Travel Writers' Secrets: Top Travel Planning Tips

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 08, 2010 /
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I’ve got a GREAT list of travel tips for you!

The Real Ramen

by Joshua Beatty / Jan 07, 2010 /

Just about anyone who went to college in the United States after about 1990 has heard of Ramen noodles. Some Americans pronounce this word as “Ray-man” noodles.

Behind the Scenes of Meijer Gardens’ Holiday Exhibit

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Behind the Scenes of Meijer Gardens’ Holiday Exhibit

Jason deCaires Taylor - New Underwater Sculptures in Mexico

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 08, 2009 /
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One of my very favorite artists is Jason deCaires Taylor. His underwater sculptures have long intrigued me. I can't WAIT to get underwater and see them. We've interviewed Jason about the Underwater Sculpture Park he created in Grenada.

The Soo - The Locks and Much More

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The Soo - The Locks and Much More 

Sault Ste Marie will amaze you. If you think the Soo is a nowhere town, take the trip and disabuse yourself of that misconception. After an extended weekend you will congratulate yourself on your discerning travel smarts.


Foodie Finds: Tea and Art in Historic Savannah

by smartpoodle / Aug 20, 2009 /


Savannah, Georgia

Experiential Travel with AFAR

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We've recently found the coolest site - that explores experiential travel. AFAR: Where Travel Can Take You explores experiential travel in a variety of ways - through a website, a new (and gorgeous) print magazine, and more.

Playing at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

by Lillie Forteau / Jun 19, 2009 /
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We had such fun playing at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts this week! They have a small collection of art from all periods, and currently have a Georgia O'Keefe exhibit. BUT! the best part was the ARTworks interactive gallery! This is "A special place for young visitors! "Paint" with virtual paint on a giant computer screen. Change the colors in a work of art with a computer. Enjoy books, blocks, drawing and more!" The KIA is located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Stuttgart on a Short Trip

by AndreaMeyers / Jun 17, 2009 /
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When many travelers think of Germany, they think of Berlin and Munich or the Rhine wine country, but there are other wonderful cities and states to visit, and Stuttgart and the state of Baden-Württemberg should be on the list. It is on the border of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) region and is a business center for the auto industry and the U.S. military. There is plenty to see in the Stuttgart area and it’s an easy city to travel in and out of to see other parts of Baden-Württemberg. Here are some notes from my recent trip to the area.

The Science Museum of Minnesota

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On our recent trip to the Twin Cities, we had the good fortune to go explore and play at the Science Museum of Minnesota. This is one of my very favorite museums, and I am so happy that we are able to share it with you!