Seven-Minute Miracle

If you’re traveling in Japan, you can’t help but be impressed by how efficient and orderly the country’s transportation system is. But do you ever think about the people behind the scenes who make it happen? One of the best ways to get around in Japan is by train....
Topaz Internment Camp

Topaz Internment Camp

  You don’t always need to travel halfway around the world to find poignant, moving historical sites. More than likely, there are several that are right in your backyard. Living in Provo, Utah, I was shocked to discover that Delta, Utah—just a mere hour and a...
Fantastic Vacations and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Vacations and Where to Find Them

The only thing that makes traveling more fun is going somewhere you’re passionate about. For me, that’s any and all things geek. I love going anywhere that relates to my favorite book, movie, and video game series, and there’s plenty of places that fit the bill. The...
Snorkeling Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts

Snorkeling Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts

Who doesn’t love snorkeling? Swimming among some of nature’s most beautiful and fascinating creatures is an opportunity you’d be crazy to pass up. However, snorkeling irresponsibly can cause serious damage to the wildlife you are observing. Here are a few tips on how...
Me, Myselfie, and I

Me, Myselfie, and I

I remember when Selfie Sticks were just on late night TV. Before long, they became the thing that was wrong with my generation. Those selfish, entitled millennials. Kids who needed an invention to better become more self-absorbed and to take better Facebook profile pictures.

Riveting Rock Shows of the Gemstone Variety

Riveting Rock Shows of the Gemstone Variety

Everything was so shiny and glittery in the florescent light, each display holding hundreds of varieties of gems and rocks, many of which I could not name. One table had rows and rows of tubs, each filled with water and thin slabs of stone. Later I learned that...
How to Get Cheap Tickets to a Broadway Show

How to Get Cheap Tickets to a Broadway Show

Broadway is a fantasy for any lover of the performing arts. Heck, even people who don’t care much for musicals probably have “see a show on Broadway” somewhere on their bucket list. But when it comes to purchasing tickets, a lot of us might opt instead for a stroll...