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Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith

Life

is a licensed marriage and family therapist and divorce mediator. With 4 graduate degrees and 5 children, her experience is personal as well as professional. For advice on life issues, send questions to AskKathyMFT@gmail.com... view profile

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DJ Miller

DJ Miller

Tech

DJ Miller is an accomplished tech writer and blogger. In his spare time he writes

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Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

World

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist. American by birth and now based in South America, Jerry covers social justice issues globally... view profile

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

Barry has been a music, theater and travel writer for over a decade for various publications. .. view profile

John Christopher Fine
John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

is a marine biologist with two doctoral degrees, has authored 24 books, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution... view profile

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Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives in Florida and loves the sunshine... view profile

Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg

Health

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Dennis Adonis

Dennis Adonis

News

Dennis Adonis is a Contributing Writer on Information Technology at The Epoch Times, Yahoo.com, Huffington Post, and CNN. He is also the Author of 19 books... view profile

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Deborah Asseraf

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Tommy Wyher

Tommy Wyher

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Richard Cox

Richard Cox

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Justice Pretorius

Justice Pretorius

Business

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Janet Walters Levite

Janet Walters Levite

Entertainment

is an Optioned Screenwriter and Film Crtiic / Entertainment Writer for The Guardian Liberty Voice. She resides in New York City... view profile

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Veronica Davis

Veronica Davis

Life

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Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Life

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Jed Lea-Henry

Jed Lea-Henry

Opinion

Jed Lea-Henry is an Australian writer and academic. A regular contributor to various publications around the globe, follow Jed’s writing at https://twitter.com/.. view profile






  • USSR travel art auctioned at Christie’s

    Max Litvak & Robert Fedor - The New Travel Land, Ussr Soviet Russia - Lithograph in colours, c.1930 condition B+/A-; not backed - 40 x 25 in. (102 x 64 cm.) - Courtesy Christie's London

    Yesterday I got wind of a wonderful sale of period travel art at world famous auction house Christie’s. Not many realize how travel advertising over the decades has captivated people, and especially nostalgic are the Stalin era travel posters commissioned for Russian Intourist (which still exists) from as far back as 1929. Yes, you read …

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  • Experiencing a floating hotel in Alsace

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    We often prefer to stay in self-catering accommodation when we are travelling in Europe. Sometimes, if it is a short visit, we stay in an hotel. We mostly prefer homemade food to eating in restaurants. I always like to explore the area and cannot wait to go out of the hotel and discover places. 

    The …

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  • 6 of the Most Bizarre Things to See in Phoenix

    This March 12, 2009 photo provided by Arizona Powerchutes shows instructor Randy Long flying over the Sonoran Desert while powerchuting, in Phoenix, Ariz. Picture a dune buggy with a massive parachute attached to the back of it, sort of a cross between something the Wright Brothers might have designed and that flying machine from the Mad Max movies. Powerchuting provides a flying experience unlike any other. (AP Photo/Arizona Powerchutes)

    Arizona’s capital city is not your average town. Named after the beautiful and mythical bird of the same title, Phoenix offers more than its share of intriguing tourist attractions. Here are six of them.

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    In 1879, several hundred Mormons decided to establish a new settlement. The group headed for Montezuma Creek with 83 wagons …

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  • The Epitome of Hungarian Cuisine: Hungaricum

    The real item, traditional Hungarian goulash soup

    Experiencing true Hungarian cuisine in the villages and hamlets across most of Europe is not as easy as one might think. In fact, real Hungarian is a rarity on a scale right up there with Croatian in its sparseness. Maybe this is a gastronomy fact a little eatery we just dined at can change though?…

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  • What about a Winter in Crete?

    Stavros

    Some travelers head for the ski slopes in winter, some fly like “snow birds” deep, deep down south to escape frozen breezes and toes. A few sojourners though, they head to Crete to enjoy a bit of moderation in between. Yes my favorite island has snowcapped mountains and wintry sullen beaches to trod, plus a …

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  • Discover why Torquay is the Capital of Beach Fun in the UK

    Torquay, UK

    Torquay situated in south-west coastal region of Devon has been a popular beach attraction since Victorian times but also boasts one of the earliest inhabitants dating back 40,000 years as well. So clearly the secret is out about Torquay.

