Articles written by: Caroline Kellough

Eat, Feast, and Be Merry

Eat, Feast, and Be Merry

It’s the day after Halloween which means all hell will break loose in the holiday isles of your favorite grocery stores. But it’s for good reason; as the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, mammals of all shapes and sizes start fattening up to prepare for hibernation. This time [...]

Around the World: The Tea Edition

Around the World: The Tea Edition

Whether on a floor cushion, in an elaborate dining hall, or over the side of an 18th century cargo ship, the way you handle your tea can be a method of expression as well as a distinct cultural activity. If you are sipping for pleasure or for your health, drinking [...]

Oíche Shamhna Shona! (Happy Halloween in Gaelic)

Oíche Shamhna Shona! (Happy Halloween in Gaelic)

Children roam the streets dressed as ghouls, goblins, and other things that go “bump” in the night–it’s Halloween! But while American children troll the suburban streets in search of candy and other more sinister things,

Around the World: Food Poisoning Edition

Around the World: Food Poisoning Edition

Nothing gives a traveler more confidence than partaking in street food: you finally fit in,  you’re not just some foreign tourist. Unfortunately, your cultural triumph may turn into tribulation if you choose the wrong local cuisine.

Around the World: Cat-Call Edition

Around the World: Cat-Call Edition

“Hey baby, you want marriage with me?” Many women have heard this, or worse, while traveling abroad or walking through their own neighborhoods. And while these stories often make for interesting, and sometimes even funny

5 Places to View Amazing Fall Foliage in the U.S.

5 Places to View Amazing Fall Foliage in the U.S.

The days have grown shorter, the air more crisp, and in the Northwest it has finally begun to rain. Although the fall often represents decay it is also a time of rejuvenation: it’s time for comfort food, for the promise of ski season, and

5 Reasons to Visit Turkey

5 Reasons to Visit Turkey

Besides a steady stream of kebab and Turkish delight, Turkey offers tourists a diverse look into the roots of civilization. Whether you are interested in dancing all night long in one of Istanbul’s many club

Around the World: The Toilet Edition

Around the World: The Toilet Edition

Everybody poops. Or so they say. For those that find themselves pooping in exotic and remote locations there are a variety of toilets that can be found or created depending on where you are.

Tips for an (Un)Successful WWOOFing Experience

Tips for an (Un)Successful WWOOFing Experience

After my first winter in the Pacific Northwest, I had already decided it was time to spend my summer somewhere sunny and warm. I had

How to Dodge Dodgy Train Mates

How to Dodge Dodgy Train Mates

Trains provide an alternative mode of transport that bypasses long security lines, turbulence, and flight attendants annoyingly fixated on a) the length of your skirt