Favorite Places: “Arrogantly Shabby” on Pawleys Island, South Carolina

If your idea of a great vacation is exploring the beach, frolicking in the surf and getting away from the busy-ness and routine of everyday life, consider a trip to Pawleys Island. Nestled between the bustling [...]

Favorite Places: The Other Side of Coronado Island

The iconic Hotel del Coronado has been drawing visitors to San Diego’s Coronado Island since 1888. The hotel’s beachfront location and classic Victorian architecture are a magnet for tourists, presidents, royals and celebrities. But the hotel [...]

Thai Floodwaters Recede, But Problems Remain

I traveled back to Thailand, my family’s homeland, in December to assist my grandparents in repairing the flood damage to their home in Bangkok. The weeks I spent there talking to people and seeing the city [...]

An Innocent Abroad in Berlin: Tales from an American College Student Studying in Europe

After taking in the sights, sounds and Americans of Prague for a few days, it was off to Berlin, Germany. The group I was traveling with split up, with a friend and I heading to Berlin [...]

An Innocent Abroad in Prague: Tales from an American College Student Studying in Europe

Taking the night train from Budapest to Prague was a horrible idea. Or maybe we just handled it the way college kids handle everything: poorly. I had visions of sleeping in luxury, with the aid of [...]

An Innocent Abroad in Budapest: Tales from an American College Student Studying in Europe

When I was a kid and I heard about this thing called “backpacking through Europe,” I wasn’t entirely sure what that meant. I had visions of people literally just walking all over Europe with a backpack, [...]

An Innocent Abroad in Copenhagen: Tales from an American College Student Studying in Europe

Since coming to Copenhagen, Denmark to study abroad, I’ve encountered some strange things; the strangest being that the most important aspect of my identity to Europeans is my status as a Californian. Being from California is [...]

An Innocent Abroad: Tales from an American College Student Studying in Europe

I have been in Copenhagen, Denmark for two months now, but it would probably be best to start at the beginning. And because I do not have any humorous asides about the packing process, we can [...]

“The Sound of Music”, the musical, opens in Salzburg Austria for the first time ever

The Austrian city of Salzburg was made famous by the hit musical The Sound of Music, but the city that is at the center of the story has never had the musical performed there -- until [...]

American Airlines customers who “Get Mobile. Get Moving” can win free tickets

American Airlines is offering four Nikon DSLR cameras as weekly prizes and two free economy round-trip air tickets as a grand prize to contestants in their Get Mobile, Get Moving sweepstakes competition which runs until September [...]