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.

40 years of Mexican Modern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

by Rosie Carbo / Jun 29, 2017 /
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What were the social, political and cultural elements that shaped the unique, colorful artworks created by such famed Mexican artists as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros? 

Travel from Paris: 20 Tips on Taking the TGV

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 29, 2017 /
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Ready to jet from Paris for the weekend – fast?! Take the TGV, which is a world-record speed holder train, heading from city to city at up to 200mph. Hubbed in Paris, the TGV (pronounced tay-jzay-vay) is a train system that is an economical way to explore Europe – all within a few hours travel time.

Best. Ambient. Travel. Video. Ever.

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Scenic train ride from Bergen to Oslo (Norway) - The trip between Oslo and Bergen with Bergensbanen is just stunning. At almost 7 1/2 hours, the video shows every minute of the scenic train ride between Bergen on the Norwegian west coast, crossing the mountains to the capital of Oslo.

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Belgium

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Title: Studio
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: Jun. 27, 2017
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Light, newly renovated, furnished, well insulated 3rd floor studio in family house. Two large windows to south. Stripped wood floors. Own bathroom with large walk-in shower. Small kitchen corner with fridge, 3 rings, microwave, storage cupboards and pots/p...

What’s that Medieval Castle doing in the middle of the Hudson River?

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Those that live in the area and travel along Rt 9W, Rt 218, or Rt 9D see it every day. Most wonder, “what the heck is out there?”