Meeting Syrian Refugees and Other Ways Istanbul Made Me Cry

I might have the best job ever. I travel regularly to discover new places and eat local food – such is the life of a food and travel writer. Sometimes it takes me to less-than exciting small cities and sometimes it means tackling world-famous locations like Istanbul or Rome. Last week I spent five days in Istanbul, where I sought to learn as much as possible about this place. I’m always surprised when I go somewhere new but this trip was different. ...more
Thank you so much for this article! My husband and I are Americans living in Izmir, Turkey and ...more

The Organized Girl's Guide to Packing for Travel

VACATION! We're going on vacation with three of our closest friends this upcoming week. We're all leaving our babies behind with their very loving and very capable grandparents. I’m equal parts excited and nervous. ...more
Great article with good tips<:} As someone who has traveled back and forth between Mexico and ...more

Getting Lost is Our Family Tradition

There have been so many roads not taken, or mistaken, or taken wrongly—also highways, freeways, even hallways. Born without a sense of direction, like everyone else in my family, I turn left when I should turn right, can't tell the difference between east and west, and have been known to panic in hotel hallways. When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, "Not all those who wander are lost," he was not talking about the Clark family. We wander, all right, and we are lost....more

Summer Vacation - The Time to Plan is Now

Jessica Barrett@jessbarretttnwww.mrsjonescoulduseabeer.comImage: Roanoke Island, on The Outer Banks Islands, North Carolina...more

Gift Ideas for Women Who Travel

Shopping for women is not always an easy task, of particular when the lady on your list is a travel buff and barely at home. That’s why we’ve brought for you this hand-picked list to rightly feed the wanderlust of the female jet-setter in your life. This arsenal of practical travel stuffs are sure to impress and improve her next jaunt, making the baggage less daunting and experiences extra special. 1. Bluetooth Keyboard ...more

Exploring Catania

On our last day in Sicily, we decided to explore Catania.  We had been staying there throughout our whole trip, but hadn't had a chance to explore actual Catania since we had been in Siracusa and Mt. Etna the days before.   We didn't really have much of a plan since there aren't a ton of actual sights to see, but wandering around the city kept us entertained pretty much all morning until we had to leave for our flight. ...more

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Six Romantic Places to visit in The UK for Literature Lovers

The United Kingdom has produced some of the most beautiful words ever written, by some of the most iconic and memorable Writers. It is no wonder therefore that there are so many corners of our little island touched by a literary hand. Our literature and places are intertwined in that we cannot help but envision a city, a village or a stretch of hillside through the eyes of the Writer’s who immortalised them within their work.  ...more

Discovering Malaysia

I have always wanted to go to Malaysia - since the first time I saw pictures of the Petronas Towers. I didn’t know anything else about Malaysia; just those iconic towers were enough....more

7 tips on how to bargain while traveling

Let’s face it – it is really difficult to resist all the shopping temptations while traveling. Those colorful stalls at local markets are like magnets, attracting visitors with their pretty trinkets, handicrafts or artworks. Ok, maybe your will is stronger than mine. I’m constantly working on it. But you have to admit, that it’s almost inevitable to buy something on the way.Negotiating prices with taxi drivers is another part of traveling , where some bargaining skills are crucial....more

Organization Spotlight - Mission:Wolf

The stars create a mosaic of brilliant light in the clear summer sky, and a crisp breeze runs through the leaves of nearby aspen trees. As I sit on the ground gazing up at the milky way, the song of the wolves begins in a hushed tone. The song crescendos as more wolves join in, creating a moment that I will never forget....more

#Brunch in #Brooklyn

#Brunch @Pillow Cafe in #BrooklynDear friends,We would like to share with you the delicious branch we had today at Pillow Cafe' in Brooklyn....more

The Chronicles of Ireland

*Fact: The picture used in my 'About Me'-The back of my head over looking a green pasture with a romantic feel- is from Ireland*Merry Christmas/Happy Graduation to me...more