A Spring Road Trip Through Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian mountain lake

Bosnia travel has brought me great joy, moments of reflection, and the courage that comes from venturing into unknown territory and finding treasures of culture, history, and natural beauty. Although it is easy to fly into main cities such as Mostar or Sarajevo, driving through the countryside is a peaceful and inspiring way to experience […]

Brisbane Girls Trip on a Budget

Queensland Museum of Art

Brisbane on a budget There are few things better than a Girl’s Getaway, especially when it’s to a fabulous city like Brisbane, Queensland. But sometimes the cost of hotels, transportation, food, and entertainment can add up so fast the trip is over before it even begins. Queensland Museum of Art Thankfully, with a bit of […]

NC’s Silver Fork Vineyard and Winery


A  well dressed woman tells us how Silver Fork Vineyard and Winery got its name: It is on this 32 acres of land  that Silver Creek and White Fork Creek intersect. Both creeks, flowing from the Catawba River almost come together here, and then flow parallel before gracefully crossing and then once again becoming parallel.  When the owners were […]

Finding Solace in Raglan, New Zealand-II


Part two of Taylor St. John’s adventures in Raglan, New Zealand. (Part one can be found here) Out the back of a little house in Raglan West bathing suits dangled from a clothes line and dripping wetsuits hung over a fence haphazardly, which made the neighbor angry. Paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks and bikes were scattered around […]

French Cheese 101


When I first moved to France, one of the first questions people would ask me was, “Why?” To me it seemed an odd question – “Why not?” I always wanted to answer. But I didn’t. Instead, I came up with a flippant answer, far from the full truth, but definitely an influential and attractive aspect of the country: “For the cheese.”