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John and LaVonne Kunkel on the Ruth Glacier in Alaska

Once a year, during the Christmas holidays, I return to the United States to spend a month with my family. It’s a time when I struggle to answer difficult questions such...

Renowned author Elizabeth Gilbert, who is probably best known for her New York Times Best Seller “Eat, Pray, Love,” recently spoke at the annual conference of TED (technology, entertainment, design), where...

The recent plane crash of a USAirways jet stirred up memories for me. A few years ago I was flying from the mainland of Honduras to Guanaja in the Bay Islands,...

Outside it is chilly, the midday temperatures dropping into the 50’s. Inside I am toasty warm, my bare feet stretched toward the yellow flames that dance in the Franklin stove. Every...

When I first started this blog, I was struggling with eternal questions: “Who am I? Why am I Here? What Is My Purpose In Life?” That was at a point in...

It's always a good idea to check with the Department of State to learn about travel safety issues

Being back on the Outer Banks for a while has exposed me to many people who have not previously had the opportunity to hear firsthand about my solo trip around the...