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Uncovering Lesser-known Historic Sites on Italy’s Pilgrimage Route

The Via Francigena (fran-CHEE-jee-nah) is a pilgrimage route from the Middle Ages that starts in England and crosses France and Switzerland before entering Italy at the Gran San Bernardo Pass. Less known than the Spanish pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena was revived in the 1990s and is becoming more traversed each year

In 2009, after a divorce and a traumatic illness, I undertook a solo pilgrimage on the Via Francigena, inspired by a desire to purge emotional demons and achieve more of a heart-mind-body connection. 

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Stepping Back Through Chalcedon: Kadiköy Walk Audio Tour, Istanbul, Turkey

Our friend Lisa Morrow, a long term resident of Istanbul, used VoiceMap to create an audio tour of Kadikoy, tracing back though the history of this once multicultural neighbourhood on the Asian side of the city. Kadiköy is where she regularly shops, walks, and socialises, so researching and writing about its forgotten secrets in order to produce a tour sharing her discoveries was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

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San Francisco’s Historic Ferry Building

The weather gods sent us a flawless day to wander San Francisco. Bob and I targeted the historic Ferry Building to enjoy the sun and warm, and indulge a bit of browsing.  It’s a destination easily combined with a trip to Alcatraz, Sausalito, or Fisherman’s Wharf.

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The Chosen Maiden: Bronia Nijinska and Modern Dance

If I were to dance these words, I would dance the drops of rain falling on parched earth. 

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Whales And Sails: The New Bedford Whaling Museum

If history, tradition, and whales are your thing, New Bedford is an ultimate travel destination! This town was the East Coast’s principal whaling harbor from the 1800‘s until the very end of the industrial whaling industry in America, and remains one of the primary fishing towns in the U.S.

Snow Pudding: A Family Tradition

by Anevay Darlington / Dec 27, 2016 / 0 comments

In my family, Snow Pudding is a must. It’s a tradition… and a very good one, in my opinion! What can go wrong with lemony, custardy, sugary goodness? This year, I actually joined in on making it (instead of watching my nana from the sidelines, impatiently waiting for it to be done).

 

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Library of Congress, Britain's Royal Library, King's College to Collaborate On Papers of King George III

The Library of Congress, the Royal Collection Trust, and King's College London today signed a memorandum of understanding in which they agree to share resources to aid in the digitization of the papers of King George III (1738-1820), the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, creating a new nation.

A Journey Back in Time on Assateauge Island

I awoke with a start as the wind whistled past my window. Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I rolled over to check the time on my phone. It was 5:43 in the morning, and there was no way I was going to fall asleep again. Sighing, I swung my legs over the side of my bed and made my way down the ladder, careful not to make noise. I grabbed a crumpled piece of paper off of the table and scrawled a quick note to my mom in case she was to wake up while I was gone. 

Gone for a walk. 
~Alice

Digging Deeper into Hawaiian History on the Hawai’i Monarchs Tour

 

If your wife were a princess, wouldn’t you want to dedicate a museum to her? Of course you would—and for Honolulu’s Bishop Museum, what a splendid dedication it is. But I’m getting ahead of myself: before I discuss the appealing vibe and the remarkable Hawaiian-culture holdings of the Bishop, let’s talk about museum tours.

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The Shadow of the Samurai

After the morning rain, the afternoon sun struggles to push its way out of the thick fog covering the mountains. My sister and I, umbrella in hand, walk side by side, jumping occasionally to dodge the puddles in the road. 

On the Nakasendo Trail, Japan. From The Shadow of the Samurai

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