In the United States, St. Nick is a national obsession. His likeness is big business; tree ornaments, droopy red hats, pajamas, sweaters and bath mats stamped with his image. Most recently he's been turning up as inflatable outdoor decorations! Why is Santa so central to winter giving traditions in the United States? Let's talk a … Continue reading Santa or the 3 Wise Guys?
I journeyed alone through Germany, France and Spain as a college student. A favorite part of traveling solo for me is I am not insulated from the culture I visit or from meeting new people. I open up to strangers and they to me, in the search for food, water, shelter, and direction. In each … Continue reading Oh, the People You’ll Meet