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Heidelberg Project Detroit

Detroit’s Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project is a 30 year, two-block art creation that was started in 1986 by Tyree Guyton. It contains elements of recycled materials and found objects, most of which were salvaged from the streets of Detroit. Each work of art is carefully decided to tell a story about current issues plaguing society. It was developed in part as a political protest, as Tyree Guyton’s childhood neighborhood began to deteriorate after the 1967 riots. This constantly evolving work transformed a…

Mayan Dancing

19 Destinations in Mexico You Need to Visit

When considering a trip to Mexico you might picture sandy beaches, beach cabanas, and margaritas. I like relaxing on the beach just as much as the next person, but resorts and tourist towns are such a small piece of what Mexico has to offer. In an effort to crush that status quo belief that Mexico is just overcrowded beaches and taco stands, I collaborated with some top travel bloggers to create a list of the best spots in Mexico. Prepare yourself for some…

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Visiting the Botanical Gardens of San Miguel de Allende

Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio The botanical gardens are about 1.5 km Northeast of the main part of town in San Miguel de Allende. This 88-hectare (over 170 acres) space is not only a garden, but also a recreational and ceremonial space and a wildlife sanctuary. El Charco hosts an extensive botanical collection made up of cacti and other succulent plants, many of which are rare, threatened or in danger of extinction.  In 2004 El Charco del Ingenio was proclaimed a Peace…

6 Tips on How to Land an Expat Assignment

  This post was written by my husband who worked really hard to land us an expat assignment in Mexico. Some of you may have the desire to travel but want to keep your current job or stay in your career field. Not all companies offer international opportunities, but if yours does and you are interested in living abroad, check out this article! 1.) Review your company's "International Mobility" Policy An International Mobility (IM) assignment is ALOT of work so make sure…

Hanging Ornaments Surrounded by Green Trees in Lingnan Tiandi

A Journey through Southern China in 21 Pictures

This summer I traveled to Foshan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China to teach at a language center. While in China we had the opportunity to travel around some areas in the Guangdong province with our host. Some areas we visited include the Dialou Castles, the Ancestral Temple in Foshan, Guangzhou, and Xiamen city. I am fortunate to be able to visit areas of China that most travelers don't have the opportunity to see. Lingnan Tiandi in Foshan Lingnan Tiandi is a city…

Dialou Chinese Castles, Guangdong Province, China

Dialou Chinese Castles

Chinese Castles? Our host has been taking us on trips over the past few weeks, hoping that we will get a well rounded perspective on Chinese life and culture. Last night he told us we were going to see some Chinese castles. My understanding of where we are going and what we are going to see is pretty minimal. This is due to a combination of things including my absence of Chinese language skills, my host's limited English and my inability to…

Top 10 Meaningful Things to Do in Siem Reap

It can be easy to get caught up in the party scenes when traveling, especially in Southeast Asia. I've never really been big into partying at home or when traveling. Don't get me wrong, I love meeting new people and having a few beers.  That is different. I'm talking about the staying out all night and not waking up until mid-day partying. Partying is not unique to a country despite possibly unique methods. The end game is the same.  When traveling…