While Easter has been a Christian celebration for centuries, it began as a non-religious spring festival. And the Easter bunny hopped to America from another country. Moreover, the first Christian state in the world was in West Asia. Discover a basket of “eggs-cellent” facts …
Chicago well celebrates its Irish immigrants every year on St. Patrick’s Day but there is no place like Dublin for the occasion. Learn about Irish heritage and myths in a tale of two cities.
The U.S. state of Florida is known for its idiosyncrasies and characters. But it’s also kissed by the sun and blessed by nature, putting life into perspective.
The U.S. Midwest – including my home state of Michigan – is generally known for salt-of-the-earth, genuine, friendly people. Think apple-picking, football game-watching, pumpkin pie-baking, leaf-raking Americans that set the gold standard in English. Our north-central region is the nation’s heartland geographically and arguably, sentimentally.
About 20 years ago, my sister and I took a summer girls’ trip to California to enjoy swanky San Francisco, Napa Valley wineries, Universal Studios Hollywood and the great outdoors. The latter included mountain climbing in Yosemite National Park in the awesome Sierra Nevada. But it’s not made for hiking in the dark.
One time in Chicago, Illinois, a longtime friend put me in jail. That’s so she wouldn’t have to do time there herself. It was female bonding in the Windy City to say the least.
Four dozen dozen roses and a serenade create a lasting impression … or not? Apparently in Mexico City, such actions are a dime a dozen.