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The Best of Ireland: an A to Z Guide

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Mar 09, 2014 / 0 comments

Ireland reaches out and grabs you. It lures you in with extraordinary green landscapes, good food and drink, and hospitable people, and keeps you there with history, music, and new friends. If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, or just thinking about things to do for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got you covered.

Travel Writers' Guide: 50+ Best Science Museums Around the World

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Mar 07, 2014 / 0 comments

One of the questions I hear most often (besides how to teach your kids to love art) is how to combine science and travel. I have two words: Science Museums! We love them, we visit them whenever we can, and we have such fun.

Visiting Lisbon and Sintra

by Talia Klundt /
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Feb 27, 2014 / 0 comments

Portugal had long been on my list to visit for many years, but somehow despite living in Europe for over seven years, I never managed to make it over there. I have heard so many great things about Lisbon that I knew I had to make it happen, so last year my boyfriend and I decided it was time to book our tickets.

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An Insider’s Guide to Bermuda: Best Beaches

With well-known miles of pink sandy beaches, the kind that incites jealously among friends when showing off your vacation pictures, you’re probably thinking that this list might be a waste. “Every beach is gorgeous! It’s Bermuda!” you might say.

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Collaborations: Music from the Heart

One of the good things about music is that while the art lends itself to listening and creating on one’s own, collaboration is also a natural joyful thing in both the creation and sharing of songs and tunes.


10 Things to do in Colorado

by Jackson Duckworth /
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Feb 11, 2014 / 0 comments

Mountains, camping, hiking, sand dunes, hot springs, history—Colorado has it all! A must visit for every extreme sports fanatic, nature lover, and the one who loves to just sit and enjoy themselves in a heavenly natural hot springs, there are endless reasons to travel to Colorado.

Use an Online Savings Account to Save Money No Matter Where You Travel

by Bert Maxwell /
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Jan 29, 2014 / 0 comments

Once you embrace the wandering educator life, you have to accept that you may not have a steady paycheck like some of your peers. Yes, you may spend a year working for a single school in one country, but then it may be three to six months before you get your next teaching job. Or, you may choose to take some time off to travel, strapping on your backpack to see where you end up.

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Crater Lake

We love the work of our BC Editor, Curtis Cunningham. He's a photographer with an EYE. Now, one might argue that all photographers have that eye, but Curtis is something special.

Visiting Lake Michigan lighthouses in the winter

by Dominique-Midwest Guest / Jan 23, 2014 / 0 comments

There isn't much that I like more than visiting lighthouses during the summer. The sun, the sand, and sunny skies lend themselves to long lazy days walking along the beach, sun bathing, boating, and building sand castles.

We're lucky here in Michigan, where more than 110 lighthouses dot the coasts of the Great Lakes that surround our state's Lower and Upper Peninsulas, and I'm especially fortunate to have visited many of these historic beauties over the years.

Project Learning Tree Goes to the Amazon and Back!

Are you familiar with one of the BEST environmental education programs in the US? If not, then you need to get to know PROJECT LEARNING TREE (aka PLT)!  This award-winning environmental education program is designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.