From the category archives:

Unexpected Experiences

Finding Oneself on the Camino de Santiago

Finding Oneself on the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago isn’t necessary to finding oneself, though for many this is the case. Perhaps it’s the act of walking 500 miles…

Experience Moroccan Culture

Experience Moroccan Culture

From Marrakesh Morocco, our family traveled about Morocco, over the Atlas Mountains and in the Sahara Desert. Eating Moroccan couscous in Zagora was the highlight of our Morocco adventure.

Season of Change

Leaves Changing | Season of Change

Journey no farther than your own backyard. The beautiful colors of an autumn blaze maple are perfect to stop you in your tracks, give you time to reflect, decide what’s next in your life.

Sharing the Backyard

Moving and Sharing the Backyard with In-laws

Try something new… like buying a house right behind your in-laws! Or… a new recipe or vacation spot. The point is… change can be good.

Octopus Out to Dry

Mediterranean Diet of Octopus

These drying octopuses hanging on a clothesline was an unexpected discovery.

Being a Tourist

Watermen of Morocco

The music, smells and sights of the main square in Marrakesh, Morocco were overwhelming all of my senses. We had just left the shadows of the souks, the narrow lanes chock full of stalls serving the daily needs of the locals and tourists alike. I wondered what would overwhelm tourists to America?

How to Navigate the Visa Process

Visa and Passport

Knowing these typical requirements and the time and money involved before you determine your destination and decide when to leave can be very helpful. Read on, and be prepared.

Top Three Travel Secrets

Romeo and Juliet at The Globe Theatre

A good travel secret for me is one that gives me a strong sense of place. I want to feel like a local and have a glimpse of what life is like for them in their corner of the world. Read on to find three of my unexpected favorites.

Where is Timbuktu?

Timbuktu in Sahara Desert

Growing up in 1970s Kansas, the exact middle of the United States, I always thought of Timbuktu as nothing more than an expression of distance, great distance. “It might as well be in Timbuktu!” Thirty years later, I learned different. Where do you think Timbuktu is?

The Turkey Head

Turkey Head and All for Thanksgiving

When it’s Thanksgiving morning in Spain and you open up the bag of turkey giblets, and there is the head staring out at you, are you supposed to boil it up too with the heart and liver and neck? I wondered.

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