As my dad twirled me around the vinyl dance floor, my eyes teared up with the realization that this moment may never happen again.
With the rising cost of education, some people have been tempted to avoid going to college altogether. But the truth is that the benefits of a college education outweigh the costs.
It’s 10 a.m., and you’ve been catching waves since sunrise. You lick the saltwater off your lips and rub your shoulder. It’s sore, but that’s just proof you’ve accomplished something.
A long walk, some beautiful snow, a pretty city and good coffee. That's all I need.
New Orleans is no ordinary city. Amidst the street grim, faded colors, and centuries old stones, walk artists, tourists, the poor, the rich, the foreign and the native. The religious and the disillusioned. The infatuated and the heartbroken. Everyone comes together to experience what this city offers – an overwhelming, almost choking sensation of both the vibrancy and dearth of life itself.
My father fits into three “rare” categories. He’s a U.S. military veteran, an expatriate, and a single-father. That last category is perhaps the rarest - particularly since he was one of the only single-father expats allowed to live in Saudi Arabia.
Almost 15 years later, I returned to what inspired my love-affair with travel and left with romantic nostalgia.
Oh right, Canada exists.