Books & Film

The Ladies of Managua

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You know those books - the ones that grab you and don't let go? The ones that teach you about a place, culture, people? Such is the case with a new book written by Eleni Gage, entitled The Ladies of Managua. Eleni is a journalist who writes regularly for publications including Travel+Leisure, The New York Times, T: The New York Times Travel Magazine, Dwell, Elle, Elle Décor, Real Simple, Parade, and The American Scholar.

Around and Back: A Year and a Day on the Road

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The sun was shining when I stopped my motorbike by an old tractor in rural Norway. 15 years earlier, I had worked on a machine just like it for my brother-in-law and I was looking forward to telling him about it at the kitchen table one evening in the future. At the same moment I remembered what I had seen and tried in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. My travelogue was getting too long for me to tell it over a single cup of tea.

Urban Morocco

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Wandering Educators will remember the extraordinary photography of Ugo Cei - he has been featured as one of our photographers of the month. Now there is more goodness to see and read - Ugo recently published an excellent new ebook with his business partner, Massimiliano Cremascoli, called Urban Morocco. This book? It's an intimate glimpse into the vibrant culture of Morocco.

Chalkboard Heroes: 12 Courageous Teachers and Their Deeds of Valor

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 13, 2015 /
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You know what I love? Stories of awesome people. They inspire, teach, and lead by example. Such is the case with Chalkboard Heroes, a marvelous new book by Terry Lee Marzell.

Expert Shares Best Australia Planning and Travel Tips

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 13, 2015 /
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Everyone wants to visit Australia - it's true!

They Eat Horses, Don’t They? The Truth About the French

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 22, 2015 /
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Eating horses. Not to mention garlic, snails, frog legs, wine (always, wine).

French women don't get fat.

That ubiquitous striped shirt, accompanied by a jaunty beret.

Bidets, perfume, double kisses, rudeness, oh that Metro, topless beaches, chicness.

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.

 

How to Cope with Culture Shock

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 15, 2015 /
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Culture shock: if you've ever lived overseas, you know what it is. If you're about to live overseas, then it's a good idea to gather some tips to make going through it easier.

Nomadic Matt's How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 07, 2015 /
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It's a well-known fact: learn from experts, and you gain a world of experience and knowledge.

An Illustrated History of Kazakhstan: Asia's Heartland in Context

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 23, 2014 /
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When I was in graduate school, I lived and learned amidst dozens of languages, cultures,  people. There were many international scholars in our program, who braved the cold Minnesota winters in search of knowledge, community, and camaraderie. What I loved most about that was the chance to learn, in-depth, about the world from a diverse group of people.

The Book Your Tween/Teen Girl Needs: Elements for Girls

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 23, 2014 /
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As a parent, I’m learning a lot about what growing up in the US is like for a young lady. There are many influences on our young women, from the media (ugh) to a few wise and thoughtful websites, books, and experiences.

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