Tag: travel

Photo Essay: My Rainy Day Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Photo Essay: My Rainy Day Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau

I had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau during my press trip to Poland with Poland Travel.  Forever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity. I first learned about the Holocaust by reading The Diary of Anne Frank during elementary school. 

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

April 25 marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Nepal earthquake, which left nearly 9,000 people dead and 22,000 people injured, and leveled countless homes and cultural and religious sites. I haven’t been to Nepal in more than 10 years, but it remains a very special 

What You Need to Know for Your First Visit to the U.S.

What You Need to Know for Your First Visit to the U.S.

Are you planning to make your first visit to the U.S.? If so, check out this guest post from Indian travel blogger, Sai Mekala.

Jobs That Let You See the World: Mercy Ships Nurse

Jobs That Let You See the World: Mercy Ships Nurse

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer as a Mercy Ships nurse? Thank you to Ivanna Figueroa for shining a light on the important work she’s been doing in Africa over the past three years.  

Beyond Cannolis: Exploring Boston’s North End with Context Travel

Beyond Cannolis: Exploring Boston’s North End with Context Travel

If you’re planning to visit Boston, I recommend taking the North End Boston History Tour by Context Travel to explore my favorite neighborhood in the city.

Traveling Lives: Professor and Travel Writer Kristin Winet

Traveling Lives: Professor and Travel Writer Kristin Winet

Kristin Winet is one of the many wonderful women I met through Wanderful and the Women in Travel Summit (WITS). A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she and her husband (and their two cats) relocated to Florida this year after living in Arizona for eight years. 

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Maria Russo is the executive director of Humanity Unified International, a non-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Anthony, in 2015 with the goal of lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty through education, food security programs and economic opportunities. She recently took time from her busy schedule – 

A Visit to Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

A Visit to Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

I haven’t traveled internationally since April, but I really didn’t mind staying put this summer because there’s so much to do in and around Boston during the few months of warmth we get here.

Traveling Lives: International Recruiter Trish Collins

Traveling Lives: International Recruiter Trish Collins

My cousin introduced me to her high school friend, Trish Collins, through Facebook because of our mutual travel obsession, and since then, I’ve enjoyed following her frequent trips around the globe. She’ll be staying put in the coming year, though, since she’ll be welcoming her first child (now 

Jobs That Let You See the World: Facilities Manager

Jobs That Let You See the World: Facilities Manager

Since my current job keeps me pretty rooted in one place, I recently interviewed a series of professionals in diverse careers whose jobs let them earn a living and see the world at the same time — the goal is to provide some information and inspiration to