Michaella Ann Hammersberg

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A Day Trip To Oia, Santorini, Greece: What Not To Miss

While I thoroughly recommend spending as much time as possible in Santorini, sometimes all you have is the option of one day. If you find yourself island hopping throughout Greece, here is your itinerary for exploring Oia, on the island of Santorini.<p><b>1. Swimming in Amoudi Bay</b><p>Start your day with a …

Summering in Scandinavia: Heat Things Up in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Sweden and Norway typically conjure images a la <i>Frozen</i>: stunning icescapes punctuated by the rogue reindeer or a flash of brilliance from the Northern Lights. But there is more to these Northern European countries than meets the eye -- and it's not all winter and chill. When hockey season ends and …

Insiders Guide to Old Bangkok

Thailand’s capital is at its most evocative in the narrow lanes and streets of <b>Old Bangkok</b>, where a renaissance of small, owner-restored guesthouses is making it easy for visitors to experience the rich culture of everyday Thai life.<p>“Every traveler has a special place, a home away from home,” says</i> …

10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around The World

No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to go to in order to reach some of the world's best beaches are great. But they're not without reward. The 10 beaches on this Cheapflights.com list may …

Nature's Beauty and History's Horrors Intersect on Anniversary of Ukrainian Holocaust Massacre: Mourning on the Looney Front

As you stroll along the clifftops of this stunningly beautiful town in western Ukraine, gaze at the river in the ravine below languidly looping back on itself beneath the forested slopes, wander through the historic streets and up to the fairy-tale castle, there is little to reveal that this is the …

Canada's wild side: the Great Bear Rainforest

For wildlife spotters, it's the score of a lifetime: a creamy white kermode bear roaming its home in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Not a polar bear, but an offshoot of the black bear, there are only about 400 kermodes (which can stand up to six feet tall) in the wild; and only one …

America's Best Ranked Cities to Stay in 2016

Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, lead us to the best buys - even the best neighborhoods to live - and when you're checking into a hotel, they're also the best way to make sure you're getting exactly what you want to book.<p>So which American cities have the best online reputations …

Powerful Dutch Video Shows How Important Service Dogs Can Be To Veterans With PTSD

Because service dogs don't only help people who cannot see, but also the people who have seen too much.<p>This video was created by KNGF, a Dutch nonprofit that provides service dogs for people who need them- including veterans, children with autism, and those who are visually impaired.<p>There are many …

Why Are We Denying Purple Hearts to Veterans With PTSD?

I have seen Arthur for psychiatric care for over 20 years. He suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following his two tours of duty in Vietnam.<p>Arthur attended the University of Massachusetts, and graduated in 1969. Although he was drafted upon losing his student waiver, he chose …

PTSD veteran: I'm not crazy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Army Spc. Scott Barber has beautiful, bright blue eyes. I mention his eyes because, he said, they turned black the day he died.<p>"I flatlined. I seized," he told me, his voice shaking.<p>Barber, like thousands of other veterans, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. And, sadly, …

Mindfulness-based therapy eases veterans' PTSD symptoms

Some veterans may experience a sharper decline in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy than with other forms of group treatment, a study suggests.<p>Researchers gave one group of veterans with PTSD eight weekly 2.5-hour sessions focused on …