Paying It Forward on the Cinque Terre

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The cliffside hike from Monterosso al Mare, the most northern seaside village of Italy’s renowned Cinque Terre, to neighboring Vernazza is extraordinarily scenic, but it’s also arduous—the two colorful, ancient towns are connected by an endless series of steep stairways that overlook the rugged coast. “I can’t endure another step,” I breathlessly told my thirty year old daughter after a few minutes of strenuous climbing. She suggested I turn around and take the train back to our rented apartment in Riomaggiore, the southernmost village, while she continued on. 

The Best Place to Stay in San Francisco

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One look out my window, and there was no mistaking where I was. The early morning sun was playing hide and seek with the clouds and buildings. I lay there watching the light show thinking, I MUST GET UP.  The sun was shining and I was in San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the world - but I did not want to get out of my bed. You may be thinking I had a wee bit too much wine the night before, or perhaps there was another, more seductive reason to linger. But no, it was the bed itself that wooed me.

The Land of the Arctic Light

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Here are a few sunset and aurora pics. It's a nice painting we live in, here in the northern part of Norway.

The Land of the Arctic Light - aurora in Northern Norway

The Land of the Arctic Light - aurora in Northern Norway

Through the Eyes of an Educator: National Parks

by Stacey Ebert / Jan 05, 2016 /

I’ve lived near the water my entire life. Summer days were spent running toes through the sand and jumping through endless waves. At university, I met a girl from Kansas and asked her what she did during the summer - many of our answers were different. I don’t think I appreciated the beauty of landlocked regions until much later in life. In my opinion, the sun rose and set on oceans and beaches - everything else was moot. Travel changed that. Interaction with others changed that.

Florida Culture to Welcome in 2016 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture to Welcome in 2016 by Josh Garrick

New Walk in Dublin Traces the Politics and History of Modern Ireland

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A new walking seminar explores the historical and political forces behind the 1916 Easter Rising, and its enduring legacy in Dublin.

Artist of the Month: Gerard Brender à Brandis

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 30, 2015 /
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Nestled just off Stratford’s main square is an artist’s cottage. It is a muted yellow with deep chocolate accents; a white portico with columns entices you in off the street. Enter through the small English cottage garden, past a sign that shows that, indeed, this is an artist’s cottage.

Home and studio of Gerard Brender à Brandis, Stratford, Ontario

Water Charity Isn’t Working: How You Can Help

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Water Charity Isn’t Working: How You Can Help - A perspective from a “Water Charity”

It’s pretty sexy these days to rally around the clean water for all movement. There has been a lot of money invested in marketing and “awareness.” 

Florida Culture to Welcome a New Year 2016 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture to Welcome a New Year by Josh Garrick

Global Recipes and 9 Easy Steps to Weekly Meal Planning

by MyKidsEatSquid / Dec 28, 2015 /
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“Mom, what’s for dinner?” It’s a question my kids used to ask all the time. I found myself fumbling through my thoughts on a daily basis, too, about 3 p.m. wondering what should we eat tonight? The result, not always, but sometimes, was either picking up Chinese food, throwing together a quick meal that no one (myself included) was really looking forward to eating, or getting so overwhelmed with everything else going on that we had cereal for dinner.
 

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