In the United States, summer camps are popular for children. But recently a five-day summer camp took place for adults with a unique twist — it was just for nerds. Mocked for decades in popular culture, nerds are sometimes described as overly studious, socially awkward, and passionate about the arcane. VOA's Deborah Block visited Epic Nerd Camp in Maryland.
In the United States, dog owners often treat their pets like family. When people go on vacation, they may not take their dogs with them but want them to be well taken care of while they are gone. Doggie boarding facilities are popular alternatives where pets can stay overnight or even longer. Some pet parents even take their dog to a fancy pet resort for top notch services. VOA's Deborah Block shows us a luxury pet resort in Virginia.
Museums across the United States are striving to be more accessible to everyone. That includes touchable versions of photographs and paintings for people who may not be able to see them. At a recent expo by the American Alliance of Museums in New Orleans, new technology was used to help the visually impaired “see” art and pictures. VOA’s Deborah Block tells us more.