“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Only the Shadow Knows: Waiting on a Groundhog in Punxsutawney, PA

By Vanessa Orr

So it’s 4 a.m., and I’m waking up to see a rodent. A famous one, but still, I have to ask myself if it’s worth getting bundled up in massive layers of clothing and hiking up a hill to Gobbler’s Knob to see if a groundhog will see its shadow. Of course, that groundhog is … Read more

traveling the Dalton Highway on Every Road A Story

Alaska’s Dalton Highway: We Survived—by Letting Someone Else Drive

By Terri Marshall

“No, you are not going to drive.” These are the first words that Vanessa said to me after learning that we would be traveling Alaska’s famed Dalton Highway. And she was right, I wasn’t driving. But this time, neither was she. Hell, even ice road truckers don’t want to drive what is not only one … Read more

Halloween in Derry, Ireland

Celebrating with Spirits (not the drinking kind) at Ireland’s Largest Halloween Carnival

By Vanessa Orr

A nun. They made me a nun. And not just any nun, but one wearing the full-length habit, with headpiece, including wimple and veil, and a big gold cross hanging around my neck. And did I mention that my outfit was covered in blood? As you might have guessed by now, this was my costume … Read more

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