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Giant Kites, Bright Colors, and a Graveyard: Guatemala's Day of the Dead

by Anders Bruihler / Mar 27, 2014 / 0 comments

People scream as the huge mass of bamboo poles and tissue paper plummets toward them. At the last moment, it pulls out of the dive and soars back up into the air. Everyone keeps a watchful eye on the giant kite. I’ve heard enough stories to know that these things really can hurt.

Traveling the Cambodian Genocide

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Mar 20, 2014 / 0 comments

Sometimes, even though history is unbearable to revisit, we must. We must to change the future, to honor those that have lost their lives, to make sure that this never happens again. One such history is the tragegy that is still unfolding in Cambodia.

Rethink Charity: What I learned from Tibetan Kids

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Mar 17, 2014 / 0 comments

I traveled to Tibet last summer for almost two weeks. While I was mesmerized by the heaven-like nature there, I was more intrigued by the living conditions Tibetans suffer, especially the children.

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Women of Ireland: Music

In the spring of the year,  it is a time to think about Ireland, as celebrations of Saint Bridgid’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day appear on the calendar. It is also a time when the contributions of women to present day events and to history are marked.

Up Close and Personal with the Terracotta Army

by Adrian Landsberg /
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Mar 13, 2014 / 0 comments

A HALF DAY SEEING THE TERRACOTTA WARRIOR MUSEUM IN XIAN, CHINA

“Hi there.”

Oh no, not another guide trying to sell me his services, I turned around to give another resounding no but was greeted by…

“Don't worry, I'm not a guide.”

The Best of Ireland: an A to Z Guide

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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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.

 

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