Monthly Archives: April 2016

Yes, It’s National Poetry Month Again

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Say Hej to Some Random Swede

Sweden’s National Tourist Association wants to connect you with a new friend in Sweden. If you dial + 46 771 793 336, day or night, a switchboard will automatically connect you with a volunteer “ambassador” who will answer any questions … Continue reading

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Train Sounds

Running from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Railway is more than 5,000 miles long. Not many travelers complete a roundtrip on the line, but French electronic musician William Reze (aka Thylacine) spent the entire summer on the route last year … Continue reading

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Windows on History

I’m a sucker for “then & now” photo mash-ups like this wonderful series of Parisian scenes. These images of Paris, all taken between 1871 and 1968, were then re-photographed at the exact spot and from the same angle. The series … Continue reading

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Painting With Light

For 2,000 years the Temple of Dendur sat on the banks of the River Nile. In 1965, the government of Egypt gifted the Temple ruins to the United States and in 1978 it was rebuilt in the Sackler Wing of … Continue reading

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Resurrected From The Sea

One of the many exciting activities for travelers in Iceland is a whale watching trip. There are lots of options around the country, including sailings from Reykjavik, Akureyri, and Dalvik, but the most popular tours are out of Húsavik in the … Continue reading

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It was a bright cold day in April…

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Washington D.C.’s outstanding National Museum of Natural History has decided to give us all a behind the scenes peek at its massive collections. The Smithsonian Institution has allowed photographer Chip Clark unprecedented access to just a small part of its … Continue reading

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Eat for free in NYC

This amusing video provides simple instruction on how to eat for free in New York City, assuming that you’re up for a little dumpster diving. Although it’s been years, I have to admit that I was a practitioner of the … Continue reading

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