From the monthly archives:

October 2009

If You Go – New Orleans, Louisiana

Where2Eat
Café du Monde
1039 Decatur St.
(800) 772-2927
www.cafedumonde.com

For lunch, the pulled pork sandwich at Cake Café & Bakery…

…followed by the red velevet cupcake.

Cake Café & Bakery
2440 Chartres St.
(504) 943-0010
www.nolacakes.com
Camellia Grill
626…

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Traveling With…

Story and photos by Nancy Merz Nordstrom, M. Ed.
Sitting in Terminal E at Logan International Airport in Boston surrounded by strangers, I found myself wondering how, at age fifty-one, I was about to travel to Europe, my very…

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10 Ways Educational Travel is Better Than Your Average Vacation

October 29, 2009 – Baby Boomers are seeking a new level of enrichment in their leisure travel activities. This is born out by the U.S. Department of Commerce which says that educational travel is growing and older adults are…

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Cleveland Rocks!

By Bobby L. Hickman
Maybe we should blame Drew Carey, but that phrase comes to mind too often when many folks think of Cleveland. But spend a little time in northern Ohio, and you’ll find it is appropriate –…

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Semester in North Africa – Morocco, Top to Bottom

October 23, 2009 – Since I last wrote, I have come to discover that, although it may look quite diminutive on a map, Morocco is home to a remarkable variety of landscapes. I spent the first week or so of…

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Camping Connection – The Devil in the Ozarks

By Chris Reinolds
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Arkansas, Devil’s Den State Park is a wonderland of hiking, backpacking, spelunking and other outdoor delights. Lee Creek Valley, where the park is located, is set in the ancient sedimentary…

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Cruising Coastal Norway – May the Fjord Be With You

Story and photos by Hope S. Philbrick
In Norway I gained new respect for seagulls. I’d always thought of them as loud and messy creatures, but when a flock trailed our boat for some distance I discovered that they’ve got…

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Blue Ridge Autumn Getaways

Cool brisk mornings, perfect for long walks or fast runs. A cloudless, deep blue sky. Golden rays of sunshine that towards the end of the day, bath the outdoors in a rich light that resembles liquid amber. The fragrant aromas…

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How to Hike the Grand Canyon

By Brian J. Lane
TRIP PLANNING
Choose the Right Hiking Partner: You should not hike alone, so choose early and find a comparable hiking partner or group. Ask about their other backpack trips, take a practice hike together and…

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Good for the Body, Great for the Soul: Kayaking Tips for Women

By Dian Jordan
Broken Bow, Oklahoma – Kayaking is one of the most wonderful outdoor experiences you can have. It gives you the freedom to float on water, enjoy nature at its best and have a great physical workout. There…

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