How to Rent a Car in Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 27, 2017 /
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You've heard the stories - narrow roads, driving on the left, cows and sheep, cliffs of insanity, busted hubcaps, and the ever-present tour buses. Yet driving in Ireland can be done - and can infinitely improve your travel experience, as you can see things that most travelers aren't able to.

5 Tips on Driving in Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 27, 2017 /
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Ah, the Emerald Isle. It’s a place of visual perfection, of green vistas, rainbows, and landscapes so beautiful that you have to pinch yourself that it is real, and you are HERE. But there’s one caveat – those Irish roads. Well, two caveats – driving on the other side of the road, and those Irish roads.

Canoeing Michigan's Rivers

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Canoeing - it sounds romantic, doesn't it? My aunt and uncle had their first date while canoeing a Michigan river. My parents gave my husband and I a double kayak for our wedding present. I am a nature photographer, and most of my photographs are taken out on the lake, during a quiet paddle. Every other week our daughter and I go out and clean up the lake, picking up people's trash.

It is all about the water, and how you can truly experience nature by being on it.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Artist and the Original Foodie

by MyKidsEatSquid / Jun 26, 2017 /
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Ironic, really – it took traveling to Toronto to discover an American original.
 

Music Runs Deep in Ireland and Scotland

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Music runs deep in Ireland and Scotland, in the landscape, the history, the legends, the stories, and the lives of the people. Though each is a small country, geographically, they both have sent, and continue to send, mighty amounts of music out into the world. Here are three recordings which offer very different gateways into Ireland and Scotland.

Music Runs Deep in Ireland and Scotland

Florida Culture for the Week of June 25 and a 3rd & 4th of July Fireworks Preview By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of June 25 and a 3rd & 4th of July Fireworks Preview By Josh Garrick 
 
FINAL WEEK -- NOW to July 2 – ‘Animal Crackers,’ the Marx Brothers Musical

Underwater Dominica: Dive Fest

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Once you've been underwater - really underwater, snorkeling or scuba-diving, your perspective on the world changes. You can't wait to get back underwater. I remember this well, and despite jellyfish stings, sunburn, and seasickness, I try my hardest to get in the ocean and get underwater any chance I can. Imagine my delight when I found out about Dive Fest, on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Located between Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica seems to be a scuba-diving paradise.

Top Things To Do in The Bay of Fundy

by Janice Waugh / Jun 25, 2017 /
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The Bay of Fundy is a place where the rhythm is naturally created by the 12 hour cycles of the ocean tides.

Top Things To Do in The Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy – a Natural Wonder

The Bay of Fundy is a special place in so many ways, a perennial favorite for travelers from around the world. I went to have a look thanks to New Brunswick Tourism and Tourism Nova Scotia. 

Music from Little House on the Prairie

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Little House on the Prairie: even if you’ve never been to the American midwest, these words bring up images -- images which seem like memories, really -- of life at the edge of pioneer times in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas a century and a half ago.

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Author Re-writes the Fairytale

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Once I realized that With Grace was turning out to be a fairytale, I did not resist it...but I did do my best to subvert the tropes of the genre.

With Grace. #WeNeedDiverseBooks: Author Re-writes the Fairytale

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