Traveling Without Fear

By Kate Brannum, Ph.D., Program Director for International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University  ...more
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Tips and tricks to eating cheap in Europe

Eating out every day is boring. But really, it’s also just super costly. If you’re traveling on a budget, it can break it completely. I’ve hit the European road on all different kinds of food budgets from $5 a week to $60 a day. Overtime many tactics failed me, but these one kept me under budget:...more

The PSAs that still haunt me

With all the television that I watched as a child, I recall there being an awful lot of Public Service Announcements....more

Top 5 travel movies

 “Movies touch our hearts, awaken our visions and changes the way we see things.They take us to other places.They open doors and minds.Movies are the memories of our lifetime....more

Belmore Ontairo CA Maple Syrup Festival

 Today we spent a wonderful day at the Belmore Ontario CA 48th Maple Syrup Festival.  Click here to see and read more ...more

Top Five Signs It's Spring In Maine...

There are always lists going around about how Maine keeps getting on the Top Ten List of some magazines piece. Yet these are some of the fun staples that really get you in the mood for spring here. Quite frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way either....more

How to Learn the Days of the Week

 I moved to Paris 9 months ago and trying to learn the language. It's beautiful and challenging, and I alternately want to marry and strangle it. We did an exercise in class where you had to name your favorite day of the week and explain why. Unsurprisingly, the most popular answers were Friday (because it’s the start of the weekend) and Sunday (because you can sleep late)....more

On Masks in Venice and Masks in Life

Wearing a mask in life is generally not a good idea: pretending to be someone or something you’re not will hurt you. Wearing the happy mask when you’re sad or the tough mask when you’re hurting may not be a very healthy way to be. When we strive for authenticity and honor our true selves, our personal development usually leaps forward....more

Disneyland's 60th anniversary: eat, play, love the rides

If you’ve been to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and you and the kids have pushed past the mobs and made your way to Mickey’s Toontown to meet the world’s most famous rodent you know this: he doesn’t speak. Once you’re inside his Technicolor yellow house with the cherry-red roof, he’ll high-five you with those chubby white hands, give you an enormous hug and pose for photos. But not a squeak....more