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The Spirit of Yosemite

by Christian DeMichiel / Nov 03, 2013 / 1 comments

A visit to Yosemite after the Rim Fire shows extreme devastation - and hope,

 

The Spirit of Yosemite

 

Machu Picchu, the Doctor, and Me

by Anevay Darlington / Nov 02, 2013 / 0 comments

I walked along the worn stone path, taking in the sights of Machu Picchu - one of the Seven Wonders of the World, where the Incas once lived. Machu Picchu, meaning “Old Peak” in Quechua, was built around 1450. Many people believe Machu Picchu may have been an estate for the Incan ruler Pachacuti, but nobody really knows for sure.

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Halloween Memories and Donut Muffins

Snowflakes and jack-o’-lanterns. Growing up in Colorado, the two went hand in hand. The first snowfall of the season usually rolled over the mountains to coat my neighborhood just in time for October 31st. Deciding on a costume was a matter of what looked good over a poofy jacket and paired with my purple and white striped moon boots.

Gone with the Dream

by Sicily Kolbeck / Oct 27, 2013 / 0 comments

There is an expression my family uses: you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting……(Insert noun). In Marietta, Georgia, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting history. History is everywhere. On every block, there is a historic house. There is a surprising amount of museums in this small town. History and modern culture blend together in harmony.

An Eruption in Pompeii Leads to Pliny’s Last Breath

by Christian DeMichiel / Oct 26, 2013 / 0 comments

My family and I were visiting the Pompeii Ruins in Italy. We had walked through cobblestone streets, ran among the ruins, lingered in the old gardens, and even played fetch with a few dogs we came across along the way.  After an exhausting morning of discovering the history of this unique area, I was ready for a much needed nap.

Taking Education on the Road

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Oct 24, 2013 / 0 comments

Over the past six years, my mom has traveled across America in an RV and visited all 50 states. She has been to major cities all over the world, including London, New York, Dublin, Los Angeles, Miami, and Paris.

An Unexpected Way to Travel Europe

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Oct 24, 2013 / 0 comments

I’m always looking for unique ways to explore destinations I love. I remember reading a book in college (for fun, not for class), on cruising down the Seine on a houseboat. Now the drawback, as I remember, was dealing with the boat and all the details of living on it (cooking, showers, etc.).

Disneyland Paris Tips and Secrets

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Oct 23, 2013 / 0 comments

Disneyland Paris is a must-see if you’re a Disney fan (and who isn’t?). There are two parks at Disneyland ParisDisneyland Park, and Walt Disney Studios Park. You will want at least one day for each park. If you have more than two days, spend the extra day(s) at Disneyland Park.  You can get tickets to Disneyland Paris, which can include transportation from Paris, shuttles, and free-roaming between the two parks.

School trips to Barcelona

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Oct 22, 2013 / 0 comments

School trips to foreign countries are a brilliant idea. Not only do they give the students a chance to try out the language that they are learning in a real life environment, but they also help to encourage a love of travelling, preventing a fear of places that you don’t know, while also allowing bonding between the students.

A Waking of Worlds

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Oct 16, 2013 / 0 comments

The Northern Ireland sun struggled to penetrate through the clouds, stopping just short of the rusty bus with a sigh of regret, as though too tired to continue any farther. As the vehicle made its way down the dirt path, I clung to my seat with one hand, the other holding a book, trying to ignore the bumping and rattling. A visit with an oracle of the elven king, on the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

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