Tag: Europe

Postcard Press Picks: For Traveling to Iceland

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Postcard Press Picks: For Traveling to Iceland The Northern Lights. The Midnight Sun. The Blue Lagoon. You can find all of this and more on one tiny, North Atlantic island: Iceland. It has become one of the most popular travel destinations over the past decade, and it seems like there’s always an article about why […]

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World (and the best ways to experience them!) We all know about the natural wonders of the world (and if you don’t, I’m about to give a refresher), but we are never really told how to make a day out of them and properly enjoy and experience these beautiful […]

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

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How to Be a Respectful Traveler —and Not The Ugly American Traveling somewhere new—especially internationally—brings a lot of preparation. Between figuring out flights and lodging and transportation and your itinerary, there’s a lot to navigate. And while you’re focused on all of that, you may not think about how you’re going to adjust to a […]

Special Interest: France & Sustainability

Special Interest: France & Sustainability   As a self-proclaimed sustainability aficionado, I was thrilled at the opportunity to write a feature on la France! Each time I see a byline about France, it’s regarding their fantastic strides towards a completely green and sustainable future for their region. I’ve separated these successes into different categories, so […]

6 Destinations Perfect for Spring Travel

6 Destinations Perfect for Spring Travel Spring has arrived, and with it comes rising temperatures encouraging all of us to get outdoors. Spring also brings two great conditions for travel in many parts of the world: good weather and fewer tourists. If you avoid those clichéd Spring Break destinations, you can find diverse and exciting […]

Postcard Press Picks: For Traveling to Ireland

Postcard Press Picks: For Traveling to Ireland With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take a look at the country for which this cultural and religious holiday celebrates: Ireland. The small island, located in the North Atlantic, has a storied history and vibrant culture that makes it a popular […]

My Geographical Ancestry

My Geographical Ancestry A Christmas or two ago, while I was living in Virginia, I gifted myself the AncestryDNA kit. I sent it back out the day it arrived, spit bubbles and all, and patiently awaited my email telling me the secrets of my geographical ancestry, and–even more interesting to me–the geographical regions from which […]

Postcard Press Picks: Border

Postcard Press Picks: Border *This post contains affiliate links* This week’s Postcard Press picks Border, a creative nonfiction book by Kapka Kassabova that won the Stanford Dolan Travel Book of the Year award. The book paints a portrait of the borderland between Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece. The book is graced with Kassabova’s old-fashioned gift of storytelling, but […]

New Year Celebrations around the World

New Year Celebrations around the World It really doesn’t matter where you are in the world: one tradition we all share is ringing in the New Year at midnight (local time). People around the world come together to say goodbye to the old and usher in the new, complete with new resolutions, new hopes, and […]