Emily H. Bratcher

Emily H. Bratcher

Emily H. Bratcher is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Iowa City, Iowa. When she's not chasing after her posse of young children, you can find her clicking away at her Mac, jogging alongside the Iowa River or perfecting her Larabar recipe.


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How Should I Prep For A SUP Vacation?

Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. And because SUP doesn't discriminate when it comes to water—it can be still or rushing—you can find classes...

What Is Coasteering, and Where Can I Do It?

Coasteering is a combination of rock climbing, swimming, and optional cliff jumping. As you’ve probably guessed from the term, this sport, which got its start in Wales, takes place on a...

Can I Use My iPhone Abroad?

The answer is yes, you can use your other half—your iPhone—abroad. But here are a few tips for making sure you have money for something other than international roaming. First, call your...

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The 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a...

Strategically planning your trip to Istanbul will give you more than enough time to see Turkish lamps in the Grand Bazaar.

Where Should I Base My Istanbul Vacation?

Istanbul is the world's top travel destination according to TripAdvisor's 2014 Traveler's Choice awards. It's also a very large city of more than 2,000 square miles and somewhere in the realm of 14.1...