Winter Postcard from Sortland, Northern Norway

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Winter scene from a mountain, looking at Sortland, Northern Norway. Photo Benny Høynes
From the mountain last night. My city, Sortland. Taken from mountain «urtind», just a couple of hours walk on the snow from my house. Wonderful, isn`t it? 

Uncovering Lesser-known Historic Sites on Italy’s Pilgrimage Route

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The Via Francigena (fran-CHEE-jee-nah) is a pilgrimage route from the Middle Ages that starts in England and crosses France and Switzerland before entering Italy at the Gran San Bernardo Pass. Less known than the Spanish pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena was revived in the 1990s and is becoming more traversed each year

In 2009, after a divorce and a traumatic illness, I undertook a solo pilgrimage on the Via Francigena, inspired by a desire to purge emotional demons and achieve more of a heart-mind-body connection. 

But I Never Realized I Was Learning Anything

by Stacey Ebert / Mar 07, 2017 /

I never knew that one of the best compliments from a former student was “I never really thought I was learning anything in your class – we just had fun.” At first I was offended and thought, ‘really, with all of that work in my lesson planning and efforts, really?’ And then I realized it was a compliment. Eventually, even those same students realized that if they didn’t know something at the start of the year and by the end of the year they excelled – then there must have been something going on.

Road Trip! Exploring the Best Beaches in Israel

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Beach destination – Israel? YES! You can explore much in Israel, including history, religion, incredible food (keep that one in mind – beachgoers get hungry), national parks and monuments, music, culture, language – but the beaches? They are worth visiting. If you’re ready to road trip in a new place, this is it. Find your car rental in Israel, fill up your tank, get some snacks and hit the road!

Tips for Road Tripping the United Kingdom

by Lexa Pennington / Mar 07, 2017 /
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Sure, you’ve heard of road tripping the USA… Route 66 is especially famous the world over.

Florida Culture for the Week of March 5, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of March 5, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

Top 6 Places to Study Abroad

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Studying abroad has perhaps become more important now than ever: as we are experiencing a big surge of harmful extremism and populism all around the globe, travelling and education go hand in hand to promote tolerance and a more open-minded state of mind.

Visit Stratford for a Spring Maple Trail Adventure

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The anticipation of Canada’s delicious iconic maple syrup is palpable as the first sign of spring. To celebrate, Stratford Tourism Alliance presents the Savour Stratford Maple Trail adventure. This self-guided tasting tour offers 22 unique maple tastings for a tasty culinary experience during the months of March and April. 

French Moderns Say Bonjour at San Antonio's McNay Museum

by Rosie Carbo / Mar 04, 2017 /
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San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum, the first museum of modern art in Texas, opened its doors in 1954.Today, more than 60 years later, the McNay continues to be a trailblazer for national and international modern art exhibitions. 

Why you Need to Take a Trip with your Best Friends Right Now

by Brianna Krueger / Mar 04, 2017 /
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Ninety-five percent of my vacations have been with my family. Only one has ever been a vacation with my friends. Pretty sad.

It gets sadder that there’s likely never going to be another friends vacation for us. We’re in the stages of life that include careers, engagements, marriage, and babies, which often makes it difficult to arrange time, even weekend getaways, to see each other. Unfortunately, that’s the sad truth of life and growing up. 

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