The things we carry when we travel: Our ethnicity. Our dreams. Our hopes.

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My hair looks different, my backpack is always open, and I have a medium brown complexion. I'm sun-kissed. I am kissed by the sun. Now, if you live in Boston or in Medford, where I go to Tufts, and you saw me walking down the street, you'd probably make nothing of it. 

I was waiting for the ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires with my friends a few weeks ago. A long way from Boston. I was charging my phone when a kid walked up to me and asked in Spanish "Why are you brown?"

"You're brown all over. You look like soil."

Unusual things to see and do in Ravenna

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Situated along Italy’s Adriatic Coast in the Emilia Romagna region, Ravenna is an often-overlooked location for travelers. But there is much to discover in this history-laden town, from Roman and Byzantine structures to art and culture to crypts, libraries with cats, and adventures galore. Find your home base via Azzurro Club (check for seaside locations, so you can have the best of history, culture, and beaches), and then get ready to explore!

Florida Culture for the Week of May 21, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of May 21, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

3 Best Adventure Destinations in Israel

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Israel has an incredible diversity of landscapes and cities, and there’s a little bit for everybody. You’ll be happy if you want to stay all day on the sunny beach, and you’ll be equally happy if you’re one for old buildings and fascinating history. But if you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll be especially fulfilled, as opportunities for adventureplentiful in Israel. Wake up the Indiana Jones in you and get moving!

4 Ways to Prepare for Extended Travel

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For those of us who travel abroad for work, it is important for us to take care of as much as possible before we leave the country. By taking care of potential problems from the start, we can make the most of our journeys and avoid disastrous situations. Here are four ways to prepare for your next trip.

4 Ways to Prepare for Extended Travel

Road Trip Alert! On-the-way attractions to visit when driving from Delhi to Jaipur

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If one was to ask you your favourite heritage destination in India, you must mention Jaipur, aka the Pink City. Jaipur hotels are easily available, and you will have an experience of a lifetime, especially if you love Rajasthani food! The city speaks volumes about India’s culture through its larger-than-life forts and palaces.

Music of resilience

by Kerry Dexter / May 14, 2017 /
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Resilience is a many-faceted quality. More than bouncing back, more than making it through, more than stepping up to face a difficult situation, yet resilience may include aspects of all those things. It is a quality needed in day to day life. Events on the world stage and how they may impact that day to day life also call for resilience. It's a quality affected by one's resources, background, and perception. One way to increase those resources is to hear stories of how others confront such disquieting and challenging circumstances. 

Florida Culture for the Week of May 14, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of May 14, 2017 By Josh Garrick 
 
NOW to May 28 – “Into the Woods” at the Garden Theatre

Each year the Garden Theatre pulls together the community to present its annual musical, and this year features the mature/clever words and music of Stephen Sondheim. Story-book characters journey into those Grimm woods for adventures that won the 1988 Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score of a Musical. Along the way, the musical makes you think twice about ‘getting what you wish for.’ Call 407.877.4736 or visit gardentheatre.org 

The Art of Road Tripping, Part 3: Noticing Things

In this world of continual distractions, those with the ability to be present enough to notice things have an unfair advantage. My drive from Utah to Minnesota has taught me that I can have that advantage, too. All I have to do is remember to breathe, pause, and focus on one thing at a time. A long road trip is the perfect place to practice this sort of thinking. 

Original Magdala Stone to be Exhibited at St. Peter’s Square and in the Great Synagogue of Rome

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For the first time, the original Magdala Stone will be exhibited at St. Peter’s Square and in the Great Synagogue of Rome. 

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