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Photos from Around the Globe

The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is underway and is open for entries until the end of June.   It’s so fun to check out the submissions so far.  There are four categories:  Spontaneous, Sense of Place, Outdoor Scenes and Travel Portraits.  Check out these 10 jaw-dropping photos from around the globe. I searched through pictures…

World Celebrations: Ramadan

World Celebrations: Ramadan

World Celebrations: Ramadan What is Ramadan? Ramadan is a holy month celebrated by Muslims around the world. It is believed to be the month in which the Qur’an (the religious text of Islam) was revealed to the prophet Muhammed. When is it celebrated? Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when the first sliver of the…

Global Family Reunion

Today is the Global Family Reunion – an event to celebrate our “interconnectedness” and to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. AJ Jacobs, editor at large for Esquire, got the idea for the celebration after learning about the advances in genealogy that are proving how interrelated we all are.  A group of researchers are in…