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CNBC
North Face employee wants to be known for the world's strongest tentshopes SlingFin will be able to take a substantial share of the high-end tent ma
North Face employee wants to be known for the world's strongest tents
CNBC / Posted 11 hours ago
hopes SlingFin will be able to take a substantial share of the high-end tent market. In 2015, U.S. recreational and backpacking tent sales were estimated at nearly $300 million, according to marketing research company NPD Group. The... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Want to hike Point Reyes? Try this four-day backpacking tripcard for visitors, but equally beautiful meadows and fir-tree-filled woods can
Want to hike Point Reyes? Try this four-day backpacking trip
Los Angeles Times / Posted yesterday
card for visitors, but equally beautiful meadows and fir-tree-filled woods can be found in the interior. A four-day backpacking trip from the park's eastern boundaryprovides plenty of time to experience it all — and slip far away from paved... Read more
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Rutland Herald
This land is my land (and yours, too!)and to be endlessly frustrated that, contrary to all physics and geography, tra
This land is my land (and yours, too!)
Rutland Herald / Posted yesterday
and to be endlessly frustrated that, contrary to all physics and geography, trails somehow are all uphill. On one backpacking trip, my daughter ended up with 49 mosquito bites on her forehead alone (while wearing mosquito repellent and a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Outdoor Recreation Inc. to close after more than 40 yearsestablished in the early 1970s, and Jamie Bigelow has owned it for nearly the e
Outdoor Recreation Inc. to close after more than 40 years
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
established in the early 1970s, and Jamie Bigelow has owned it for nearly the entire time. He sells bikes, and biking and backpacking gear. The store also doubles as a maintenance shop. He plans to shut the doors for good by the end of September... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Social media offers outlets for all outdoor interestsMotors of the firearms world. It's a niche market, but Taurus owners are loyal.
Social media offers outlets for all outdoor interests
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
Motors of the firearms world. It's a niche market, but Taurus owners are loyal. The Taurus Tracker would be ideal for backpacking or a hunting backup if not for its undersized cylinder that shortens overall cartridge length. That limits... Read more
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The Age
Could Erik Thomson's '800 words' be the next 'Packed to the Rafters'?get it. I had no idea how far it was, but I guess it was exciting". Having fin
Could Erik Thomson's '800 words' be the next 'Packed to the Rafters'?
The Age / Posted 3 days ago
get it. I had no idea how far it was, but I guess it was exciting". Having finished high school, Thomson spent a year backpacking through Europe and America. Had it not been for his residency status, he would have joined the Royal Navy, having... Read more
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Canberra Times
Could Erik Thomson's '800 words' be the next 'Packed to the Rafters'?get it. I had no idea how far it was, but I guess it was exciting". Having fin
Could Erik Thomson's '800 words' be the next 'Packed to the Rafters'?
Canberra Times / Posted 3 days ago
get it. I had no idea how far it was, but I guess it was exciting". Having finished high school, Thomson spent a year backpacking through Europe and America. Had it not been for his residency status, he would have joined the Royal Navy, having... Read more
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Guelph Mercury
In Israel, a chef is driven by his impeccable tasteregion. Jeremias, 71, was born eight kilometres away in Nahariya. Thrown out o
In Israel, a chef is driven by his impeccable taste
Guelph Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
region. Jeremias, 71, was born eight kilometres away in Nahariya. Thrown out of school at 16, he says he spent many years backpacking, then travelling in a minibus, first throughout Europe, then to Afghanistan and India. As he discovered, because... Read more
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The Economic Times
For travellers these startup hostels offer home-stay experience with like-minded peoplewho want to put up with likeminded backpackers. "We are dedicated to creating a
For travellers these startup hostels offer home-stay experience with like-minded people
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
who want to put up with likeminded backpackers. "We are dedicated to creating a harmonious space for the international backpacking community who are interested in a meaningful travel experience. We provide free internet, tea and coffee, a... Read more
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Deseret News
The best 10 family, outdoors, travel and water items from the Summer Outdoor Retailer Showhot for hours. A traveler who doesn’t enjoy paying high prices in the airport
The best 10 family, outdoors, travel and water items from the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show
Deseret News / Posted 4 days ago
hot for hours. A traveler who doesn’t enjoy paying high prices in the airport or struggles to find good coffee when backpacking, all you need is grounds that can be packed into any container and even taken on a plane. Hot water is all that... Read more
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metro
This amputee fashion blogger is giving everyone serious wanderlustshe’s got a massive fan base, with over 57,000 followers on Instagram alone. S
This amputee fashion blogger is giving everyone serious wanderlust
metro / Posted 4 days ago
