March 2018

How to Maintain a Vegetable Garden

This is a guest post from Angela Williams, founder of OutdoorGardenCare.com. Angela is an avid gardener, investing most of her free time in her garden. To visit her blog, click here.   An ornamental garden requires more care than a vegetable garden. Does this mean you should neglect your vegetable garden? Of course not! Any vegetable garden will be less forgiving if you opt to neglect it. If you neglect your garden, your veggies will spend more energy spreading, producing as many vegetables as possible, and may even flower after maturity. The frustrated vegetable plants will produce lower yields and…

Celebrating Eid in Sri Lanka

This is a guest post from Carolette Alcoran, the owner of thelifestyleofmaria.com, a Freelance Content Writer & Digital Nomad from the Philippines. She writes on a wide range of topics and has worked with startups, corporates, and individuals globally.    How to Spend Eid Holidays in Sri Lanka A holiday couldn’t be more relaxing, than when you visit this jewel of the Indian Ocean, the small island nation of Sri Lanka. The beauty of its endless beaches, the resplendent splendor of its jungles, and its historic heritage (with influences from the Malay peninsula, India, and the Arabic nations…

Rafting in Dinosaur National Monument

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information, and click here for Mitch’s blog. We hiked through a narrow defile carved through red sandstone. The foliage in the canyon was lush – Boxelder, grapevines, Ponderosa pine, and Douglas fir trees thrived in the moist environment. A clear stream murmured near the trail, contributing to the serenity. We rounded a bend in…

Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau – Part 2

It is hard to put into words my experience while visiting the site where millions of innocent people were murdered. As a result, I approach this posting with great delicacy as it is not a place to tour but rather a place to mourn, reflect, and remember. There are many areas around Auschwitz where photos are not allowed, out of respect for the deceased. Everything that I post here today I do as a sign of utmost respect for those men and women whose lives were mercilessly taken away by a brutal force that had no compassion or value for…