Hands and Hearts

by Johanna Kato / May 04, 2008 /
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“I’m a Princess,” she said, opening her palms and turning her face to the sky. Soft pink petals of cherry blossoms sprinkled down magically around her. I’d never seen Kamioke-san look so light; so full of life. I’d been visiting her off and on as a volunteer for several months, through Hands and Hearts, an organization created to offer companionship to the elderly who suffered loss in some way during the ’95 Kobe earthquake.

NAFSA - the Association of International Educators - Annual Conference

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 03, 2008 /
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NAFSA  is the premier organization for all facets of international education, from study abroad to immigration, from specific interest groups to institutional interest groups. NAFSA  is the lynchpin that holds the international education community together, and this conference - and the regional ones - are not to be missed. I have been to several NAFSA  conferences (and helped at many!) and they are just brimming with international goodwill and excitement.

The Zen of Traveling Retired: The Train Epiphany

by Carol Voigts / Apr 29, 2008 /
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Travel tip: travel-sized personal items

by Jesse Miles / Apr 29, 2008 /

Freiburg, Germany - don't miss it!

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 27, 2008 /
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One of my favorite cities in Germany is Freiburg. Nestled at the foot of the Black Forest (and just north of Basel, Switzerland), there is a plethora of things to do and see here.

 

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MIUSA - a fantastic resource for travelers with disabilities

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 26, 2008 /
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Top 10 Travel Films - What do you think?

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 26, 2008 /
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I love films, especially films about travel or different places. They somewhat satiate my travel bug in between journeys.

 

Traveling in the U.S.? Here's a tip for inexpensive accommodations

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 19, 2008 /
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Looking through the windows of China

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Photographer of the Month - Doyle Chastain

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