Classroom Activity: Cookies From Around the World

Break out of your chocolate chip comfort zone! Every country has its own version of a traditional cookie and – unsurprisingly – they’re all just as delicious as the American ...

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A guide to french cheek kissing

A Guide to French Kissing (It’s not what you think!)

If you’ve mastered the basics of French communication (check out The Importance of Saying Bonjour), then perhaps we can move on to more serious things. I’m assuming that during your ...

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In Situ: The Beauty of Experiencing Art Through Travel

This guest blog post was written by Lucy Bartholomee, an art teacher, writer and avid traveler based in Texas. The thrill of standing in front of great works of art—live ...

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The Gems of Mallorca

Today’s highlight was the antique wooden train that rides on a narrow gauge track and has been rolling along since 1912 across the 27 kilometers from Palmato Soller.  This old ...

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Mallorca’s Enchantment

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, sitting just off the coast of Spain, equidistant between Valencia and Barcelona, and has been a holiday retreat for the Brits and ...

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What Americans Should Know About the Eurovision Song Contest

Every year, in May, there’s an evening when Europe collectively gets to bask in the fact that it’s gloriously bonkers. Every year, if they’ve read about it in the press, ...

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Things You Might Not Know About Italian Spa Culture

I will always remember the time I went to Montecatini, a spa town outside of Florence. I pulled up to this beautiful gate and saw an elegant driveway that led ...

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In Defense of Germany’s Obsession with Cars

It was a German, Karl Benz, who invented the modern car. Germany hasn’t forgotten this fact. Virtually from the moment his wife Bertha took it on her famed 65 mile ...

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