Inns and B&Bs join retailers with offers for wandering educators during May Teacher Appreciation Month

May is Teacher Appreciation Month, a tradition that dates to 1985 when the NEA declared the first week in May Teacher Appreciation Week. Many inns and B&Bs join retailers and restaurants throughout the country to the tradition of honoring educators to the whole month of May and beyond. From nursery school teacher to college professor, May is a time to say “thank you” to those that dedicate their time and careers to education and learning. 

Planning A Trip: Where To Stay In London

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Whether you travel to London for a long stay or you just need to plan a short trip, it is important to know exactly where to stay. The capital is quite large, so finding just what you want may take a little digging. Do your research: read a London neighborhood guide and then some reviews to make a great choice.

Here are some suggestions to help you out. 

7 Family-Friendly Food Spots in and Around Hocking Hills, Ohio

by MyKidsEatSquid / Apr 24, 2017 /
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Hocking Hills feels hidden, tucked away.
Unlike most state parks with large signs hailing the entrance and easy-to-find landmarks, you’ve got to work to find the ring of sites that make up the Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park.
You could easily drive right past Hocking Hills on U.S. 33 going southeast between Columbus, Ohio, and West Virginia’s state border without thinking there’s much to see. The rolling hills reveal little of what’s waiting inside.

Hiking: 6 Things You Need to Know

by Bert Maxwell / Apr 24, 2017 /
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Hiking is a great outdoor adventure – you can explore nature to your heart’s content, travel to new places, and challenge your body and mind. But it isn’t easy – you need to be prepared in a variety of ways, as well as be aware of your environment at all times. There can be too many accidents.



Florida Culture for the Week of April 23, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of April 23, 2017 By Josh Garrick

Hidden Treasures: Six Places to See the Milky Way

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Here’s a statistic for you: “The stellar disk of the Milky Way galaxy is approximately 100,000 light-years (30 kiloparsecs, 9×1017 km) in diameter, and is considered to be, on average, about 1,000 ly (0.3 kpc) thick.” I got that from Wikipedia.

Hidden Treasures: The Waterfall near Dharamsala

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Emerging out of the fumes and flesh of a city like Delhi can be refreshing no matter which direction one heads.  But it is particularly nice when one takes a bus 9 hours to the north, to Dharamsala.


Top 5 Regions in Tibet

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Culture and heritage runs in the veins of Tibet, and the cities are an amazing reflection of that. Encompassing extraordinary geographical structures, beautiful rituals, and a unique lifestyle, Tibetan cities are graceful. Some ancient cities are present in the region and they tell stories of a glorious past. The cities hold great value, and they always give something unique to the visitors. Once you tour to Tibet closely, the cities hold an enchanting appeal.

Hidden Treasures: The Camels of Tolkuchka Bazaar

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Turkmenistan is a desert country with a population the size of Minnesota (just over five million).  It doesn’t invade its neighbors (though it has a dismal record of oppressing its own citizens), and its leadership doesn’t engage in regular rhetorical lashings of the United States. 

Education Vacation: Traveling Hawaii And Seeing The Sights

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Learning And Living
Traveling is the ultimate learning opportunity, and the learning aspect  is one of the most pleasurable parts of the journey. A vacation to a new locale will teach you all kinds of things about local culture, customs, and geography; and you’ll retain it much longer than should you memorize it from some book. When you can put your hands on something, it makes a more indelible impression.