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Times and Places: Teaching and learning as a volunteer in Israel
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Times and Places: Teaching and learning as a volunteer in Israel

There’s nothing in the classrooms except rows of old desks. There is barely room to sit during breaks in the staff room, bursting with 60 busy teachers.

Theresa Foundation renews commitment to Malawian grandmothers, orphans
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Theresa Foundation renews commitment to Malawian grandmothers, orphans

One travel guide suggested Malawi’s unofficial motto is “maybe tomorrow.”

Ecuador: Our summer home on the ocean in Salinas
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Ecuador: Our summer home on the ocean in Salinas

This summer we did something different.

Galapagos Islands: An adventure of two lifetimes
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Galapagos Islands: An adventure of two lifetimes

We had always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands, but felt a trip to this isolated archipelago in the Pacific Ocean was just too expensive — it was a destination for the rich. When we decided to spend our two-month long summer vacation in one spot this year, Salinas, Ecuador, the […]

Bathing body and soul in Baños
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Bathing body and soul in Baños

For the first time on our many and varied travels, I was crying because I didn’t want to leave.

Sisters, Sara Ana and Sofia Laura, on a Sunday pony ride in Cuba
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Travel: What’s in store for the children of Cuba?

Now that Cuba and the United States are engaged in talks aimed at normalizing relations, what changes are in store for the socialist experience there? In particular, how will possible changes affect Cuba’s children?

Romance in Bruges and mussels in Brussels
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Romance in Bruges and mussels in Brussels

This summer we explored Belgium and once again fell in love with Jacques Brel.

Holland: Gouda anyone?
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Holland: Gouda anyone?

We walked to the wonderful Best Western Hotel Gouda and spent two days in this older, smaller, friendly, traditional Dutch town

Greece: Agathonisi, where the living is easy
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Greece: Agathonisi, where the living is easy

Lucky for us, George happened to have an available room, reasonably priced at 25€ a night with AC, fridge and a patio big enough for a Montreal-style stand up party.

Beyond Amsterdam to Leiden and The Hague
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Beyond Amsterdam to Leiden and The Hague

The thrill of being in Leiden is that it is virtually pollution-free, not poisoned by carbon dioxide fumes from cars: people of all ages ride by on their sturdy bicycles or sail by in boats along the canals toting picnic lunches, babies, and family pets.