He took that moment to remind me that beauty and miracles are everywhere…but sometimes you just have to change your perspective so you can know where to look.
May is a month full of celebrations of that honor communities of all kinds: May Day ( a.k.a., International Workers Day or Labour Day) | May 1Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be with You!) | May 4Teacher Appreciation Week | First full week of May, USNational Nurses Day | May 6, USEurope Day | MayContinue reading “Filipino Roots and Bamboo Poles: Celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month”
You probably know that April 7 is World Health Day (#WorldHealthDay), but did you know that this awareness day was started by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been celebrated annually since 1950? Each year, the WHO aims to bring worldwide attention to a particular theme, and this year, it’s “Building a fairer, healthierContinue reading “World Health Day: A Chance to Get It Right”
Believe it or not, I was supposed to be in Washington, DC today. Several months ago, Sarah Murdoch—founder of The Guide Collective—and I had bought our tickets to Washington, DC, filled with grand intentions. Because we couldn’t travel internationally, we wanted to explore different parts of the United States (even earlier in 2020, we hadContinue reading “For Love of Country—Then, Today, Always”
I hopped out of the car to film the scene: waves rolling towards the shore, some guys throwing a football, socially distanced groups of friends spending quality time together, and the golden orb in the sky shining like a comforting beacon watching over all of us. No matter what each of us was doing, we were all going to witness the end of the wonderful first day of 2021.
Parlez-vous français? ¿Habla español? Ξερεις να μιλας ελληνικα? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Parla italiano?An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? Знаеш ли български език? Fince konuşuyor musun? Sen Türkçe konuşmayı biliyor musun? If that paragraph leaves you wanting to say, “That’s all Greek to me,” don’t worry—you’re not alone. The European Union is (currently) comprised of 27 countries: allContinue reading “Talk to Me, Goose: Learning Languages and Bridging Cultures in Your Travels”
Call to Action: Hi everyone! I need your help. I’m putting together an article about slang terms for money around the world for an online travel magazine. For example, in the USA, we might say “cash”, “bucks”, “flow”, “Benjamins”, “bank”, or “dough”. Particularly if you live in another country (although I am deeply curious aboutContinue reading “Money, Money, Money”
Traditionally known in Greek as Thira (or Thera in Classic Greek), this island, which is part of a caldera born from a massive volcanic eruption 3600 years ago, didn’t get its more commonly known of Santorini until about eight centuries ago. Conquered and dominated over the millennia by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, the Latin Empire,Continue reading “Santorini: Between the Sea and the Cosmos”
The Ligurian Sea—the liquid azure arm of the Mediterranean caressing the northwestern rocky coastline of bella Italia. Its reach extends from the French/Italian border southeastward towards La Spezia, Pisa, and Livorno and forms a triangle to the northern tip of Corsica. Just north of La Spezia are a string of little towns collectively known asContinue reading “The Allure of the Ligurian Sea”
In trying to start this post, I went back through my website archives to figure out when I first launched The Travelphile, and it surprised me to discover that it’s been 8 years since I shared my first article on this website. So much has happened in my life since then: remarkable travel experiences, theContinue reading “Worth the Wait: A COVID-19 Love Story”