Forced to choose from among the multitude of attractions and distractions offered by a trip to southern California, visitors understandably can sometimes overlook one of the region's most colorful—literally—attractions, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.
Once upon a time, a century or so ago, American schoolchildren learned the lyrics to a popular song called “School Days.” The lyrics went like this: School days, school days, Dear old Golden Rule days...
In this very personal account, Helen Streaker openly shares the story of her fight against breast cancer and a unique treatment she recently discovered in the hope that she may educate women about cryoablation, a minimally invasive treatment option for breast cancer tumors less than 2 centimeters in diameter.
George Orwell forever gave the year 1984 a bad name when he published "Nineteen Eighty-Four," his dystopian novel depicting a nightmarish future lorded over by Big Brother. For Arvid and Jakki Koris, on the other hand, 1984 was a very good year.
With a combined 52 years of service to Saudi Aramco, John Pasnak and David Kersey recently ended successful careers in the company with a legacy of dedication, commitment, and professionalism.
“In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” — every American school child knows these lines. Did you ever wish to travel back in time for Chris and his crew to sail across the Atlantic into uncharted waters where legend told of sea monsters and myriad dangers?
Due to the constant rising cost of today’s college education, there has never been a greater incentive to start funding your child’s college education early. Read the full article to learn about the variety of different savings options available and the total costs involved, beyond just tuition.
Through a vibrant city center redolent of American frontier history, with the Alamo at its center ringed by Crockett, Travis, Bowie, and Houston Streets—each one named after a legendary figure from the Texas Revolution—winds one of America’s greatest public gathering places, the Riverwalk.
Zubair Iftekhar's love of swimming began when he was just a boy playing in a Saudi Aramco pool. But it wasn't love at first site. He first had to conquer his fears.
Faisal Hussain, the grandson of Ali Baluchi, was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in downtown Baltimore with a serious health condition.
We all have favorite memories we like to revisit in our minds from time to time, bringing back to life special moments we never want to forget. One of mine centers on an evening in Houston in 1983 when I went to see Yul Brynner reprise his iconic Broadway and movie role as King of Siam...
Harry Truman was U.S. president and Dwight Eisenhower a retired Army general when Vernon Cornell joined Saudi Aramco in 1951. Vernon was about to complete his master's degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California when a recruiting team convinced him to take on the challenge of moving half way around the world to live and work in Saudi Arabia.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s ski season and with so many mountains to choose from it is truly a skier’s paradise. In just over an hour from our front door, we can be at Mt. Baker, a mountain that has had record annual snowfall and hosts the largest snowboard race in the world.
France is not very well known for its boarding schools. Most French boarding schools are 5-day boarding secondary schools under Catholic management. They are private but supported by the French state.
In this personal look back, Abqaiq resident Mark Lowey reminisces about the lasting impressions of his desert encounters over 35 years ago at a remote GOSP site, the Bedouin family who had befriended him and his first taste of authentic Saudi hospitality.
It was a simple plan. Gather up the kids and live abroad for a few years. Maybe do some traveling. Have an adventure. But somewhere along the way, after experiencing some of the best years of our lives with Saudi Aramco, we found we didn't want to leave.
It's not everyone that has a grandchild named "Agapi." Iro Smith does, reflecting her Greek heritage. Agapi is the Greek word for love. How better to name a child?
Many important events happened in 1975. OPEC raised crude oil prices by 10 percent, Margaret Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party in the UK, the war in Vietnam came to an end and construction on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System began.
Your future Aramco retirement is inevitable. Are you prepared to address the questions that come along with it and the planning involved? This is your last chance to reserve your seat as spots are filling up quickly for RFA’s event.
Aramco Brat Chris Owen rides with the Culver Military Academy Black Horse Troop in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade.