The Benefits of Tarantulas on the Ceiling and Frogs in the Shower

Let’s be honest…looking for tarantulas on the ceiling before sitting down to dinner is not considered normal.

Rainforest Library Overtaken by Crazy US Educators – Crazy GOOD educators!

What happens when 30 US educators spend an afternoon at CONAPAC’s  tiny Amazon library, located along the banks of the Amazon rainforest in Peru? Not your normal library experience, that’s for sure! 

Abbey Island, Derrynane Beach, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

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It's almost a cliche, those photos of cemeteries and crosses in Ireland. I didn't know, until I  was there, how powerful these spaces are. And, it's like your camera has a mind of its own, and you end up with 500 photos from a single hour spent there, and still have time for quiet reflection and solitude.

9 Unique Bucket List Experiences in Taiwan

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One of the best parts about traveling to Taiwan is having the opportunity to discover the island’s unique and vibrant culture.

Five Tips for Visiting Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu had been on my Travel Bucket List for a few months. When I finally got the news that I would be studying abroad in Chile (a country that shares a border with Peru), I immediately asked to work extra shifts to pay for the trip there! (I am glad I did because it was not cheap.) The first week of orientation, while we had some time to discuss and plan future trips, everyone in our group unanimously wanted to go to MP. The following weeks were pages in a photo album.

Music for a Winter's Day

by Kerry Dexter / Nov 22, 2016 /
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As autumn turns to winter, it becomes a time for reflection, for connection, for celebration. Music makes a good companion for the questions, connections and celebrations this season invites.

Music for a Winter's Day

Florida Culture for the Week of November 20, 2016 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of November 20, 2016 By Josh Garrick 

Taiwanese Night Market Culture: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring

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I’ll never forget my first visit to a night market in Taiwan. It was a total affront on all senses. Too many people jostling for space; too many unrecognizable odors drifting through the air; too many animal organs skewered and on display for growling bellies.

Beehive Fireworks Festival: Taiwan’s Most Dangerous Event

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Taiwan has some truly unique holidays and festivals.

The Lessons My Son Learned on Safari that He Never Would Have Learned in School

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Every year, I make it a point to take my sons on a mother-son trip. I have found this is a great way to bond with each child individually, as well as cater to their individual likes and dislikes. I’m sure my kids are a lot like yours. While they certainly have common interests, they also are very different. By creating two different trips, it accomplishes several things; it’s cheaper to travel with just one child, I’m able to plan things that I know that child will enjoy, we’re able to spend time one on one.

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