    The Victorians loved to travel to the French Riviera enjoying the different landscaping, tree life and …

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  • Exciting Entertainment That Doesn’t Break the Bank in Tampa

    stpetebeach

    It’s probably the pristine beaches, sunny climate, and stunning areas of natural beauty that make Tampa Bay one of Florida’s hottest getaway spots. A host of cheap eats, discount hotels, and a well-connected nearby airport also help to make this pretty harbor area a hit with the budget conscious traveler. We reveal five exciting entertainment …

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  • A Brief Cretan Wine Tour

    Bart Lyrarakis

    The land that was once the center of Bronze Age magnificence, for that time beyond any comparison, Minoan Crete was a place of refined society. Ages ago, the cultivated of pure fruits of the vine were central to daily life on Crete. The wines of Crete today, bear tasteful witness to a tradition that is …

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  • Your Vacation Guide for Visiting Phoenix

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    Phoenix is one city in the Western United States with sunny weather almost year round. If you’re heading to Phoenix for vacation, use this guide to help you plan your trip ahead of time.

    What to Do in Phoenix

    The iconic Route 66 runs through Phoenix and is a must see when you …

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  • 7 Awesome Road Trip Destinations in the South

    If you’re still working on your summer plans, consider a road trip through the South. Whether you fly into one city and out another – renting a car and stopping along the way – or if you’re nearby and just want to see what’s around you, there are plenty of cities to check out in …

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  • Another Side to Hong Kong: Explore the Best Nature Destinations

    hong kong

    Think of Hong Kong and you’ll see super-tall skyscrapers, crowded streets, and one of the world’s busiest harbors. While urban density and commerce are certainly the region’s most well known characteristics, this special region on China’s seaboard is a surprisingly diverse and beautiful natural destination.

    You see, while many visitors think of Hong Kong as …

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  • 5 Underappreciated Attractions in Salt Lake City

    5 Underappreciated Attractions in Salt Lake City

    When many people picture Salt Lake City, they think of a destination only suited for outdoor enthusiasts. However, there are many attractions throughout the city that would appeal to a variety of people. The following are some attractions that don’t get as much recognition as they should.…

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  • Two Girls, 10 Days, and Some Crete Celebrity

    Diana & Roxy shopping on Crete

    Last month two colleagues of ours ventured to Crete for an end of summer holiday. What was intended as a beach getaway for friends though, ended up as publicity trip too. For Ruxandra Mindruta and Diana Abu-Zuaiter, suntan oil and toes in the sand turned to mini-Greek stardom. Before I relate their tale, I am …

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  • 4 Tips For Planning a Trip to Columbus

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    Columbus, the capital of Ohio, has a diverse economy based on steel, energy, retail, education, banking, and fashion. It is also home to Ohio State University and Fortune 500 companies such as Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, White Castle, Wendy’s, and Big Lots. With being packed and prepared for an awesome vacation to Columbus here are …

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  • 4 of Chicago’s Coolest Tourist Destinations

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    With over 2,500,000 residents, and 35,000 tourists visiting each year, Chicago is never a quiet town. The Windy City is home to a melting pot of cultures with plenty of activities and events to keep visitors entertained. Vacations can often feel like they fly by, so here are some of Chicago’s ABC’s to get a …

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  • 6 of the Best Beachside Bars in St. Petersburg Beach

    stpetebeach

    From spring breakers to people wanting to relax and grab a nice drink, St. Pete Beach has a beachside bar for everyone. A surefire way to find the one for you is to cruise the aptly named “Miracle Mile,” which takes you along the coast and offers a variety of watering holes. In case you …

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  • Saint Petersburg, Crown Jewel of Europe

    The Bronze Horseman is a manificant equestrian statue of Peter the Great, stands on Senate Square in Saint Petersburg. It was commissioned by Catherine the Great and created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falcone in 1782.

