Maine Real Estate Stats and Trends for 2023

Maine Real Estate Stats and Trends for 2023

MAINE – Maine real estate has experienced an upswing in value over the past several years, but is this real estate boom good for Mainers? Many factors may contribute to this upswing, including rising gas prices, increased interest rates, and the growing work-from-home trend. Rising Gas Prices Rising gas prices in Maine … Read more

Camping In: A reimagined ranch home in Brevard brings the outside in

Camping In: A reimagined ranch home in Brevard brings the outside in

In the place where it stood for around two decades, there’s little evidence left of the French Broad Camp for Boys. Opened in 1913, it was the second of Transylvania County’s many summer camps, established by a pioneering educator who saw an opportunity to offer city-bound kids the benefits of the great outdoors. Positioned along … Read more

A destination in its own right

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Liza Weisstuch THE WASHINGTON POST- There’s a steel black box near the entrance of the Derrick. It’s about the height of a billiards table and rather unremarkable. But when the bartender lifted the heavy cover, several people seated nearby turned their heads, captivated by the lavender light it emitted. The bartender plucked some cilantro from … Read more

The Problem With Companies Paying for Abortion Travel

The Problem With Companies Paying for Abortion Travel

On August 5, Indiana became the first state to pass an abortion ban since Roe v. wade was overturned. The next morning, the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced that because of the new restrictions, it expected to have to start hiring outside the state. In the meantime, it was expanding its employee health plan … Read more

Essential readings for green travel

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Erin E Williams THE WASHINGTON POST – Green travel. For many people, even the term is confusing, especially because it can refer to how we incorporate sustainability into our individual travel decisions as well as the ways that destinations are managed. Yet as we face the climate crisis and as travel rebounds from the pandemic’s … Read more

Why Wildfire Evacuations Are So Hard to Plan

Why Wildfire Evacuations Are So Hard to Plan

Tens of thousands of people around the world have been evacuated this summer because of wildfires. Fires are burning in Portugal and Italy and Greece and Spain and France (and California and Alaska and Texas). And yet, when it comes to things like planning evacuations, best practices don’t really exist—there’s no book to consult, no … Read more

Sailing Through the Storm: Why a Post-Pandemic Ireland Is More Creative Than Ever Before

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Modern creativity in advertising is far more than the combination of art and copy. A cursory glance at the Grand Prix winners at Cannes demonstrates that innovation – the capability to explode business performance by solving problems in new and innovative ways – is just as important as creativity itself. When it comes to Ireland, … Read more

Domestic tourism jumps as people flee hot summer

Domestic tourism jumps as people flee hot summer

Visitors from around the country buy grapes in Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Sunday. [WANG JIANFENG/FOR CHINA DAILY] Domestic tourism in China has surged as people flee the sizzling summer heat wave, prompting a rush for long distance trips to cooler border areas or enjoying off-season activities like indoor skiing or even rafting, travel … Read more

Leave the city behind for a sailing adventure on the open water

Leave the city behind for a sailing adventure on the open water

Captain Howie Colt, also the company owner, navigates during an afternoon sail with Gone Sailing Adventures in Toronto, Ontario on June 13, 2022.Peter Power/The Globe and Mail Standing among the condo towers of Queen’s Quay along the harbor shoreline in downtown Toronto, it can be hard to picture the combination of serenity and adventure that … Read more

What Are Abortion Code Words Even For?

What Are Abortion Code Words Even For?

“If you want to come ‘see my cows’ for the weekend, let me know,” Laurel Ysebaert, the owner of a small Ontario cattle ranch posted on TikTok in May, as the US Supreme Court prepared to overturn Roe v. wade. “I can give you a safe space while you recover from ‘seeing my cows.’” You … Read more