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Travel Writers’ Guide: Best Irish Recipes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 14, 2018 /
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Whether you’re making a special dinner for St Patrick’s Day, or you’d just like to infuse the goodness of Ireland into your meals, chances are that you’re probably looking for some excellent Irish recipes. Never fear, dear reader! I’ve collated the best of Irish recipes, from travel writers in the know (you’ll recognize many of them from our Best of Ireland: An A-Z Guide), and a few B&Bs in Ireland.

Photographer of the Month: Ted Nelson

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Feb 15, 2018 /
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Ted Nelson is an outdoor adventure travel blogger based out of Chicago who runs the travel blog Traveling Ted. He specializes in cross-country skiing, canoeing, hiking/backpacking, and international budget travel. He prefers to count jungles, rainforests, and national parks visited instead of countries and states; however, the latter count is 30 and 42. 

Top Ten Things to do in Edinburgh

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Feb 12, 2018 /
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Top Ten Things to do in Edinburgh

 

#TeachAbroadBecause ... Every day will be a richer experience

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 30, 2018 /
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Currently an associate professor of English at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Patrick Foss has been a teacher in Japan for more than 20 years. He is the author of Across Tokyo, an ebook about an “urban hike” through one of the world’s most iconic cities. You can find it on Amazon here.

What Educators can learn from Technology and the Olympics

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 29, 2018 /
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Educators can learn quite a bit from the technology used during the Olympics. The Olympics – similar to a classroom? How can this be? 

 

7 Fun Things to Do during the Harsh Michigan Winters

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 16, 2018 /
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This month at the Travel Blog Mob, the theme is Stupid Questions (although we all KNOW that there are no stupid questions, right?). It's all a matter of perspective.

So, our Stupid Question to answer this month: What is there to do in Michigan during the long cold winter months?

 

Hunting Northern Lights Above the Arctic Circle: Local Experts Guide You There

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 15, 2017 /
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Have you always dreamed of finding and photographing Northern Lights, especially above the Artic Circle? Perhaps you've loved the articles by our Northern Norway Editor, Benny Høynes, including his guide to photographing Northern Lights? Now you can learn from and watch northern lights with him!

Artist of the Month: Amanda Sandlin

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 02, 2017 /
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It was the headline that drew me in: "One artist's quest to capture her travels led to these stunning portraits of wild women." 

#atwildwoman art by Amanda Sandlin. Read our interview with her!

Teaching Kids to Love Art

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 08, 2017 /
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One of the questions I hear most often is from families looking to expand their kids’ appreciation of art. I’ve written 7 Tips for teaching your kids to appreciate art museums to answer just that question.

Artist Of The Month: Angela Hennessy

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 02, 2017 /
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Gorgeous colors, rich with the natural beauty of our earth. A keen eye, to see birds, waves, sunsets, and the talent to be able to capture it perfectly. A respite from today's busy digital world, where I can sit, breathe, and imagine. Those reasons - and more - are why I follow Angela Hennessy, our Artist of the Month, on Instagram and other social media platforms. Her art is beautiful, keen, sharp, and evocative. Even if I'm sitting inside during a Michigan snowstorm, I feel as if, even for a minute, that I am somewhere else in the world, with her and the creatures she so lovingly paints.

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