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How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Germany & the Netherlands / Personal Travel Journals

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961

When you travel back to a city you call home, often see it with fresh eyes. This happened to Alexandra (Sandy) Gleysteen, the senior producer for CBS This Morning. The… Read More…

Tasting the Amalfi Coast
Culinary Travel / Culture / Italy & Greece / Personal Travel Journals / Restaurants

Tasting the Amalfi Coast

For an authentic taste of Italy, get outside the major cities and into the coastal villages. Foodie contributor Jason Kessler shares his experience at home of limoncello on the Amalfi… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: Three Global Good Deeds
Personal Travel Journals / Travel News

Grateful Traveler: Three Global Good Deeds

This week, Jamie Simons shares more “Grateful Traveler” stories that span the globe. She tells the stories of random encounters with “Eskimos,” the people of all ages, races, religions, economic… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: A Home Stay to Remember
Personal Travel Journals / Travel News

Grateful Traveler: A Home Stay to Remember

On a plane ride to Chiapas, Mexico, a friend and I sat with a girl named Patricia who was a university student flying home to spend the Christmas holidays with… Read More…

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Studying Abroad
Culture / Eco Travel / Etiquette / Personal Travel Journals / Student Travel / Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Studying Abroad

My four-month study abroad sojourn in Stirling, Scotland was just like the pamphlets claimed: an educational immersion into a local university. But, for all the counselors, books and informational sessions… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: Traveling Solo, But Never Alone
Personal Travel Journals / Solo Travel / Stories & Personal Journals / Travel News

Grateful Traveler: Traveling Solo, But Never Alone

Although I have visited Ireland more than any other country on the globe, my first stint there was not a pretty sight. I was traveling alone and trying to convince… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: An “Eskimo” Showed Me the Way
Personal Travel Journals / Travel News / Travel Safety

Grateful Traveler: An “Eskimo” Showed Me the Way

Jamie Simons has spent much of her life traveling and writing about it. Between the ages of 25 and 35, she took an early retirement and hitched around the world…. Read More…