Carrie Kish

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50 things you probably didn’t know about the 50 states

A few years back I took a month-long train trip around the United States. After an unsettling experience, where a slightly unhinged woman sitting …

Europe's Lesser Known Seaside Escapes

Spring is, really, still a ways away, but that doesn't mean we're not pumped to plan all of our theoretical summer vacations. Europe's calling--as always--and we want to spend time in quaint villages without all the crowds, if such a thing exists.<p>Here are seven towns we have our eye on.<p><b>Tellaro,</b> …

Reflections From An American in Russia

As an American who grew up during the tail end of the Cold War, it was difficult to avoid developing a few stereotypes about Russia. And from Rocky Balboa’s Russian rival Ivan Drago to the nefarious <i>Rocky and Bullwinkle</i> ‘toon Boris Badenov, who can blame me? Could Russia really be how it’s portrayed …

A Whale of a Shark Story: Swimming With Whale Sharks In the Philippines

By our third encounter, we had complete confidence in Randy Renado, our Butanding Interaction Officer, and his ability to see into both the immediate future and the turgid gray-green waters of the Sibuyan Sea. "Now, look down" he would command shortly after my wife and I and our twin daughters had …

Local Economies

Virtual Photo Workshop in Whitefish Montana

Amtrak's Brilliant 'Residency' Program

Like (seemingly) every single writer and aspiring writer in the US, I was jumping up and down and scaring my pets when I heard about the idea of Amtrak offering "residencies" to writers. As both a writer and a rider, not to mention <i>bona fide</i> train geek, this seemed like one of those Celestine …

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