Florida Culture for the Week of June 4, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of June 4, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

TODAY – June 4 at 6 pm – The 2017 “Applause Awards
The Dr. Phillips Center “Applause Awards” program honors excellence in high school musical theater. Theater professionals and educators serve as judges to review high school productions with tabulated results determining the awards in a constantly surprising, one-time-only show that features performances from the lead actor, lead actress, and Best Musical nominations. Recommended, call 844.513.2014 or visit drphillipscenter.org 

A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets

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Have you ever read a memoir that you couldn't put down? They are rare, but I've found one: A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets. Author Noah Lederman (we've shared his book, Traveling the Cambodian Genocide, here) delves into his family's past - both in the United States, and at different concentration camps and towns in Europe.

Pisa: Not Just the Tower

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If you go to Tuscany, you think of hill towns, medieval villages, Florence, Siena, and maybe Lucca. They are all great places to visit. But what is not far away from this part of Italy is the town of Pisa. And you all know what is in Pisa, right? THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA, of course.

Pisa: Not Just the Tower

Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia a Must-Watch

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This spring, Acorn TV proudly premiered the three-part docuseries Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia. In this gorgeously shot new documentary, Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) is on a quest to discover the islands of Australia. There are over 8,000 to choose from, and Martin visits 16 that offer a cross-section of island life. Along the way, he learns about the diversity, history, and challenges of island life Down Under.

Top 25 Airplane Etiquette Rules: Don’t Ever Fly Again Without Them!

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Top 25 Airplane Etiquette Rules: Don’t Ever Fly Again Without Them!

I’m begging you...please read this. Read all 25 of these etiquette rules before ever stepping foot on an airplane again.

I spend many hours in the air on long international flights.

Elephants: A Charming and Important Picture Book for Young Kids

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One of the most important things we can do for young kids is to read to them - and teach about the world, through those books. One such book that I just love is called Elephants, a simple, loving, and beautiful picture book that teaches about this incredible animal, as well as elephant conservation.

Colorful Wildflowers in the Arizona Desert

While travelling through the Arizona desert, I came across something that I never imagined I’d love quite this much: desert flowers. As you walk through the desert you see cacti,
 
Cactus - from Colorful Wildflowers in the Arizona Desert

dry bushes, and beautiful, yet surprising, spots of color.

To B or not to B&B?

To B or not to B&B?
by Marti Mayne with travel expert Eileen Ogintz

 

 

Ten Reasons to Travel in the Shoulder Season

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 01, 2017 /
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What's the shoulder season, you may ask? It's that sweet spot between high season and low. It's also a great price break from high season prices, and low season bargains. Travel+Leisure magazine has a great slideshow on Shoulder Season Travel Secrets, with details on places to go, when.

Road Trip 101: Ten Tips to Save Money on Accommodations

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Road Trip 101: Ten Tips to Save Money on Accommodations
 

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