Blogs

History Comes Alive in Sydney, Nova Scotia

by Sandy Bornstein / Jul 06, 2018 /
Sandy Bornstein's picture

Passengers aboard a New England to Canada cruise oftentimes visit Sydney, located on Cape Breton, an island that is part of Canada’s second-smallest province, Nova Scotia. Last fall, my Celebrity Cruises itinerary included an eight-hour stop in this port.

Through the eyes of an educator: What if the classroom had no walls?

by Stacey Ebert / Jul 06, 2018 /
Stacey Ebert's picture

It’s officially summer in the northern hemisphere. Days of beach frolicking, no alarm clocks, park picnics, and RV tours are met with nights spent following the trail of fireflies, roasting that perfect marshmallow, and watching nature’s evening show as the sun meets the horizon.

These are the cherished days of summer where traditional schooling is flung by the wayside and finding fun reigns supreme.

Walk with Zeus: Exploring History in Crete

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 06, 2018 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

The birthplace of Zeus, the home of the Minotaur, Daedalus’ labyrinth (and Ariadne’s clue), the launching place of Icarus – where are you? Why, Crete, of course! The largest of all the Greek islands, Crete is one of the most beautiful – and historic – places in the world.

Visiting Evora: 5 Places to See

by Sarah Albom / Jun 29, 2018 /
Sarah Albom's picture

The Chapel of Bones is an amazing, if not eerie, place to visit in Évora, Portugal. Decorated with the bones of 5,000 dead from the local cemetery, this room certainly gives you a chill when you step inside.  Apart from the Chapel of Bones, what else is

An Architectural Tour of Portugal

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 29, 2018 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Any visitor to Portugal will tell you that the architecture is a must-see. While you’re there, why not arrange your driving plans to include an architectural tour of Portugal?

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

by MyKidsEatSquid / Jun 25, 2018 /
MyKidsEatSquid's picture

Salivating over the various bakery finds – from oversized carrot-cake muffins heavy with icing and thick slices of flourless chocolate cake, I came across an intriguing find: vegan chocolate mouse. Packaged in a nondescript plastic cup with a gold "VEGAN" label, I thought at best it would satisfy my sweet tooth and at worst it would taste a bit like chocolate-imbued gritty pudding.

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Story and Place in Music

by Kerry Dexter / Jun 19, 2018 /
Kerry Dexter's picture

When you are working on creating something, or solving a problem, or sorting out choices, travel is often a good way to give you new perspectives on what is going on, to refresh your thoughts, to give you new ideas. That is as true when you are considering day to day life or the course of world events. 

Spanish Art Exhibit Reflects Artistic Impact on San Antonio

by Rosie Carbo / Jun 13, 2018 /
Rosie Carbo's picture

The city of San Antonio is celebrating 300 years since its founding by Spanish friars and Spanish settlers with historic events all year. That’s why the “Summer in Spain” initiative focuses specifically on the city’s artistic Spanish heritage.

What to Wear When Studying Abroad

by Heather Robinette / Jun 11, 2018 /
Heather Robinette's picture

Something most people don’t consider when making their packing list is what exactly they are going to pack. If you need help with a packing list, check out one I put together.  While you plan to pack 10 shirts, do you have an idea of what you plan to actually pack? 

What to Wear When Studying Abroad

History Comes Alive: Eight Noteworthy Places to Stay

by Sandy Bornstein / Jun 07, 2018 /
Sandy Bornstein's picture

One way to enhance a travel experience is to stay at an historic property. These distinct sites offer a glimpse into the region’s culture and history and set the tone for daily and evening adventures. Price points and room styles vary from location to location. My trips have included a sparse room at a former U.S. Army barracks to an opulent suite at a restored Asian palace. Each experience has demonstrated why it’s important to occasionally select an historic place as a place to stay. 

Pages