Music from Little House on the Prairie

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Little House on the Prairie: even if you’ve never been to the American midwest, these words bring up images -- images which seem like memories, really -- of life at the edge of pioneer times in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas a century and a half ago.

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Author Re-writes the Fairytale

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Once I realized that With Grace was turning out to be a fairytale, I did not resist it...but I did do my best to subvert the tropes of the genre.

With Grace. #WeNeedDiverseBooks: Author Re-writes the Fairytale

Where to Stay on the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

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Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, looks like a bagpipe on the map. Or maybe I'm influenced by the Scottish immigrants that have themselves so influenced Nova Scotia, and in particular, Cape Breton Island. Located on the northeastern end of the province, this island boasts one extraordinary view after another. It eerily looks like Scotland, and so must have felt like home to the waves of Scottish and Irish settlers. 

Reading About Nova Scotia and Campobello

by pen4hire / Jun 24, 2017 /
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This summer, my sister and I took a road trip together around Nova Scotia. We were limited to six days, which was about twenty days less than we wanted to have, but we found this Canadian province to be packed with beautiful landscapes and seascapes, historic forts, M'ikmaq Indian lore, Scottish music, well preserved Victorian towns, small fishing villages and more lobster and scallops on our plates that even we who love our seafood could eat.

Why and How to Travel with Only a Carry-On

by Penny Sadler / Jun 24, 2017 /
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This story is mainly for the ladies. Sorry, guys. Based on the conversations I’ve had with my customers, it seems women have more trouble than men packing light. Who knows why? My client base is primarily female as well.

Still, there are a few pointers here for men. What about how to choose color? That’s good basic wardrobe advice for anyone. And looking good while you travel? Pure travel packing genius.

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Israel

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Title: Beautiful rooftop duplex flat in quiet, residential area, in central Tel Aviv
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date Posted: Jun. 19, 2017
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Letting our rooftop duplex, 2 bedrooms, fully equipped flat in central Tel Aviv, July 2nd - Sept 15th. Quiet residential area, beautifully decorated and comfi place, loads of amenities in the neighbourhood (banks, supermarket, organic store, restaurants, e...

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Germany

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Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: Jun. 20, 2017
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The apartment is a beautiful 1 bedroom apartment, 85 m2 total (915 sq. ft), with wooden floors, arched windows, living room/office, kitchen, and bath in a well-maintained building. Fully furnished including washing machine and dishwasher.  It is on the fou...

Family and Friends: Seven Irish Music cds

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Irish music has a way of touching emotions and reaching hearts across time and place and language.

The Rock Animals of Eidsfjord, Sortland in Vesterålen, Norway

by Benny Hoynes / Jun 24, 2017 /
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Here are photos of some animals, made in stone, at Kjørstad, Eidsfjord, Vesterålen. It's a 40 min drive from my home. You can see cormorant bird, cow, eagle, fox, puffin, black grouse, seagulls, a stone church, a stone man, and a turtle.

They are placed around in the woods, not far away from the gravel road. A person made these things out of rocks. Take a look...

The Black Sand Beaches of Arizona's Upper Lake Mary

The Black Sand Beaches of Arizona's Upper Lake Mary