My Passion Project: Writing and Traveling

by Austin Weihmiller / Jun 21, 2012 /
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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.

Wisconsin's Horicon Marsh: More than a Marsh

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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!


PetHub helps track lost pets at home or away

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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.

Visiting The Cristobal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria, Spain

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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 / Apr 23, 2012 /
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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.

Dog Vacay Matches Pets with ‘Vacation’ Homes and Sitters

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With Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer, just weeks away, thoughts of traveling near and far are on the minds of many.


Miami's Epic Hotel Takes Pooch Pampering to a Whole New Level

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Miami, Florida is one of the most desired destinations in the world. Although synonymous with the glitz, the glamour, partying until dawn and sun-drenched days on the beach, the Magic City has also become a Mecca for art and culture.

7 Super Shots

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 11, 2012 /
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My 7 favorite photos:

A photo that...takes my breath away

sunset, Lake Michigan

Stockholm's Archipelago: Sandhamn

by Talia Klundt / Mar 07, 2012 /
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Today I am writing about one of the most popular islands of the Stockholm archipelago, Sandhamn. Sandhamn has about 100 permanent residents that live all year on the island and the island gets about 100,000 visitors annually. During the summer, the number of residents increases to about 3,000, making it very crowded! I have had the opportunity to go both in the winter and the summer months. Naturally summer is more exciting and fun as there is more going on and you can enjoy time by the sea soaking up some sun and then meet up with friends for a drink and dinner.

Stockholm's Archipelago: Finnhamn

by Talia Klundt / Mar 06, 2012 /
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Last summer I had the wonderful opportunity to go sailing with a friend and her dad and another friend. Our journey started out in Stockholm and we slowly sailed away towards the island of Finnhamn, which we reached later the same evening. Finnhamn is located in the northern archipelago and is a very popular island, which is served year round via ferry.