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About snailcrossing

Clare is a travel writer and ethnographic journalist with an interest in ecotourism, saving the world one vacation at a time. Her goal is to travel around the world, seeking eco-friendly community organizations and informing the public about them as well as healthier and more fulfilling alternatives to pleasure travel.

The Cold Country with a Hot Sun: One Woman’s Experience in Morocco

By Clare Hancock Melissa had just stepped through the entryway of her host family’s house when she spotted a package in the corner where she kept her things. Her head was spinning from a morning of rigorous language lessons in … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of Downtown Eugene

By Clare Hancock and Ted Shorack Downtown Eugene is a thriving community where people from myriad backgrounds have established their homes and businesses.  One of the largest and most popular downtown events is the summer Saturday market where artists and … Continue reading

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Exciting Stuff that Makes the News

By Clare Hanock 1. Little Big Burger to Expand to Eugene. 7-3-11. Daily Emerald. Courtside apartment complex, next to Mathew Night Arena in Eugene, is about to have a new restaurant in its midst. A Portland-based gourmet burger restaurant called … Continue reading

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Oregon Garden’s 10th Anniversary

By Clare Hancock Edited by Ted Shorack SILVERTON, OR – Several Eugene citizens hopped in their cars Sunday morning and drove an hour and a half to The Oregon Garden in Silverton. The 80 acre garden was celebrating its 10-year … Continue reading

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The Week’s News

By Clare Hancock 1. Register Gaurd. 6/26/11. UO Applications Skyrocketing The University of Oregon was flooded with 22,000 applications from hopeful high school students this summer. Since 2000, the UO has seen a 273 percent increase in applications. Apart from … Continue reading

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Art and the Vineyard Festival in Eugene, OR.

By Clare Hancock Eugene artists and viticulturists spent the majority of the day Friday setting up Alton Baker park for the three-day festival featuring artwork and wine. Events | Music | Arts | Food & Spirits | Eugene, Oregon – … Continue reading

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Audio Post Card: Amazon Pool

Clare Hancock and Ted Shorack Even though the skies were cloudy and a chill wind was blowing on Wednesday afternoon, Eugene’s Amazon Pool was buzzing with energy and excitement as dozens of children took advantage of the facility’s summer schedule.

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