    Saint Petersburg, Crown Jewel of Europe

    It was a warm sunny and pleasant day in July when I arrived in Saint Petersburg. I had visited Moscow a few times before but I did not know what to expect in this city, the old capital of Russia. During the communist era, Russia was perceived as being …

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  • Russia’s Putin Sends Travel Sanctions “Boomeranging” Back to EU

    Russia's Putin arrives for BRICs summit in Brazil - Courtesy The Kremlin

    According to business daily Vedomosti this week, Russia will likely start  restricting European airlines use of Russian airspace on routes to and from Asia.  If such “reverse” sanctions on EU and other western airlines are enacted, some experts say the economic fallout on European carriers will be crippling. Western sanctions levied against Russia, in an …

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  • A voyage on The Canal Du Rhone through Camaruge

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    A voyage on The Canal Du Rhone through Camaruge 

    I have some familiarity with the river and the sea. I have been on ferries on several occasions in the past. As I also live near the river Thames, I have a strong connection to water, but have never really had much insight into living on …

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  • The Bravade in Frejus

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    I love going to the south of France. I have been going there every year for the last 6 years and never get bored. This year, I decided to spend more time in Fréjus and other beautiful villages in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

    I and my wife walked around the historic parts of Fréjus to discover …

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  • USSR travel art auctioned at Christie’s

    Max Litvak & Robert Fedor - The New Travel Land, Ussr Soviet Russia - Lithograph in colours, c.1930 condition B+/A-; not backed - 40 x 25 in. (102 x 64 cm.) - Courtesy Christie's London

    Yesterday I got wind of a wonderful sale of period travel art at world famous auction house Christie’s. Not many realize how travel advertising over the decades has captivated people, and especially nostalgic are the Stalin era travel posters commissioned for Russian Intourist (which still exists) from as far back as 1929. Yes, you read …

    Read More

  • The Epitome of Hungarian Cuisine: Hungaricum

    The real item, traditional Hungarian goulash soup

    Experiencing true Hungarian cuisine in the villages and hamlets across most of Europe is not as easy as one might think. In fact, real Hungarian is a rarity on a scale right up there with Croatian in its sparseness. Maybe this is a gastronomy fact a little eatery we just dined at can change though?…

    Read More

  • Two Girls, 10 Days, and Some Crete Celebrity

    Diana & Roxy shopping on Crete

    Last month two colleagues of ours ventured to Crete for an end of summer holiday. What was intended as a beach getaway for friends though, ended up as publicity trip too. For Ruxandra Mindruta and Diana Abu-Zuaiter, suntan oil and toes in the sand turned to mini-Greek stardom. Before I relate their tale, I am …

    Read More

  • 6 of the Best Beachside Bars in St. Petersburg Beach

    stpetebeach

    From spring breakers to people wanting to relax and grab a nice drink, St. Pete Beach has a beachside bar for everyone. A surefire way to find the one for you is to cruise the aptly named “Miracle Mile,” which takes you along the coast and offers a variety of watering holes. In case you …

    Read More

  • Catching the Breeze: A Selection of Sailing Trips for 2014

    Lord Nelson

    At long last Spring is here north of the Equator, and for the seafarer at heart the sea breezes bring remembrances of good times, adventure, even romance. If landlubber vacationing has become old hat, or if the siren’s call has set your compass seaward, here’s a selection of sailing vacations adventures to set sail for. …

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  • Top 5 islands that glows like millions of stars

    “…it is not the property of fire alone to give light; …small drops of the water, struck off by the motion of the oars in rowing, seem sparkling and luminous.”

                Francis Bacon, 1605

    What if I tell you that your body can glow in the ocean? At first place you will think that I have …

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  • On the Road: Camping Out for Your Next Motorcycle Tour

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    For most people, camping and motorcycle tours don’t often go hand in hand. You might instead associate camping with loading up a car full of supplies for yourself and your family that includes everything from tents that sleep eight people to coolers of drinking water. However, camping out on your next motorcycle tour might be …

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  • What Does It Take to Run a Cruise Ship?

