Photographer of the Month: Larry Prosor

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 16, 2018 /
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Did you ever run across photos that captured you instantly? That took you to a place, and got you dreaming? Such is the case with our featured photographer this month, Larry Prosor. With photos from New Zealand's North Island and Northern California for this feature, he takes us to two very different locations—and gives us a true sense of place.

Take the Classroom on the Road: The Benefits of a Traveling Education

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So much of a student’s education takes place in a classroom, reading textbooks, or in front of a computer, but there are so many more ways to learn. Traveling gives students a powerful avenue for experiencing the world and applying their lessons to real-life scenarios.

How to Become a Travel Photographer

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The world of travel has become increasingly competitive with a number of talented creatives all waiting for the opportunity to shine in safari photography. Nevertheless, there is so much room for skilled and professional photographers as the demand for quality content is still high. This is especially buoyed by social media and online publishing which have soaked up the demand for compelling visual content. Outlined below are steps to help you jumpstart your career as a travel photographer. 

The Importance of Travel for Young, Developing Minds

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Travel is invaluable for young minds which are still in the developmental stages of life. For example, children who travel are exposed to various cultures and ways of life, thus, broadening their mental horizons as well as their tolerance and acceptance of people coming from many different walks of life. A child who has experienced other lifestyles tends to be more open to different lifestyles, cultures, and worldviews. 

#StudyAbroadBecause It's A Great Possibility

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My name is Lea, and I was a foreign exchange student in high school at the age of 16. I was born in Central Europe, where I have spent the majority of my life. I have a blog, where I talk about many things, but also about student life and my exchange year. In case you would like to know more about my experience, besides this interview, you can find some of my posts on this topic on

Why the Gesar Pashmina Travel Shawl is the Perfect Luxury Gift

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It's a cold, damp, rainy day. You're chilled to the bone, and nothing seems to warm you up - not coffee or tea, or cocoa or toasty wool socks. C'est la vie, you think - and then remember that you've got a bit of magic in your closet, and pull out Sunrise Pashmina's new Gesar travel blanket/meditation shawl.

It's hygge at its finest.

History Comes Alive in Banff National Park

by Sandy Bornstein / Dec 11, 2018 /
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Year round visitors come from around the world to enjoy the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies at Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During an average stay, it’s possible to explore only a small percentage of the expansive wilderness and the region’s diverse flora and fauna. Most first time visitors will create a “to do” list from online sites that rank the Top 10 best activities. To plan a well-rounded vacation, it’s advisable to include a bit of history into the mix. 

#VolunteerAbroadBecause You Can Learn From Locals

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Note: This interview is part of a series from Learning Service.


Emily is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience volunteering abroad. She believes that travel can change the world for the better—if we do it right—and she's passionate about helping people find ways to give back to the communities they visit.

What is an ESA? All You Need To Know

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For people suffering from mental or emotional disabilities or illness, an emotional support animal (ESA) can provide support, comfort and unconditional love. Approximately 25% of Americans suffer from some form of mental or emotional malady. Many studies have shown that the companionship of a dog or cat can be of great therapeutic benefit.

What is an ESA? All You Need To Know

Lost Railways from Around the World: Listowel & Ballybunion Railway

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Note: This is an excerpt from a fantastic new book by Anthony Lambert, called Lost Railways from Around the World. We love it so!
An excerpt on a special Irish railway, from Lost Railways from Around the World: Listowel & Ballybunion Railway