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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

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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

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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

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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.


Fall Color Weekend Getaway: Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Oct 09, 2014 / 0 comments

This fall, I’m happy to share some incredible fall color getaways.

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Through the eyes of an educator: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Travel has been an eye opener for me. It’s left me speechless, brought me to tears, amazed me, enraged me, educated me and forever changed me. There have been moments of sheer joy and stories of the unthinkable. Learning through travel allows the world to be your classroom and its people, your teacher.

Fall Colors - and more - in the Adirondacks

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Oct 05, 2014 / 0 comments

As part of my fall color tour around the United States, I've shared some gems from my home state of Michigan - the perfect fall colors weekend in Traverse City (and some pretty amazing

Amazon Apprentices: Mentoring Inquiry in the Rainforest Canopy

What do one tropical canopy researcher, a Minnesota teacher, and a bunch of teenagers have in common? On the surface, not much. But dig a bit deeper, or rather, climb a bit higher, and you will find a shared passion for exploring and understanding the intricacies of the Amazon rainforest canopy!

Canopy Meg and DC Randle. From Amazon Apprentices: Mentoring Inquiry in the Rainforest Canopy