14 Traditional Pies from Around the World – Year 3

How about a slice of pie?  Are you looking for the perfect pie to make for the greatest math holiday?  It is 3.14 day or as its better know in math circles Pi Day.  Mostly it is an excuse for math geeks to get together and eat pie (or circular shaped items).  π is still one of the most interesting numbers in all of design and math.  It is used in many equations to solve the problems of the world.  Such as Einstein’s field equation of general relativity. Continue Reading . . .

The Best Outdoor Activities in Key West, Florida

Taking a trip to Key West is like going stepping back into the 1950’s road trip.  Key West, Florida is the southernmost city in the continental United States.  Much of the city’s attractions relate to its history, nightlife, and fun.  From visiting Ernest Hemingway’s home to President Truman’s Little Whitehouse to Sloppy Joe’s Bar, most tourists come to Key West to see these amazing places.  Key West is so much more than just a mecca for nightlife. The city is home to some top-notch top outdoor adventures.    Here are the best outdoor activities in Key West. Continue Reading . . .

A US Road Trip celebrating the Heroic Suffragette Movement

March is a special month for women around the world. In the United States. March is women’s history month. Our school will share stories of amazing women who helped change and shape our country. March 8 is International Women’s Day. The holiday celebrates women’s accomplishments from around the world. Both celebrations, remind women that we have made great strides but our work isn’t done. Here is an epic road trip around the United States tracking the United States Suffragette Movement. I’m glad we’ve got a fairly new car for the journey so that we’ll at least have a comfortable ride! Not sure I would be quite as keen on the trip if my car was on its last legs, I’d probably look at car lease options, to be truly honest. The road will twist in turn thru various spots in the suffragette movement to make an epic road trip. Continue Reading . . .

An Explanation on the United States National Parks System Nomenclature

Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, San Juan National Historic Site, Big Cypress National Preserve, and Oregon National Historic Trail.  All of these sites are managed by the National Park Service.  All of them are part of the United States National Park System. The names are designed to help explain their purpose and level of protection.  Sometimes the names are confusing and sometimes don’t make sense.  To most visitors, the designation doesn’t matter but learning the national park system nomenclature can help understand the importance of these American Treasures. Continue Reading . . .

The Best Hotel in Kiruna, Sweden – SPiS Hotel and Hostel

If you had told me, that I would be spending a week north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden in 2017.  I would have laughed and said that wouldn’t be happening.  Yet it did.  I flew to Fort Frances and went exploring and having fun in this winter wonderland.  Kiruna is one of the largest cities above the Arctic Circle but that doesn’t mean much.  It is a city of 20,000 people.  It does have a thriving tourist trade due to the nearby attractions in Jukkasjarvi.  Since I wasn’t renting a car, I wanted to stay in the city of Kiruna.  Staying at the SPiS Hotel and Hostel was a great choice. Continue Reading . . .