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A Virtual Vacation in Southeast Asia

by Meredith Mullins on April 6, 2015

Snorkeler in water, part of the virtual vacation in Southeast of Zilla van den Born, inspired by wanderlust. (Image © Zilla van den Born)

Wanderlust inspires the perfect vacation.
© Zilla van den Born

When Wanderlust and Imagination Meet

Zilla van den Born had always wanted to see Southeast Asia—the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the vine-encrusted temples, and the bustling streets bursting with color and the energy of daily life. Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos called. Her wanderlust answered.

She set off on a 42-day adventure—a vacation of a lifetime—the envy of her friends and family.

The Dutch graphic designer was soaking up the sun on pristine beaches, snorkeling eye to eye with exotic fish, sampling spicy Asian food, visiting ancient monuments, and traveling in rickety rickshaws.

Creative Expression in Living Color

by Meredith Mullins on July 7, 2014

Colorful bark of the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree, creative expression inspired by nature.

A Unique Work of Art
© shulavich/iStock

Works of Art . . . Inspired by the Rainbow Eucalyptus

Would you pay $2,000,000 for this work of art?

The colorful abstract will never show up at Christy’s or Sotheby’s with the Picasso’s, Rothko’s, and Pollack’s of today’s multimillion-dollar art world.

But it is a treasure to be valued.

Culture Smart: The Moon at Its Brightest

by Sheron Long on September 22, 2013

Moon cake, part of the Vietnamese tradition of the mid-Autumn Moon Festival

The round shape of the moon cake ties to family unity.

Family Times During Tet Trung Thu

On the 15th day of the 8th lunar month on the Chinese calendar, the moon is at its brightest, and Vietnamese families in all parts of the world are celebrating Tet Trung Thu (tet trūng tū). This mid-Autumn Moon Festival is similar in many ways to other harvest festivals throughout Asia, with one notable distinction.

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