Archive for Category: "USA"
Wanting to escape the cold, gray winter of the midwest, I decided I needed some color in my life. When I discovered the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington state, I knew I’d found my calling
Leaping forward with the boogie board in hand, I banged my knees against the padded curved rim, skipped across the wave, inhaled the pounding water, and then flung against the back wall
After high school high achiever Monika Lutz was rejected from every college she applied to, she decided to spend the next two years figuring out what she really wanted out of life. In her new book, Now What?, Monika traces her internships and travels through nine cities and six countries
When I used to picture a vacation, I would think of relaxation, luxury, sunny beaches, and admittedly, those cliché frozen drinks with the little umbrellas on top. Now that I have children, I have to tack the word “family” onto my vacations and a new set of images come to mind—tantrums on airplanes, toddlers wandering off in crowded amusement parks, endless potty breaks in public restrooms, and not a single moment of peace for a week
For weeks I felt compelled to throw my rags in a duffel bag and go on the road. Like Thelma and Louise but without the guns or violence. I wanted to follow the setting sun; head west and leave all of my mistakes, my student loans, my unstable, underpaid job, and the intractable humidity of Florida behind me