Happy independence day! Whenever I think of the fourth of July, I always think of one thing – fireworks. Curious how other countries celebrate their independence day? Click here for the 8 most interesting independence day traditions around the world.
I recently went to go visit my grandfather. While there, we spent a lot of time with his friends. Towards the end of our visit, one of them casually asked if we’d gone to see the “Kindred Spirit” yet. Intrigued, I told her I had never even heard of it, and asked her what it was.
The fall semester of my senior year in college, I had the chance to study abroad in Spain. It was a great opportunity, and of course I took it. I went, lived with a wonderful host family, learned lots of Spanish, traveled all over the country, ate delicious food, and generally had a fabulous… Read More Why the stories you tell might be ruining your life
Dear Puerto Rico, I do not understand you.
I just returned last week from my first ever cruise, a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise with Carnival.
The last article in the local Atlanta getaways series is very near and dear to my heart: Berry College.
The second getaway of this series can be found in the Blue Ridge mountains, 1.5-2 hours away from the center of Atlanta.
My last few articles have focused on a lot of the more negative things that I experienced in Cuba. I think it’s important, however, to remember that Cuba has plenty of positive things going for it, as well.
Another piece of Cuba that truly fascinated me while I was there was the transportation. In my last article I wrote about how the fall of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy. This happened largely because of Cuba’s dependence on oil and petroleum products.
While discussing Cuban history with one of my new friends this past week, I was struck with an analogy that one of them gave. “When the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s,” he said, “it was as if a mother had been killed while nursing her newborn child.”