Through the Eyes of an Educator: Setting Travel Goals

by Stacey Ebert / Aug 06, 2019 /
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It’s August–the month of balmy summer days, outdoor exploration, firefly chasing and lemonade stands. It’s the time of college planning, hints of back to school shopping, and high school sports practice. It’s the time of road trips and international excursions, hiking trips and beach outings, camping weekends and peaceful getaways by the lake.

Why All-Inclusive Travel Could Be Right for You

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Every year, travelers who are keen to explore the world and visit new destinations journey to a variety of different places. There are many different travel options available for those who are looking to book a trip away, which means that travelers are able to enjoy having more control over their travel plans, especially now that they can arrange everything online themselves.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of August 2, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of August 2, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

Artist of the Month: Lara Smith

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 01, 2019 /
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We first met our friend Lara Smith at Grand Rapids Comic Con, at Artists Alley. After falling into discussion about her playful, creative art, we KNEW we had to share her work with our wandering educators. 

Artist Lara Smith

History Comes Alive in Cochise County, Arizona

by Sandy Bornstein / Jul 30, 2019 /
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Cochise County, Arizona sits like a corner puzzle piece in the southeast part of the state. Year-round, visitors come to this region to enjoy a welcoming climate filled with an abundance of attractions that meet the needs of adventure seekers, birders, foodies, wine connoisseurs, as well as history lovers. While in the region, Ira and I took a smorgasbord approach and sampled different aspects of the county…and experienced how history comes alive in Cochise County, Arizona.

The Best Free Attractions To Visit In Florence

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Travel doesn’t need to be expensive! This is especially true in Florence, Italy. Whether you’re a college student studying abroad, a faculty member on sabbatical, looking for family travel activities that don’t break the bank, or a budget-minded traveler, finding the free is ALWAYS a good thing, so that you have room in your travel budget for accommodations, interesting tours, and, of course, great food.

Bonjour to French Crepes, Texas Style

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Visiting Texas? Don’t come and simply dine on Mexican food and barbecue, although both are Lone Star State mainstays. Instead, say Bonjour to French crepes. Texas has an ongoing love affair with the iconic pancake from France.

Bonjour to French Crepes, Texas Style
Photo courtesy of Crepe Crazy, adapted by Wandering Educators

5 Reasons You Need to Try Korean Patbingsu

by Culinary Spelunker / Jul 23, 2019 /
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Italians serve up silky gelato. In India, expect kulfi for an icy dessert. Mexico’s popsicle-like paletas come in endless fruit flavors. For Japanese, ice cream mochi encase spoonfuls of ice cream in flavors like sweet mango, green tea, strawberry and more in a thick, rice shell. Americans make towering sundaes with multiple scoops of ice cream drenched in hot fudge before being sprinkled with chopped nuts and topped with a sticky-sweet maraschino cherry.

Travel Safety: 6 Things to Do Before Your Getaway

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Vacations are supposed to be when you get away from the stress and worry of daily life. You want to have fun and kick back while the real world goes on its merry way without you for a few days. The harsh truth is that the real world doesn't take a break for you or anyone else because you're on vacation. Disasters can still happen, houses get robbed, and cars are stolen right from the driveway or airport long term parking. The last thing anyone wants to do after coming home from a lovely vacation is filling out police reports.

22.33 Stories: Pop Stars and Marriage Proposals (with Amanda Trabulsi)

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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. 

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22.33 Stories: Pop Stars and Marriage Proposals (with Amanda Trabulsi)