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THERE’S A WORLD OUT THERE

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We are lucky to live in a beautiful world, and yet, many of us have never seen much of it. With technology today, we imagine that we are ‘getting around’ because we have so much digital access; when in reality, we hardly move. Most of us are spending too much time behind a desk for many hours a day, and we barely get around the block, let alone the city we live in, or beyond.

Like watching a great movie- when we scroll through social media- we get a glimpse of many beautiful places (that others are visiting!) and we can be fooled into thinking that we are experiencing something real. If we stop for a moment to observe ourselves, we will find that we are stuck in one place, watching others accomplish, travel, learn and advance. That’s not a great place to be.

Summer is the perfect opportunity to explore the world in real-time. To get out of our comfort zones and feel alive in an ever-changing world that is filled with beauty and wonder. Pick the place you’ve been dreaming of (or reading about on the internet), find a travel buddy, and start planning!

Have you been to Florence, Amsterdam or South America? We are offering a $15 discount on all our City and State Maps with coupon code TRAVEL18 now until June 27. Get out your camera and prepare for a summer of adventure!

​SUMMER IS HERE

Summer has arrived and we all know what that means! It means get outside. It means ice cream. It means long days at the beach. It means holiday. It means no school. It means barbecues!On that note, I don’t think we take enough advantage of the possibilities of summer grilling. Dinners year round can get very monotonous. How often can [...]

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​OF PAST AND PRESENT

On Memorial Day we honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the country. This day originated as ‘Decoration Day’ to honor those lost while fighting in the Civil War- but after World War I, it became a day to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. Memorial Day became a federal holiday in [...]

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​CINCO DE MAYO

On May 5th we commemorate the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which the Mexican Army successfully defended itself against the French. In the 1950s, this day became a holiday used to educate Mexican Americans about their cultural heritage, and before long, it became an excuse for everyone to party! Today this day is known as Cinco de Mayo [...]

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​What is a mother?

A mother is selfless and loves unconditionally. She is strength and emotion, bravery and kindness. She is available at all hours of the day, her job never ends. She worries and cares from the very first moment, through her child’s infancy, childhood, teenage years, adult years and beyond. She wants to protect but must know when to let go. She [...]

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​THE SPELL OF A PRESIDENT

What is it about a President that captures the hearts and minds of the people?If I had to guess, I would say it’s their power. There is something about power that creates an elusive energy around a person, no matter who they truly are, their character, values, or even what they represent. Because in our world today, power is [...]

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​APRIL FOOL’S

No matter what stage of life you’re up to, chances are you have more than enough things to stress about. So, when April Fool’s Day rolls around, I say go for it full throttle! Don’t misunderstand me- I don’t want anyone fooling me. But I will take full advantage of my right to prank anyone else!Speaking of pranks, almost every [...]

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​DID I MISS YOUR BIRTHDAY?

What is it about birthdays that we only remember them a day late?** It doesn’t matter if it’s my best friend or my sister, I have a mental block. Sometimes I realize a month in advance, but then once the actual day rolls around, it totally slips my mind. It can be awkward, trust me.Family Birthday Boards are [...]

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​MARCH MADNESS

If basketball is your sport of choice, March Madness is just for you. The NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments will be happening soon following weeks of college basketball teams fighting for a spot. 68 teams will be vying to be crowned the national champions which then narrows down to the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, and then the Final Four. [...]

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​A GREAT DAY IN SPACE HISTORY

On February 20, 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. This spaceflight mission, conducted by NASA, was their first orbit with a human on board!There have been many advances in the space industry since then, the latest being the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6th by Elon Musk's aerospace company. The Tesla Roadster [...]

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