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8 Best Articles on Cultural Travel

Cultural Travel

By Jessica Voigts

I have both written and published many articles about cultural travel. Cultural travel is important to intercultural understanding, as it allows you to dig deeply into a place and truly explore the culture. I’d like to share a few of my favorite posts on cultural travel – one from a student in our Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program, several from editors at Wandering Educators, and a few that I penned. Take a look at eight of my favorites… Continue reading

Plan Travel To See An American Art Icon: Dale Chihuly

Culture Travel Tuesday

By Jessica Voigts

Destination: Art Exhibits

Artist: Dale Chihuly

Chihuly Glasss Sculpture

Chihuly Glasss Sculpture “Citron Green and Red Tower” from the Meijer Gardens in Michigan, photograph by Jessie Voigts

You have probably seen glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work – now ubiquitous, it is seen at art museums and public places around the globe (click on these links to plan travel to museums and public places where you can see his work). He’s truly an American cultural icon – responsible for sparking an entire movement of teams creating art, based on the bold shapes and colors formed in glass. He took the solo artist Studio Glass movement and expanded it with the use of glassblowing teams. These teams are composed of artists from all around the world, using their combined vision to explore the boundaries of glassblowing in form, color, and creation. Continue reading

Choose Your Western Adventure

Family Travel Friday


Wyoming scenery, Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Close

Destination: The American West

Children’s Book:Westward Expansion – An Interactive History Adventure  by Allison Lassieur

Review by Jennifer Close

(Like Matinee Wednesday, when Jane Boursaw talked about Western Films, Jennifer is bringing us a book related to the Western Road Trip currently running at A Traveler’s Library.We’ve visited Northern Arizona, Nevada, and North Dakota. Next week we’ll be in southern Arizona and New Mexico.)

When I was younger some of my favorite books to read were those books in which you chose your own reading path. The reader chooses which direction to take by answering questions and following the directions at the bottom of the page. The choices determines what happens to the character. I would spend hours reading the books over and over, each time choosing a different path to take. Continue reading