Monthly Archives: March 2016

What Was Your First International Trip?

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes It may have been last year or forty years ago, but I expect your first international trip was a … Continue reading

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What If You Are Abroad During an Attack?

“Our feelings of safety are relative, not absolute. They have everything to do with our history, our surroundings, our anxiety levels, our worldviews.” — Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark With the explosions in Brussels this week we … Continue reading

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What I Learned in Ireland

“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.” ―Alex Levin Before I went to Ireland a few years ago, I was aware of Irish lace, fisherman’s sweaters and Jameson’s whiskey … Continue reading

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Our Centennial Celebration

 “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” — John Muir America’s national park system is 100 years old this year! The park collection began … Continue reading

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How Many Bottles of Wine Does It Take…?

“What do they do with the ice sculptures when they melt?” — question from a new cruise passenger One of the most fascinating questions about cruising is “How Do They Do It?” What are the mechanisms and practices in place … Continue reading

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