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An Underwater World of Wonders

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Nov 03, 2012 / 0 comments

The dry sand crunches under my feet as I walk across the beach. Little crabs skitter out of the way, racing amongst the scattered fragments of coral and seashells long abandoned to flip into the sea. For once, the ocean is calm. There’s not a ripple to be seen, as far as the horizon. A glassy mirror, the water reflects the cerulean sky above. Besides the wind dancing through the trees and my bare feet softly padding over the sand, a blanket of peaceful silence has settled over the beach.

Foodie Finds: Best Food in Bangkok

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Sep 06, 2012 / 0 comments

Thailand is one of the best destinations in the world for foodies, known for its’ fragrant and spicy cuisine with flavours of sweet, sour, salty, and hot found perfectly balanced in every dish. You'll find curries, stir-fries, noodles, and yummy deep fried goodies with chili, tamarind, palm sugar, and fish sauce in almost everything.

Summer in Tokyo

by jiawenp / Aug 20, 2012 / 0 comments

I remember tripping over myself in my dash through the automatic doors that separated Narita airport and the outside world for that first breath of Japanese air – of the late spring/early summer cool that I had romanticized for the last 6 years. Strangely, it was the first time that, when landing in a foreign country, I didn’t feel like I was out of place, but rather, surreal – like an explorer who finally steps off the shaking waves onto the home he had been dreaming of.

Top Ten Off the Beaten Path Summer Activities on Cape Cod

by Kathryn Blanco / May 20, 2012 / 0 comments

Top Ten Off the Beaten Path Summer Activities on Cape Cod

 

1.    Take a sail on a whale watch.

Seeing the Lake District in a Whole New Way

by Lexa Pennington /
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May 04, 2012 / 0 comments

What are the first things you think of, when you hear Lake District? If you’re anything like me, you think poetry, literature, art, Wordsworth, Windermere, Beatrix Potter, long walks on the fells, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.  As well, you think of long, romantic vacations with your loved ones, walking in the footsteps of both the great literary stars and nature lovers who have flocked to the towns and villages of Cumbria for centuries.

Things to do in Cyprus

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Apr 23, 2012 / 0 comments

Notorious for its nightlife and lazy days by the beach, it’s fair to say Cyprus has all the components for the ultimate beach break abroad. But it’s not all drinking, dancing, and daydreaming in this pocket of the Mediterranean. The Greek Island also offers a wide range of activities to sink your teeth into. So whether you’re sampling the local wine, crawling through prehistoric tombs, or exploring the diverse landscape, there are plenty of ways to soak up the Cypriot culture outside of the pubs - all while being easy on your wallet.

Berlin versus Munich - An Insider's Comparison

by Travis Shirk / Mar 31, 2012 / 0 comments

It is quite difficult to find two more dramatically contrasting cities within the same country than Berlin and Munich. Aside from both being large ‘German’ cities that have previously hosted the Summer Olympic Games, there isn’t much else they have in common. The capital of Prussia and the capital of Bavaria have different historical paths, different demographics, different economies, different politics, different geographies, different dialects, different beer; the list goes on and on.

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Visiting Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Security screening at Madrid’s airport resulted in a two-hour layover and a missed connecting flight to Vigo.  When I finally arrived amid a spring deluge, my host was nowhere to be found.  A stone’s throw from the Atlantic, the airport was half empty.  The silence felt like a heavy cloak as I hurried to the baggage claim area.     

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Shopping for pashmina in Kathmandu

If you're going to Kathmandu, plan to buy pashminas. Here's what you need to know.

 

Road Trip 101: Ice Cream in Ohio

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Nov 06, 2011 / 0 comments

While driving, it's always good to stop and stretch. Now, if this stopping and stretching involves food, so much the better. On our last drive on I75 in Ohio, we stopped in the town of Findlay - we'd heard about a fantastic homemade ice cream and chocolates store. What's not to love?

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