Not-Quite-Cardinal Directions

Cardinal directions are an integral part of every person’s knowledge of the world around them. Everyone intuitively knows that California is west of New York, and that Florida is south of Alaska. The four cardinal directions can even become attractions […]

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The Panhandle Series: Florida

The Floridian Peninsula is arguably the most recognizable part of this entire country. The state juts down like an arrow pointing straight towards the Caribbean, making it easily distinguishable even to those with a limited knowledge of geography. What many […]

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Here Comes Santa Claus – A Christmas Special

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In only a few short days, hundreds of millions of Americans will be leaving cookies out for Santa, unwrapping presents, and drinking unbelievable amounts of eggnog. Christmas is a time for family, […]

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Spanish Counties of Iowa

When I think of a classic Midwestern state, Iowa is always the first thing that pops into my mind. The Hawkeye State is well known for its endless stretches of flat farmland and its place within the breadbasket of America. […]

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Misfits in the Landscape

We often associate certain areas of America with specific types of landscapes. Thinking of Colorado conjures up images of soaring mountains, Louisiana is synonymous with swamplands, and Arizona brings to mind endless stretches of cactus-spotted desert. I know that in […]

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