countries. For Russia, I needed...

I went to Norway because my mother was born there, and I wanted to learn about my heritage. I did learn about my heritage, but I learned so much more from the wisdom of Scandinavia. Here are samples from this smorgasbord of wisdom. 1. Keep the...

On my recent cruise to the Panama Canal, I learned a lot about the canal and other countries I visited, but mostly I learned about God. After spending many days at sea, I came to see the vast and mighty ocean as a representative of...

I had never been in jail until I took a Caribbean cruise. My stomach wasn’t happy with the new food and water, so by the third day of the cruise, I went to the doctor for help. I thought I would get medicine and be...

Caribbean Tools for Overcoming Stress I recently spent one week in the Caribbean. I thought I would come home with photos, souvenirs, and happy memories. Instead, I came home with a more laid-back spirit and tools for slowing down and enjoying life. I first experienced the Caribbean...

As someone who grew up with educator parents and who has worked as an educator for many years, I’ve learned a lot from the academic path. Now that I’m older, I learn more from life and the beauty of the land. Recently, I was in Arches...

When I was child, I was fearless. I was a gymnast and never felt an ounce of fear. Even after multiple broken bones and a surgery, I was undaunted and returned to the sport as eager as ever. So what happened? Adulthood struck! I had responsibilities,...

After a week of threats between the U.S. and North Korea, I wish that my flight to Egypt tomorrow was a flight to the moon! I’d feel safer off the earth. As I read the news today where the Chinese president urged calm between the politicians...