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Why the World Didn’t End

Apocalypse

For a while now there have been rumors of the approaching end of the world and all fingers have pointed to the Mayan calendar as a predictor. Well, the date has arrived and, in case you haven’t noticed, the world has not ended. Below we will take a look at why the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012, and what the end of a cycle really means on the Mayan calendar…

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How Did the Titanic Sink?

Old photo of Titanic

The maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 but just five short days later the passenger liner met her fate. The fate of the titanic is well known by everyone who has heard the liner’s name, but few people know exactly what transpired to make the Titanic sink. Below we will take a look at the journey of this Olympic class ocean liner and just how it came to be that she lay down at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean…

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The Ultimate London Restaurant Guide

Street sign in London

When you travel, one of the best ways to get to know the culture is to eat the local food. So when we travel, we do a lot of it – eat that is. My parents (who we recently traveled to London with) tend to do a bit of homework in advance via guides and recommendations from friends as well as Frommer’s. Our bellies greatly appreciated this extra planning effort. So here’s a recap of our caloric intake in London, England, during the summer of 2013…

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Dining in Spain: A Guide To Mallorca Restaurants

Mallorca restaurant

Delicious tapas, cold sangria and cervezas, laid back lifestyle, all in the magical and beautiful backdrop of the coast? What’s not to love about Mallorca. Mallorca, a Balearic island off the coast of Spain, it is a hidden gem if you ask me. Just a short flight from London (or direct flights to dozens of other European destinations) it is full of history, charm and a perfect mix of both sightseeing and relaxation. There are cathedrals, museums and of course shopping. And all extremely affordable. My first time to Mallorca, and hopefully not my last. I wanted to recap some of the places we stumbled upon as tourists in hopes that it would be useful for others should they get so lucky to experience this place (aka heaven on earth)…

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Westvleteren: Home to the Best Beer in the World

Westvleteren beer cap

During college I studied abroad for a semester in Paris, France. During this time. I made the most of living in Europe by visiting many countries but my favorite among them was Belgium. The unique architecture, the cute cafés and squares, the rich history, the beautiful canals and the food were all so inviting. So inviting in fact that 10 years later my husband and I returned. But this time I arrived with a true itinerary in mind that orbited around Belgian beer. The world’s best beer: Westvleteren…

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How to Spend Your 3 Days in Seminyak Bali

Water in Seminyak Bali

So you’ve only got three days to spend in Bali, Indonesia. Where will you go and what will you do? We considered Kuta Beach but found it to be more of a party scene than the tranquil experience we were seeking. So we looked a little further north but not too far from the airport since we were only there for such a short time. This led us to Seminyak…

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Bocas del Toro Hotels on the Water

Bocas del Toro Hotels on the Water

Have you ever wanted to stay in an overwater bungalow? Bocas Del Toro, Panama has some of the best, and they’re more affordable than you might think. I give you my first hand review of a hotel over the water I stayed in for my 40th birthday, as well as a gorgeous, secluded hotel in the jungle that rounded out our trip and left us wanting more sun, surf, and fun!…

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Ice, Ice Baby: A Guide to an Iceland Stopover

Iceland Stopover

If you’re Europe-bound, a stopover in Iceland is a bonus worth considering! If you can fly out of a handful of cities in the U.S., you can get there for no extra charge to your European flight and can stay in the Nordic country for up to 48 hours! Why not take advantage of this opportunity to experience a new culture and get an extra stamp in the passport? I recently had the chance to take part in an Iceland stopover and wanted to share some tips and advice on how to make the most of your trip…

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Bahamas Yoga Retreat with Suzy McCalley

Suzy backbend on the beach

This is not your “average” yoga retreat. We’ll be integrating various modalities like reiki, Emotional Freedom Tapping (aka EFT), group coaching and more to help you connect deeper with your self, your body, mind and an awesome pop-up community created just for the retreat. You will be challenged – whether that means letting go and relaxing, or going deeper into a stretch, or maybe it’s experiencing a difficult emotion or even building up a detoxifying sweat. Be sure to read to the bottom for event details and an exclusive coupon code for our readers…

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Easter Island Facts and the History of Moai Statues

Easter Island Facts and the History

There are many monuments and artifacts around the world that garner amazement and intrigue, but perhaps one of the most puzzling is the Easter Island heads, also called Moai. The Moai are statues that stand on the Chilean Polynesian Easter Island. Below we will take a look at the history of these figures and what they mean to the culture of Easter Island…

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How to Disappear with an Invisibility Cloak

Invisible woman

The idea of being able to render something invisible by cloaking it was once a concept only seen in science fiction films. A recent breakthrough discussed in the New Journal of Physics however, has discovered a way to cloak materials by channeling light around them. In this article we will take a look at this research and discuss how it differs from previous cloaking experiments…

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How Does the Mayan Calendar Work?

Mayan calendar

The Mayan calendar has a long and deep history. But its premise is quite simple. Maybe not as simple as our Roman calendar, however. One of the defining characteristics of our Roman calendar is that it is based on various cycles. From minutes, to hours, days, weeks, months – we divide our calendar into increments that repeat on their own cycle…

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