Photo: Chris Klok Arizona residents have no doubt the 48th state is great. Whether you hail from Flagstaff, Yuma, or somewhere in-between, there’s instant access to year-round sunshine within a short drive.
Photo: sebaso MY FIRST TRIP TO GERMANY was courtesy of my law school, which gave me the opportunity to apply for a summer job in Hamburg.
Photo: Joshua Hayes 1. You get offended when other nationalities don’t understand our extremely complex political situation.
Refugees, Pacifists, Terrorists, Citizens Reminders of the Doukhobor experience By Rob Chursinoff “The Dukhobors have been subjected to floggings, incarcerations, and all kinds of tortures in the disciplinary battalions, from which many have died…It is hard to believe that such a systematic annihilation of a whole population of twelve thousand people should enter into the plans of the Russian government… I now address all the good people of the English and American nations, asking for their aid… I ask for direct guidance in overcoming the difficulties of the emigration of a people who do not know any languages and have never been outside of Russia.” — Leo Tolstoy, excerpt from APPEAL ON BEHALF OF THE DUKHOBORS, March 19, 1898 TEN MONTHS after Russian author Leo Tolstoy delivered his letter on behalf of my ancestors, the first of four ships carrying the Orthodox Church dissenters set sail for Halifax, Nova Scotia from the Russian Black Sea port of Batum.
Photo: Tomás Castrillón You must be a Republican. Do you really think every single person in a state of nearly 30 million people vote red every election?
IT’S NOT JUST the Pacific light, the palm trees, and the people that make Los Angeles an incredible place to visit.
Photo: Open Grid Scheduler AIRBNB IS A GREAT SERVICE from the traveler’s side. It’s convenient, it’s affordable, and Airbnb rooms usually have more personality than your average hotel room.
Photo: Lwp Kommunikacio In the 1951 movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still, an alien named Klaatu lands his spaceship on the National Mall with a giant robot capable of destroying the world.
Photo: Alan Turkus “That looks warm.” In a land where snow-bearing winter days can stretch from mid-October to late April, folks value anything that keeps the cold at bay.
Forget revolutionary rock n’ roll, cheese grits, and sweet tea — you should really be heading to the South for its unforgettable roads.
Photo: Xuedi Chen I grew up in a Christian household in Gulf Shores, Alabama, nestled in the heart of the Bible Belt.
Humpback – Ilulissat, west coast Greenland I feel guilty. We’re cruising effortlessly down West Greenland.
Embed from Getty Images THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS announced yesterday that they would not be allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be completed along the currently proposed route, which involves drilling under the Missouri River.
Photo: Johnny Silvercloud At the age of 25, I left the East Coast and drove to Alaska. As a queer brown woman from central Jersey, I was in culture shock for weeks.
Photo: G M 1. Your earliest memories of eating involve you dumping spoonfuls of ají onto every inch of your food.
Photo: Steven Depolo 1. To natives, it’s not “Grand Rapids”. It’s GR, G-Rap, Grap City, or if you’re feeling especially lazy or nostalgic, “the 616.” 2.
Photo: Vivian D Nguyen 1. Traffic Whether you’re on Mopac after 2 PM, I-45 north of Houston at any time of day, or 635 during peak hours, traffic in Texas has the potential to drive even the most patient among us completely insane.
Photo: Alabama Today My home state of Alabama is currently experiencing the worst drought in memory, and it’s been a strange, yet eye-opening experience.
FEBRUARY IS SEATTLE MUSEUM MONTH, when visitors staying in select area hotels are invited to explore the city’s museums for half off the regular price of admission.