she’s got a massive fan base, with over 57,000 followers on Instagram alone. She got the idea to start her blog when backpacking through South East Asia back in 2013. ‘I use crutches and, when I travel, I like to bring a couple of extra... Read more
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Female Network
5 Solo Travel Ideas for Women Who Need a Fresh Startwhen you finally book that solo trip: 1. Explore the seas via snorkeling and d
5 Solo Travel Ideas for Women Who Need a Fresh Start
Female Network / Posted 4 days ago
when you finally book that solo trip: 1. Explore the seas via snorkeling and diving. Try: Apo Island, DumagueteGo on a backpacking trip and be prepared to rough it up in Apo Island. Be sure to swim with the pawikan—it's an enchanting... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Large fire reported at Sugar Land-area gymnasiumOzark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent for $19 + pickup at Walmart Baja Convert
Large fire reported at Sugar Land-area gymnasium
Houston Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent for $19 + pickup at Walmart Baja Convert-A-Couch Sofa Sleeper Bed for $299 + free shipping Singapore Airlines Fares to Europe and Asia from $499 roundtrip 3Nts at 5-Star Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas from $99... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Live updates and reaction from A level results day 2016two As earning him a place at Durham to read theoretical physics. Having just a
Live updates and reaction from A level results day 2016
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 5 days ago
two As earning him a place at Durham to read theoretical physics. Having just arrived back from Heathrow following a trip backpacking around Laos, Ben said: “I knew already that I had a place at Durham as I checked the UCAS website when we... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
It's back to school for San Antonio's TV news anchorsEvy Ramos attended a private boarding school with the help of a scholarship and
It's back to school for San Antonio's TV news anchors
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
Evy Ramos attended a private boarding school with the help of a scholarship and "learned to ride horses and went on backpacking trips," she said. "Best experience of my life!" KENS-TV's Karen Grace didn't always have the straight set of... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
See Runnymede students celebrate their A level successand two As, earning him a place at Durham to read theoretical physics. Having
See Runnymede students celebrate their A level success
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 5 days ago
and two As, earning him a place at Durham to read theoretical physics. Having just arrived back from Heathrow after a trip backpacking around Laos, Ben said: “I’m going to defer my place and do a ski season and go back out to south east Asia and do... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Owners of the Local Hiker shares tips on what gear to packHiker offers free, monthly classes on a variety of outdoor related topics. Some
Owners of the Local Hiker shares tips on what gear to pack
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Hiker offers free, monthly classes on a variety of outdoor related topics. Some examples include the importance of water, backpacking basics, cooking in the woods, and classes on specific trails. “Being involved in the community has always been... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Upstate Boy Scouts take on treacherous terrain in New Mexicolearned and participated in the upkeep of Philmont�s ecosystem. Along the trek,
Upstate Boy Scouts take on treacherous terrain in New Mexico
The Evening Sun / Posted 5 days ago
learned and participated in the upkeep of Philmont�s ecosystem. Along the trek, Scouts endured tough challenges including backpacking in bear and mountain lion territory, steep climbs and often inclement weather which tested their determination... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Owners of the Local Hiker shares tips on what gear to packHiker offers free, monthly classes on a variety of outdoor related topics. Some
Owners of the Local Hiker shares tips on what gear to pack
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Hiker offers free, monthly classes on a variety of outdoor related topics. Some examples include the importance of water, backpacking basics, cooking in the woods, and classes on specific trails. “Being involved in the community has always been... Read more
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The Seattle Times
How our photo-contest winner got this spectacular shot of a great big bearspecial things in America’s national parks: wedding anniversaries, birthdays, r
How our photo-contest winner got this spectacular shot of a great big bear
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
special things in America’s national parks: wedding anniversaries, birthdays, reunions with friends, father-daughter backpacking retreats. All such occasions took Seattle Times readers to the great outdoors to bring home this collection of... Read more
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Hospitality Net
Five myths about hostels | usatoday.comSay the word “hostel” to an American traveler and it may well conjure up their
Five myths about hostels | usatoday.com
Hospitality Net / Posted 5 days ago
Say the word “hostel” to an American traveler and it may well conjure up their first, youthful backpacking trip through Europe. Hosteling still appeals to young Americans exploring Europe for the first time, but it has broadened its appeal to today’s... Read more
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New Times San Luis Obispo
Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CAarts like ceramics and sculpture. He seeks inspiration from the wilderness, fre
Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CA
New Times San Luis Obispo / Posted 5 days ago
arts like ceramics and sculpture. He seeks inspiration from the wilderness, frequently leaving the world behind to go backpacking and escape the urban jungle. “I’m trying to re-create Yosemite, the High Sierras, that fracturing found in... Read more
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Female Network
9 Unusual Essentials for Your Next Backpacking AdventurePreparation is the key to a hassle-free and enjoyable trip. Especially with bac
9 Unusual Essentials for Your Next Backpacking Adventure
Female Network / Posted 5 days ago
Preparation is the key to a hassle-free and enjoyable trip. Especially with backpacking, it is essential to be ready for any situation that may arise. Listed below are some unusual backpacker essentials that you don’t seem to need during your trip,... Read more
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Greenwich Time
1st New Haven Chalk Art Festival slatedSheIn Clearance Sale: Up to 80% off + free shipping Ozark Trail 1-Person Backp
1st New Haven Chalk Art Festival slated
Greenwich Time / Posted 5 days ago
SheIn Clearance Sale: Up to 80% off + free shipping Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent for $19 + pickup at Walmart Refurb LG 55" 4K LED LCD UHD Smart TV for $450 + free shipping Lenovo Skylake i7 Dual 14" 1080p Laptop for $655 + free sh... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Inslee, Bryant spar over minimum wage, TrumpGear at Walmart: Up to 60% off + free shipping w/ $50 Ozark Trail 3-Room Vacat
Inslee, Bryant spar over minimum wage, Trump
Stamford Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Gear at Walmart: Up to 60% off + free shipping w/ $50 Ozark Trail 3-Room Vacation Home Tent for $139 + free shipping Room Essentials Resin Patio Umbrella Base for $10 + pickup at... Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent for $19 + pickup at Wal... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Inslee slams Bryant over Donald TrumpGear at Walmart: Up to 60% off + free shipping w/ $50 Ozark Trail 3-Room Vacat
Inslee slams Bryant over Donald Trump
Stamford Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Gear at Walmart: Up to 60% off + free shipping w/ $50 Ozark Trail 3-Room Vacation Home Tent for $139 + free shipping Room Essentials Resin Patio Umbrella Base for $10 + pickup at... Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent for $19 + pickup at Wal... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
If California legalizes pot, will TV ads be far behind?living rooms of Coloradans watching Jimmy Kimmel one night last July. The spot
If California legalizes pot, will TV ads be far behind?
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
living rooms of Coloradans watching Jimmy Kimmel one night last July. The spot depicts people partying in a nightclub and backpacking as a voiceover suggests people are “always finding new ways to relax” and could use a way to “recreate discreetly... Read more
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The Age
Before you give support to an overseas orphanage, read thisin Cambodia was the best place for those children. I had a lot to learn. It al
Before you give support to an overseas orphanage, read this
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
in Cambodia was the best place for those children. I had a lot to learn. It all started for me when I was 19 years old and backpacking through South East Asia. When I reached Cambodia I felt uncomfortable being on holidays surrounded by so much... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Before you give support to an overseas orphanage, read thisin Cambodia was the best place for those children. I had a lot to learn. It al
Before you give support to an overseas orphanage, read this
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 days ago
in Cambodia was the best place for those children. I had a lot to learn. It all started for me when I was 19 years old and backpacking through South East Asia. When I reached Cambodia I felt uncomfortable being on holidays surrounded by so much... Read more
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Canberra Times
Before you give support to an overseas orphanage, read thisin Cambodia was the best place for those children. I had a lot to learn. It al
Before you give support to an overseas orphanage, read this
Canberra Times / Posted 6 days ago
in Cambodia was the best place for those children. I had a lot to learn. It all started for me when I was 19 years old and backpacking through South East Asia. When I reached Cambodia I felt uncomfortable being on holidays surrounded by so much... Read more
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USA Today
Grand Canyon National Park: 10 tips for your visitGrand Canyon National Park. 3. Learn while doing: The Grand Canyon Association
Grand Canyon National Park: 10 tips for your visit
USA Today / Posted 6 days ago
Grand Canyon National Park. 3. Learn while doing: The Grand Canyon Association Field Institute offers guided hiking and backpacking classes and tours, as well as overnight backcountry treks and rim-based learning adventures, to find out even... Read more
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USA Today
Five myths about hostelsSay the word “hostel” to an American traveler and it may well conjure up their
Five myths about hostels
USA Today / Posted 6 days ago
Say the word “hostel” to an American traveler and it may well conjure up their first, youthful backpacking trip through Europe. Hosteling still appeals to young Americans exploring Europe for the first time, but it has broadened its appeal to today’s... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Briefs...class of 1969 will meet for dinner Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at Perkins. Cha
Briefs...
