January 13, 2022

Basking in the Light of the “City of Paradise”

At my library study carrel, I conjured scenes of children playing on rocky Andalusian shores and fishermen arranging their bountiful Mediterranean harvests. Vicente Aleixandre’s poem “Ciudad del paraíso”, translated as “City of Paradise” in English, transported me to Málaga, Spain where time stands as still as the mountains overlooking the sea below.
September 30, 2021

The Llama You’ll Never Know

Rita Mock-Pike Hiking Machu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Capturing an award-winning photograph of a llama on said Ancient Wonder is, too. Or at least, I […]
June 16, 2021

25 Budget-Friendly Destinations for the Post-COVID World

25 fantastic budget-friendly destinations to consider for your post-COVID travel plans.
May 7, 2021

Dreaming Travel: Tips for Cuba

A few key travel tips for your dream trip to Cuba - from someone who's been there.