Travel Archive

New to Travel? Tips for Planning your Trip

“I would love to travel, but I don’t know how to start. Where do I begin?” This is your practical planning guide so your future can hold many travel adventures. Below are the how to’s and tips from experienced women travelers. At some point, we all were first time travelers; and we have lots of advice to help you make your first trip successful. Get …

Nördlingen, Germany—A Twist of Fate

I was a post war baby, born in Nördlingen, Germany in 1946, but didn’t get to grow up there. By a twist of fate, I became a Displaced Person, along with millions of others after World War II. When I returned to visit my little-girl home in Nördlingen, I discovered lost pieces of myself and events that upended our family. This interview with Christa Krutowskis …

A Ghost in Riga, Latvia

By Christa Krutowskis Turnbull This piece originally was published in 2014. When we disembark from the plane in Riga, I see the ghost. I stop as if frozen in place staring at him. This is an unnerving moment. The ghost smiles broadly and wraps his arms around me in a big hug, saying, “It is wonderful to see you, Christa.” I am struggling for words …

Heart of the Art–Santa Fe, New Mexico

It’s really the best time to go to Santa Fe; meaning anytime from fall to spring when it’s not too hot and you can likely avoid the tourists if you skip the major festivals.  But, of course, the art is still happening constantly because it is a living thing that knows no season and it’s the heartbeat of Santa Fe.  I’ve been to Florence, Venice, …

Road Tripping Mid-America

Have you ever fantasized taking a road trip across the US? Perhaps you dream of exploring back roads; photographing hay fields in early morning light; watching foggy mists swirl between mountain ridges far below you; picnicking in sleepy, small town parks; following roads that climb mountain passes with breath-taking views; visiting the birthplace of one of your heroes, or stopping in an old town square …