Travel to Asia: A New Understanding–Villages Found

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Early in the trip, I found my heart aching for the lost fishing village in Hong Kong. Although I understand the adage, “things change,” it seemed like a remarkable loss. Small villages and communities are the backbone of any nation, and diversity is strength. Relishing the vibrancy of the industrial section of Mongkok and its main market, I realized that this Hong Kong history also appeared fragile. Many shop owners and vendors were elderly, and seemed to struggle. Most areas of Hong Kong were filled with young people, completely glued to their phones.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of June 8, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of June 8, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Canada

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Title: Victorian row house
Location: Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Date Posted: Jun. 7, 2017
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Located in a very convenient, central part of Montreal. On two floors, two bedrooms, 11/2 bathrooms, bright kitchen, two desk/work areas, large living room. Within walking distance to metro and shops....

Sabbatical Homes Listings: United States

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Title: Beautiful Home in Duke Forest
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted: Dec. 4, 2012
Architectural gem. Close to 5,000 square feet, including a large deck great for entertaining. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms. One large study and one small study. Huge, nicely equipped kitchen with new appliances. Two stone fireplaces.   

How To Bypass Netflix Geo-blocks While Traveling

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Three years ago, Netflix expanded to 190 countries for the first time. Reed Hastings, their CEO, declared that the world was then witnessing the birth of a global TV network. What he failed to mention, however, is that Netflix would not be the same for everyone in the world. 

Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Wondering where to eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Wonder no more: the latest location of our favorite, City Barbecue, is open and full of smoky goodness!

Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Tip: City Barbecue!)

We went late this spring for a soft opening, and let me tell you how delicious it was...

Through the Eyes of an Educator: the Magic of Summer

by Stacey Ebert / Jun 03, 2019 /
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As a kid (and as a teacher), I’d count the days till summer, the days between spring break and Memorial Day weekend and then the onslaught of everything that made that last month of school seem like it simultaneously went as quick as lightning and as slow as molasses. Today, my best friend’s daughter is in the final stretch of her sophomore year, and the middle child is quite literally counting the days till that grand bus ride that will take her to sleep away camp.

Artist of the Month: Corinne Roberts

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 02, 2019 /
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Wandering the aisles at Grand Rapids Comic Con, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the goodness. But as we walked by Corinne Roberts' booth, we did a full stop (don't worry, no one crashed into us). Her art drew us in with its playfulness, creativity, and intelligence. Once we started talking with her, I KNEW our Wandering Educators would be interested in her art...and books.

22.33 Stories: Learning to Say Love in Bengali

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Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

22.33 Stories: Learning to Say Love in Bengali

Exploring Spain, one bite at a time

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One of my favorite ways to explore a new country is at a dining table, sampling local cuisine. I’ve eaten bouillabaisse in France, pasta in Italy, pad thai in Thailand, summer rolls in Vietnam, and ceviche in Peru—to name just a few.
Exploring Spain, one bite at a time