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Outdoor Adventure Playground: Exploring Sports and Thrills in Virginia’s National Parks

Virginia’s national parks are a treasure trove of adventures, both familiar and unexplored. While many visitors stick to well-trodden paths, there’s a whole world beyond the obvious trails, ripe for discovery. 

Outdoor Adventure Playground: Exploring Sports and Thrills in Virginia’s National Parks

Music for Mist and Brightness

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Aug 21, 2023 / 0 comments

Over the course of this series (seven years and counting at present), we have known we are in shifting times. We have known, too, that there are many ways music offers to navigate changes of all sorts.

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Garden Hoses: The Lifelines of Lush Landscapes

In the choreography of gardening, where plants pirouette under the sun's gaze and flowers sway to the rhythm of the wind, the unsung hero that orchestrates this ballet of beauty is the humble garden hose. Far more than a simple conduit for water, garden hoses weave a tale of convenience, nurture, and the bond between humans and nature.

Garden Hoses: The Lifelines of Lush Landscapes
A Symphony of Convenience

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What You Should Be Wearing Under a Wetsuit

Wetsuits are some of the most versatile items of clothing on the market, being ideal for swimmers, divers, or water sport-enthusiasts. Constructed from a durable, water-proof material that provides hydrodynamic properties and enhanced capabilities both under and above the water, they are a firm favourite for professional athletes and amateurs alike. As easy as they can be to slip on, many experts recommend complementing the costume with layers underneath.

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From Teacher To Entrepreneur: How To Turn Your Skills Into Business Acumen

Teaching is more than just a career choice. It’s also a journey that gives you valuable skills that you can utilize outside of the classroom. The average teacher has 14 years of experience under their belt and a whole wealth of knowledge of skills. When you pair that up with the invaluable experiences of traveling the world, you’re undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.

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Top Destinations for a Cruise Experience in Central America

Central America is becoming increasingly popular for a cruise experience, and it’s not hard to see why! With the iconic Panama Canal, an engineering marvel, and the rainforests abundant with wildlife for nature lovers, there’s something for everyone to explore and enjoy on a Central America cruise. 

Top Destinations for a Cruise Experience in Central America

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Getting your groove back

by Stacey Ebert /
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Aug 07, 2023 / 0 comments

I grew up on Long Island, New York. Summer was and is my favourite season. For as long as I can remember, summertime meant my summer camp second home, and the moment I could drive meant any spare time spent at the beach. The ocean and sand are so much a part of me that I moved to live beside them for a decade (and later flipped coasts to relish their brilliance all year long).

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Is September a Good Time to Visit Las Vegas?

Are you planning a trip to Las Vegas in September? If so, you will have a great experience, because September is a fabulous time to visit Las Vegas. It is the first month of autumn, so the temperatures get cooler while the outdoors becomes more comfortable for tourists. 

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How to Improve Your Career As a Teacher

Choosing a career in teaching can be fulfilling, especially for those dedicated to positively shaping students' futures. However, after gaining substantial classroom experience, many educators look for growth opportunities in education or other sectors that allow them to continue making a difference while advancing professionally if you're a teacher considering a career change.

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Postcard from Onekama, Michigan

Tucked at the far end of a narrow road winding through crystal clear lake and towering sand dunes is my favorite of Michigan's countless local treasures. Portage Point Beach, officially known as Captain John Langeland Park, is located in the village of Onekama

Long a summer resort area, this beach is prized by locals and visitors alike for its gorgeous light colored sand, gentle swimming area, small lighthouse at the end of a pier (let the fishing commence!), and scenic views of enormous sand dunes along the northern shore.