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Better buckle up your pets in New Jersey

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If your summer family travel plans include driving through the state of New Jersey, be sure to have your pets buckled up.

 

My Photography Passion: Exuberance

by adriscoll / Jun 02, 2012 /
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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

Wonderfully Weird Pillboxes

by Austin Weihmiller / Apr 22, 2012 /
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The homeless man that had the brilliant idea of turning the pillbox into a public urinal clearly has a good taste in vistas, but horrible locating skills. I mean, who hikes up a steep slippery slope, and along a rough ridge, to pee? The world is a strange place...

See More than Alligators at Everglades National Park

by Nathanael Nims / Apr 12, 2012 /
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One of Florida's most famous attractions is the Everglades National Park. The Everglades National Park is nearly 2400 square miles and is a fun place to explore. Be prepared though - it is a giant swamp which can mean a lot of mosquitos and hot humid weather.

Royal Palms Visitor Center is one of three visitor centers and is a good place to start. It has a helpful little museum with a movie. Kids can also get their Junior Ranger activities here.

Stockholm's Archipelago: Utö

by Talia Klundt / Mar 08, 2012 /
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Today I am writing up on my favorite island in Stockholm's archipelago as of yet, the island of Utö. Last year, I felt that I wanted to go a bit further out on the archipelago and not only an hour away, so my friends and I decided to take a three and a half hour ferry ride to the island of Utö! I was smitten the second I stepped off of the boat, I had an instantaneous feeling of happiness and excitement for the day ahead of me.

Stockholm's Archipelago: Muskö and Torö

by Talia Klundt / Mar 08, 2012 /
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So last year Sweden's National Day (June 6) fell on a Monday making it a long holiday weekend the first weekend in June. This combined with perfect sunny weather pretty much sealed the deal to be out in the archipelago once again. I was invited out to my friend's boyfriend's summer house out on the island of Muskö. Muskö is located on the southern part of the archipelago and is home to about 900 permanent residents year round.

Stockholm's Archipelago: Nåttarö

by Talia Klundt / Mar 05, 2012 /
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So the next stop on our archipelago journey is Nåttarö! Nåttarö is
one of the southern most islands in the Stockholm archipelago. It is

Stockholm's Archipelago: Vaxholm

by Talia Klundt / Mar 04, 2012 /
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Well I must say that my mom was smitten after her first taste in the archipelago, even if it was a short day trip out to Fjäderholmarna!  I must admit I also really enjoyed myself and since my friend Anna-Maria was still here, she suggested for us to take another day trip out to Vaxholm.

Author Interview: James Gough on his YA novel, Cloak

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Rowling, Carroll, Riordan, Baum – it’s time to make room up on that shelf of elite writing goodness for another author. Scoot over. It won’t hurt. James Gough, take your place. His new novel, Cloak, is a classic, an eminently readable, interesting, extraordinary book. If you’re like me, you’re already imagining a movie. But I digress.

Behind the Scenes of Cloak with Author James Gough

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I just can't wait any more. I HAVE to share this with you! Last month, I read THE best YA book I've ever read. The book, Cloak, is about enchants, travel, the magic of life, eating (Spam, or bugs, or...), friends, growing, learning, BEING.

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