Fun in Cambridge MA: Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History
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Fun in Cambridge MA: Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

On a recent visit to Massachusetts for my teenage son’s day at MIT’s Spark program, my elementary-aged daughter and I were looking for fun things to do in the Boston area while he was in class, so we went for a visit to the Harvard Museum of Natural History – HMNH in Cambridge. Among the…

Is Travel In Our DNA? Pilgrimage to Luján, Argentina
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Is Travel In Our DNA? Pilgrimage to Luján, Argentina

Is it possible that the travel bug is passed down through an aberration in the genetic code? Nature, nurture, I never had a chance. I became a traveler before I could walk. As the child of displaced persons – my mother never renounced her Argentine citizenship although my father traces his American ancestry to the…

Christmas Cookies Made from Pringles? Brilliant!
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Christmas Cookies Made from Pringles? Brilliant!

I never would have thought of it myself. But when I received this Christmas cookie recipe and tips for reusing the canisters from Pringles; well, I had to share! Consider mixing-up your traditional holiday cookie batch this year with a recipe using Pringles crisps. Below is an original recipe for Kringle-Spiced Pringles Holiday Cookies, a…

Victorian Christmas – Photo Tour of the Victorian Stroll inTroy, NY

Victorian Christmas – Photo Tour of the Victorian Stroll inTroy, NY

We have Victorian England to thank for many of the traditions that make the Christmas celebrations a delight: caroling, sending holiday cards, and decorating Christmas trees. Even the transformation of Father Christmas into the generous Santa Claus we know today took place during Queen Victoria’s reign. A Victorian Christmas may well be the pinnacle of…