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Inspiring Reads: Salve For The Soul

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Inspiring Reads: Salve For The Soul

Sometimes, I laugh at the idea of creative block: A block is the last thing I’d call it, because that would imply a wall, and there are so many ways to break down, bore a hole through, and pick away at a wall.

No, I get stuck in creative quagmires – absolutely deadly artistic quick sand that grabs ahold of my soul and sucks out every last drop of creativity. It’s awful.

Sometimes, I just need someone to tell me that it’s okay,that this, too, shall pass. That even the greats – even my idols – have found themselves in a quagmire or two. And that’s exactly what the following six books do, offering really helpful exercises, tasks, and activities that help jumpstart my creativity, even in my worst moments.


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Guatemala: Art, Culture & Creativity

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Guatemala: A Land of Inspiration! 

Natural dyes. Horse-drawn carriages. Organic coffee. Smooth jade. Women’s cooperatives. Backstrap weavings. Colorful textiles. Local wine and cheese.

Without a moment’s hesitation, we say that Guatemala is a natural, cultural and artistic wonderland. And we love to explore it.

We’ve created a  journey  that takes a meandering tour through Colonial Antigua, rural Guatemala and Mayan culture. There are many special moments and cultural riches in store, but here are a few of our favorite highlights, guaranteed to engage your senses:

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Savor The Last Days Of Summer: Refreshing Drinks From Around The World

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With just a few weeks of summer left here in the Northeast, the summer heat may still have you craving cool, icy refreshment.

And while we can’t bring back the summer, we can sure celebrate to keep the memories alive. That’s right, it’s time to go international – with some of the world’s best warm-weather drinks (both non-alcoholic and with a bit of a twist!).

Here at Arts & Cultural Travel, we’re happy to take to our kitchens to whip up some of our remembered favorites from far-flung destinations. We’re happy to take one for the team, sampling, sipping (and sometimes chugging) our way to celebrate the end-of-summer.

And to make it simple, we’ve chosen beverages with easy-to-find ingredients. So stay cool and savor those memories!

Let’s start with non-alcoholic:

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