From the monthly archives:

December 2009

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Semester In North Africa – A Fond Farewell

By Katherine Lochery
December 30, 2009 – I stare with wonder at the henna that covers my hands. So intricate and elegant, this work of art was presented as a farewell gift from my host family. For over an hour,…

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The New Rules & Flying With Children

December 29, 2009 – Today on the New York Times’ Motherlode blog, Lisa Belkin brings up the subject of flying with children after the implementation of the latest rules in response to the failed terror attempt on Christmas Day. The…

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New Air Restrictions Post Detroit

December 28, 2009 – According to today’s New York Times, the new TSA regulations went into effect over the weekend in response to the attempted terrorist attack on a Northwest Airlines flight that originated in Amsterdam and landed in Detroit…

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Golfing the Emerald Isle On My Own – But Definitely Not Alone

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
The fifty-something Irish salesman sucked down another vodka-diet as if one more might make my comments seem perfectly sensible.
You? A woman? From America? In Ireland? All by yourself? Traveling? Alone? Here?
Imagine if…

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Camping Connection – Small & Stylish, Teardrops Are Worth a Look

By Bill Steiden
There’s a good reason Elkhart, Ind., is the epicenter of U.S. unemployment. It’s the capital of recreational vehicle manufacturing at a time when spending on luxury items, such as RVs, is declining fast, and fuel prices are…

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Semester in North Africa – Festival of Sacrifice

By Katherine Lochery
December 7, 2009 – The days from Thanksgiving to the end of that weekend I probably consumed the most food I have ever eaten in my life. I don’t say this in that cute way that…

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The Flavors of Montréal

By Hope S. Philbrick
Depending on where you’re coming from, a trip to Montréal can be less expensive than a trip to Paris but equally charming. Full of history and spectacular architecture you’ll find French language, food and style in…

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