A Retiree's Rambles: Chasing Spring

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May 13, 2008 / 2 comments

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June Artisan of the Month: Folk Artist Peter Smith

Sabbatical Housing - An interview with academichomes.com

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May 13, 2008 / 0 comments

Travel Bugs Eating the Ozone!

by Johanna Kato /
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May 05, 2008 / 1 comments

Does that travel bug of yours have you flying the friendly skies in search of new horizons? Well not only does that bug keep us itching for new adventures, but many disturbing studies also show that our travel bugs are eating away at our “good” ozone – that is: the ozone in the stratosphere, which shields us from harmful UV rays. The bad news doesn’t end there, either. While our air travel strips away that lower layer, we are actually CREATING harmful ozone in the upper troposphere, generating climate-changing greenhouse gases. But what are we to do?

Hands and Hearts

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May 04, 2008 / 1 comments

“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

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May 03, 2008 / 0 comments

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 /
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Apr 29, 2008 / 4 comments

Travel tip: travel-sized personal items

by Jesse Miles / Apr 29, 2008 / 1 comments

Freiburg, Germany - don't miss it!

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Apr 27, 2008 / 3 comments

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.




MIUSA - a fantastic resource for travelers with disabilities

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Apr 26, 2008 / 0 comments