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Wine Lovers Pour Into Culinaria's Wine and Food Festival

by Rosie Carbo / May 29, 2018 /
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Traveling to San Antonio anytime soon? If so, you can still indulge in haute cuisine at a throng of upscale restaurants and bars, even if you missed the 19th annual Culinaria Wine and Food Festival.

Wine Lovers Pour Into Culinaria's Wine and Food Festival

How Milk Became the Drink of Choice for Indy 500 Winners

by MyKidsEatSquid / May 26, 2018 /
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A day before thirty-three racing cars charge through the speedway, ticking off 200 laps and 500 miles, the Milk People (yes, they're called "Milk People") prepare to make their special delivery. Chosen from among more than 1,000 Indiana dairy farmers, two "Milk People" are selected to award the Indianapolis 500 winner, and the driver's mechanic and car owner, a bottle of milk.

Journeys Through Landscape in Music

by Kerry Dexter / May 22, 2018 /
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In the midst of a city or out in wilderness, nature is a constant companion. The changing angle of light or the fall or rain — even if seen between tall buildings – reminds of the healing power of landscape. Wilderness might be challenging at times, but there too, the hand of nature may bring peace or connection. A familiar place or a new horizon – they both have power to refresh and restore.

This is an idea musicians have explored in many ways. It continues to be a source of inspiration for artists.

Expert shares Top 5 Tips to Avoid the Crowds in National Parks

by Ed Forteau / May 17, 2018 /
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Memorial Day Weekend starts the begining of summer - and all the attendant travel plans! Our own national parks are becoming more and more popular for travelers looking for lower costs and higher values - and all that natural beauty! How do you avoid the big crowds on holiday weekends?

What Do You Know About America’s National Parks?

by smartpoodle / May 17, 2018 /

What Do You Know About America’s National Parks?

They Are Our Greatest Natural Treasures

What Do You Know About America’s National Parks?

Calistoga's Petrified Forest

by Penny Sadler / May 17, 2018 /
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What is a petrified forest? They look like trees, but when you touch them they're cold. Transformed by minerals in sediment, volcanic ash, and groundwater, the trees have become fossilized. No longer wood, these trees tell the story of the climate and ecosystem millions of years ago.

 

What to do with your kid at the airport?

by Ashley Steel / May 16, 2018 /
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You've got a lot of stuff, you're tense, you're tired, you're waiting for a plane, and you have a 4 year old (or a 6 yr old or a 9 yr old - they're all restless at the airport).  Maybe you have one hour to relax before the first flight or, perhaps, you have 4 hours to enjoy on a layover.  Yes!  "relax" and "enjoy".

 

Studying Abroad in London: 10 Places Not to Miss Like I Did! Part 2

by Heather Robinette / May 15, 2018 /
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Thanks for reading the next article in my series on traveling outside of London during your time abroad. If you didn’t get a chance to start at the beginning, make sure you read my first post here.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

by Stacey Ebert / May 08, 2018 /
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Lately I’ve taken notice of language - the words people choose to use and those that show up time and time again. If you listen, regardless of the situation involved in the discussion, you begin to hear patterns, synonyms, and repetition of emotions wrapped in very specific verbiage. Why do these words appear? Are they always those that are conscious choices, or are there underlying factors at work? Do those factors come from our experiences, our fears, our upbringing, or our lifestyle choices, or do they sneak up out of nowhere and we will never know the ‘why’?

Long Layover? Short trips from Heathrow

by Ed Forteau / May 08, 2018 /
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If you're flying through the UK, there's a good chance you'll have a layover at London Heathrow airport (LHR). Layovers can be dull, but they're an unavoidable part of modern travel and we all just have to put up with them. If your layover is more than the usual few hours though, the delay can turn into an opportunity. There's lots to see and do in the area around Heathrow if you have the time to explore.

Long Layover? Short trips from Heathrow

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