Month: September 2015

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Kindergarten can wait

We swoop around another turn in the mountains. The road gets a bit steeper, and in the January rain, a gray tendril of mist drifts over the green woods. The engine churns as our car labors uphill. Beside me, the little boy in a car seat stares out the window. Christian Thomas is five years […]

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When Strangers Meet: A Berlin Love Story

Megan and Tocco It was 2010, and Megan decided to spend summer break from her graduate studies on a five week trip to Berlin. She stayed with host Carmen, who had an apartment that shared a courtyard with another apartment. It was perfect for Megan—in walking distance to all of the charming cafes and restaurants […]

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Building a New World in DC: Sambavi’s AmeriCorps Story

As Sambavi Venkatesan boarded her plane from Austin to Washington, DC, she couldn’t help but wonder: “How will I build a network? Where am I going to live?” Sambavi was moving to DC to serve a year with AmeriCorps, and while she was eager to give back, she was nervous about where to go and […]

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Inspired Homes: A Tiny Treehouse on The Big Island

Kristie Wolfe has never been afraid to take creative matters into her own hands. While on hiatus from her job with the Idaho Potato Commission traveling the country in a semi-truck hauling a six-ton potato (true story) she became fascinated with the tiny house movement. Relying on her previous knowledge in construction, a passion for crafting, and […]

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7 Travelers with 7 Suitcases: What do you bring to Paris?

Call it human nature or call it nosiness: There’s something innately fascinating in seeing how other people pack. What do they bring? How do they maximize space? What precious items from home make them feel more comfortable when traveling abroad?We asked a handful of travelers—all visiting Paris—what was in their suitcases. And what we learned was […]

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Tesla test drive turned road trip

You, your car, and an open road of possibilities. No tickets to buy, no bags to check, no flight times to plan around. These are the reasons that a road trip is the ultimate form of travel freedom. (These, along with a healthy dose of nostalgia, of course.) Airbnb recently partnered with Tesla to bring […]

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A very merry visit to Venice, California

Why dream of a white Christmas when you can sled the sand berms and skate on wheels instead of ice? Venice is a wonderland any time of year but it carries a unique sparkle come the holidays. What it lacks in illuminated town Christmas tree it makes up for in having Treeman at the Venice […]

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Local lens: Copenhagen by Design

Every element of life in Copenhagen appears to be there by design. The dramatic metro stations. The boutique coffee shops and quirky boutiques. Even the people seem pulled from a designer catalogue. It’s everywhere you look, and with reasonable rents allowing young start-up companies to thrive, the streets are lined with independent, artisan stores instead of […]

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Planning a Trip Paris

Planning a Trip Pre-departure planning is important. Here are certain things you should watch for and plan for. Visas Check with the appropriate consulate or embassy in your country to find out if you will need a visa to visit the country of your destination, especially for an extended period of time. Some countries have […]

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Hightlights Paris

Highlights If you have limited time for your visit, the following highlights are some of the things you won’t want to miss out on. If you are not in a rush, you may still find the following list very useful! Parks Lake Shores: a barbequeue by the lake is a great way to enjoy the wonderful […]

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