How to Be a Respectful Traveler—and Not The Ugly American

Prague Bridge and Skyline

Want to ensure your experience abroad is rewarding for everyone involved and you aren’t perpetuating the stereotype of The Ugly American—a loud, rude, critical, self-centered tourist? Being a respectful traveler comes down to two things: education and, of course, respect.

Beyond Dirty Dancing: Visiting Mountain Lake

Beyond Dirty Dancing: Visiting Mountain Lake A few months ago, I had to make the harrowing drive up to Mountain Lake Lodge–a beautiful mountaintop resort located in Giles County, VA. This was my first time driving myself up the mountain because the only other times I’d gone were with other people for Mother’s Day and […]

More than a Postcard: Working in Davos, Switzerland

The Swiss Alps from a stop along the Bernina Express in Switzerland. [Photo: Nicole Lamberson]

Go on a journey with Nicole as she talks about her unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiences while working in Davos, Switzerland, and offers recommendations for anyone planning to visit or learn more about the country.

More than a Postcard: Los Angeles

Inspired by Jax’s story, Nicole writes about the time she traveled to and explored Los Angeles. More than a Postcard: Los Angeles