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A Passion Grows in Brooklyn

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Jun 28, 2012 / 1 comments

New York City. Most associate it with just being Manhattan, and the other four boroughs are placed in the peripheral vision. Manhattan is not the center of everything. There is way more to the city than just Times Square and Lady Liberty. Both are really cool sites that I highly recommend visiting if it’s your first time to New York. Otherwise, get out of Manhattan and explore. Don’t get me wrong. I love Manhattan.

Nai Yang, Phutek, Thailand

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Jun 24, 2012 / 0 comments

Nai Yang is a relatively large town on the luscious island of Phuket. Characterized by sparkling beaches, bustling markets and breathtaking forests, its' beauty has been preserved by the minimal number of tourists who visit each year. Those who do come, do so mainly to experience the beaches.

In the high season (the season in which the most tourists come), the water is calm and clear, providing excellent diving and snorkeling conditions on some of the most beautiful beaches of the world.

My Passion Project: Writing and Traveling

by Austin Weihmiller /
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Jun 21, 2012 / 1 comments

I absolutely love to travel. I only got the travel bug somewhat recently too. Well, maybe not too recently. It started when my mom decided to homeschool my sister and me three years ago; that alone opened a whole new door of creative thinking and a fun, safe learning environment. But then we added the element of travel. So far, we have visited close to 40 countries spanning 5 continents. Africa is still on the Got to See List, along with Antarctica.

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The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips

I am SO very pleased to share with our Wandering Educators a new book we've written! It's called The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips,  and was written by Rissa Gatdula-Lumontad and edited by yours truly. When we first came up with the idea for the book, Rissa was the ONLY author we'd consider.

My Photography Passion: Exuberance

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Jun 02, 2012 / 1 comments

In the New Oxford American Dictionary “passion” is defined as an intense and barely controllable emotion. I’m not sure that’s what I’d call my project. I’m going to redefine this project as an “exuberance endeavor.”

Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona, Spain

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Wisconsin's Horicon Marsh: More than a Marsh

Although Wisconsin’s Horicon Marsh is hugely visited each year, its size means that it is easy to feel alone in the wilderness. Birds of all sizes and kinds wheel and cry over this gigantic wildlife preserve, filling the blue sky with their wings. Bullfrogs croak from the cattails, and butterflies dance across the marsh. This is the ultimate destination for any nature lover. But first you have to get there!


Top Ten Off the Beaten Path Summer Activities on Cape Cod

by Kathryn Blanco / May 20, 2012 / 0 comments

Top Ten Off the Beaten Path Summer Activities on Cape Cod


1.    Take a sail on a whale watch.

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PetHub helps track lost pets at home or away

One of the great worries for guardians who travel with their pets is what would happen if their beloved dog or cat were to get lost. After all, whether traveling close to home or overseas, the new environment is completely foreign to the four-legged set.

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Visiting The Cristobal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria, Spain

Fashion-focused Americans, curious about what Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, and Spanish royalty once wore, should put the Basque town of Getaria high on their list of must-see travel destinations.

The medieval town in northern Spain is now home to the Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa, the world’s first museum dedicated exclusively to an iconic fashion designer.  In fact, the 54,000-square-foot, $30 million dollar museum celebrates its first anniversary next month.


Things to do in Cyprus

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Apr 23, 2012 / 0 comments

Notorious for its nightlife and lazy days by the beach, it’s fair to say Cyprus has all the components for the ultimate beach break abroad. But it’s not all drinking, dancing, and daydreaming in this pocket of the Mediterranean. The Greek Island also offers a wide range of activities to sink your teeth into. So whether you’re sampling the local wine, crawling through prehistoric tombs, or exploring the diverse landscape, there are plenty of ways to soak up the Cypriot culture outside of the pubs - all while being easy on your wallet.