Mackinac Island with the Ghost of Magdelaine La Framboise

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“Welcome to 1816.” Magdelaine La Framboise’s spirit greeted our arrival to the island she had loved. The Odawa-French fur trader, who had fascinated me for years, invited my husband, Bob, and me to stay at the Harbour View Inn. In its prior life, the current B&B had been her home. Its construction was overseen by her son-in-law, Captain Benjamin Pierce, brother to future President Franklin Pierce. The gentle breezes whispered Magdelaine's words, “I apologize that I can’t spend more time with you.

Fun for All at Weekend in Norfolk This August

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No holds barred! Fun for all is the watchword in Norfolk, Conn., this coming August 4, 5, and 6 during the town’s three-day, town-wide festival, A Weekend in Norfolk. Everyone’s invited to come with family and friends to enjoy the more than 75 events—mostly free—listed on its website, weekendinnorfolk.org.

Five Favorite Places for Kids on the Sunset Coast, Michigan

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 12, 2017 /
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Kids and water go together - it's a natural fit. And what better place to play, than along Michigan's Sunset Coast?

Studying Abroad in London: A Stop in York

by Heather Robinette / Jul 11, 2017 /
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Here's the next article in my series on traveling outside of London during your time abroad! If you didn’t get a chance to start at the beginning, make sure you read my first post here.

10 Ways to Save Money on Family Travel to Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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You've booked the flights, gotten the guidebooks, and are finalizing your budget for your trip to Paris. Now that reality has set in, it's a good idea to find ways to save money on Family Travel in Paris. Never fear! Although Paris can be expensive, there are definitely ways to cut costs without turning your journey into a cheapskate's dream.

11 Unusual Things to Do, Eat, and Explore in London

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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If you’re headed to London, you’re probably overwhelmed with suggestions on places to eat, things to see, adventures to be had. But what if you wanted something a little bit differerent? Well, luckily London is full of surprises – interesting places to explore, hidden gourmet gems, and even a blockbuster or two.

8 Ways to Get Around Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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You're there! In Paris, exploring and eating and learning and just LOVING being there, soaking up the je ne sais quoi that is Paris.

8 ways to get around Paris

Did you know that there are more ways to get around Paris than the Metro or a cab? Take a look!

1. Walk (need I say more?). Bonus Paris points if you have a dog, or look great.

Oo Roo, Uluru: a Trek In the Australian Outback

OO ROO, ULURU
The Australian saying "see ya later" is often "Oo Roo."

Florida Culture for the Week of July 9, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of July 9, 2017 By Josh Garrick  

Artist of the Month: Spencer Reynolds

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 08, 2017 /
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It was an article about the best surf artists on instagram that led me to our artist of the month, Spencer Reynolds, and his partner, Stacey, who helped facilitate our interview (thanks, Stacey!). 

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