Ways to Give Back to Local Communities When Travelling

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Supporting the local communities of places we visit as tourists and travellers is a great way to give back, show your appreciation, and receive a warm welcome from the locals. After all, we’re visitors in their hometowns, so the least we can do is show respect and offer support in simple yet impactful ways. Wondering how you can give back on your travels and make yourself a better traveller?

Music for the Changes of Autumn

by Kerry Dexter / Nov 19, 2018 /
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Autumn: at times there are vibrant colors in the foliage. At times there are muted hues of rain swept days. The stars are brilliant some nights. On other nights,there are no stars to see for the clouds. Sometimes there's a hint of warm breeze; more often, it's the sharp edge of wind that hints of winter. At times there's sunshine; at times there's snow. It is a time for gatherings, and a time for solitude. There is time for conversation, and space for reflection. Autumn: it is  a season of shifts.
 

Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad

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College offers many brilliant opportunities. One of the most advantageous is the possibility to study abroad. Traveling and learning about new ways of life is exciting and has that special appeal to young people. Let’s be honest, that is why studying abroad is so popular among student in the first place – not because that university overseas offers unique curriculum or unrivaled library resources. 

A First Look at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Last night, we had the great fortune to head to Detroit to see a movie premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Of course, we cosplayed some of our favorite characters: Newt, Tina, and Credence.

Unique Cosplays at Grand Rapids Comic Con

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This past weekend was the long-awaited annual Grand Rapids Comic Con. Held at Devos Place, a soaring, light-filled conference center, there was plenty of room to wander...and ask people for photos!

Here are some of the most unique cosplays we discovered...

Hook (two of them!) and Tick Tock the Crocodile
Hook (two of them!) and Tick Tock the Crocodile. From Unique Cosplays at Grand Rapids Comic Con

12 Expert Tips for High Quality, Money-Saving Travel

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We all want extraordinary travel experiences…on a budget. Because, let’s be honest, the more money you save, the more you can travel. So how can you save money on travel, while still having a fantastic time? Trust me—it can be done! Take a look…
12 Expert Tips for High Quality, Money-Saving Travel

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

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CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education
Eleventh International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30–June 1, 2019
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Papers Deadline: January 18, 2019

12 Quirky Places to Discover in and Around Melbourne

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History, animals, tennis, cricket, art, festivals, history, museums, culinary delights, beaches, music, and cafés around every corner...where are you? Why, Melbourne, of course! This city is an incredible place to visit, as there is so much to see and do.

Besides the aforementioned, Melbourne is packed with quirky treats. 

Here are a dozen of our favorites:

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 10, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 10, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

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