6 Lessons Learned from an Arctic Blizzard

Image  All rights reserved by Pat Kane Photo On January 7, 2014, Iqaluit, Nunavut experienced one of the worst blizzards in years. Winds gusted to over 87 mph, with sustained speeds of…

5 Reasons to Visit Alaska In the Winter

When most people think about Alaska, they think the following: cold, mountains, cold, bears, more cold, a certain ex-governor, and…cold.  Because of this not-entirely-inaccurate impression of my beloved state, most…

Why do you love traveling?

Go Girl Travel Network has arrived in São Paulo, Brazil! Isn’t that awesome? The first meetup outside of the USA was a great success. The girls from São Paulo have filled the…

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,…

Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Abroad

This year will mark my third Thanksgiving in Colombia. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, I have a conveniently large group of North Americans to celebrate with. Every Thanksgiving, Volunteers and…

Hats on Parade: Sundays in Harlem

Every Sunday morning, hundreds of tourists pour out of chartered busses on W 125th street in Harlem, with one thing on their minds: gospel music.  The fame of Harlem’s gospel…

America vs Germany

When I came to the United States last year I thought for some reason I would go back to the Western World and everything would be more or less the…