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: Artist Home in Jersey City for Rent Academic Semester
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Date Posted: Jul. 14, 2017
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Entire House available located in the Riverview Arts district of Jersey City Heights. 
Roommate or subleaser. You can have the entire house - 2 bedrooms) for the academic semester or one bedroom in the house. I am open to different situations.   
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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.

Music from Canada's West, for Canada Day

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Midsummer celebrations take place across Canada in the time surrounding Canada Day on the first of July. How about music to go along? Canada has poured forth a wealth of singers and songwriters, from legendary folk poet in song Gordon Lightfoot to million selling country musician Shania Twain. For this year’s Canada Day, here are four artists who make their homes in Canada’s west.

Fourth of July Apple Cider Slushies

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Do you have a place nearby you’ve been meaning to go to but never quite get around to it?

Your Special Orlando-Area Independence Day 2017 Preview By Josh Garrick

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Your Special Orlando-Area Independence Day 2017 Preview By Josh Garrick 

Central Florida is virtually ‘exploding’ with ways to make this Independence Day one of the most memorable ever for your entire family. Whether you are on vacation – or this is a ‘stay-cation,’ there are more choices than ever to look to the skies and exclaim, “Oh say, can you see??” 

Planning The Perfect Summer Road Trip

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Summer is an extremely popular time of year for travel. And the warm weather makes road trips very common this time of year. Planning the perfect road trip takes a lot of time and effort.

Here are my best tips and tricks to get the most out of your summer road trip. 

Planning The Perfect Summer Road Trip

Unexpected Treasures at America's Library: Heartfelt Friendship Between Nations

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In 1926, America celebrated the 150th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence. To mark the occasion, citizens of Poland – more than 5.5 million of them – signed a unique birthday card, The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship. Now, all 111 volumes containing more than 30,000 pages – many beautifully illustrated or accompanied by photographs – are digitized and accessible on the Library of Congress website.