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Abandoned Tuesday: Humberstone and Santa Laura Mining Towns

Abandoned Tuesday: Humberstone and Santa Laura Mining Towns June 7, 2011 | General | Read More
During the 19th century “white gold” didn’t only refer to jewelry, but a substance of equal value: saltpeter (sodium nitrate). Until the beginning of the 20th century the substance, used for fertilizer and gun powder, couldn’t be synthetically produced and nitrate mines were...

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS]

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS] June 6, 2011 | General | Read More
It’s Monday, so who doesn’t need a good afternoon AWW? Since it has been unseasonably chilly this week at the NG office in Northern California, my thoughts go to our brethren of the South, the penguins. Unquestionably the-bird-of-the-moment due to Happy Feet and March of the Penguins, these...

Cafe Ole! 5 Unique Coffee Traditions from Around the Globe

Cafe Ole! 5 Unique Coffee Traditions from Around the Globe June 3, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Did you know coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, right behind petroleum? It’s kind of a shocker! But if you think about it, you can truly get a variation on a cup-o-joe almost anywhere in the world. Whether the country originally had a strong coffee-culture or has acquired...

Top 10 Book Exchange Finds from Around the World

Top 10 Book Exchange Finds from Around the World April 26, 2010 | Culture/History | Read More
Contrary to popular misconception, traveling for an extended period of time isn’t always fascinating, or stimulating or fun even. Between 20-hour bus rides, long ticket queues and unpredictable check-in times, there’s a lot of downtime to deal with. Some people prefer catching power naps or listening...

5 Common Condiments and Their Strange International Uses

5 Common Condiments and Their Strange International Uses April 10, 2010 | Featured, Food Lovers | Read More
What you put on your food says a great deal about who you are, while traveling or at home. I know some people who will put cheese on everything, literally drowning even the most delicate piece of fish with a think layer of melted mozzarella. Conversely, I have friends who refuse to even taint a meal...
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