Travel and Culture

Hazel M. Freeman

I always thought that cruising was a travel option designed for older travelers. When the calendar informed me that I was nearing the status of a senior, I decided it was time to try the seafaring form of travel for myself. Guest author Janet Collins gives us an Alaskan cruise report.

Georgiana Kurtz

Lake Louisa State Park, near Clermont, contains 11 natural communities, 6 lakes and 2 streams within its boundaries. With its variety of camping options, including a full-service campground, primitive campgrounds, and modern cabins, it's a good place to camp, especially if you're visiting Orlando.

Nancy Schretter

For first-time cruisers, planning a cruise vacation can be overwhelming. It can be hard to figure out which ship and stateroom is best, plus there are additional planning requirements that are critical. Here are seven major mistakes first-time cruisers often make and tips on how to avoid them.

Ruthe McDonald

There is nothing quite like family traditions. Here's a short story from my past. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter Holiday!

Bee Smith

While the six counties of Northern Ireland were part of the ancient kingdom of Ulster, these days Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan are the Ulster counties in the Republic of Ireland. Here are my four favorites from these three.

Editor Wanted

Why do I love the Sonora Style Mexican Food? Why is it my comfort food? From refried beans to caramelized Flan these are just some of my favorite Mexican Style Foods.

Hanny Suriadi

Raja Ampat is an ultimate destination for divers who are looking for a fabulous and exotic experience of its exciting underwater beauty. Located at the tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula in Papua Island, the region is very famous for its world class diving and snorkeling.

Valerie D. Aguilar

Loreta Velazquez, inspired by Joan of Arc’s story as a child, is the only woman to have served in the Civil War as a socialite spy and as a male officer in battle simultaneously. Soldiers who served with Lieutenant Buford confirmed that he conducted himself with integrity and conduct becoming an off

Francine McKenna-Klein

Oktoberfest in Munich: That super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival, where the mottoes on many of the heart shaped gingerbread cookies are in Bairisch, the local dialect. Some traditions, mottoes and "translations" for those unmissable accompaniments to Oktoberfest beer.