The Strength of a Smile

By B. Chase Wall Everyone struggles with bad days every now and then. May it’s caused by stress or because something has gone wrong, or even simply because things are not going the way they thought they would. Unfortunately, bad days simply seem to be a part of life, much as we all wish they were not. Luckily, though, there…

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Pm2Am Travel Experience

By Raphaella Brice “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller I used to gaze longingly at the ‘Architectural Digest’ magazine that sat in my father’s car long before I knew what interior design was. I would read it whenever I had to…

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Jacqui on Voyage: Mardi Gras

By Jacqui Gray America’s number one party! Any guesses?   Maybe I am not qualified to weigh in on this one as…  A) I am not American and  B) I haven’t been to every party in the U.S.  …. but I am going to anyway. My vote for America’s best and biggest party goes to Mardi Gras!  For the past…

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(Stitch) Fix Your Wardrobe

By Joanna Fanuko Before I gush over the greatest app ever, let me give you some context about why I love the personal stylist-in-a-box that is Stitch Fix. I get the best advice from my therapist. We dig deep into the serious stuff. She has helped me pull myself out of distressed mental states, process the tough reality of my…

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Finding God in Nature

By B. Chase Wall When people think of finding God, I think most people think of church. Personally, I have found God outside of church; He is everywhere. One place that I have always been able to find God is in nature. The outdoors have always been an important part of my life. Throughout my childhood, my parents always made…

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Growing Up Around Addiction

By Shelby Winch Addiction was a word introduced to me at a very young age. I knew it was a bad thing and that it was similar to someone being sick, but I didn’t quite understand how it could affect some people and not others. I used to fear that instead of waking up with the common cold, I’d wake…

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Mending an Aquatic Relationship

By Renee Collett Waking up at 5:00am to jump into a chilled 79° pool for 4 hours, everyday,  would have an adverse effect on anyone, right? Well, this was the morning routine that I followed for nearly 11 years as an elite synchronized swimmer. For all 11 of those years, I could not imagine starting my day any other way.…

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Gold Coast, Part 2

By Jacqui Gray Want a bit more than just great beaches?  The Gold Coast has oh so much more. Waterways and Canals– Gold Coast is a water enthusiasts delight.  Just behind the forever beautiful beaches, you will find a massive network of waterways that have nine times more canals than in the city of Venice, Italy. Yes, you heard right:…

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Traveling Alone as a Female

By B. Chase Wall This summer, I took a trip on my own. Prior to traveling, I was terrified and almost backed out multiple times. I had never traveled on my own before and was nervous that I would completely fail at it or put myself in danger.  Here I am though; I made it through my trip alone and…

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