A Vienna Waltz

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They say that music nourishes the soul and what better place to stir the spirit than Vienna where the genius of Strauss, Mozart, and Beethoven can be heard all over the city – and especially at Christmas time when the snow is on the ground, the trees are decorated and the Christkindl markets are in full swing and doing a brisk trade in Christmas knick-knacks, hot chestnuts and Christmas cheer as eager customers revel in the winter ambience.

Benefits of Taking A River Cruise

by Asako Maruoka / Sep 15, 2017 /
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Have you taken a river cruise? It's an easy and slow way to see a country or area - and make the most of your time. River cruises allow you to take a journey that most won't ever experience - and visit some of the world's most important cities, located right on the water. Paris, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Budapest - all of these important historical cities developed because they were on the water!

Planning an Educational Trip to Niagara Falls

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When you travel, you are constantly presented with new opportunities to educate yourself. It really is a shame to take the ´been there got the T-shirt approach when you visit iconic cities, buildings, and natural wonders. You will remember your trip far more if you take the time to pause for a while and educate yourself about the places you visit. Doing so is far better than quickly whipping around the sights, taking a few snaps and leaving it at that.

Try the Viennese opera for a unique cultural experience

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Vienna is one of those cities that everyone has heard of, but few know much about. Most people are aware that it is the capital of Austria and has strong links with classical composers such as Mozart and Schubert, and, of course, the famous holiday market, but that is about as far as it goes. 

How to Photograph Northern Lights

by Benny Hoynes / Sep 14, 2017 /
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How to take photos of the beautiful northern lights.


I've shared some Northern Lights photos from Norway here on Wandering Educators, and was asked to share my photographic techniques.


#StudyAbroadBecause... Why Keep the World Waiting?

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Sydney Dydiw is an Industrial Engineering senior at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. She completed three co-op rotations with Connors Group and is the Outside the Classroom Curriculum [OCC] Director of Brand Ambassadors; Additionally, Sydney is the National Organization of Business and Engineering [NOBE] Vice President- External as well. She loves spending time with her dog and reading. 

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Israel

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Title: Old Katamon - 5 Bedroom Home + Patio/Garden
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Date Posted: Sep. 12, 2017
Direct Link: http://www.AcademicHomes.com/view_home/12290
5 bedrooms 
Lush green surroundings 
Fully beautifully Furnished 
Patio Garden surrounding 
Near Shopping etc...

For the complete home description & contact information, please click the link above to go directly to the home posting at AcademicHomes.com.


Sabbatical Homes Listings: Spain

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Title: Granada, Andalusia Spain, fall or spring
Location: Granada, Spain
Date Posted: Sep. 12, 2017
Direct Link: http://www.AcademicHomes.com/view_home/12292
Quiet gated community, semi-private pool, private walled yard with patio, easy parking, suitable for a family, steps to a recreational reservoir, forest, 15 min. from Granada and shopping, 25 min from Alhambra, 1 hour to Mediterranean beaches, 45 minutes t...

Sabbatical Homes Listings: South Africa

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Title: 2-Bedroom Beachfront Flat in Cape Town
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted: Sep. 12, 2017
Direct Link: http://www.AcademicHomes.com/view_home/12291
140 m2 – fully renovated, 2-bedroom, 2 bath apartment in Sea Point, facing the ocean. Large kitchen, dining area, living room with TV. Large master bedroom with ensuite jacuzzi and shower. Smaller second bedroom with ensuite bathroom (shower only). 

Sabbatical Homes Listings: United States

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Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted: Sep. 15, 2017
This apartment is in the Hyde Park neighborhood, between the University of Chicago (12 minutes on foot) and the more commercial 53rd street area, 1 block from the Metra and CTA buses to downtown. It's less than 5 minutes walk from the new Whole Foods as we...