‘We’ve been to London, Rome and Lisbon’

'We've been to London, Rome and Lisbon'

My wife and I love to travel. In the five years that we’ve been together, we’ve made many unforgettable memories during our trips abroad. But in July 2021, we took a Greek Isles cruise for my wife’s 49th birthday that truly changed our lives. As we sat in our ocean view cabin, we talked about … Read more

Opinion: A cover letter for a job application sounds old-fashioned, but here’s why you still need to write one

Opinion: A cover letter for a job application sounds old-fashioned, but here's why you still need to write one

Even in a blazing hot labor market, you can’t count on catching an employer’s attention when you apply for a job. So don’t skip the critical step that could make your application rise to the top of the pile. Yes, sit yourself down and write an old-fashioned cover letter. Letter-writing may sound quaint in an … Read more

McDonald’s simplifies franchising policies to attract more diverse candidates

McDonald's simplifies franchising policies to attract more diverse candidates

The logo for McDonald’s is seen on a restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, January 27, 2022. Joshua Roberts | Reuters McDonald’s is making changes to how it awards franchises in the hopes of attracting more diverse candidates, the latest shakeup in how the burger chain’s management oversees its franchisees. Starting in 2023, the fast-food giant will … Read more

Austin-based service brings some of the city’s best eats to your table

Austin-based service brings some of the city's best eats to your table

There’s always something romantic about being a regular at a local restaurant. But with so many new Austin spots opening left and right, how do you commit to just one? For Austinites who love commitment but just haven’t been able to commit, there’s Table22. The app is like a love child of the creative subscription … Read more

Camino pilgrims help rural Spain’s emptying villages survive

A pilgrim walks during a stage of "Camino de Santiago" or St. James Way near to Santo Domingo de La Calzada, northern Spain, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Over centuries, villages with magnificent artwork were built along the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile

TERRADILLOS DE LOS TEMPLARIOS, Spain — Amid the vast grain fields of Spain, a medieval church stands guard over the handful of adobe homes where some 50 people live — and twice as many travelers along the Camino de Santiago spend the night this summer. Terradillos de los Templarios, and dozens of villages like it, … Read more