Traveling to Oahu? 10 Ways to Make Your Trip More Authentic

by Austin Weihmiller / Dec 08, 2016 /
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Hawaii. Dreamy, warm, beautiful Hawaii. An island paradise nestled in the blue Pacific. It’s pretty nice I must say, but there is way more to the island than Waikiki and Disney’s Aulani. Here’s an insider’s guide to Oahu and its hidden gems.


Starting with Maps! Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America to form New Collaboration

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The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a "content hub partner" and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA's database of digital content records.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Outback Australia

by Stacey Ebert / Dec 06, 2016 /

When I was younger, my Dad talked a lot about how he loved and wanted to visit the land out west in the United States. He liked the stories of tradition, the love of the land, and the great open spaces where people and animals roamed for miles. I was often happier on the coasts, as the ocean and her lapping waves provided the serenity I needed, but I knew there was more. From the minute I first set foot in Australia, over a decade ago, I knew there was more to the country than the coast.

December 11 Festival Celebrates Holidays in Norfolk

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Sunday, December 11, is winter holiday festival time in Norfolk, CT, where the town's merchants start celebrating at 10 a.m. with a day of extended store hours, dining specials, wreaths and trees, and special musical events.

Florida Culture for Your HOLIDAY Calendar! By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for Your HOLIDAY Calendar! By Josh Garrick 

Dolphins, Penguins, and the Clearest Water You've Ever Seen, in Chile

by Stephane Alexandre / Dec 03, 2016 /
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This past weekend was surreal! As part of our study abroad program, the program director invited us this past weekend to La Serena and Vicuna, a six-hour drive north of Santiago. I am so grateful that we took rest stops to stretch our legs, because I would have gone insane. Given that our trip is coming to an end in less than a month, it was such a perfect way to spend time together as a group.

10 Fun Ways to Get Fit

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Whether you're at home or traveling, it's important to exercise and stay fit. You'll sleep better, enjoy better health, and be able to get around while you're traveling. But you know all that, of course. And the elliptical or treadmill, while useful, isn't that much fun, especially in a hotel gym late at night. Let's discover some fun ways to get fit, around the world.

Artist of the Month: ARCY

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 02, 2016 /
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I first spotted them as we drew into the parking lot of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Visitor Center. Stunned at this unexpected, extraordinary beauty, I hopped out of the car almost as soon as Ed had put it into park.

Spices of India: Making Chai Tea Latte at Home

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 01, 2016 /
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Redolent of the spices of India, and especially warming during cold winters, Chai tea is a delicious beverage that has migrated from India to, well, everyone! You can find Chai tea lattes at Starbucks and other coffee shops, recipes on Pinterest, and premade at the store. But many of them have strange ingredients - and weak spices.

5 Volunteer Projects Abroad that You’ll Love

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In recent years, the concept of voluntourism has been popular all over the world, as it has so many benefits. In its simplest sense, it is a combination of volunteering and traveling. You go on a vacation not just to explore the beauty of certain destination, but to also share your efforts and do good deeds for the local community.

Interested in trying it? Below are five of the places where you can do this.