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    Majestic and larger-than-life, cruise ships tower over humans like high-tech floating resorts. People choose to cruise because it offers luxury, variety and affordability. But, what do cruises cost the cruise liners? Here’s a look at what it takes to keep a cruise ship running.

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    Image via Wikimedia.org

    As large as a giant plane, holding …

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  • 6 Foods to Avoid on Your Summer Road Trip

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    The luggage is loaded in the trunk, the alarm system is set, and the kids are jumping up and down with excitement. You’re about to embark on vacation but you won’t be flying. Rather, you’ll spend hours in the car, driving to your summertime getaway.

    Everyone is bound to get hungry along the way. Per …

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  • 6 of the Most Bizarre Things to See in Phoenix

    This March 12, 2009 photo provided by Arizona Powerchutes shows instructor Randy Long flying over the Sonoran Desert while powerchuting, in Phoenix, Ariz. Picture a dune buggy with a massive parachute attached to the back of it, sort of a cross between something the Wright Brothers might have designed and that flying machine from the Mad Max movies. Powerchuting provides a flying experience unlike any other. (AP Photo/Arizona Powerchutes)

    Arizona’s capital city is not your average town. Named after the beautiful and mythical bird of the same title, Phoenix offers more than its share of intriguing tourist attractions. Here are six of them.

    Hole-in-the-Rock

    In 1879, several hundred Mormons decided to establish a new settlement. The group headed for Montezuma Creek with 83 wagons …

    Read More

  • What about a Winter in Crete?

    Stavros

    Some travelers head for the ski slopes in winter, some fly like “snow birds” deep, deep down south to escape frozen breezes and toes. A few sojourners though, they head to Crete to enjoy a bit of moderation in between. Yes my favorite island has snowcapped mountains and wintry sullen beaches to trod, plus a …

    Read More

  • Discover why Torquay is the Capital of Beach Fun in the UK

    Torquay, UK

    Torquay situated in south-west coastal region of Devon has been a popular beach attraction since Victorian times but also boasts one of the earliest inhabitants dating back 40,000 years as well. So clearly the secret is out about Torquay.

    The Victorians loved to travel to the French Riviera enjoying the different landscaping, tree life and …

    Read More

  • Exciting Entertainment That Doesn’t Break the Bank in Tampa

    stpetebeach

    It’s probably the pristine beaches, sunny climate, and stunning areas of natural beauty that make Tampa Bay one of Florida’s hottest getaway spots. A host of cheap eats, discount hotels, and a well-connected nearby airport also help to make this pretty harbor area a hit with the budget conscious traveler. We reveal five exciting entertainment …

    Read More

  • A Brief Cretan Wine Tour

    Bart Lyrarakis

    The land that was once the center of Bronze Age magnificence, for that time beyond any comparison, Minoan Crete was a place of refined society. Ages ago, the cultivated of pure fruits of the vine were central to daily life on Crete. The wines of Crete today, bear tasteful witness to a tradition that is …

    Read More

  • Another Side to Hong Kong: Explore the Best Nature Destinations

    hong kong

    Think of Hong Kong and you’ll see super-tall skyscrapers, crowded streets, and one of the world’s busiest harbors. While urban density and commerce are certainly the region’s most well known characteristics, this special region on China’s seaboard is a surprisingly diverse and beautiful natural destination.

