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All You Need to Know Before Applying to College

Applying to college is a serious step in the lives of millions of people. Will your learning process become extremely difficult? How do you establish healthy communication with your teachers, mentors, and other students in your class? Learn the answers to these questions and much more in this post and discover the top facts you need to know before applying to college. 

All You Need to Know Before Applying to College

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Getting Closer: Paul Sorrell’s Best Tips for Photographing Birds In Your Own Backyard

Renowned photographer Paul Sorrell has a new book out, entitled Getting Closer: Rediscovering nature through bird photography. In this fascinating book, he details ways to best photograph birds and other wildlife. 

Getting Closer: Paul Sorrell’s Best Tips for Photographing Birds In Your Own Backyard

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Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad

College offers many brilliant opportunities. One of the most advantageous is the possibility to study abroad. Traveling and learning about new ways of life is exciting and has that special appeal to young people. Let’s be honest, that is why studying abroad is so popular among student in the first place – not because that university overseas offers unique curriculum or unrivaled library resources. 

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Travel Blogging for Teachers and Educators

Sometimes two things don’t look as if they go together. On the surface, teaching and travelling don’t seem to be the closest of companions. To teach traditionally, you need to stay with students long enough for them to learn from you. To travel, you need to move from place to place. Not very compatible, right? But fresh ideas, inspirations, and genius come from putting together disparate ideas to make something new. 

Teaching Kids to Love Art

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Nov 08, 2017 / 1 comments

One of the questions I hear most often is from families looking to expand their kids’ appreciation of art. I’ve written 7 Tips for teaching your kids to appreciate art museums to answer just that question.

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Best Ways to Make a Good Impression While Studying Abroad

Are you heading off for a stint studying abroad and wondering how you’ll find it? Having some nerves isn’t unusual. Moving to a new place is always going to be stressful: there might be distinct cultural differences you need to navigate, a different language to grapple with, or just new surroundings to settle into. The best thing to do is try to channel those feelings into making sure you make the most out of your opportunity.

8 Ways to Get Around Paris

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Jul 11, 2017 / 0 comments

You're there! In Paris, exploring and eating and learning and just LOVING being there, soaking up the je ne sais quoi that is Paris.

8 ways to get around Paris

Did you know that there are more ways to get around Paris than the Metro or a cab? Take a look!

1. Walk (need I say more?). Bonus Paris points if you have a dog, or look great.

Why and How to Travel with Only a Carry-On

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Jun 24, 2017 / 0 comments

This story is mainly for the ladies. Sorry, guys. Based on the conversations I’ve had with my customers, it seems women have more trouble than men packing light. Who knows why? My client base is primarily female as well.

Still, there are a few pointers here for men. What about how to choose color? That’s good basic wardrobe advice for anyone. And looking good while you travel? Pure travel packing genius.

Hiking: 6 Things You Need to Know

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Apr 24, 2017 / 0 comments

Hiking is a great outdoor adventure – you can explore nature to your heart’s content, travel to new places, and challenge your body and mind. But it isn’t easy – you need to be prepared in a variety of ways, as well as be aware of your environment at all times. There can be too many accidents.



Study Abroad Tips: How to Schedule Travels

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Mar 08, 2017 / 0 comments

I have not been in Chile for over two months, and I miss it more and more each day. The six months I spent in Chile were the busiest six months of my college experience. In six months, I visited four countries and about 15 different places and sights in Chile. I cannot begin to express how important self care self love is.