Through the Eyes of an Educator: Hong Kong

by Stacey Ebert / May 04, 2015 / 0 comments

A decade ago, one of my childhood friends moved to Asia. Instantly, I knew I’d visit. Little did I know I’d have my first ‘official’ date with my husband here, visit almost every two years and fall in love with the city she has chosen to call home. Hong Kong is an amalgamation of cultures, a spectacle of lights, a convergence of old and new - and runs on a pace all its own. As a friend, I wanted to see where she was living, raising a family, starting a business, and spending her every day. As a traveler, I wanted to dive right in to cuisine, sights, and all things that make this city tick.

Florida Culture for the Week of May 4, 2015 by Josh Garrick

Florida Culture for the Week of May 4, 2015 by Josh Garrick

May 6 to August 1 – Art in Chambers presents Art by Thomas Thorspecken

Beginning with a free public reception on May 6 at 5:30 pm, the Art in Chambers project at Winter Park City Hall will present the colorful, urban sketches of Thomas ‘Thor’ Thorspecken. The illustrator and journalist began his website, Analog Artist Digital World in 2009 to become part of our community – one sketch at a time. City Hall is at 401 S. Park Avenue in Winter Park. Call 407.599.3498 or visit

Turkey: Under Construction

Istanbul wasn’t what I expected. Derelict buildings, many abandoned for years, others trapped in disrepair, doors hanging on one hinge, windows missing, exterior walls bare of paint and understructure exposed. Istanbul—a jumble of yellow taxis jostling for space on the narrow corridors, thousands of pedestrians dodging cars and struggling to cross streets without being hit. 



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An Eating Tour of Austria

Ready for another road trip? This time, it's an eating tour of Austria. Let’s be honest and say that you could actually stay in Vienna and eat to your heart’s delight. There’s that much there! But it would also be a disservice to the glorious cuisine that is found all around Austria to just stay in Vienna. Here's why: local versions of a variety of soups, beef, geese, pork, chicken, noodles, cheese, smoked meats, game, and desserts will all make your tastebuds sing.


Working on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom

I know that from speaking with thousands of our Wandering Educators, this group sure can dream of working on the road. Whether it is on sabbatical, becoming a digital nomad, realizing your writing goals, or focusing on international education abroad, there are many, MANY ways to work abroad. But it’s often very difficult to figure out HOW.

Exploring the Best of Egypt

Some say there’s never been a better time to visit Egypt. History would tell us there is always a good time to visit Egypt! We’ve been drawn there for thousands of years. But the problem today? Where to go! There are so many fascinating things to learn, see, do, explore. If you have a limited amount of time, and want to see the best of a country, there are suitable Egypt multi destination holidays to help you get to all the important places.

The Best of Turkey: An A-Z Guide

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 01, 2015 / 0 comments

Turkey – this ancient, complex culture calls to travelers. Whether you love food, music, culture, archaeology, friendly people, extraordinary landscapes, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, architecture, books, or art, Turkey has it all. If you’re planning a trip to Turkey, we’ve got you covered. 

7 Tips for Travelling Cheaply

Every holiday offers endless possibilities to enjoy, rest, and unwind. The sight of a beautifully blue ocean or the sky that manages to meet the horizon is enough to make all our city-troubles vanish (at least for the time being!). While most of us have come to the conclusion that for a journey to be relaxing and rewarding, it has to be costly and oh-so-expensive - well, that’s not always the case. It is possible to travel to any corner of the world without spending half a fortune. Here are 7 tips on how to travel cheaply.


Relax! How to take a Spa Holiday in England

Heading to the UK and not sure you want to hit the main tourist spots? I don't blame you. While I love seeing them, there's something about doing other things - whether it is getting off the beaten path, following your passion (ghosts? beaches? food?), or relaxing. And while your family is discovering Victorian train stations in the Dales, or tromping around castles, you can discover your own spa holiday with Yorkshire spa breaks.

5 Alternatives for This Year's Family Break

Tired of the trips to Thailand? Is the thought of taking your wife to Paris or your kids to New York daunting you? Or have you spent the last family break on the foothills of Mount Fuji or packed your travel bags to Madrid only a million times before? Then these 5 great places are the perfect alternatives for a great family break!