Travel and Culture

Nancy Schretter

If you’re looking for a fantastic family vacation closer to home, there are great all-inclusive vacation options in the United States that fit the bill perfectly. Check out these twelve top all-inclusive resorts located throughout the United States when you're planning your next family vacation.

Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

While the picture-perfect village of Grafton, Vermont, has enough attractions to keep us busy for a weekend, there’s an even more persuasive reason to spend two nights at the historic Grafton Inn: the chance to eat four meals there.

Hazel M. Freeman

Senior travelers will still feel a child-like sense of awe when beholding the majesty of this natural wonder of the world, our national treasure, the Grand Canyon. Guest author Janis Turk gives us a tour of the Grand Canyon.

Deb Frost

Mountain Goats are often one of the “must see” large animals on Alaskan tourist’s wish lists. Fortunately, the coastal mountains of Alaska seem to suit them, offering a good chance at closer views of these magnificent creatures.

Sarah Jane Lopez

If your looking for a fun adventure in the water, that is also a great workout, stand up paddleboarding is just the thing for you! Find out all about this fun water sport and read some tips on getting started.

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 A. McKenna

Palm Bouquets are Good Luck charms. A 10th century German Easter tradition made with decorated twigs, herbs and flowers, carried in Palm Sunday processions and blessed in church, then kept for luck or decoration until next Ash Wednesday or added to Easter Sunday Fires. Their story and "How To".