Music: The Power of Connection

by Kerry Dexter / Sep 18, 2017 /
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Fires and floods, wars and famines, political uncertainty all across the globe: it is a time of change. Within those shifting circumstances, it can be helpful to remember the power of connection, and the power of music to help make and renew connection. Connection can renew hope, too. Here are music ideas to explore with those thoughts in mind.

Music: The Power of Connection

Discover These Popular Destinations in Europe

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Do you love to travel? Chances are, if you’re reading this, the answer is yes. Travel can provide a good time, relaxation, and fun. And, when you’re traveling (whether at home or abroad), there is a whole world to explore - chief of all, the chance to meet people, learn different languages, explore a variety of cuisines, and revel in new music, landscape, and activities.

Florida Culture for the Week of September 17, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of September 17, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

Tasty Travels: Eat Smart in Portugal

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We love our friends at Ginkgo Press. They enrich our travels and our meals with lovely guides about eating, travel, language, and culture.

10 Tips for Smarter Travel

by Anevay Darlington / Sep 16, 2017 /

I see it all the time. People plan incredible journeys and then come home not having had a good time. The problem? They don’t travel smart. If you’d like to get more out of your travels, follow these tested (by me) guidelines. You’ll thank me later.


How to Find Teaching Jobs in Europe

by Lexa Pennington / Sep 15, 2017 /
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If you love to travel – and are a teacher – have you considered teaching overseas? It’s a wonderful way to combine doing what you love, and being in a new location. Many teachers are interested in finding teaching jobs in Europe – it’s such a popular place. You’ve got a plethora of cultures, relatively close proximity to many countries (great for travel), languages galore, and (my personal favorite) excellent food. 

A Vienna Waltz

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They say that music nourishes the soul and what better place to stir the spirit than Vienna where the genius of Strauss, Mozart, and Beethoven can be heard all over the city – and especially at Christmas time when the snow is on the ground, the trees are decorated and the Christkindl markets are in full swing and doing a brisk trade in Christmas knick-knacks, hot chestnuts and Christmas cheer as eager customers revel in the winter ambience.

Benefits of Taking A River Cruise

by Asako Maruoka / Sep 15, 2017 /
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Have you taken a river cruise? It's an easy and slow way to see a country or area - and make the most of your time. River cruises allow you to take a journey that most won't ever experience - and visit some of the world's most important cities, located right on the water. Paris, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Budapest - all of these important historical cities developed because they were on the water!

Planning an Educational Trip to Niagara Falls

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When you travel, you are constantly presented with new opportunities to educate yourself. It really is a shame to take the ´been there got the T-shirt approach when you visit iconic cities, buildings, and natural wonders. You will remember your trip far more if you take the time to pause for a while and educate yourself about the places you visit. Doing so is far better than quickly whipping around the sights, taking a few snaps and leaving it at that.

Try the Viennese opera for a unique cultural experience

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Vienna is one of those cities that everyone has heard of, but few know much about. Most people are aware that it is the capital of Austria and has strong links with classical composers such as Mozart and Schubert, and, of course, the famous holiday market, but that is about as far as it goes.