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Foodie Finds: Churchill's British Pub - Wot!

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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.


Exploring Chicago Blues: Inside the Scene, Past and Present

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Nov 16, 2014 / 0 comments

Have you ever felt like you knew a place, only to learn something that peels back all your knowledge and gives you more? Such is the case with Chicago to me, with a new book by one of my favorite cultural travel writers, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates.

Going on a Blind Date in the Amazon

Standing on the banks of the Sucasari River as dusk began to settle around me, I strained to hear the sound of approaching boats over the cacophony of rainforest insects and frogs.  


Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

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

2,400 kilometers of the most beautiful drive in the world – where are you? In Ireland, of course! Stretching from Donegal to Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way is a scenic drive like no other.

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Through the Eyes of an Educator: East African Safaris (Tanzania & Kenya)

I had no idea that I wanted to be a teacher when I graduated university. Law school was an option, fundraising at not-for-profits was a consideration, event planner was possible, and swim instructor was definite, but teacher was never in the mix.

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Ichabod Crane’s Halloween Candy Cookies

When I mentioned the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to my children, I was greeted with blank stares.
“Sleepy what?” my 11 year-old asked.

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Indiana

by Bert Maxwell /
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Oct 30, 2014 / 0 comments

When choosing a vacation destination in the U.S., travelers tend to forget that the Midwest is both beautiful and incredibly versatile. The state of Indiana offers hundreds of exciting vacation experiences.

Chicago's Best Restaurants

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Oct 30, 2014 / 0 comments

We asked author Kate Silver for her favorite Chicago restaurants - here they are, excerpted from Frommer's EasyGuide to Chicago 2015:


Keep the Food Alive

by Amanda Bent /
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Oct 21, 2014 / 0 comments

When I first moved to San Francisco four months ago, I had no idea what to expect. It’s a city, I got that much, and as with any city, there is so much to see and do around here.

5 Historical Sites to Visit in Richmond, Virginia

by Asako Maruoka /
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Oct 17, 2014 / 0 comments

As one of the oldest cities in the nation, it's no wonder that Richmond, Virginia, is home to some of the most prolific historical sites in the U.S. History buffs from all over the world travel here to see the places where important historical figures forever changed the nation.