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When you hear “Monterey,” think Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row. Think warm climate, sandy beaches, John Steinbeck. Think fabulous wine, fabulous seafood restaurants, fabulous jazz festival. Monterey sits on Central California’s ruggedly beautiful Pacific coast. After you’ve explored the town of Monterey, hop in the car and check out 17-Mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the Big […]

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If you know anything about recent Irish history, you know about the Troubles click here for info. The Troubles started in the early 1970s in Derry. On Sunday, January 30, 1972, British soldiers killed thirteen unarmed citizens in Bogside. It is known as Bloody Sunday. Today, the citizens of Derry are working hard to promote […]

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If you want to have a great time, make your next trip to Dublin. Nearly half the city is under 25, so it’s no wonder it’s a buzzy place—music flows out of pubs, streets teem with people, galleries burst with art, restaurants serve up delicious dishes. Here’s some things you may not know about Dublin: […]

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Luxembourg is a tiny country in Europe headed by a grand duke. It’s the last remaining grand duchy in the world. How cool is that! Luxembourg’s neighbors are France, Belgium and Germany. Its population is about the same as Vermont’s and, like Vermont, Luxembourg is largely rural. If Americans know nothing else about Luxembourg, chances […]

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Shaka. Hawaiian hand gesture. Most visible manifestation is the hang-loose salute of the fellowship of surfers. If someone does something good, cool, or righteous; giving them a shaka is a sign of approval or praise. It is mainly used by old school local boyz. “Eh, shaka brah.” He’s young and brown, bare-chested and oh-so good […]

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