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Top Tips for Visiting Disney World

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Jan 25, 2015 / 0 comments

You’re planning a trip to Disney World in Orlando, and wondering where to start, yes? It can be overwhelming, when you dig into the internet, to discover exactly WHAT you should be doing to plan a trip to Disney, and have fun while doing so.


Robert Burns: Inventing Tradition and Securing Memory Worldwide

by Dr. Pauline Mackay / Jan 23, 2015 / 0 comments

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) is Scotland’s National Bard, but he is also one of the world’s most widely commemorated poets.

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The Thames River Valley Close-Up

The Thames River valley is steeped in history and tradition. To me, it is the epitome of the English countryside. I’ve been lucky to visit many times and was looking for a fresh perspective this trip. I decided to try a close-up perspective, a zoomed-in look at the details that make up this landscape that I love. 

Holman Ranch: An Angle of Absolute Repose

Wallace Stegner wrote a vivid novel with an equally compelling title: Angle of Repose. That title came to mind when I visited historic Holman Ranch, the 400-acre property in Carmel Valley, California. The ranch grounds themselves are in a lovely little valley of their own, sitting in an agreeable angle of repose among the oak-studded hills.

My 5 Favorite Green Spaces in New York City

by Anevay Darlington / Dec 02, 2014 / 0 comments

NYC is called many things: the city of lights, dreams, the cultural capital of the world. However, I’ve never heard it being called the city of gardens, nature, or greenery.

All the Broken Things

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Dec 02, 2014 / 0 comments

Have you ever read a book that grabbed you by the heart and never let go? Such is the case with All the Broken Things, a novel written by Canadian author Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer.

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Give Thanks for Diversity

This week marks the 15th anniversary of International Education Week. It is a time to celebrate international exchange, and promote cross-cultural understanding on a global scale. As more American students engage in study abroad trips, and foreign students continue seeking educational opportunities here in the U.S., our world is becoming more interconnected than ever before.

How to Plan a Trip to Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Nov 21, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s long been a dream of our daughter’s to visit (ok, live) in Paris.

London’s 8 Most Unique Pubs

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Nov 19, 2014 / 0 comments

In a town (nay, country!) known for pubs, it’s hard to find truly unique ones.

Foodie Finds: Churchill's British Pub - Wot!

by Penny Sadler /
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Nov 16, 2014 / 0 comments

I think every big city in the US (and some smaller ones, too) has some version of a British pub. Let's face it, we can really be Anglophiles at heart. We won our independence from the motherland in 1776, but we've never really abandoned our heritage.