Sam takes some time to talk about Appalachia, a place she’s grown to love as her home and heritage.
How to Be a Respectful Traveler—and Not The Ugly American
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 […]