Warren Times Observer / Posted 6 days ago
class of 1969 will meet for dinner Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at Perkins. Chapman program rescheduled The Intro to Backpacking program at Tracy Ridge has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25. The cost of the program... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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The North West Star
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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Daily Liberal
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
Daily Liberal / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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The Border Mail
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
The Border Mail / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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The Courier
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
The Courier / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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The Young Witness
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
The Young Witness / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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Western Advocate
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
Western Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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Kiama Independent
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
Kiama Independent / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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Manning River Times
13 signs you're too old to be a backpackerregular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There
13 signs you're too old to be a backpacker
Manning River Times / Posted 7 days ago
regular old tourist. You could be 20 when that happens. You might be 60. There are entire families out there who are still backpacking. There are old-age pensioners doing this stuff. And that's great. But still, for most people there will come a... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Library custodian who pilfered books after hours sentenced to probationsearched their home in Sparta and recovered 91 items that included books, games
Library custodian who pilfered books after hours sentenced to probation
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 7 days ago
searched their home in Sparta and recovered 91 items that included books, games and CDs. Titles included Bambi, Mad Max and Backpacking in Michigan. They were charged with larceny of between $1,000 and $20,000 along with receiving and concealing... Read more
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Deseret News
Small Utah company wins big award for unique tent designthat combines two two-man tents. The idea for the tent came from an experience
Small Utah company wins big award for unique tent design
Deseret News / Posted 7 days ago
that combines two two-man tents. The idea for the tent came from an experience Cotopaxi founder Davis Smith had while backpacking with his family. Instead of bringing a five-person tent, Smith brought two smaller tents which were lighter. Even... Read more
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Greenwich Time
New Head of Lower School for Stanwichhas worked in education on three continents. Davis started her career working
New Head of Lower School for Stanwich
Greenwich Time / Posted 7 days ago
has worked in education on three continents. Davis started her career working in public schools in England, but after a backpacking trip in her 20s caused her to fall in love with Asia, she quickly accepted a teaching job at an international... Read more
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Darien News-Review
New Head of Lower School for Stanwichhas worked in education on three continents. Davis started her career working
New Head of Lower School for Stanwich
Darien News-Review / Posted 7 days ago
has worked in education on three continents. Davis started her career working in public schools in England, but after a backpacking trip in her 20s caused her to fall in love with Asia, she quickly accepted a teaching job at an international... Read more
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AdWeek
Former Bachelor Contestant Launches a Nonprofit for Girls With Disabilitiessomething they never thought they could do before," she added. The long-term g
Former Bachelor Contestant Launches a Nonprofit for Girls With Disabilities
AdWeek / Posted 7 days ago
something they never thought they could do before," she added. The long-term goal is to organize one big outing, from backpacking adventures to camping trips, every quarter. Once she had the idea, it took Herron roughly one year to get... Read more
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FOX News
Indiana man with genetic disorder travels Europe in friend's backpackKevan Chandler and three of his friends have been backpacking in Europe since J
Indiana man with genetic disorder travels Europe in friend's backpack
FOX News / Posted 7 days ago
Kevan Chandler and three of his friends have been backpacking in Europe since June. What makes the group unique? Chandler has a genetic disorder and is being carried by his friends in a specially designed backpack. The 30-year-old Fort Wayne,... Read more
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