Author Archives: caroldwyer

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at - and my literary blog at

Celebrating tourism, keeping spirits up with nature

This year in particular has us all longing for travel once again; normal times would allow trip planning or a vacation to already be underway. A week of celebrating tourism, with virtual tours of many amazing destinations, has recently come … Continue reading

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An Earth Day milestone, protecting nature and reflecting on eco travel

A half-century-old tradition of celebrating the planet last week inspired me in several different ways. So much time indoors had me ready for at least a little bit of nature and luckily, Earth Day brought nice weather to the local … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Careers, College, Earth Day, Eco Travel, Ecotourism, Education, Environment, Hiking, Nature, Pennsylvania, Photography, Ridley Creek State Park, Social Distancing, Social Media, State Parks, Tourism, Travel, Travel News, Waterfall, Waterfalls, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coronavirus impacts on everyday life and global travel

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) coverage, it feels as though much more time has passed since first seeing ghost-town-like scenes of normally crowded cities in China. It’s hard to believe how much has happened in only a couple of weeks of global … Continue reading

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Thoughts on studying travel and tourism from a marketing angle

Currently on a job search, I added my completed online tourism course to my resume and career sites such as LinkedIn. I included a great deal of information that I learned about the industry built on a spirit of exploration. … Continue reading

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Adventures in a loaner car

The new year brought about a surprise involving my car while on the way to fill up the tank and then onto the gym. Only two blocks or so from home, I got pulled over. It wasn’t for any reckless … Continue reading

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Online tourism course completed, gained knowledge and new blog post inspiration

I just finished the last bit of classwork for an online tourism course offered through my local community college. As it was a condensed winter class, the workload consisted of chapter readings, applying information to discussion questions for five-point assignments … Continue reading

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A few travel bucket list destinations, their highlights and studying tourism

An online tourism class I mentioned in a previous post has since started and some content in the first chapter inspired this write-up. Following a textbook paragraph about top destinations around the world and what makes them stand out, there … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Business, Careers, College, Culinary, Culture, Dining, Education, Food, Foodie, Historic, History, International, Ireland, Journalism, Literary, Marketing, Nature, New York, New York City, Photography, Study Abroad, Tourism, Tours, Travel, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment