Monthly Archives: June 2010

Florida’s Everglades National Park

Did you know that Everglades National Park in Florida is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States?  The park is home to many rare and endangered species, such as the manatee and Florida panther, and it is a UNESCO … Keep reading …

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Father’s Day

This Sunday is Father’s Day, a holiday designed to thank our fathers for all that they do.  The idea for Father’s Day began in the late 20th century when Sonora Smart Dodd decided that fatherhood, like motherhood on Mother’s Day, … Keep reading …

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Ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…ice cream!  Ice cream is the iconic summer snack for kids across America.  This frozen treat’s roots can be traced back to King Tang (A.D. 618-97) of Shang, China, who created ice and … Keep reading …

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Civil Rights comes to life in Washington, D.C.

Nancy Stoler, who has led 16 tours with EF Explore America, recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. Here she shares the powerful experience her group had while meeting with their congresswoman.  Each year when planning for our 8th … Keep reading …

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The Cold War

One of the most significant battles the United States ever fought never involved the battlefield. From the end of World War II until the late 1980s, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in what we know as … Keep reading …

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2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee

How do you spell…ratatouille?  Your word is…ambidextrous.   Today, 273 spellers will be competing in the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which takes place at the Grand Hyatt Washington in downtown Washington, D.C.  The National Spelling Bee is the nation’s … Keep reading …

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America’s most interesting hotels

As I was researching places to go for my own travels, I came across an article that lists America’s most interesting hotels.  From the the dog lover’s dream hotel (complete with a fire hydrant toilet) in Cottonwood, Idaho, to various … Keep reading …

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