Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family

Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family

An emerging new trend in cruising holidays is that of so-called “enrichment cruises”. In addition to the luxury of relaxing, dining and sightseeing expected from a cruise, enrichment cruises offer passengers lectures, demonstrations and classes; often with renowned professionals and experts giving talks or instruction and sometimes even celebrities. Many are now enjoying the opportunity…

Travel Inspires Change – An Inspirational Speech

Travel Inspires Change – An Inspirational Speech

One of my proudest parenting moments took place this week. My daughter stood in front of the entire Emma Willard School student body, and a record-breaking group of prospective families gathered for the annual Open House, to give an inspirational speech about how travel inspires change.  Here is the speech in its entirety, along with…

Puppets In India

Puppets In India

A handsome young man lured us into a sumptuous chamber room and an unexpected sight. My two teens and I had come to Bagore-ki-Haveli in search of the world’s largest turban, not realizing that the renovated royal home also housed an extensive collection of folk arts. Doffing our shoes, we entered a large room sectioned…

September 11th Lesson Plans Offers Ways to Tackle Difficult Topic

September 11th Lesson Plans Offers Ways to Tackle Difficult Topic

September 11th is a difficult, yet imperative, topic for educators to teach and explore with their students. On this anniversary of 9/11, many teachers have students who either were not yet born or do not remember the terrorist attacks. It is hard to believe that high school seniors this year were only about 7 years…

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles happen. No visit to Lake Placid is complete without a…

Beware the Monkey Temple

Beware the Monkey Temple

Hanuman, the popular monkey deity in Hindu religion, can be found in statues and carvings at temples and shrines throughout India. But that’s not where Galwar Bagh, the Hindu pilgrimage site near Jaipur, India got its name. No, the origins of the site’s nickname comes from a less spiritual source. Real monkeys – both Rhesus…