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“Josh Recommends” for January 3, 2020 by Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for January 3, 2020 by Josh Garrick 

What Do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Life of Brian Have in Common?

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 03, 2020 /
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What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Monty Python's Life of Brian have in common? I bet you were wracking your brain to remember if Harrison Ford was in Life of Brian (he wasn’t). No, it’s more geographic – all of them were filmed in Tunisia!

Travel Tips: How to Reach Koh Phangan From Bangkok

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Koh Phangan Island is situated in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a paradise boasting of golden beaches, turquoise water, towering mountains, swaying palms, and lots of panoramic vistas. Koh Phangan is also popular for its full moon party, which takes place only once in some months. It is loaded with scintillating music and dance. The party lasts all night and participants head back after sunrise. 

You can easily add Koh Phangan to your Bangkok must-see destination list.

History Comes Alive in Taos, New Mexico

by Sandy Bornstein / Dec 23, 2019 /
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Where in the United States can you visit the oldest continuously inhabited Native American community, a town square dating to the end of the 18th century, a world-renowned art community, and a world-class ski resort? Taos, New Mexico is the correct answer. While many people visit Northern New Mexico for its moderate climate and Rio Grande Valley scenery, history comes alive in Taos.

History Comes Alive in Taos, New Mexico

“Josh Recommends” for the Holiday Week of December 20, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Holiday Week of December 20, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

We’ve seen a lot of Holiday performances, and I’m thrilled to report that the following are presented with an extraordinarily high level of performing excellence. Christmas is almost here, but you still have time to take your family to the following HIGHLY RECOMMENDED performances. 

Write This: Author Patricia Leavy on Setting, Inspiration, and Teaching in her New Novel, Film

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One of my favorite authors, Patricia Leavy, has done it again. With her new novel, Film, she covers a lot of ground: following your dreams, the magic of serendipity, the importance of friends, and the importance of pop culture in life, as well as in teaching (!!).
 
I loved this book for so many reasons; let me just say: READ IT.
 

Music for Starry Winter Nights

by Kerry Dexter / Dec 15, 2019 /
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It is winter in the northern hemisphere.

Unsettled weather in every sense of the word, in every part of the world, at this December.

Yet, that very unsettled aspect can offer encouragement and means to treasure connections, to deepen them, to look for those things which we hold in common rather than what divides us. Yes, that can be hard, but the long term consequences of the alternatives are harder still.

How to Save Money and Time: Expert Shares Top Travel Planning Tips

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The more you save, the more you can travel–that’s my motto. And saving money (and time) are critical factors to remember when you are planning your travels. Sure, we’ve all heard budget travel tips…but which ones to believe?

Here are my top travel planning tips for saving both money AND time on your journeys. Hint: the main concept here is research!

History Comes Alive at the Great Sand Dunes National Park

by Sandy Bornstein / Dec 10, 2019 /
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Did you know that there are sand dunes in the southern part of Colorado near the New Mexico border? This unique national park may be a bit off the beaten track, but it is definitely worth the drive.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of December 6, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of December 6, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

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