Safety Guide: Traveling Alone for the First Time

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Traveling alone is one of the most amazing experiences that everyone should have at least once in their lives. When being on the road on your own, you get the opportunity to test your limits, and discover and understand yourself better, because it is just you with your own thoughts and the emotions for everything new that experienced on your journey.

Beyond the Rainbow: The Judy Garland Musical at Farmers Alley Theatre

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Beyond the Rainbow, naturally, is a song-based glimpse into Judy Garland’s life - her turmoil, struggles, loves, and addictions. It is thoughtful, clever, and, at times, even comical. To say that this is the most unique, insightful musical would be spot on. There is truly nothing like it.

Musing Mediterranean: Cruising

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When we first set eyes on the Celebrity Equinox Cruise Ship, the only words I could think to say were, “Holy crap!  This ship is freaking huge.” It was like a small city floating on water.  The adults had all traveled by cruise ship before, but this was by far the largest ship any of us had been on.

Musing Mediterranean: Cruising

Autumn Pumpkin Soup

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This delicious soup hails from Scotland, where we had it one evening after a  long drive to Shannon Airport and short flight from Ireland, and before a drive in the dark from Edinburgh to Inverness. Our friends created such a loving, homecooked meal that the hardships of travel were erased. 

Now, we are comforted by this easy-to-make soup every single time we enjoy it - and think of Scotland, and friends, and the love you put into cooking.

#StudyAbroadBecause it will expand your world

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Hi, I'm Emily!  I'm currently a junior in college studying Spanish and Education.  In preparing to study abroad in Mexico last spring, I noticed there isn't a ton of information out there from people who have studied abroad in Latin America, so when I got back, I started my blog, Emily Abroad, to share my experience. I post practical tips and tricks, travel diaries highlighting our excursions to different parts of Mexico, and personal reflections on my experience.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Empowering Wonder

by Stacey Ebert / Oct 01, 2018 /
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It’s October. For many, October means pumpkin spiced everything, apple cider always, and endless fall festivals. It brings about leaf-peeping season, Boston’s Head of the Charles crew race, and the simplest and grandest of costume parties. Having moved to San Diego, my October means the same as my August and September - just the way I like it, but it means that those who wish for the wonder of a crisp fall day need to seek it out to make it happen.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of September 29, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of September 29, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

5 Things to Do in Niagara Falls

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Let me take you to Niagara Falls today. This is going to be your most fun trip ever. 

Kid-Pleasing Pumpkin Hummus

by MyKidsEatSquid / Sep 26, 2018 /
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Pumpkin loves garbanzo beans – the proof is in the hummus. Add pureed pumpkin into your hummus for a subtle, earthy underlying flavor.

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

The basic recipe is fast and easy to put together:

1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans

4 tbsp. tahini

4 tbsp. pureed pumpkin

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt


5 Great Tips For Getting A Passport Fast

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The need to get a new or renewed passport within a short period can be prompted by various situations, such as losing your passport, an emergency overseas, or an unexpected business opportunity. Fortunately, you can get your passport as quickly as possible if you avoid these 5 common pitfalls.

5 Great Tips For Getting A Passport Fast