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

   
 

The BlackRock Medieval Fest, A-Z

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Today we visited the BlackRock Medieval Fest, held in Augusta, Michigan. Near Kalamazoo, this renaissance festival is lively, fun, and quite entertaining. We'll write more about it, but today, when we're full of medieval joie d'vivre, we'll share the BlackRock Medieval Fest A-Z. Take a look...

BlackRock Medieval Fest, A-Z

Come Hither! 7 Tips for Visiting Black Rock Medieval Fest

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Lords and Ladies of West Michigan, save room on your calendars for the Black Rock Medieval Fest, held on 5 weekends in summer in Augusta, Michigan. The festival runs from 10am - 6pm on weekends in July and August.

Come Hither! 7 Tips for Visiting Black Rock Medieval Fest

Music Holiday Favorites

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Whether you make it for a living or listen for fun -- or both -- music is a central part of the winter holiday season. Listen in as those whose music you enjoy offer ideas about music they like to hear or play this time of year.

Music Holiday Favorites

Where to stay in St John's, Newfoundland

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We’ve just returned from an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’sNewfoundland (yes, a ferry was involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St.

Michigan's Small Town Treasures: The Craziest Festival in Michigan’s Thumb

by Julie Royce / Jun 21, 2017 /
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If you only have time for one small-town festival this summer and you want it to be filled with enough silliness to make you forget all the serious stuff going on in your life, consider the Annual "Cheeseburger in Caseville"  Festival. It is too big for a weekend and runs every year in August. As you reach the city limits, you’ll be greeted by more pink flamingos than flock anywhere else north of Miami as the small beach town of Caseville morphs into Key North.

Florida Culture for the Week of June 18, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of June 18, 2017 By Josh Garrick 
 
TODAY – June 18 from 9 am to 5 pm – Father’s Day at Leu Gardens 

Leu Gardens honors Dads by opening the Gardens – FREE for Dads – TODAY! Even if every day is special with Dad, the Gardens invite the whole family to stroll the pathways that cover 50 acres. Then stop by the historic ‘Leu House’ to take a tour of the home while learning about the families that once lived there. Admission is $10 adult / $3 children (5 to 17) and FREE for Dad today. Visit leugardens.org 

Songs of Courage

by Kerry Dexter / Jun 17, 2017 /
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Courage: it is an aspect of character with many facets.  It can be courageous to speak out; it can be courageous to stay silent. It can show courage to move forward. At other times and circumstances, and for the same person, it can take more courage to stay in one place. It can take courage to reflect; it can be equally courageous to act quickly. Courage, along with its companion integriy, may also be touchstones which help guide choices such as those. 

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: the Music Begins

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The west coast of Ireland: from the mouth of the Kenmare River in west Cork in the south up to Banba’s Crown at the top of Donegal in the northwest, the length of Ireland’s Atlantic seaboard is framed in the Wild Atlantic Way, a driving route where, as the folk at Failte Irel

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