    You see, while many visitors think of Hong Kong as …

    Read More

  • 5 Underappreciated Attractions in Salt Lake City

    5 Underappreciated Attractions in Salt Lake City

    When many people picture Salt Lake City, they think of a destination only suited for outdoor enthusiasts. However, there are many attractions throughout the city that would appeal to a variety of people. The following are some attractions that don’t get as much recognition as they should.…

    City

    Read More

  • 4 Tips For Planning a Trip to Columbus

    3381099378_5cf995d248_z

    Columbus, the capital of Ohio, has a diverse economy based on steel, energy, retail, education, banking, and fashion. It is also home to Ohio State University and Fortune 500 companies such as Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, White Castle, Wendy’s, and Big Lots. With being packed and prepared for an awesome vacation to Columbus here are …

    Read More

  • 4 of Chicago’s Coolest Tourist Destinations

    buddha

    With over 2,500,000 residents, and 35,000 tourists visiting each year, Chicago is never a quiet town. The Windy City is home to a melting pot of cultures with plenty of activities and events to keep visitors entertained. Vacations can often feel like they fly by, so here are some of Chicago’s ABC’s to get a …

    Read More

  • A Peek into Wildlife Conservation in India

    Wildlife conservation is almost becoming a catchphrase.  Go and ask anyone, whether he has heard this term, and the chances are pretty good that he has. It is another matter than he may not know the exact definition, but the very fact that people are aware of this term bodes well for wildlife, many of …

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  • Colors of Autumn: It’s Mushroom Season in Ostrava

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    Ostrava, one of the most populous cities of the Czech Republic, is also one of the most interesting destinations in the country. It is a place where traditions, culture and contemporary lifestyles intertwine harmoniously, a destination for all ages. It has stunning landmarks, great cuisine, and exciting activities for the entire family. The city was …

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  • With Apparatjik, The Thief Steals the Thunder from All Norwegian Hotels

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    The Thief, a hotel we featured not long ago for an industry changing idea revolving around pay-tv-porn movies, is now again in focus, with a guest experience like no other.

    The luxury hotel, renowned in Oslo and abroad for its unique design, art and food, has just added a new suite to its existing …

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  • Where to Go This Fall: Attractive Hotel Deals for Every Budget

    Mamaison Pachtuv Palace

    The Summer is almost gone, and with September just around the corner, many travelers gather information about the best places to go to enjoy the colors of the fall. Some travelers already have their Autumn escapes planned out, but frugal travelers are still looking for deals, discounts and money-saving packages.

    To help them, and all …

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  • Selma: The Future Journey of Footsteps Past

    (Laverne Gaskins)

    When my husband and I were close to our destination in Alabama, we decided to stop for gas and stretch for a few minutes. I asked someone pumping gas nearby, “ How far are we from Selma?” I already had an idea, but I wanted to confirm that my GPS was not off kilter.  “Selma …

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  • 6 of the Strangest Places in the World

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    Throughout the world, there are several places that people will find strange. From a haunted house to a mystery body of water, many people travel thousands of miles to view these unusual places. Here are six of the strangest places in the world that you might want to visit.

    1. The Winchester Mystery House

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  • Cartagena – Eat, Love, Dance

    When Spain plundered Colombia’s gold, it left behind a treasure that continues to draw seekers and sybarites from around the world: Cartagena.

    Bougainvillea and hibiscus drip from the verandas of restored architectural gems. Banyans and palms shade plazas where men in guayaberas lounge in the tropical heat as pigeons perch on statues of horseback generals. …

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  • Train Travel and Discovering ‘A Voice of the South’

    Train attendant Jared Wright helps passengers board Amtrak's Southwest Chief in Union Station bound for Los Angeles on April 9 in Chicago. Train travel is having a revival, with March breaking ridership records for Amtrak. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

     “I remember it cost either five or ten cents to ride the train. It was not too long a ride. It was fun, and a lot of us went to town like that on Saturdays,” my mother said as she reminisced about her teen years. She shared with me her fond memories of riding the …

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  • Morocco: A Sense of Place

    Volubilis, Morocco's ancient Roman city (C.W. Ellis)

    Sense of place. What distinguishes somewhere from somewhere else – or nowhere.  The American culture that celebrates individuality in people (theoretically at least) imposes uniformity on the land with cookie cutter strip malls, subdivisions, freeways and franchises indistinguishable from New Jersey to California, Lubbock to Lusaka.  

    In response, we yearn for something that says ‘different’: …

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