On a Terrace in Peru by Stacey Venzel

Mistakes abound when you’re frolicking in a foreign country. Language barriers, wrong turns and cultural faux pas are common threads between travelers. I once asked a waiter at a restaurant in Latin America if I should “sentirme” instead of “sentarme,” the difference between “feel myself” and “seat myself.” In Portugal, I took a path less […]

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Travel Essay Contest — The Finalists

First, I want to say thank you to all the talented writers who participated in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. I feel as if I’ve been around the world 300 times with you all, and I’m sure this year’s judge, Catherine Sweeney, feels the same way. This year’s round-up of travel […]

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