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Postcard from Onekama, Michigan

Tucked at the far end of a narrow road winding through crystal clear lake and towering sand dunes is my favorite of Michigan's countless local treasures. Portage Point Beach, officially known as Captain John Langeland Park, is located in the village of Onekama

Long a summer resort area, this beach is prized by locals and visitors alike for its gorgeous light colored sand, gentle swimming area, small lighthouse at the end of a pier (let the fishing commence!), and scenic views of enormous sand dunes along the northern shore. 

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Types and Functions of Diving Masks: Key Features for Choosing the Right Model

It's an awe-inspiring adventure to explore the underwater world, which is full of breathtaking beauty and marine life. Diving masks are essential for a comfortable and enjoyable underwater experience, whether you're a seasoned diver or just starting out. Throughout this article, we'll explore the various types of diving masks available to divers and their essential functions. You'll also learn about different design features and how they affect comfort, visibility, and fit, so you can make an informed choice.

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Reduced Travel Time between Dubai and Sharjah by 40 Minutes

Dubai and Sharjah are two well-known cities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and are situated close to each other. For the longest time, the travel time between the two cities has been controversial for both locals and tourists. However, recent development has greatly shortened the travel time between Dubai and Sharjah, thus amplifying connectivity and convenience.

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Tips for Pursuing a Postgraduate Degree Abroad

While many would prefer building a career after finishing college, the option of undergoing continuing education in a foreign land is within your reach. For one, applying for a Masters program in another country helps you unlock numerous opportunities for personal and professional development. Studying abroad also widens your intellectual and cultural horizons by exposing you to a diverse range of perspectives. 

Musical Connections and Collaborations

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Jul 17, 2023 / 0 comments

Solitude and community are each part of music, the creation of it as well as the listening. This is true of the stories told in song and tune, the ways they are shared, and the connections created among musicians...and between musicians and listeners.

Several pieces of music to help you think about and enjoy these aspects of musical connection:

Musical Connections and Collaborations

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5 Reasons Why Mexico Is The Ultimate Vacation

What we look for in a travel destination will vary from person to person - it’s for that reason that ranking the best vacation destinations is futile. However, Mexico arguably caters to just about anyone, no matter who they are or what they enjoy doing. It is for this reason why it’s perhaps the ultimate holiday destination.

Whether you’re looking for 5* hotels in Mexico or ancient ruins, Mexico has you covered.

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Camp for Free at a National Forest!

This is the 5th annual National Forest Week, celebrating the 193-million-acre US Forest Service (USFS) and the benefits it provides to the public, including the thousands of developed and dispersed camping opportunities nationwide. 

Camp for Free at a National Forest!

Travel with Awe and Wonder: Nashville and West to Arizona

by Christy Anselmi /
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Jul 13, 2023 / 0 comments

This summer, my husband and I undertook a move. A relocation from Massachusetts to Arizona has been undertaken by others, no doubt. We decided to make things a little more interesting than a direct route. We headed north. Our circuitous route is winding us through Newfoundland, Portugal, and North Carolina. When one would think to take the southerly route from the Carolina’s to Arizona in the winter months, we will make Bugs Bunny’s famous right turn at Albuquerque to get to Bozeman, Montana. Then, we’ll drive to Arizona.

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College Housing Tips for Your Senior Year

Your housing choice can have a major impact on your college experience. Making the right choice is much more important than many think. It can impact everything from making friends to how much time you get to study. There are a few factors you can consider to make your search and choice that much easier. If you are looking for tips for choosing your housing in your senior year, here are some of the best.  

College Housing Tips for Your Senior Year

Through the Eyes of an Educator: From Waiting to Action—Empowering Our Inner Badass

by Stacey Ebert /
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Jul 05, 2023 / 0 comments

In the northern hemisphere, it’s officially summer. It’s the season where shoes are optional, schedules flung out the window, and s’mores an everyday occurrence. It includes days of drippy ices, water-logged joy, and vitamin D drenched humans. We adventure easily, leap without question, and reacquaint ourselves with risk.