An Australian Christmas Light Tour

A Sub-Tropical Winter Wonderland We may not have snowmen or chestnuts roasting over an open fire in Brisbane, Australia, but the Christmas spirit is alive and well. This week my Aussie friend Elizabeth introduced me to a recent Brisbane tradition: The Brisbane City Council’s Bus Tour of the 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition. 4KQ is a local … Read more

Bidding Four Spades in Poland

Sometimes discovering the local culture means meeting locals rather than sightseeing. For Melinda Brasher it also means playing a game of cards with them. I never travel without a deck of cards. I rarely turn down an invitation to join a game. I know what to play with only two people on a jouncing bus, … Read more

Avoid a Travel Hangover with These 5 Tips

After a much anticipated wait it’s finally here…vacation time! You have your trip planned, bags packed, and have stayed on a strict diet and exercise routine to fit into that teeny tiny polka dot bikini. Upon arrival in paradise, you’re lying by the pool with a drink in hand and all kinds of decadent treats. … Read more

The Scent of Cloves

A visit to the wholly unfamiliar local of Zanzibar, Tanzania, is anchored in what is known as the most memorable of the senses The rain had stopped. We waited by a five-passenger plane that was to take us to Zanzibar, Tanzania, a 30-minute flight east from Dar es Salaam, the east African country’s largest city. … Read more

When Getting out of the Country Means Going to Epcot

Channel your inner child with international fun by visiting Disney World’s Countries of Epcot When you can’t get out of the country for real, the next best place to go? Disney World! Specifically, the World Showcase at EPCOT (which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow). This may seem a little silly, but I’ve never … Read more

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