Florida Culture for the Week of April 9, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of April 9, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

TODAY – April 9 – Spring Fever in (Historic Downtown) Winter Garden 
The whole family will enjoy the ‘Spring Fever’ Winter Garden Festival with live entertainment, food vendors, silent auction, raffle, and loads of plants for sale. The ‘Kidzone’ educates children about the environment while grown-ups ‘Ask the Experts’ for information about landscaping and water conservation. Visit springfeveringarden.com 

Mass Incarceration in the Land of the Free

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Are Americans inherently conditioned to be criminals? Are we raised to wreak havoc on our communities by breaking the laws that are in place to protect us? My short answer is no. However, when looking at statistics, it is alarming that America is known as the world’s prime jailer. “Representing just 5 percent of the world’s population, we now hold 25 percent of its inmates. The “tough on crime” politics of the 1980s and 1990s fueled an explosion in incarceration rates.

Lessons Learned on Vacation with my (ex) boyfriend

by Brianna Krueger / Apr 07, 2017 /
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Half the joy of vacation is who you spend it with. Nothing makes a vacation more enjoyable than spending it with people you love (besides having copious amounts of money to spend). 

Weird Moments Make the Best Memories

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How many weird things can happen in a week?

People try to act like ‘weird’ is a bad thing, when in reality it’s not. Everyone is weird in their own way, which technically means if we’re all weird, we’re actually all normal.

Travelling by Car vs. Motorhome

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Summer is almost here, and it’s high time to start planning your well-deserved and so desired vacation. If you love travelling with many people, alone, or with your family, you must have shortlisted these two options for a road trip: a car or a motorhome. Renting a recreational vehicle (RV) has many benefits when compared to travelling by car, and this form of family vacation becomes more and more popular. But is the fun really worth the effort?

Send a Bit of Winter With These Fine Art Cards

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I've been working on a new book project over the past couple of months. I've looked at hundreds of images, all from my ski touring adventures. So with all that snow and beauty on my mind, I created a series of 5x7 greeting cards highlighting some of my favourite photographs.

Adventures in Camping

by Stacey Ebert / Apr 04, 2017 /

How do you feel when you hear the word camp? Does your heart jump with excitement to whip out that already packed box that sits at the ready in the garage? Do you happily revisit the superb learning experience that went along with your summer camp experience? Are you happy to go, but would rather head to those permanent sites where you can cook up your own meal on a clean barbecue and lay your head in a pre-prepared cabin? Or is the idea of camping not at all your thing?

Artist of the Month: Elena Feret

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 03, 2017 /
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When I look at Elena Feret's work, I fall deeply in love with her art, world, and the magic she creates - and represents. From marvelous creatures to a worldview that takes us deep into the imagination, Elena's extraordinary art inspires, gives joy, and brings an enchantment to our lives. When I first saw her art, I KNEW that she was special and that her talents needed to be shared!

Florida Culture for the Week of April 2, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of April 2, 2017 By Josh Garrick    

Celebrate Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

by jdobbe / Apr 01, 2017 /
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The peaceful Central American town of Antigua, Guatemala, sits beneath dormant volcanoes that overlook quaint cobblestone streets, historical Colonial churches, and brightly decorated shops. Leafy Parque Central, abundant with manicured trees and the ever present Spanish fountain, occupies the very heart of the city. With its tranquil and calming ambience, it is the ideal hamlet for Guatemalans and tourists to sit and enjoy the highlights of Antigua.