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An American who loves reading, writing, the great outdoors and furry creatures. My love of mountains has taken me from my hometown outside of Philadelphia to Colorado, Peru, and now Switzerland. I settled here because of my husband, but the chocolate and cheese don't hurt.

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6 Valentine’s traditions from around the world that we love

Ah, romance. Nothing gets the heart fluttering like candlelight, flowers and the sound of sweet nothings. We love it s...

Where to stay when you’re away: hotel or Airbnb?

The plane touches down after a long flight. You stretch your legs, rub your eyes and peak out the window to get a glim...

Most common cultural faux pas and how to avoid them

As children we learned to say please, thank you and to keep our elbows off the table. Now that we’re all grown up it’s...