Travel Archive

My Adventures on the Paris Metro

By Julie Kreutzer Picture Paris at Christmas time – holiday decorations in the stores, sleet, cold, great art, mix of good and bad food, sore feet, upper respiratory infections and jet lag.  After a long day museuming, we were on the metro and it was crowded.  I noticed my husband glaring over my shoulder at someone and even in my bedraggled state I assumed something …

Leaving for Antarctica

By Kimberley Rain Miner I would rather sleep in. It’s the day after Christmas and I roll over to kiss my boyfriend on the forehead, while patting the bed for the dog to jump in to cuddle. It’s the same thing we do every morning, but this morning is different. I won’t make coffee and bring it to bed because we have to get an …

Beseeching Mother Ocean in Hawai’i

By Rita Kungel Hawai’i—azure blue waters, palm tree-lined beaches of sugary sand, endless sunshine, verdant green vegetation and the scent of exotic flowers wafting in the warm tropical breeze—a true destination of dreams. In December of 2004 I was fortunate enough to accompany my husband for a week on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i.  He had an academic conference at the University of Hawaii …

Chicago — Cosmopolitan, Classy, and Gritty

Walking along the shore of Lake Michigan, with its summertime cool breezes, while admiring Chicago’s fabulous architecture is one of our favorite travel memories. The lake is one of the five Great Lakes  and is so large it is like looking at an ocean; it is impossible to see the other side. Dozens of beaches line the city’s edge providing much access to this body …

Solo Doesn’t Have To Mean Alone

By Lisa Eldridge, Girl About The Globe Travelling solo can be a challenge; looking for your accommodations, figuring out transport, the currency, and having to navigate your way around a new city can be exhausting. So when you meet a like-minded person to share it all with, it can make travel so much more enjoyable.Meeting other travellers means that there’s someone to look after your …

Secrets of Safe Travel in Nepal

by Kimberley Rain Miner Nepal has exquisite natural beauty, and for that reason is probably on your list of places to go to. However, there have been many political challenges for Nepal in the past 30 years, and the instability has made the country increasingly dangerous. Often customs processes at the airport can be a challenge, and travelers can be detained or deported without due …