A Shooting Star Over Baghdad
Feb17

A Shooting Star Over Baghdad

Tonight’s flight to Doha is a bit different than last night’s flight to Istanbul from Toronto. Nine out of ten passengers are men over the age of 50 and I’m one of five women. There is a lot of snoring happening compared to this morning’s cries of small children. The flight route from Istanbul to Doha is right over Baghdad and Kuwait – the Eastern side, over Iraq and Iran. Despite being an avid traveler, this thought...

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Engaging Hands-on Science Museum
Feb10

Engaging Hands-on Science Museum

There is something to be said about hands-on exploring. I find information easier to follow when there is a visual or display of the explanation. The Mid-America Science Museum contains over 100 hands-on exhibits. These exhibits help to produce curiosity about science education by exploring life’s elements. The engaging museum can be found tucked away west of downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas. As I stood on the front property of the...

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Cycling in Cambodia
Jan13

Cycling in Cambodia

The Idea Two days earlier, I had arrived in Siem Reap with little more than an idea: to go cycle touring in northern Cambodia. With no information available online, I set off with little idea what to expect and nothing but a small rucksack filled with a single change of clothes, a few spare bike parts and enough food and water for a couple of hours. It wasn’t long before I left the busy tourist centre with its many souvenirs and...

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Radio.Garden
Jan07

Radio.Garden

I was 12 years old, in early days of analog FM broadcasts, when I bought my first component radio. Many nights were spent tuning in different stations, getting different viewpoints. My favorite: KPPC, broadcasting from high above the Los Angeles basin. Billing itself counterculture and playing long full album-side non-conformist tracks, it was “underground” music. Those were different days, or so I thought, until a friend sent me a...

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Beyond Words –  Brazil for the Deaf Traveler
Jan06

Beyond Words –
Brazil for the Deaf Traveler

Part of the appeal of traveling to other places is broadened horizons, right? New languages, new people: all part and parcel of the spice of a new country. As a deaf traveler, negotiating my way through a new culture in complete silence was doubly difficult in comparison to attempting in my own. Language barriers are challenging enough as a deaf person working between my own language, English, and the UK’s national sign language,...

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Iraq’s marshes now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Dec09

Iraq’s marshes now part
of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Written by Anda Robescu | 2016-07-22 04:39:50 A wetland in southern Iraq, considered to be the biblical Garden of Eden and that was almost completely drained during the presidency of Saddam Hussein, was included in UNESCO world heritage, Iraqi authorities declared according to Reuters. The area “is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq,” Unesco representatives said. “The...

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Arriving at Land’s End –  A Road Trip to Provincetown
Dec02

Arriving at Land’s End –
A Road Trip to Provincetown

A unique destination, discovered by Vikings and home to descendants of Pilgrims, Provincetown has long been a safe harbor for Portuguese fishermen, American artists and bohemian freethinkers. Known today simply as P’town, it continues to attract those seeking the outdoor, artistic and outside-the-box lifestyles. The Map Embedded above is the intersection between a story and earth orbiting satellites, an interactive Google Map Mashup....

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Glass Walkway For a Shanghai Tower
Nov04

Glass Walkway
For a Shanghai Tower

Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world at 1260 feet tall. A glass walkway was added that allows visitors to walk around and admire the exterior of the top floor of the building. Tourists will be able to walk around the building, at more than 1020 feet on a transparent walkway that has no railings. With a width of only 48 inches, the bridge is not recommended for those with fear of heights. Tourists...

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Paris launches operation against “love locks”
Sep23

Paris launches operation against “love locks”

Paris is the capital of romance and love and wants to remain that way, but without locks decorating its bridges – so an operation has been launched to ask tourists not to put “locks of love” on bridges of the City of Lights, the AFP reports. First on the Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge, then from the Pont Neuf, the oldest stone bridge in the French capital, nearly one million padlocks will be removed. “Love...

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Spaceport America Signiture Event
Sep02

Spaceport America Signiture Event

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M., Aug. 15, 2016 — Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA announced today the introduction of five annual Spaceport America branded signature events. The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, boasts 6,000 square miles of restricted...

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