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Why I love Chiang Mai

by Lars Wagoner /
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Sep 29, 2014 / 0 comments

Chiang Mai: my favorite Thai city! I love Chiang Mai because it is so diverse, quirky, and fun all at the same time. I can prove it to you with a few pictures I took around this amazing city.

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Kid-Friendly Foods to Try in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Stretching far enough that on some nights the Aurora Borealis dance in the sky, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula seems like a world apart—literally. The 5-mile long Mackinac Bridge links the U.P. to the rest of Michigan. The U.P.

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Why You Should Vacation with your Family

My cousin Karl said it well, “There’s a reason Kruegers have been coming to Port Austin since the 1940s,” and it’s not just because Port Austin, Michigan is great. Which it is. It’s pretty damn great.

Beautiful Views in Lotofen, Norway

by Benny Hoynes /
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Sep 08, 2014 / 0 comments

Lofoten is worth a visit if you are travelling to northern Norway! Take a look...

Gorgeous scenery in Lofoten, Norway. Photographer Benny Høynes

Gorgeous scenery in Lofoten, Norway. Photographer Benny Høynes

Traverse City Wine Country: Fall Colors and the Perfect Grapes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Sep 06, 2014 / 1 comments

In summertime, the highlands of Michigan’s Traverse City region are thick with cherry trees, their branches bowed down with bright red fruit. But when autumn arrives, everyone’s attention turns to a different crop.

The Perfect Fall Colors Weekend Getaway: Traverse City

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Sep 03, 2014 / 0 comments

Even though I am a lifelong resident of the Midwest, I’m still stunned by the gorgeous fall color extravaganza that nature puts on. Each year, we plan several getaways to fully explore the fall colors in Michigan.  The reflections of the oranges and reds on the calm, still lakes in Michigan are unsurpassed for the essence of fall beauty.


Discovering Authentic Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Aug 18, 2014 / 0 comments

When you think of Paris, what words come to mind? Eiffel Tower, the Seine, Moulin Rouge, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Lachaise Cemetery, baguettes, macarons, crepes, shopping… am I right?


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Through the Eyes of an Educator: Berlin

As a traveler, I look for the beauty in the everyday. The colourful sunsets, the peace hidden in the whitecap of a wave, and the freedom exuded by children flying high on the swings are all joys of an adventure.

Graduates in Wonderland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Aug 04, 2014 / 0 comments

Rare are the books that get intercultural living; rarer still are the ones that are funny, interesting, and keep you reading with their honesty. One such remarkable book is Graduates in Wonderland: A Memoir of Friendship.

Tiny Bear Explores Big Questions in the Amazon!

How can the Amazon, which holds 1/5 of all of the world’s fresh water, have a lack of clean, drinkable water? This is just one of the questions an intrepid bear named Bella set out to answer during her Amazon Adventure!