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The Caryatid Project

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"In ancient Athens, female hairstyle was a distinctive symbol of status worn by women of high social rank and affluence when they appeared in public settings such as religious festivals."

Travel Writers’ Secrets: Activities for Kids in Ireland and Scotland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 29, 2010 /
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I've got a GREAT list of travel tips for you! For our upcoming trip to Ireland and Scotland, I contacted several of my favorite travel writers and asked them for their top tips.  With their answers, we’ll share a series of ten articles on travel planning, airlines, traveling with kids, tips for Scotland and Ireland, and more.

Thus far, we've shared:

Auckland, New Zealand: A Day in the City of Sails

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Today Bob and I stepped ashore in Auckland, a city of 1,400,000 residents, the most populous city in New Zealand, and the country’s largest industrial and commercial center.

Six Tips for domestic air travel with your animal companion

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In recent years, the friendly skies have become even friendlier for our animal companions. More and more airlines are offering in-cabin travel for cats and small dogs. There are, of course, a variety of rules and prices and each airline sets their own.

Travel Writers' Secrets: Top Airline Tips

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 15, 2010 /
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Travel Writers' Secrets: Top Travel Planning Tips

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 08, 2010 /
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I’ve got a GREAT list of travel tips for you!

Sydney, Australia: Day Four, Morning at the Sydney Tower

by Julie Royce / Feb 04, 2010 /
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Before heading out for our final full day in Sydney, Bob and I debated how to spend our short remaining time. I suggested the New South Wales Art Gallery, the Australian Museum, St. Andrews' Cathedral, the Sydney Aquarium, and the Sydney Tower.  I marked these on a map – in the order that made the most sense.  Bob vetoed the museum, art gallery, and aquarium. 

“But, that only leaves us the Tower and St. Andrews.  We'll be done in no time,” I protested.

“Then we can add the others as time permits,” he replied.   

The Real Ramen

by Joshua Beatty / Jan 07, 2010 /

Just about anyone who went to college in the United States after about 1990 has heard of Ramen noodles. Some Americans pronounce this word as “Ray-man” noodles.

Help Make a Difference with Books of Hope

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I've got an extraordinary project to share with you today. Books of Hope is a program where schools in the U.S. can work to create books for their sister school in Uganda. There's nothing like a book to change a life - and Books of Hope is changing many, many lives.

Behind the Scenes of Meijer Gardens’ Holiday Exhibit

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Behind the Scenes of Meijer Gardens’ Holiday Exhibit