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Sometimes you lose sight of things, and when you travel, everything balances out. -- Daranna Gidel

Travel Brings New Perspective

Travel heals my soul. It lets me step back and see the broader reality.
Travel takes you down unexpected roads, such as Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.

Travel: The Unexpected Road

Travel takes you down unexpected roads. Why not give in to the journey?
This sod-roof house can be found at Skansen, Stockholm's living air museum. Historical homes from around Sweden have been preserved and moved to Skansen.

Sweet on Sweden

In Stockholm, Sweden, summer is something to be celebrated. Why not join the party?

Unplugging through Travel

There are times when I want the phones, the TV and the computer all to go away.

Touring Capralola and Palazzo Farnese in Italy

Experience small town Italian culture and see the beauty and art of Palazzo Farnese, a renaissance villa next to the Cimini Mountains in Capralola, Italy.

Arriving at the Italian countryside

My first taste of the spas, food and culture in the Lazio region of Italy.

Exploring Italian Spas

This trip was a dream come true. My assignment? To experience and write about the historic spas of Rome.
The author and her friends, Esther and Melanie, exploring the village of Gruyeres, Switzerland.

Salve for the Soul

Travel brings new perspective. A chance to look at life from the outside for a while, to remember what is important and what is not.
Paris at Night

Midnight in Paris

When the sun goes down, Paris becomes a whole other city.
Cafe in Paris

Changing My Mind About Paris

First impressions can be wrong. I was wrong about Paris.
Map of Paris

Second Chances in Paris

You'd think that I'd be overcome with excitement at the thought of the City of Lights. And I am -- sort of.
Traveling in Germany

Who Needs Luggage?

Even the best-laid travel plans can take on a life of their own.

Taking It With You

When you leave a place you love, you leave a part of you behind.

Hands-On Learning

What in the world was John Wayne’s trick? He rounded up hundreds of well-behaved cattle, effortlessly.