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Where I’d Rather Be–On a Beach Vacation Travel Photo Thursday

When the temperatures soar in June, before the cooling summer rains, I sit in Arizona and wish I were on a Beach Vacation. Here are the photos of my dreams. Continue reading Where I’d Rather Be–On a Beach Vacation Travel Photo Thursday

8 Trips to Celebrate Memorial Day with Travel

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Cultural Travel: Memorial Day

By Jessie Voigts

Memorial Day is an important holiday in the United States – but do you know its true meaning? It is not only the kickoff to summer, and the first swim, BBQ party, and family gathering. It was created in 1868 to honor our fallen veterans:

“…gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime….let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation’s gratitude,–the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.”

General John Logan, General Order No. 11, 5 May 1868

As a memorandum from President Bill Clinton noted:

“Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values. While we should honor these heroes every day for the profound contribution they have made to securing our Nation’s freedom, we should honor them especially on Memorial Day.”

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How to Take A Delicious Cultural Odyssey, Close to Home

Cultural Travel

by Jessica Voigts

On a quest for global books? We’ve shared the One Place to Visit, wherever you travel – and now I’d like to share a cultural travel tip that lets you dig deep into different cultures – both here and abroad. It encompasses books, food, language, hobbies, and cultural artifacts. Take a delicious cultural odyssey that captures many facets of a culture –  books and more. And, your cultural travel might not be too far from your own home. Continue reading How to Take A Delicious Cultural Odyssey, Close to Home