Traveler’s Spotlight     By Amy Arden     Think of Nashville, TN and perhaps inevitably, you think of country music: crooners in cowboy hats, the Grand Ol’ Opry, Loretta Lynn, and Johnny Cash. What Hollywood is for actors, Nashville is for musicians. Hopeful singers pepper the sidewalks of the city’s music district the way Starbucks ubiquitously claims space in other cities. Music needs an audience, so perhaps equally inevitably, Nashville’s best-known… Read More

Traveler’s Spotlight     By Sonja Eberly & Maria Milton       Being half Austrian, half American, I’ve been to Austria many times in my life. As a child, my visits centered around seeing my grandmother, or β€œOma,” in Vienna. I have fond memories of walking with her to the local bakery for fresh rolls and cakes each morning, trying to catch hedgehogs in her garden, going to the Zoo at… Read More

Traveler’s Spotlight By: Β Sara-Jane Murray       Bali has been on my travel hit list for the past couple of years so when a friend mentioned she was travelling there a few months ago and asked if would I like to join, it seemed rude to decline. Undeterred by the fact it was rainy season and jollied along by the idea of sipping ice cold cocktails by the pool I re-juggled… Read More

Traveler’s SpotlightΒ      By Amy Arden     After my visit to Edinburgh I discovered that J.K. Rowling and I have something in common – we’ve both haunted its coffee shops with our laptops, pounding out our stories, hoping to nurture tiny creative sparks into something that could be called art. Edinburgh is known as the β€œCity of Festivals,” and it frequently plays host, most famously for the Fringe each August…. Read More