A Blue Sheep? Teaching Kids about Acceptance and Diversity

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One of our favorite authors, Gabrielle Yetter, has a new book that we're delighted to share with our wandering educators. Entitled Martha the Blue Sheep, it's a story of fitting in - or not, of taking care of those in need, of good deeds and celebrating life. It's a lovely tale, beautifully and colorfully illustrated by Daro Sam and Monnyreak Ket. It has much to teach us about acceptance, helpfulness, and diversity. Read it with your kids, and then find (or be) your own Marthas in life.

On Safari in Tanzania

The early morning sunlight shone into the room though the mosquito netting, waking me from my sleep in Tanzania.  I rolled over towards the wall, trying to escape the brightness.  But then I remembered what we were going to do, and I got up.  We were going on a safari! 

The Best Way to Explore the Mountains this Summer

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Exploring the mountains is a great way to spend your summer. The air is cleaner, the grass is greener, and you will see extraordinary landscapes. It is a great way to get in shape, meet interesting people, and experience new things. Here are the best ways to explore the mountains this summer. 

The Best Way to Explore the Mountains this Summer

Intriguing Destinations to See Animals in Their Natural Habitats

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There is nothing quite like getting back to nature on your vacation. You will quickly forget about the monotony of your daily life as you explore nature and see animals as they were meant to be seen - in the wild. Here are 5 intriguing destinations where you can see animals in their natural habitats. 

5 Intriguing Destinations to See Animals in Their Natural Habitats

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die

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100 Things To Do In America Before You Die is a collection of uniquely American experiences. In it, you'll find...  

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die

Best Ways to Find Jobs Abroad

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Most of us aren’t lucky enough to live anywhere we want without a job. While some can live the nomadic life on a dime or a fortune, the rest of us need to work our way. If you want to live abroad and make some money along the way, here are some interesting ways to do so.

Travelling to the Middle East During Ramadan

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If you are thinking of travelling to the Middle East anytime soon, then you will experience what is known as the month of Ramadan for our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters.

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, which is a lunar calendar; meaning it rotates annually, and each new month is dependent on the sighting of the moon – meaning a month could last anywhere between 29 and 31 days. 

San Donato In Poggio in Pictures: The Beauty of Tuscany

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San Donato In Poggio in Pictures: The Beauty of Tuscany

On a trip to Tuscany, this is the place to stay. It is halfway between Florence and Siena, and not far from San Gimignano and Volterra. This beauty of a town is small but still shows its medieval heritage. The main part of town is still surrounded by the walls built back in the 12th century for protection. So many touches of the original remain, such as arches and towers.

More Secrets of Florence: Naked Debtors And Michelangelo's Graffiti

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Would you like to know more about Florence than many Florentines?

Allow me to share with you my second installation of The Secrets of Florence.
More Secrets of Florence: Naked Debtors And Michelangelo's Graffiti

7 Mole Lessons from Salt Lake City’s Storied Red Iguana Restaurant

by MyKidsEatSquid / May 23, 2017 /
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In 1989, I made my first trek to Salt Lake City’s famed Red Iguana restaurant.
 
I was just 14 then and had gone to the four-year-old Mexican restaurant during a solo trip to see my brother, who lived in the area.
 
7 Mole Lessons from Salt Lake City’s Storied Red Iguana Restaurant
 

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