Book Review of the week: Best Travel Writing 2008

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I just love to read travel writing. I bought the 2008 Best Travel Writing book because our very own Chief Editor, Joel Carillet, won first place in it! As I was reading this wonderful book, I was continually amazed by the high-quality writing, as well as the depth and breadth of the essays, spanning both the globe and many cultures.

Foodie Finds: The 7 Best Places to Eat In Chicago

by Tabitha McKown / Jun 16, 2008 /
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Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, and many visitors make the mistake of limiting their dining options to the well-known restaurant chains in the Loop.

Hidden Treasures: A Turk named Mehmet

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It was a cold November rain, the kind that chills you to the bone. I was standing outside an old Roman fort trying to hitch a ride the final few minutes to the Turkish border. As I waited, I found myself shivering…and singing a few lines from the Guns N’ Roses classic.

In Celebration of Sailing: Our First Summer With Snow Goose

by nonameharbor / Jun 13, 2008 /

In Celebration of Sailing

 

Come sail with me on Erie waters

Foodie Finds: the 7 Best Places to Eat in St. Paul

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 08, 2008 /
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St. Paul is a very different city from Minneapolis. Despite being right across the river from each other, they each shine in a unique way. Luckily for us, the food in both cities is stellar - lots of great choices for the foodie!  Here are a few of my hidden gem favorites:

 

Foodie Finds: the 7 Best Places to Eat in Minneapolis

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 07, 2008 /
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Minneapolis is one of my favorite cities. You wouldn't expect such diversity and pure joy in life, where it is so very cold in the winter. Yet, the Twin Cities are just thriving with people from different cultures, and of course, that leads to great food! Here are 7 of my favorite spots to eat in Minneapolis. I know, I am not slighting St.

Hidden Treasures: Dien Bien Phu

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Hidden treasures. We know that pirates have found a few, as have Spanish conquistadors, shipwreck salvage companies, and multinational oil corporations. But what about travelers?

 

Telemarkfestivalen - an International Folk Music Festival in Norway

by Lexa Pennington / Jun 05, 2008 /
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Well, as you may have guessed from previous articles here on wanderingeducators.com, I am addicted to music festivals! I am always searching for them, wherever I go. I recently found out about the Telemark International Folk Music Festival, or Telemarkfestivalen, in Bo, Telemark, Norway, held each July. This music festival presents authentic folk music from around the world, and offers more than 200 concerts and performances, as well as workshops and classes for all ages.

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