Top 5 Things I Miss About Peace Corps

Few bonds are as great as those between fellow Peace Corps Volunteers. Image courtesy of Samantha Marangell.  People often ask if I would do Peace Corps service again. What they really…

What’s on in Birmingham, April 2014

Photo by brianac37 on Flickr Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and was well known for its industrial prowess. In recent years the city has been developed into a contemporary destination…

Bruges on a Budget

Delicate chocolates and lacy Florentines, rows of gingerbread-esque houses, swans silently gliding in canals, and chunky cobblestones as far as the eye can see. If you want your European trip…

Homesick Holiday Help

Marseille’s Christmas market, the Foire aux Santons, is one new tradition I’m looking forward to. Photo credit: Ladmedia.fr Having lived outside of the United States for most of my life,…

Travel, Subways and Love

I’ve seen subways I’ve seen subways that were called tube (London) I’ve seen subways that were no cute (Rio de Janeiro) I’ve seen subways with a funny accent (Milan) I’ve…

A Beginner’s Guide to Planète Mars

Old and new meet at Marseille’s Vieux Port, with the stately old Fort St-Jean shadowing the shiny new Mucem in the distance. It’s been over a month now since I…