Florida Culture for the Week of August 7, 2016 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of August 7, 2016 by Josh Garrick

Top 5 places to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah In Israel

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A Bar Mitzvah is an integral component and rite of passage for any young Jewish boy - or preferably man. It is the culmination of months - some may argue years - of preparation and a day that most young men will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives. A Bar mitzvah in Israel undeniably provides a young man with the catalyst to form an unbreakable bond with his Jewish heritage while simultaneously making unforgettable memories with his family.

#StudyAbroadBecause without augments within

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Kyle Carey has lived in Alaska, New England, Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland, and New York. From these experiences, she is forging music she calls Gaelic Americana, a mix that draws on music of the Appalachian south and wider American folk story as much as it does on musical traditions of Ireland and, especially, Scotland. 

How to Prepare Your Home for a House Swap

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Whether you’re trading homes for a joint sabbatical (genius!), or pursuing a house swap for your travels, there are many things you can do to put your mind at ease – and welcome your guests into your home as if it was theirs. There are also some things you can do to make their experience even better – and maybe your home swap will be an annual event, if you love it at their home!

Artist of the Month: Manny Martins-Karman

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 02, 2016 /
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Just look at our artist of the month this month – she exudes joy, both in writing and in her art. Born in 1963 in Faro, Portugal, Manuela Martins-Karman (Manny) is honing her skills as a visual artist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Manny graduated from Red River Community College, where she majored in Graphic Design and minored in life drawing. There, she developed her acute attention to form and spatial analysis.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Bangkok, Thailand

by Stacey Ebert / Aug 01, 2016 /

It was only my second time on the continent of Asia when I stepped off the plane in Bangkok, Thailand. The excitement of something new mixed with that slight trepidation of the unknown was palpable. I’d heard great things, researched as much as I possibly could without my eyes falling out of my head, and of course, as is with all things new, had to leap a little. Sometimes, I think, it’s better not to prepare to a fault and leave a bit of room for spontaneity, surprise, and to find a way to embrace the unknown. That’s true about life plans, as well. 

The Most Stylish and Functional Wearable Tech for Men this 2016

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As was evident in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), emerging technologies like wearable tech, virtual reality, augmented reality, and smart cars are set to transform the way we work, commute, play, and exercise. While it may take many years before some of the more radical new technologies receive widespread consumer adoption, many of us have already begun investing in wearable devices—such as smartwatches and fitness trackers—in a bid to make our lives healthier and more productive.

Florida Culture, Dining, and ‘Open Housing’ for the Week of July 31, 2016 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture, Dining, and ‘Open Housing’ for the Week of July 31, 2016 by Josh Garrick

Visiting Stratford, Ontario? The first thing you need to do...

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There are many reasons to visit Stratford - the legendary theatre (of course!), the incredible culinary scene, the arts, the beautiful setting, and the kind and interesting people who live there.

For whatever reasons you're visiting Stratford, there's ONE thing you need to do first. We did, and it informed and influenced our entire visit.

5 Places to Travel in Jordan

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Jordan is a Middle Eastern country situated in the center of what was known as the Fertile Crescent. Its land cradled some of the earliest human civilizations. Its human history dates back further than almost any other region on the planet.