Living

Try a Solo Trip

"At first you feel awkward...then after a while you just begin to live." At 24, I've traveled alone twice journeying to Mexico and — most recently — Cuba. Traveling alone means that in the most practical ways, you don’t have the luxury of depending on someone familiar...

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Catch Up & Curl Up

 If you’re like me, 2019 went by in such a blur that it was difficult to keep up with the books, TV, and music that everyone was talking about. Last year brought us Lizzo and Billie Eilish, not to mention the final season of Game of Thrones and Margaret Atwood’s The...

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What Birthday Trip Would You Take?

She chose the Greek Islands full of sun, sights, and stairs Whenever a sibling in the Mikan family turns 40, they get to choose a destination for an epic birthday bash. They’ve celebrated birthdays in Costa Rica, London, and Vegas. This past August it was Sondra’s...

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Fond of Lou: Chocolate Pretzel Crinkle Cookies

My grandmother’s name was Norma Lee. She was warm, gentle, clever, funny, and talented. Most importantly, she expressed herself and her love for others with food. When she passed away, she took a part of me with her, and I only recently accepted that she’s gone. In...

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Travel to New Zealand

Katie and Jake stand on Roy's Peak Pike in New Zealand.Katie McBroom’s experience in New Zealand can be summarized through a single story. Ten days into her epic outdoor adventure with her husband Jake, they decided to embark on a hike through the Tongariro Alpine...

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