Foodie Finds: Best Place to Eat Near Sleeping Bear Dunes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 06, 2017 /
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Sleeping Bear Dunes - voted the most beautiful place in the US! And it is definitely worth the title - we've written extensively about this gorgeous place, since it is almost in our own backyard.


Sabbatical Homes Listings: New Zealand

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Title: Seaside Cottage, fully furnished and equipped with ocean views
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Date Posted: Jul. 5, 2017
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Lovely 3 bedroom cozy cottage with outside guestroom/sleepout/study. It is fully insulated; has a hot tub;  a wood stove; and great views of Blueskin Bay and the Pacific Ocean. 
It is 20 minutes from the University, but within walking distance to a fantast...

Hebridean Celtic Festival

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"We are in a unique location, and you have to have a pioneering spirit to make it all the way up to the festival if you don't have ties here," says Caroline MacLennan, festival director of the Hebridean Celtic Festival -- Fèis Cheilteach Innse Gall in Scotttish Gaelic. The place she's speaking of is the Isle of Lewis, the northernmost island of the Western Isles, some forty miles off the north west coast of Scotland.

9 Unusual Things to do in Ft. Lauderdale

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 06, 2017 /
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Say Ft. Lauderdale, and what you do think? Beaches, crazy parties, overdone fun? Maybe...but the town has worked hard to discourage the Spring Break mentality, and offers a wide range of things for visitors to explore. It's a great place to visit, full of interesting things to discover - and, of course, nature all around you.

Where the Wild Things Are: Family Travel London

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London may be an ever-expanding tangle of concrete and gleaming glass but it also harbours wildlife that goes beyond pigeons, park ducks, and increasingly brazen gangs of foxes. From roaming deer and leaping lemurs to wallabies and alpacas, there are surprising creatures in every corner of the capital. Yes, a diverse array of city farms – originated by the band of early 1970s pioneers who turned a disused Kentish Town timberyard into London’s first rural hideaway – are dotted all over the capital.

How to Summer: 40 Tips for a Curious, Engaged Summer

by Stacey Ebert / Jul 05, 2017 /
At the age of seven, I started going to summer camp. From the moment school ended, I counted the hours until camp began. When my years of being a camper ended, I became a counselor, then a lifeguard, and then an aquatics director. Camp has been a part of my summer story since as long as I can remember. My family didn’t travel much in the summer. My sister and I both had varied camping experiences, while my brother chose to stay home for the summer. There are far more children who don’t go to camp than do.

Sabbatical Homes Listings: United States

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Title: Victorian manor house living on a generous scale near Harvard University, MIT and other Boston area 
Location: Watertown, Massachusetts
Date Posted: May 15, 2012
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Spacious late Victorian period home, with five bedrooms, plus additional full-light "granny suite" in basement. Fully furnished, and set in a generously proportioned garden with irrigated lawn and mature plantings. The house has all its original woodwork a...

A Pious Practice, or A Helping of Liquid Bread

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I was in Prague a few years ago with two of my children, both in their early twenties at the time.  We were researching accommodation for the Good Night and God Bless travel guides and one morning, found ourselves in the restaurant of a vast medieval monastery on the perimeter of the city.

Maya Roads

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The rainforest often seems like it is another world - full of animals, plants, and cultures that are unfamiliar to us. Yet something about this area draws us to learn more about it. I've recently read an extraordinary book that documents one journalist's many years among the people of Central America, in the cradle of the Maya civilization.

Maya Roads, by Mary Jo McConahay. Author interview at Wandering Educators

10 ways to get the most out of your Guatemalan vacation

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Guatemala is becoming an ever more popular destination for travelers of all ages. With volcanoes to climb, markets to explore, delicious culinary experiences, incredible scenery, and a culture steeped in tradition, it’s absolutely an ideal getaway. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already started planning a trip to Guatemala of your own. You’ve researched where to go, what to see, and what to pack. You’re starting to feel excited, and a little overwhelmed. There’s so much information out there, so much to see and do.