One of the habits I’ve adopted in this strange period we are living through is daily mediations through an app called Insight Timer. I was perplexed a few days ago […]
Author’s note: I’ve written this article with an optimistic heart that international travel will be viable in the not-too-distant future. Please take my recommendations with that in mind, as the […]
Our current homebound way of life is undeniably tainted with mystery. I find myself questioning the end of quarantine as I wonder about reaching the end of a rainbow. Above […]
It is a curious practice we have of kissing a 330 million-year-old dirty limestone. Legend has it that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are given the “gift of gab.” […]
Today, on the first day of spring, Florence got its snow. Tuscany is not a region of Italy where snow falls very often, so the flurry of white flakes has […]
My favorite season to enjoy the North Park Dryden Historic District, which boasts several blocks of California bungalows and Spanish colonial revival homes, is Halloween.
Join travel blogger Peggy on her journey through Ireland as she discovers the Ireland’s rich connection to music and the many stories it tells.
Editor’s note: This column is written by my father, Rich Ryan, who I’ve invited to be a frequent contributor to Gracefully Global as “Dad’s Guest Blog,” as he calls it. He’s a retired professor, and […]
I must admit, as far as travel experiences go, visiting the Colosseum never ranked highly on my list of favorites. Until recently, that is. The mass confusion entering the […]
Big cities can be quite a puzzle to get to know, and Rome is no exception. Even tougher still, Rome’s huge tourism economy makes it tricky to discover how to […]
Editor’s note: My dad, Rich Ryan, is one of the biggest lovers of travel that I know. Now that he’s a retired professor, he keeps himself busy with exploring and […]
Today I had the sort of day that we all yearn for as travelers. To be at the right place at exactly the right time, as if I had planned it […]
Diego Rivera 2. The address of the iconic home and artist studio of Diego Rivera echoed in my mind for a second as I contemplated its significance. Who else do […]
It is hard to imagine that two artists alone could make an indelible mark on a city that would sustain for decades, a century, or more. Yet Diego Rivera and […]
I woke up in Veracruz City on the second to last day of 2016 having no idea I’d be going to bed that night in a jungle. Our hostel owner […]