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An Architectural Tour of Portugal

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 29, 2018 /
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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 /
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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 /
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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 /
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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 /
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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 /
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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. 

Foodie Finds: The Best Beer in Prague

by Ashley Steel / Jun 05, 2018 /
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I had visited Prague in 1991 and been sent to fill an empty jug with beer from the best brewery in Prague

I stumbled through the streets, found the clock that hangs over the door, and filled the jug.  I enjoyed some of the best beer I had ever tasted

This trip, I was hoping to take my children to the same place if it still existed.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: In Search of Adventure

by Stacey Ebert / Jun 05, 2018 /
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Every day, students show up to learn. Whether they’re five years old in a traditional classroom or fifteen in a home school setting - or anywhere in between - there's curiosity, intrigue, and interest somewhere inside them waiting to be entertained and engaged. Some show up craving the excitement of learning, while others are there without any excitement, unless that necessary hook can grab their attention. Long ago, one of my favorite quotes grabbed my attention and hasn’t let go since.

Arttrav explains how to make pecorino cheese

by Alexandra Korey / Jun 05, 2018 /

 

 

 

Top Ten Tips for Integrating Buy Nothing Day into your Travels

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 04, 2018 /
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Have you heard of Buy Nothing Day? It's a day celebrated worldwide to protest consumerism. Here in the US, it's celebrated on Black Friday, probably the biggest shopping day of the year. Buy Nothing day started in 1992 in Vancouver - and now is celebrated by over 65 nations. There's even a hilarious Buy Nothing catalog of items you want for Christmas and already have.

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