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Cleveland Boasts a Vibrant Art Scene

Cleveland Boasts a Vibrant Art Scene

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Cleveland is in the news. I grew up in Akron, Ohio and Cleveland has changed a lot since I was a kid. A world-class arts and culture scene Today, visitors to Cleveland will find a vibrant culture scene in opulent vaudeville-style theaters and former industrial factories as well as in off-the-beaten path colorful neighborhoods. The […]

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Bali and Beyond . . . Trance Dance!

Bali and Beyond . . . Trance Dance!

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Watch this to the end to see what the men do when they’re in a trance. I got a chance to see this rare Javanese dance performed in rural villages and accompanied by gamelan music. Dancers are calling the spirits to possess them.  When a dancer is possessed, he no longer performs regular dancing, but […]

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In Fiji, Your Own Island, Barefoot Luxury, and Reefs to Roam

In Fiji, Your Own Island, Barefoot Luxury, and Reefs to Roam

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With over 300 islands set in crystal-clear waters,  palm-fringed white sand beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, relaxation is big in Fiji–although there are loads of activities when you’re in the mood: amazing snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, white water rafting, swimming with manta rays or visiting local villages. I traveled to Fiji with my 16-year-old daughter […]

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