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In a Galaxy Not So Far Away


Star Wars is arguably the biggest film franchise on the planet, and that eternal love affair with audiences is about to get another spark in 2015 with the release of the highly anticipated Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Here we look at some of the earth locations that stand in for that galaxy far, far away...

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Falling Rock


Do you love to share history and culture with your kids through stories? Me, too (in fact, that's the way I love to learn!). We love to read about different cultures, people, times, events - these small things, put together, bring the world alive to us.

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Explore the World With Your Kids


One of the best things you can do for your kids is to raise them as global citizens. And the easiest way you can do that? Well, travel with them - as much as you can, as far as you can. Because they will be exposed to many different people, lifestyles, cultures, and landscapes, they will be interested in - and care about - the world around them.

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New England Celtic Celebrations Light Up Winter

Lightly falling snowflakes to heavy snow, winter winds to sparkling clear still night skies: New England winter weather can be varied and challenging -- and beautiful. All the more reason that it is a time and place for gathering in, for celebrating with family and friends, for stories, for good cheer, for dance, for music.


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Exploring Chicago Blues: Inside the Scene, Past and Present


Have you ever felt like you knew a place, only to learn something that peels back all your knowledge and gives you more? Such is the case with Chicago to me, with a new book by one of my favorite cultural travel writers, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates.

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