The Pride of Brexit

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Note: This is an important column from one of our favorite artists and environmentalists, Jason deCaires Taylor (you've seen his work here on Wandering Educators for years). Jason allowed us to republish this article about an incredible new art installation, called Pride of Brexit.

 

History Comes Alive at Locarno’s Belvedere Hotel

by Sandy Bornstein / Oct 30, 2019 /
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When I first entered the stylish and graceful Hotel Belvedere in Locarno, Switzerland, I was unaware of the structure's history. A 2017 renovation instilled modernity into the hotel, so the historical value of the property was not readily apparent. My visit to this 4-star hotel, commanding lovely views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains, was made in conjunction with an early September Hiking in Style media trip to Switzerland. A tour of the hotel opened my eyes to the building's historical value and its incredible art collection.

Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world

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Located in the heart of south west France, the Ingres museum reopens after three years of work and a complete renovation.
 
The only Ingres museum in the world, this flagship of French culture houses an exceptional collection of paintings and drawings of the master, the largest after the Louvre Museum in Paris.      
Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
 

All You Need to Know to Teach Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

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“The word death is not pronounced in New York, Paris or in London,
because it burns the lips. The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death,
jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his
favorite toys and his most steadfast love.”
-Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude, 1961. 

A Unique Christmas Experience: Winter Magic on Mainau Island

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 28, 2019 /
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Whether you are new to European Christmas markets, or you’re an old pro, you know that there is wonder involved. This year, head to the Island of Mainau, on Lake Constance (Bodensee, in German) on the Überlinger See, in SouthWest Germany.

There’s a new holiday market in town, along with some incredible Scandinavian-focused activities, and cold-weather traditions.

Get Your Finances In Order Before Your Nomadic Teaching Adventures

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One of the major drawcards to life as a traveling educator is that you get to experience different cultures without having to forego your passion for teaching. Debt can place a damper on that experience, and according to research, those with debt  experience high levels of guilt and shame.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 26, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 26, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

The Tony Award Winning Musical Phenomenon, “Les Miserables”
FINAL WEEKEND – NOW to October 27, 2019
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune called “Les Miz” one of the greatest musicals ever created,” and I completely agree. It’s a classic – in so many ways. You owe it to yourself to SEE THIS AMAZING SHOW -- SOOO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, for tickets for the last two performances visit drphillipscenter.org or call 844.513.2014 

Take These 8 Apps Along On Your Next Flight

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Whether it’s to the other side of the country or another country altogether, flying to any destination is an exercise in boredom. The in-flight movie selection is often lacking or dull, and not everyone likes reading books. Unbeknownst to a lot of people, however, is that everything they need is actually right there with them in their pocket – a smartphone.

22.33 Stories: The Food We Eat, Part 2

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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: The Food We Eat, Part 2

Season 1, Episode 13

Another selection of unique, scary, strange, and sometimes delicious food stories from around the world.

Visiting China? Here Are 5 Traditional Festivals You Must Experience

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Thinking of traveling to China anytime soon? Whether for business or pleasure, this culturally rich country of over 1.4 billion people has a lot of amazing attractions on offer. Not in the least of which are the various spectacular festivals the country hosts throughout the year. Each festival is steeped in historically rich traditions and draws large crowds from locals and tourists alike. 

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