12 Quirky Places to Discover in and Around Melbourne

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History, animals, tennis, cricket, art, festivals, history, museums, culinary delights, beaches, music, and cafés around every corner...where are you? Why, Melbourne, of course! This city is an incredible place to visit, as there is so much to see and do.

Besides the aforementioned, Melbourne is packed with quirky treats. 

Here are a dozen of our favorites:

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 10, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 10, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

History Comes Alive in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

by Sandy Bornstein / Nov 08, 2018 /
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While exploring Roman archeological sites in Europe and the Middle East, I learned about geothermal energy. Centuries ago, the Romans saw the value of this natural resource and used it for their benefit. For example, the Roman Baths, about an hour and a half train ride from London, were constructed in the 1st century C.E to utilize the thermal water with a temperature of 46 degrees Celsius or 115 degrees Fahrenheit.

4 Ways to Prepare for the Winter Commute

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The dreaded commute can be bad enough with ever-increasing traffic, but as we creep closer to winter, there’s also a lot to consider in regards to your personal safety over the colder period. According to a study developed by automotive company Ford, the average EU commute is 37.5 minutes per day, whereas the average commute in the UK is 54 minutes.

Want to Volunteer Abroad? Read this first…

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The many ways that volunteering abroad can be harmful are being exposed in the media with increasing frequency.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Renewal of Autumn

by Stacey Ebert / Nov 05, 2018 /
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What does autumn mean to you? For me, for years in New York, autumn meant the arrival of crisp air, the changing colors of leaves, homecomings, the impending holidays and pumpkin spiced everything. In San Diego, there’s still an arrival of moderately cooler air, you can drive an hour or so and watch the leaves change yet your fish tacos are just as tasty as they were a few months ago and your flip-flops never leave your feet. Here, summer reigns supreme and that outdoor lifestyle doesn’t change much throughout the year.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 3, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 3, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

Artist of the Month: Nayda Collazo-Llorens

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 01, 2018 /
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Nayda Collazo-Llorens, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an interdisciplinary visual artist working in multiple mediums including works on paper and canvas, video, installation works, printmedia and public interventions, among others. Through her practice, she examines how our minds perceive the world around us, dealing with concepts of navigation and mapping. 

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 27, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 27, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

How to Create a Groundbreaking Travel Website

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If you are considering starting a website covering any subject, you have probably seen the alarming statistic that there could easily be over two million blog posts written and uploaded to the internet on a daily basis. This kind of information can be discouraging, as it could mean that a new blog is not likely to attract many readers. However, the fact that new blogs are being started every day actually means that there is a chance that if you create a travel website, you may still be successful. 

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