10 Best Neighborhood Bookstores in New York City

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Anyone who says “print is dead” certainly hasn’t been to New York City, which is home to many independently-owned bookstores Stop by and visit some of these friendly neighborhood legends! 10 Best Neighborhood Bookstores in New York City By The Culture-ist 192 Books By The Culture-ist 192 Books specializes in literary fiction, art, children's books and translated […]

Pin It: Travel the World – Australia

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Double rainbow reflections NSW Australia Note from the photographer: ‘I didn’t see the second rainbow until I loaded the photo into my computer…..(I’m short sighted and never wear glasses while taking photos. Its a painful really…) It was early morning, it was raining, cloudy…. but it was amazing…’ by Linh_rOm/flickr   Rural Australia by -syauqee-/flickr   Kata Tjuta […]

Pin It: Travel the World – Restoring Land in Mali

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Travel The World: Mali – We came across this beautiful photo on TREEAID‘s flickr page of Hassimi, who has become a community leader and advocate for the sustainable regeneration of his community’s trees and agriculture.  Hassimi hopes to buy chickens, which will act as a form of pest control once the tree cover begins to grow […]

Pin It: Travel the World – A Goat and a Bicycle in Kerala

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Travel the World: Kerala – This photo was taken on a side street in Fort Cochin, Kerala. Here, it’s very common to see goats wandering the streets in search of scraps and water. This particular animal appeared to like the attention of our camera, as he turned his head and posed with each click. We felt […]

Pin It: Travel the World – Chinese Fishing Nets of Fort Cochin, Kerala

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Travel the World…This photo was taken in Fort Cochin, Kerala from the edge of the net’s platform. The Chinese fishing nets were first introduced in the 18th century by Chinese explorer Zheng He. The massive mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever […]

Pin It: Travel the World – Lions of the Masai Mara

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Travel the World: Masai Mara – This photo was taken on a morning game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve. We watched the male lion sit back and wait for his meal while the female lion took on the zebra.   Caroline Baker, Contributing Photographer For 15 years, Caroline Baker has been photographing landscapes, wildlife, people from across the […]

Pin It: Travel the World – Hot Air Balloons Over Cappadocia


Travel the World – At sunrise, hot air balloons float along the horizon as morning mist slowly fades and the sun’s warm rays coat Cappadocia’s rocky landscape. This photo was taken from a hilltop in Uchisar just in time to photograph the ballons before they disappeared into the light.

Pin It: Travel the World – Kenya

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Travel the World – This photo was taken by our contributing photographer, Caroline Baker, while on a volunteer mission in Kenya.  The school she visited (located in a rural area of the country) had limited resources so most of the children had never seen a map of their own country.  The photo illustrates their excitement […]

Pin It: Travel the World- South African Lion Brothers


  Travel the World – This photo was taken in Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa. After rising from a deep slumber, the lion staring directly into the camera left his brother to mark the surrounding territory and ensure the protection of a kill they had made several hours earlier.