Fifteen years ago I was living and working as a Peace Corps Volunteer, assigned to a small village in western Ukraine. At the time I saw it as an adventure—an opportunity to travel the world and … Read More >Common Ground
Did you know that quicksand is rarely more than a couple of feet deep? A natural phenomenon caused by overly wet sand, it bares little resemblance to the quicksand seen in old Hollywood. … Read More >How to Make Quicksand
By: Jessica Grace Triolo / The music pulls me in, and I surrender. Dancing to the beat of the drums, disappearing over the bridges, amid the fountains, and into the second line at Congo Square, I forget about the old man … Read More >Lost in the Music
In early October we will launch our much-anticipated Explorers Club. Now is your chance to become a founding member and receive early access to this one-of-a-kind adventure … Read More >Our Pre-Launch Sale is On!
It used to be that family history was kept alive through storytelling. Like a game of telephone, details were easily lost or incorrectly translated. With modern science and the rapid growth of technology many of us have come to find we don’t know nearly as … Read More >Traveling Through Time
Long before the bills begin to roll in there is a time in our lives when mail is fun. Walking to the mailbox and seeing an envelope with your name on it from some unknown address far, far away; Opening it and knowing that someone … Read More >Snail Mail is Fun
Plan a staycation with kids…just a little planning and imagination and your entire family could be entertained all summer long for far less than the cost of a traditional week-long vacation. … Read More >Spend Less, Explore More
Have fun sharing where you have been and where you plan to go. Click on a country to mark it as “visited” or add it to your travel bucket list. Hover over a country to see the weather icon change based on current weather conditions. … Read More >ScratchMap