Photographer of the Month: JoAnn Kraft

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 23, 2017 /
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I love Instagram. I love finding new people, searching new tags, and getting new glimpses into lives, nature, the world. One such discovery is photographer JoAnn Kraft, who captures nature so beautifully that I feel as if I am right there with her, seeing through her eyes. She's got a talent for macro, for discovering small things, and for seeing what others might not. Here, in words and photos, our Photographer of the Month, JoAnn Kraft...

Traveling Internationally? 5 Things to Do Before You Go

by Bert Maxwell / Jul 19, 2017 /
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Are you planning an international trip? How exciting! It will be wonderful, and change your life. But you knew that… You’ve also got a lot to do to prepare before you head off to explore the world.

Here are 5 things you need to do before you travel internationally

Traveling Internationally? 5 Things to Do Before You Go

Tips for Better Travel Photos

by irishfireside / Jul 19, 2017 /
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Digital photography has changed how we take and share photos. For travelers, the days of heavy camera bags and multiple rolls of film are gone. Be it technology or technique, here are some tips for getting the most out of your digital camera while traveling.


Music for Reflection

by Kerry Dexter / Jul 17, 2017 /
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In the midst of change, news that's challenging, unsettling, or inscrutable, it is often good to take a step back, to pause and let such things settle in the mind or in the heart while thinking over what's next. Music can be a useful and interesting way to take such a pause. Here are four ideas of music to invite or go along with such times of reflection.

Music for Reflection

Five Favorite Places for Kids on the Sunset Coast, Michigan

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 12, 2017 /
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Kids and water go together - it's a natural fit. And what better place to play, than along Michigan's Sunset Coast?

Studying Abroad in London: A Stop in York

by Heather Robinette / Jul 11, 2017 /
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Here's 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.

10 Ways to Save Money on Family Travel to Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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You've booked the flights, gotten the guidebooks, and are finalizing your budget for your trip to Paris. Now that reality has set in, it's a good idea to find ways to save money on Family Travel in Paris. Never fear! Although Paris can be expensive, there are definitely ways to cut costs without turning your journey into a cheapskate's dream.

11 Unusual Things to Do, Eat, and Explore in London

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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If you’re headed to London, you’re probably overwhelmed with suggestions on places to eat, things to see, adventures to be had. But what if you wanted something a little bit differerent? Well, luckily London is full of surprises – interesting places to explore, hidden gourmet gems, and even a blockbuster or two.

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!).