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Personal stories and narratives from ordinary people about life and travel in particular regions.

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St Ives, Cornwall: Musings on the Great English Seaside

When you imagine a holiday at the English seaside, does it fill you with longing or horror? Do you think of picturesque beaches, steaming fish and chips and sunny strolls, or do you shiver with the thought of bright arcade lights, sunburnt families and getting attacked by seagulls? Now, I put my hands up and […]

Guatemala: The Magic of Holy Week

Easter in Guatemala reminds me of the magical smell of corozo, which floods all of the Guatemalan houses and streets, the magical flavors of the fish to vizcaina (a mixture of the culture of the Spanish conquerors and the native people of my Guatemala), the torrejas, the molletes, the chilacayote drink, the beautiful carpets made […]

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A Place of Realizations

I was born and grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Thirteen years later, I moved to the Philippines where my mother is from. Today, I’m in my 20s working as a Finance and Operations Coordinator in Manila, and a freelance writer on the side. I am half-Arabian and half-Filipino, and it’s a given that whenever […]

Naperville, Illinois: Free Things to Do in the City

Naperville is a suburban area in Chicago, Illinois that is home to some amazing destinations. There are a variety of things to do for people of all ages here. Not only is Naperville home to some spectacular natural beauty, it also offers a number of entertainment options that will keep you occupied for the entire […]

Newcastle, Australia: From London to Newcastle—10,544 Miles

I am a fundamentally organized person. ‘Type A’ where the idea of 2,364 unread emails (junk or otherwise) gives me palpitations. Or even one unread email, come to think of it. The point is I couldn’t possibly move across the world without having anywhere to live, a job to start or really any other reason […]

Dublin, Ireland: Connections to Home

St Patrick’s Day was just a few days ago. Sadly, we missed the holiday in Dublin, but New York City put on quite a show. Now St. Patrick’s may normally be just an excuse to cut loose for a bit, but the holiday is also a reminder of how important the Irish have been to […]

Red Bank, New Jersey: Gypsy Life

I recently went on a last-minute trip to Red Bank, NJ to do some house hunting. Although upon arriving, I got lost in a sea of scenery and found myself doing a little more vacationing and a lot less house hunting. That’s one of the best things about my job. I get to up and […]

Brno, Czech Republic: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

I am going to share with you the troubles that happened to me on my way to Brno. Hopefully, I can help you avoid the problems I faced. But first, let me tell you a pre-story. I am a student from Estonia in my last year of my Master’s degree. I decided to go abroad […]

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic: You Can’t Escape Politics

AA loves his new GoPro (you may have noticed from the videos included in a few of my recent posts). It is by far his favorite purchase of the past year – much to the delight of my family who now has enough GoPro–related items to last a number of birthdays. AA is cautious of […]

Wenchuan, China: The Wenchuan Earthquake

The Wenchuan Earthquake was a colossal event that changed the lives of so many people in China’s Sichuan Province. These are my thoughts and recollections of the event on that day and the weeks that followed. The date is forever etched in my memory. May the 12th, 2008, it was a normal Monday as I […]