Learning

10
Apr

We Are Fairy Chimneys – A Story Told By the Lands of Kapadokya, Turkey

Sitting out looking at the beautiful view of fairy chimneys that spread out across the whole horizon in Kapadokya (also known as Cappadocia) in 2018, I was moved to wonder what life is like as a fairy chimney, and this is what I was inspired to write… I am a fairy chimney and here I have lived since the beginning

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19
Mar

Legacy, What Is A Legacy? – A Poem Inspired By the Musical Hamilton

Hamilton, the smash-hit musical that has taken the world by storm, is the story of the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States who started off as a poor boy in the Caribbean and went to being one of the most influential people in the creation of a new nation after the Revolutionary War.

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17
Mar

Visiting the Heart of History – Exploring and Learning About the Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount in Jerusalem

A tiled pattern of a thousand colors and a glimmering gold dome soaring above the sky, a dazzling view of an eternal city that has changed and shaped history… The Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount area have been at the heart of political and global conversations for a long time, a special place for all three Abrahamic

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16
Mar

A Journey Back Into Roman Times In Baalbek, Lebanon

Baalbek, where history comes to life and ancient and modern times meet in one place, the legacy of civilizations past still thriving in full glory… Before going to Lebanon, I had never heard of Baalbek and knew nothing about the ruins there. Yet after seeing it first hand, I realized it was one of the most amazing archaeological sites I

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16
Mar

5 Years Travel Anniversary -Lessons I Have Learned From Exploring the World

5 years ago today, we began our adventure to explore the world as a family! We left our home and school in Italy behind to go on an open-ended journey to learn from the world and experience all of its magic! 87 countries (124 total with repeat visits), 6 continents, and 221 cities later, we are still on the road!

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6
Mar

3 Awesome Women Leaders of Ancient Egypt

Originally posted on Embrace the Wonder and Dandelion Women Throughout time there have been countless inspiring women who have shaped the course of history. Through their brave acts and fearless persistence, they proved to the world that women are awesome leaders. And although there are innumerable women who I could address, some of the first and most astonishing women to influence

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6
Mar

4 Life Lessons I learned from Refugees

Originally posted on Embrace the Wonder and Thrive Global It was September 2015 when my family and I traveled to Bodrum, Turkey to volunteer at one of the most critical times during the Syrian Refugee crisis. At this point I knew close to nothing about the realities and truths of the seemingly endless war in Syria and the struggles of

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6
Mar

6 Simple Ways to Experience Travel to the Fullest

Originally posted on the Elephant Journal and Embrace the Wonder Travel is truly something special. It’s an action, it’s a feeling, it’s a lifestyle. Traveling connects you not only with the world and its culture but also with yourself. It enriches your understanding of the globe, its history and its people. There are so many different types of travel and so

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