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8 Ways to Get Around Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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You're there! In Paris, exploring and eating and learning and just LOVING being there, soaking up the je ne sais quoi that is Paris.

8 ways to get around Paris

Did you know that there are more ways to get around Paris than the Metro or a cab? Take a look!

1. Walk (need I say more?). Bonus Paris points if you have a dog, or look great.

Artist of the Month: Spencer Reynolds

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 08, 2017 /
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It was an article about the best surf artists on instagram that led me to our artist of the month, Spencer Reynolds, and his partner, Stacey, who helped facilitate our interview (thanks, Stacey!). 

Foodie Finds: Best Place to Eat Near Sleeping Bear Dunes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 06, 2017 /
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Sleeping Bear Dunes - voted the most beautiful place in the US! And it is definitely worth the title - we've written extensively about this gorgeous place, since it is almost in our own backyard.

 

9 Unusual Things to do in Ft. Lauderdale

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 06, 2017 /
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Say Ft. Lauderdale, and what you do think? Beaches, crazy parties, overdone fun? Maybe...but the town has worked hard to discourage the Spring Break mentality, and offers a wide range of things for visitors to explore. It's a great place to visit, full of interesting things to discover - and, of course, nature all around you.

How to Summer: 40 Tips for a Curious, Engaged Summer

by Stacey Ebert / Jul 05, 2017 /
At the age of seven, I started going to summer camp. From the moment school ended, I counted the hours until camp began. When my years of being a camper ended, I became a counselor, then a lifeguard, and then an aquatics director. Camp has been a part of my summer story since as long as I can remember. My family didn’t travel much in the summer. My sister and I both had varied camping experiences, while my brother chose to stay home for the summer. There are far more children who don’t go to camp than do.

40 years of Mexican Modern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

by Rosie Carbo / Jun 29, 2017 /
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What were the social, political and cultural elements that shaped the unique, colorful artworks created by such famed Mexican artists as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros? 

Travel from Paris: 20 Tips on Taking the TGV

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 29, 2017 /
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Ready to jet from Paris for the weekend – fast?! Take the TGV, which is a world-record speed holder train, heading from city to city at up to 200mph. Hubbed in Paris, the TGV (pronounced tay-jzay-vay) is a train system that is an economical way to explore Europe – all within a few hours travel time.

Driving the Skellig Ring

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 27, 2017 /
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The Ring of Kerry is the most beautiful drive in the world – and also, one that can be crowded, especially with tour buses. Yes, EVERYONE wants to see the Ring of Kerry! But did you know that right off the Ring of Kerry is a 20 mile drive along Ireland’s coast that is JUST as beautiful?

How to Rent a Car in Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 27, 2017 /
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You've heard the stories - narrow roads, driving on the left, cows and sheep, cliffs of insanity, busted hubcaps, and the ever-present tour buses. Yet driving in Ireland can be done - and can infinitely improve your travel experience, as you can see things that most travelers aren't able to.

5 Tips on Driving in Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 27, 2017 /
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Ah, the Emerald Isle. It’s a place of visual perfection, of green vistas, rainbows, and landscapes so beautiful that you have to pinch yourself that it is real, and you are HERE. But there’s one caveat – those Irish roads. Well, two caveats – driving on the other side of the road, and those Irish roads.

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