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20? x 39: Taiwan

I have a question for you. If you landed in Taiwan for the first time, ready a spontaneous visit to see an old friend, would you know what to expect? Maybe a trip to...

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Atlantic Safari

S: I’m not sure how this happened, but I didn’t see the Atlantic Ocean’s coast until I was 40. Until now, when I brought my Mom here. I’d seen the Pacific Ocean for the...

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22 x 40: The Bahamas

T’was the day after Christmas and the whole island rustled. Feathers and jewels and costumes were ruffled. Late into the night, Bahamians worked through towers of glitter, piles of masks, and rolls of colorful...

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21? x 40: Hong Kong

To Joyce, my wonder girl. It’s 2019. It’s been two years since our trip. I can’t say for certain why it took me so long to write about it; it’s been on my mind...

STEMJourneys.org Safari

When I opened my email to find I’d been accepted to present at the national conference for the National Science Teachers Association, I thought maybe there’d been a mistake. In fact, I went into...

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15,16,17,18,19 x 39: Eastern Caribbean Trip!

Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, British Virgin Islands. In one week. After a very interesting year on the road, quite literally, I was surprised to find that my only international travels have instead been...

Saudade Safari

S: This is going to be a colorful safari, like a strange dream. It is filled with that silent feeling for longing and nostalgia that makes up the Portugese word saudade. It begins with...

PEO Safari

S: What does PEO mean to you? It’s no secret that everyone knows that the ONLY thing secret about PEO is what the letters stand for. This philanthropic education organization’s outreach extends to women...

Toast Safari

S: This is a toast to all of the great folks in San Antonio that made me feel like I was at home for a month. In this month, I practiced speeches at Toastmaster...

Content Safari

S: I’ve been in the same place for over five years. Five brilliant years, I got to come home to this brilliant safe haven, thankful every day for her fountains, birds, and friendly neighborly...