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Coastal Getaways

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New Smyrna Adventure Level: Moderate, New Smyrna is a sleepy little surf town with a lot of history and charm. If you’re in need of a low-key, out of the way spot with a beach, you can’t go wrong with New Smyrna. It is one of the best kept secrets on the Florida east coast. And if you surf, or are looking to learn, NSB (as the locals call it) is a great place to set up base. A collection of surf and clothing shops, hip eateries with organic and local ingredients, and local excursions will keep you busy (but not too busy) and will allow you to while away the afternoon. No doubt you’ll

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To Catch a Thief in Casablanca

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We arrived in Morocco a bit tired, yet curious and excited to experience everything the country had to offer. I greeted the group with the pronouncement that our adventure had now officially begun. Of course, I had no idea how ominous my words would be… Well, let me back up for just a moment… I am a travel coordinator for a firm based out of Sofia. As someone who travels a lot with large groups, I am always a bit antsy before a trip. I tend to sit and fret about all the things that could go wrong, and plan…

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A Study In Emerald: Sherlock Holmes With a Sprinkle of Cthulhu

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The mystery fans among us have likely already noticed the resemblance this short story’s title bears with
one of the genre’s most beloved classics, A Study in Scarlet. A Study in Emerald is Gaiman’s pastiche of the
work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the mastermind behind Sherlock Holmes. Gaiman takes the characters
we all know and love, and he does what he does best: baffle the reader.

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The Space Between the Stars

The Space Between the Stars offers symmetry between an enjoyable read and thought-provoking subject matter. Where it falls short of appealing to science fiction fans, it’s bound to act as a segue for fiction lovers easing themselves into the sci-fi genre. One can only hope that Corlett will revisit this world in the future and build upon the foundation she’s created. In the meantime, Corlett has an extensive list of successful short stories worth exploring.

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Illustrations by E. H. Shepard

Ten Timeless Lessons from the Bear of Very Little Brain (part 2)

So far we distilled five of Winnie-the-Pooh’s timeless lessons pertaining largely to knowledge, self-knowledge, and the way we interact with the others. Let’s get on with the other five insights straight from Milne’s masterpiece, dedicated to all children age 4 to 104!

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Polish Literature Meets HBO’s Hit New Series Westworld

Coming of Age Under Martial Law (named 2016 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE) is а fascinating, in-depth examination of some 30 Polish novels written by the ‘89ers, a generation of writers whose coming of age coincided with the fall of Communism in Poland, and who had to quickly adapt to capitalism and western style democracy.

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