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Salvador, Brazil: Second Port of Call

Around the World in 100 Days Editor’s note: Videographer Sony Stark has embarked on a world tour aboard the MV Explorer to make a documentary about Semester At Sea, a program of the Institute for Shipboard Education. Second Port of Call: Salvador, Brazil By Sony Stark Salvador, Brazil is known…

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South Africa: My Favorite Country So Far

By Sonja Stark Cape Town: A beautiful city Cape Town, South Africa is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; extremely cosmopolitan, safe and everyone speaks English. We’ve been at sea for seven days so dropping anchor here, in a westernized country, is equivalent to coming home. It’s…

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Orcas of the Western Atlantic

“A Mysterious History” by Dave Snow The orcas in the western Atlantic have a mysterious history. We know they were common enough to serve as a prominent subject for the art and rituals of the people who lived in Newfoundland and Labrador three thousand years ago. The most famous artifacts…

Pool at the Travaasa Hana resort in Hana, Maui Hawaii.

The Spirit of Oahu: Touring Ancient Hawaii Today

Oahu is Rich in History and Beauty By Linda Tagliaferro Mention the island of Oahu to the average person, and the name conjures up images of the beach at Waikiki, that romantic scene in “From Here to Eternity,” and hula dancers with undulating hips at a well-stocked luau. But, this…

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