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TV Dad Alan Thicke Offers College Road Trip Advice

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 09, 2016 /
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Need advice on preparing for college road trips? Are your kids excited because it's all about the next phase in their lives, but you're worried about budgets, making a good impression, taking time off work to visit colleges, younger siblings, and having your kids make the best choice of college and location? TV and real-life dad Alan Thicke has been there, and offers our Wandering Educators some advice.

Budget Travel: 5 Ways to Save Money & Live Like a Local

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 05, 2016 /
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You don't have to spend a fortune to travel! There are plenty of ways to save money - and live like a local - while traveling. You'll enjoy yourself, truly get a sense of place where you are, and save money, to boot!

Budget travel tips - 5 ways to save money and live like a local

Travel Writers’ Secrets for Saving Money for Travel or While Traveling

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 05, 2016 /
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I’ve got a GREAT list of travel tips for you! For our trip to Ireland and Scotland, I contacted several of my favorite travel writers and asked them for their top tips.  With their answers, we’ll share a series of ten articles on travel planning, airlines, traveling with kids, tips for Scotland and Ireland, and more.

Thus far, we've shared:

Top 10 Ways To Visit Paris On A Budget

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 05, 2016 /
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Top 10 Ways To Visit Paris On A Budget

You're headed to Paris! Want some easy ways to save money, while exploring the City of Light? We've got it - Top 10 Ways To Visit Paris On A Budget.

 

Road Trip 101: Top 10 Ways to Save Money on the Road

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 05, 2016 /
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You've got the car all packed - and are raring to go venture across the country (or continent). Still, in the back of your mind, you're a bit worried about how much this all will cost. You've budgeted for your vacation, but saving money is always a good thing - you can then travel more!

Top Ten Travel Tips for Flying Families

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 03, 2016 /
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Flying somewhere this summer? Taking the kids? Flying with a family can be rough if you don't plan ahead - and prepare. Here are our Top Ten Travel Tips for Flying Families - you'll find that these can make your journey less challenging - and more enjoyable!

 

Artist of the Month: Lawrence Dyer

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 02, 2016 /
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You know how talent often runs in families? This month's artist feature, with painter Lawrence Dyer, is part of that tradition. I first met his daughter, Madeline Dyer, when I discovered her beautiful and powerfully written first book, Untamed (read our author interview here). Imagine my NOT surprise when I saw her father's artwork in one of her facebook posts.

20 + Best English Bookstores in Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 02, 2016 /
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Oh yes – Paris is well-known as a literate city. There are hundreds (!) of bookstores in Paris – and then there are the bouqinistes (book stalls) all along the Seine.

 

Photographer of the Month: Courtney Quirin

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 16, 2016 /
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Courtney Quirin is a wildlife biologist turned environmental journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has reported for Al Jazeera America in San Francisco and for The Associated Press in Johannesburg, South Africa. Courtney's first documentary, which was her thesis at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, won the 2015 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Student Documentary and the Margaret & William Hearst Award for Excellence in Documentary Film.

The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 06, 2016 /
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Nature and the arts - they go hand in hand. I love outdoor theatre (especially Shakespeare) and concerts, for they combine the best of both worlds - being outside, AND the luxury of watching and listening to the arts in a special environment. And, of course, when you attend a concert outside, you bring a picnic - snacks, beverages, meals - and munch the whole time. It's glorious, and a way of life that attracts everyone. So when Gina Hyams published her latest book, The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires, I WAS IN.

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