With an annual per capita beer consumption of 181.7 liters—yes that’s 48 gallons per man, woman, and child—Czechs know beer. For this piece, I visited the city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, where Pilsner beer was invented. I tell of the history and many beer-related activities and locations around the city.
The European Route of Historic Thermal Towns offers a dreamy train adventure like no other.
Read about my experience resulting from a press trip.
With nearly four miles of the city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage area, Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a city steeped in history and beauty. In this mini-guide, I share the basics of things to see/do, what to eat, and the general feel of the wonderful city of Budapest.
Think Disney Cruise Line is mainly for kids? With the recent launch of the Disney Wish, Disney seems to be saying, think again. Bars are everywhere and, unlike their previous ships, they’re not relegated to just one area. Creative cocktail offerings match the bar themes and there’s no sacrifice in quality ingredients. Here are six drink recipes to make at home.
With Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line gets as creative with bars and beverages as it is with its films.
An article resulting from a press trip for the christening of the Disney Wish.
Women from around the world have formed groups on Facebook to assist those fleeing Ukraine with transportation, housing, legal advice, and more. I spoke with organizers, volunteers, and refugees about how they've helped, especially when most of those fleeing are women and children and human trafficking is a concern.
A first-person story about my experience during my first ten days volunteering in a humanitarian capacity at the Polish/Ukrainian border. Written for the Detroit Jewish News, the story references my family's history and a song from Fiddler on the Roof.
Rosa Slade Gragg wasn’t a woman to take no for an answer. So, in 1941, when neighborhood rules wouldn’t allow her to live in a house she wanted to buy in Midtown Detroit because of the color of her skin, Gragg found a creative solution. The organizer and activist had spent a lifetime opening doors previously closed to Black women. Now, she decided, she would just move the door.
Before the conflict between Russia and Ukraine started last month, African students made up nearly a quarter of the over 80,000 foreign students in Ukraine.
African students left their homes and families to receive a good education. Now a war that has little to do with them, has interrupted their education and forced them to flee for their lives towards an uncertain future.
Photo by Kola Sulaiman/AFP via Getty
Around five years ago, mini statues began appearing around Budapest, adding a new dimension to the UNESCO World Heritage Site for those with a keen eye. For this story, I interviewed the artist Mihály Kolodko about his unusual statues and the meanings behind them.