Fun Things to See and Do in Fort Lauderdale

Fun Things to See and Do in Fort Lauderdale

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With the 2017 Aramco Brat reunion just around the corner, why not visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida? The mention of Fort Lauderdale often brings to mind the ultimate beach party where rowdy college students wildly celebrate a break from the rigors of a long school year.

Today's Special Guest

Today's Special Guest

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When Judy Walker was asked to be a guest speaker for her grandchildren’s homeschool group to talk about the culture of Saudi Arabia, she gladly accepted. The group was studying regions of the world and their current region was the Middle East.

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere…

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere…

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Forced to choose from among the multitude of attractions and distractions offered by a trip to southern California, visitors understandably can sometimes overlook one of the region's most colorful—literally—attractions, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.

"School days, school days…"

"School days, school days…"

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Once upon a time, a century or so ago, American schoolchildren learned the lyrics to a popular song called “School Days.” The lyrics went like this: School days, school days, Dear old Golden Rule days...

Helen Streaker Discovers Unique Treatment for Breast Cancer

Helen Streaker Discovers Unique Treatment for Breast Cancer

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In this very personal account, Helen Streaker openly shares the story of her fight against breast cancer and a unique treatment she recently discovered in the hope that she may educate women about cryoablation, a minimally invasive treatment option for breast cancer tumors less than 2 centimeters in diameter.

Paradise in Portugal

Paradise in Portugal

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George Orwell forever gave the year 1984 a bad name when he published "Nineteen Eighty-Four," his dystopian novel depicting a nightmarish future lorded over by Big Brother. For Arvid and Jakki Koris, on the other hand, 1984 was a very good year.

“In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-two…”

“In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-two…”

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“In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” — every American school child knows these lines. Did you ever wish to travel back in time for Chris and his crew to sail across the Atlantic into uncharted waters where legend told of sea monsters and myriad dangers?

College Planning 101

College Planning 101

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Due to the constant rising cost of today’s college education, there has never been a greater incentive to start funding your child’s college education early. Read the full article to learn about the variety of different savings options available and the total costs involved, beyond just tuition.

San Antonio Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

San Antonio Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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Through a vibrant city center redolent of American frontier history, with the Alamo at its center ringed by Crockett, Travis, Bowie, and Houston Streets—each one named after a legendary figure from the Texas Revolution—winds one of America’s greatest public gathering places, the Riverwalk.

A Princely Performance of “The King and I"

A Princely Performance of “The King and I"

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We all have favorite memories we like to revisit in our minds from time to time, bringing back to life special moments we never want to forget. One of mine centers on an evening in Houston in 1983 when I went to see Yul Brynner reprise his iconic Broadway and movie role as King of Siam...

Sixty-Six Years Ago…

Sixty-Six Years Ago…

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Harry Truman was U.S. president and Dwight Eisenhower a retired Army general when Vernon Cornell joined Saudi Aramco in 1951. Vernon was about to complete his master's degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California when a recruiting team convinced him to take on the challenge of moving half way around the world to live and work in Saudi Arabia.

Adventure Beyond Our Front Door - Whistler, B.C.

Adventure Beyond Our Front Door - Whistler, B.C.

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s ski season and with so many mountains to choose from it is truly a skier’s paradise. In just over an hour from our front door, we can be at Mt. Baker, a mountain that has had record annual snowfall and hosts the largest snowboard race in the world.

Boarding in France, Why Not?

Boarding in France, Why Not?

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France is not very well known for its boarding schools. Most French boarding schools are 5-day boarding secondary schools under Catholic management. They are private but supported by the French state.

Abqaiq: A Look Back - The Mystery of the Bedouins of Fazran

Abqaiq: A Look Back - The Mystery of the Bedouins of Fazran

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In this personal look back, Abqaiq resident Mark Lowey reminisces about the lasting impressions of his desert encounters over 35 years ago at a remote GOSP site, the Bedouin family who had befriended him and his first taste of authentic Saudi hospitality.

Raising a Family in Arabia

Raising a Family in Arabia

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It was a simple plan. Gather up the kids and live abroad for a few years. Maybe do some traveling. Have an adventure. But somewhere along the way, after experiencing some of the best years of our lives with Saudi Aramco, we found we didn't want to leave.

One Woman's Love for Saudi Arabia

One Woman's Love for Saudi Arabia

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It's not everyone that has a grandchild named "Agapi." Iro Smith does, reflecting her Greek heritage. Agapi is the Greek word for love. How better to name a child?