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Fall Colors - and more - in the Adirondacks

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 05, 2014 /
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As part of my fall color tour around the United States, I've shared some gems from my home state of Michigan - the perfect fall colors weekend in Traverse City (and some pretty amazing

Visiting the US: 5 Things You Need to Know

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 03, 2014 /
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Are you planning a trip to the USA? There’s so much to see and do, from coast to coast (not to mention Alaska and Hawaii). Whether you come to the US for a culinary extravaganza, to visit a specific place, to relax at the beach, to play at a theme park, or to visit friends and family, here are 5 things you need to know:

 

What I'm Listening To: Tell You in Earnest

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 03, 2014 /
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Music is an integral part of life, this we know is true. But what happens when you find a cd so spectacular, so full of goodness and truth and beauty? Well, you tell the world. I’m so happy to share the new cd by Matt & Shannon Heaton, Tell You in Earnest.

Visiting Volcanic Lanzarote on the César Manrique Trail

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 01, 2014 /
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Are you looking for something different in your next vacation? Head to Lanzarote, the most eastern of the Canary Islands, for a beach vacation like no other. Lanzarote boasts 132 miles of coastline. Of those 132 miles, 16 are sandy beaches, and 114 are rocky beaches.

 

Music, Ireland, Love: The Carnival at Bray

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 30, 2014 /
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It’s difficult to move. It’s even more difficult when you’re a teenager – and you’re moving to another country. Such is the case with protagonist Maggie Lynch in Jessie Ann Foley’s fantastic new book, The Carnival at Bray.

Getting to Know the Spirit and People of Cuba

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 29, 2014 /
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Have you always wanted to go to Cuba? I have. This long desire has been fed by tiny bits of Cuban goodness – recipes, photos, even a segment from Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations: Forbidden Detour.

Department of State Announces Study Abroad Full Scholarships for High School Students

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 26, 2014 /
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U.S. State Department Wants High School Students to Say 'YES' to Studying Overseas in 2015

Shipwreck in Ireland: The Sinking of the RMS Tayleur

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 26, 2014 /
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Sometimes a book grabs you by the heart and won't let go. Such is the case of an extraordinary new book by UK author Gill Hoffs, entitled The Sinking of the RMS Tayleur: The Lost Story of the 'Victorian Titanic'. I have to tell you: I started reading, and couldn't put it down.

US High School Scholarship Program NSLI-Y Promotes Language Study

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 25, 2014 /
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U.S. Department of State Scholarship Program for American High School Students Promotes Study of Critical Languages

 

The Gluten-free Guide to Travel

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 23, 2014 /
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Are you gluten free - and worried about traveling (and eating)? Never fear - help is on the way! We were recently sent a review copy of The Gluten-free Guide to Travel, written by Brette Sember.

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