Tips for Better Travel Photos

by irishfireside / Jul 19, 2017 /
irishfireside's picture

Digital photography has changed how we take and share photos. For travelers, the days of heavy camera bags and multiple rolls of film are gone. Be it technology or technique, here are some tips for getting the most out of your digital camera while traveling.


How to Get Around and Experience Paris

Asako Maruoka's picture

Paris is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world - and for good reason. The city seems to have a personality all its own, full of charm, quirks, and subtle beauty - it is unlike anywhere else in the world. For those who have visited la Ville des Lumieres in the past, the incomparable experience that comes from the city’s personality does not need to be explained. But if this is your first trip to Paris, you may need some help in understanding how to best take in all that the city has to offer.

Music for Reflection

by Kerry Dexter / Jul 17, 2017 /
Kerry Dexter's picture

In the midst of change, news that's challenging, unsettling, or inscrutable, it is often good to take a step back, to pause and let such things settle in the mind or in the heart while thinking over what's next. Music can be a useful and interesting way to take such a pause. Here are four ideas of music to invite or go along with such times of reflection.

Music for Reflection

Florida Culture for the Week of July 16, 2017 By Josh Garrick

Josh Garrick's picture

Florida Culture for the Week of July 16, 2017 By Josh Garrick 
FINAL WEEK -- to July 24 – Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ at Breakthrough Theatre 

5 Great Ways to Explore Central Park

Asako Maruoka's picture

With its breathtaking views, flat and hilly terrain, New York’s landmark park is a beloved, natural gem for many tourists. Home to 843 acres of famous attractions, hidden histories, and vibrant flora, Central Park offers a wonderful chance to explore the city’s wondrous green space.

5 Great Ways to Explore Central Park

Unique Things to See and Do in Iceland

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Whether you’re in Iceland on a short layover or for a longer visit, there’s much to see and do in this land of literature, the great outdoors (snorkeling in a tectonic rift!), and history.

Mackinac Island with the Ghost of Magdelaine La Framboise

Julie Royce's picture

“Welcome to 1816.” Magdelaine La Framboise’s spirit greeted our arrival to the island she had loved. The Odawa-French fur trader, who had fascinated me for years, invited my husband, Bob, and me to stay at the Harbour View Inn. In its prior life, the current B&B had been her home. Its construction was overseen by her son-in-law, Captain Benjamin Pierce, brother to future President Franklin Pierce. The gentle breezes whispered Magdelaine's words, “I apologize that I can’t spend more time with you.

Fun for All at Weekend in Norfolk This August

Sue Frisch's picture

No holds barred! Fun for all is the watchword in Norfolk, Conn., this coming August 4, 5, and 6 during the town’s three-day, town-wide festival, A Weekend in Norfolk. Everyone’s invited to come with family and friends to enjoy the more than 75 events—mostly free—listed on its website,

Five Favorite Places for Kids on the Sunset Coast, Michigan

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 12, 2017 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Kids and water go together - it's a natural fit. And what better place to play, than along Michigan's Sunset Coast?

Studying Abroad in London: A Stop in York

by Heather Robinette / Jul 11, 2017 /
Heather Robinette's picture

Here's the next article in my series on traveling outside of London during your time abroad! If you didn’t get a chance to start at the beginning, make sure you read my first post here.