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Studying Abroad in London: A Trip to Bath

by Heather Robinette / Jun 11, 2017 /
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Thanks for checking out the next blog 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. The series then starts with my trip to Stonehenge. You can read the next post here

12 Tips for Multi Destination Travel

by smartpoodle / Jun 11, 2017 /

Multi Destination Travel – It’s All in the Planning
 

How Travel Saved My Sanity

by Brianna Krueger / Jun 10, 2017 /
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At 26, I never thought I’d have a breakdown, but I did. A combo of heartbreak and being overworked did the trick. The two happened so quickly and simultaneously it felt like I was pushed off a speeding bike, or like the rug had been swept from under my feet, leaving me to fall nowhere. Everything was exhausting, and the motions were just being done, life wasn’t being lived; I felt like a zombie. Not even weekends could refresh me.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Go Explore

by Stacey Ebert / Jun 05, 2017 /

June. The month where school kids get antsy, educators are doing their best to get it all in, parents are getting stuff ready for camp, and many are planning adventures near and far. It’s a change of season, the shedding of layers, an infusion of vitamin D, and a time when one door closes and another opens. Teachers in the United States are either counting the days or already out enjoying some well-deserved time away from school.

Ten Reasons to Travel in the Shoulder Season

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 01, 2017 /
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What's the shoulder season, you may ask? It's that sweet spot between high season and low. It's also a great price break from high season prices, and low season bargains. Travel+Leisure magazine has a great slideshow on Shoulder Season Travel Secrets, with details on places to go, when.

The Art of Road Tripping: The Way Back Home

by Dr. Debra Payne / May 30, 2017 /

The journey back home from a road trip is different than the journey to somewhere else. On the way back, I know that I am returning to reality. This fatigued schlep changes to enthusiasm, however, when I see that I am close to home. Suddenly I am filled with gratitude for things I once took for granted. At that point, everything becomes beautiful and new.
I had driven 1,227.2 miles from Utah to Minnesota and for a moment I thought I had finished, but then I realized that soon I would need to find my way back home. My challenge then became to notice new things on a familiar path.

The Complete Guide to Visiting Cedar Point

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 27, 2017 /
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Cedar Point – The World’s Best Amusement Park?! Why yes, indeed, it is…not only because of the 19 world-class roller coasters, or because it has been named that for the last 18 years, but because it’s just awesome.

 

Top 10 Beach Towns on Michigan's Sunset Coast

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 26, 2017 /
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You're in the right place - Michigan's Sunset Coast (aptly named, for the gorgeous sunsets!). The beaches on Lake Michigan are clean, sandy, and very swimmable. There are excellent restaurants, extraordinary artists, great music, and plenty of outdoor activities. It's my favorite place, in the whole world.

7 Mole Lessons from Salt Lake City’s Storied Red Iguana Restaurant

by MyKidsEatSquid / May 23, 2017 /
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In 1989, I made my first trek to Salt Lake City’s famed Red Iguana restaurant.
 
I was just 14 then and had gone to the four-year-old Mexican restaurant during a solo trip to see my brother, who lived in the area.
 
7 Mole Lessons from Salt Lake City’s Storied Red Iguana Restaurant
 

Music of resilience

by Kerry Dexter / May 14, 2017 /
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Resilience is a many-faceted quality. More than bouncing back, more than making it through, more than stepping up to face a difficult situation, yet resilience may include aspects of all those things. It is a quality needed in day to day life. Events on the world stage and how they may impact that day to day life also call for resilience. It's a quality affected by one's resources, background, and perception. One way to increase those resources is to hear stories of how others confront such disquieting and challenging circumstances. 

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