Archive for Category: "Personal Travel Journals"
For an authentic taste of Italy, get outside the major cities and into the coastal villages. Foodie contributor Jason Kessler shares his experience at home of limoncello on the Amalfi Coast. While lemons may grow all over Italy, the undisputed maestro di limoni is the beautiful Amalfi Coast where native sfusato lemons grow to the [...]
This week, Jamie Simons shares more “Grateful Traveler” stories that span the globe. She tells the stories of random encounters with “Eskimos,” the people of all ages, races, religions, economic backgrounds, countries, and cultures who teach us that the world is not such a scary or lonely place. CHINA
On a plane ride to Chiapas, Mexico, a friend and I sat with a girl named Patricia who was a university student flying home to spend the Christmas holidays with her family. Because of bizarre connections my friend and I had been up all night and could barely think straight, let alone carry on a [...]
My four-month study abroad sojourn in Stirling, Scotland was just like the pamphlets claimed: an educational immersion into a local university. But, for all the counselors, books and informational sessions meant to make my adjustment easier, nothing prepared me for being chased from pubs by men in kilts, from offending locals when I declined a [...]
Although I have visited Ireland more than any other country on the globe, my first stint there was not a pretty sight. I was traveling alone and trying to convince myself that this was a good thing. But the truth was I was miserable. My sister and I had traveled through Scotland and Wales and [...]
Jamie Simons has spent much of her life traveling and writing about it. Between the ages of 25 and 35, she took an early retirement and hitched around the world. She has experienced first-hand how travel can bring together people of all types, from all backgrounds. In the Grateful Traveler series, she’ll share inspirational stories [...]