Travel and Culture

Nancy Schretter

Seattle is a major embarkation port for Alaska cruises. It's also an exciting vacation destination in its own right with much to see and do. If you're cruising from Seattle, plan to arrive a few days early to explore. Here are five of the best things to do in the Seattle area during your stay.

Hazel M. Freeman

For an exciting Great Lakes experience step onboard a Soo Locks Boat Tour. Ride through the locks between Lake Huron and Lake Superior just like the massive freighters that ply the waters of the Great Lakes every day.

Ruthe McDonald

There is nothing quite like family traditions. Here's a short story from my past. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter Holiday!

Bee Smith

While the six counties of Northern Ireland were part of the ancient kingdom of Ulster, these days Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan are the Ulster counties in the Republic of Ireland. Here are my four favorites from these three.

Editor Wanted

Why do I love the Sonora Style Mexican Food? Why is it my comfort food? From refried beans to caramelized Flan these are just some of my favorite Mexican Style Foods.

Hanny Suriadi

Raja Ampat is an ultimate destination for divers who are looking for a fabulous and exotic experience of its exciting underwater beauty. Located at the tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula in Papua Island, the region is very famous for its world class diving and snorkeling.

Valerie D. Aguilar

Loreta Velazquez, inspired by Joan of Arc’s story as a child, is the only woman to have served in the Civil War as a socialite spy and as a male officer in battle simultaneously. Soldiers who served with Lieutenant Buford confirmed that he conducted himself with integrity and conduct becoming an off

Francine A. McKenna

Germany is a "Bread Paradise". With over 3050 registered varieties, almost all available types of grain used, from wheat, rye, barley and oats to millet, corn, rice and potato starch. While bread rolls go under so many different names in the various regions it is easier just to point.