Jungle Walks and Bottled Hope: Rainforest Ways

by ChristaD / Aug 07, 2015 /

A Note from ChristaD, Education and the Rainforest Editor:  
This post was written by Kailini C., a high school student from the Gunston School in Maryland.  Kailani is a participant in the 2015 Amazon Workshops Student Field Reporter Project which enlisted the help of several students to share their 2015 Amazon experiences with us. Over the coming months, the Education and the Rainforest posts will feature Kailani's words, photos, and reflections – giving you a student's perspective on travel to the Amazon and its educational impact!  

Travel Planning: Getting your Travel Documents Together

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 05, 2015 /
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As much as you might want to jet off into the sunset and forget all about your responsibilities, there are a few mundane things to organize before you travel, and these are things that should not be overlooked. Alongside routine endeavors like buying travel insurance and alerting your bank of your movements, you also need to make sure your papers are in order! It can be hard to know what it is exactly that you need to prepare, so we’ve outlined the basics of what you need to organize if you want to avoid any paperwork nightmares.

Travel Insurance Documents

The Soul of Place

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Writers and seekers of place, there's a great new resource for us! Linda Lappin has penned a new book, called The Soul of Place: A Creative Writing Workbook, Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci. And let me tell you, this is a book full of inspiration, guidance, and a great deal of thought. It will change your writing!

#StudyAbroadBecause there are unlimited resources

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Li Guo is an international student from China. She just graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She has been studying for the GRE test during summer. Recently, she just moved to Cambridge, MA area to job-hunt. In her leisure time, she enjoys exploring nature, such as hiking, biking, and fishing. 

Dream destinations for a historical holiday

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Planning a holiday? Why not plan a holiday which will soothe your mind and at the same time help you upgrade yourself with some interesting facts which are buried deep into the histories of the country. Every country has a story of its own and unfolding its history is equally intriguing. So, if you are looking for some interesting destinations for a historical holiday, we can help you find one. Some of the dream destinations for a historical holiday are India, Peru, United Kingdom, Rome and Greece, here’s why….

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Prague, Czech Republic

For some reason, as a teenager, I dreamt of Prague. I’d heard tell of it in movies and books, and I really wanted to go. Maybe it was all those fairytales from my childhood that made me want to visit, or perhaps it was the history of my roots I knew attached; either way, I was intrigued. That’s the type of interest teachers wish for their students. Some have that innate desire to stand in the places of history or check out the culinary wonders of a new world.

Closing the book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature

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This is the most beautiful book I have ever read. It’s at once a memoir, an ode to favorite literature, a glimpse into teaching – and writing. Joelle Renstrom’s new book, Closing the book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature, is a work of art. 

Magic Light and Clouds in Northern Norway

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Some images from the last three days, here where I live, just outside my door, almost. Nature and clouds, and the lovely sunset we have here in northern Norway.

Magic Light and Clouds in Northern Norway. Photographer Benny Høynes

A Spicy Taste of Puerto Vallarta’s El Arrayán Restaurant: Easy Salsa de Chile de Árbol

by MyKidsEatSquid / Jul 26, 2015 /
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Roasted Crispy Cricket Tacos and Plantain Empanadas share the menu with traditional Jalisco favorites like Corn Sopes, Beef Barbacoa, and Cochinita Pibil. Such is the assortment of inventive dishes that have become the trademark of El Arrayán restaurant.

The Old Honeymoon Capital of the World...The Poconos!

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Nestled in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania is a lovely four-season destination called The Pocono Mountains. Rolling mountain terrain and breathtaking views and waterfalls encompass an area of 2,400 miles and four counties. I’ve lived in Pennsylvania almost my whole life and never visited this area before. I’ve heard it called the old “Honeymoon Capital of the World” and after a romantic getaway with my husband, I understood why!


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