Storyteller’s Spotlight

Spain for children

Madrid’s Magical Fountain

Moving as close as I can toward the fountain’s edge, I toss the coin in. I wish this fountain could come to life. I close my eyes tightly, but when I reopen them, the fountain remains a cold, stone structure.

The Rainbow Island of Lace

Burano, Italy—also known as the rainbow island—is famous for two things: Venetian lace work from the 16th century and the colorful homes of its fishermen residents.

The Winchester Mystery House

Owned by Sarah Winchester from 1886 to 1922, the Winchester Mystery House is widely known for its architectural oddities.

The Village of Dolls

Nagoro, Japan is a town that goes by many names. Located on the island of Shikoku, the village has a population of only 27 people—far fewer than the 300 dolls who call this village home.

Haunted Cities : Women of New Orleans

Voodoo Queens, vampires, pirates, witches and ghosts—these are just a few of the legends heard throughout the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana.

An Abandoned City: This is Chernobyl Today

There is a lost city where 12,000 people once lived and loved; now it is desolate. Chernobyl today lives on in infamy due to one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in history.

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The Forgotten Giants of Denmark

The Six Forgotten Giants are sculptures designed by artist Thomas Dambo using upcycled “trash” and recycled wood scraps.

red black and white building structure surrounded by trees under white clouds during daytime

A Virtual Walking Tour of Kyoto

Join us for a virtual tour of Kyoto, where you’ll learn about iconic sites and the history behind this historic city.

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My Field Trip to Ancient Egypt

I couldn’t take my eyes off the shiny gold box lying unsuspectingly next to a necklace on display. I was in a room full of Ancient Egyptian artifacts…