Experiencing Easter Through Semana Santa

Experiencing Easter Through Semana Santa

“When Lorene Bronner shared with me her experience of Semana Santa in Guatemala last year, I was captivated by her story. Semana Santa is the celebration through Holy Week leading up to Easter. I invite you to take a trip to Latin America with me as Lorene vividly and reverently recalls her encounter with Semana Santa and the Guatemalan culture!” – Aileen Libbey

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Small Town Fun in Pure Michigan

Small Town Fun in Pure Michigan

I think I say it in my sleep: You could vacation in Pure Michigan your whole life and never see everything our great state has to offer! From Chelsea to Calumet, meet five small towns (population under 6,000) that serve up big portions of history, intrigue, Great-Lakes fun and fury, foodie favorites, cruises, dramatic draws and more. Remember your getaways to these iconic locales with ornaments from Bronner’s! FIRST STOP – CHELSEA. Actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre makes its

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Paris: the Eiffel Tower & Notre-Dame Cathedral

Paris: the Eiffel Tower & Notre-Dame Cathedral

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 6 – Adventure In Paris! As soon as we arrived in Paris late Sunday afternoon, we headed for the highest point in the city, Sacré-Coeur Basilica at the crest of the butte Montmartre. Undeniable, an extensive view of Paris awaited us there! As the sun set, lights of businesses and homes blinked like fireflies across the cityscape.

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Budapest: Buda’s Castle District & Jewish Quarter

Budapest: Buda’s Castle District & Jewish Quarter

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 3 – Budapest’s Best! Once we landed in Budapest early on Sunday afternoon, we settled into Garden House which is a small, affordable hotel near the city center that features touches of Hungarian folk art throughout thier rooms. Additionally, we acquainted ourselves with the metro and shopped and explored a bit.

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Libka Girls Take Europe! Travel Planning Tips

Libka Girls Take Europe! Travel Planning Tips

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 1 “What cities do you want to visit,” … “When do you want to go? Winter or summer?” My head began to spin like a top. When it slowed down, I suggested London and Paris as staples – and Budapest, Vienna and Prague. (Those last three made the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler list of top cities to visit in Europe, sometimes besting London and Paris in the rankings.) Krakow called, too, but I thought six cities in

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