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Travel Like a Pro: Your Roadmap to Preparedness

Unquestionably, traveling is exciting. The possibilities for adventures are endless, from visiting new cultures to trying new foods. These kinds of adventures present can present difficulties if you're not prepared. You should pack light and be ready for everything. This road map will ensure you are well-prepared for your next trip, whether you are an experienced traveler or a first timer.

Travel Like a Pro: Your Roadmap to Preparedness

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Read This: 100 Things to Do in Holland, Michigan Before You Die

Have you been to Holland, Michigan yet? A small town located on Michigan's Sunset Coast, Holland was, obviously, settled by Dutch immigrants. The landscape resembles the Netherland (aka Holland), and the settlers brought a rich array of culture, food, and tulips with them. 

Interested in learning more? Of course! I've got a GREAT read to recommend!

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Staten Island Unveiled: The Ultimate Guide to Ferry Tours

Staten Island, one of New York City's five boroughs, is a gem often overshadowed by its bigger siblings, Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Yet, the Staten Island Ferry not only offers breathtaking views of the city skyline, but it's also a gateway to the borough's rich history and diverse culture. For the curious traveler, a ferry tour is the perfect introduction to the lesser-known marvels of this island. Here's the ultimate guide to navigating the waters.

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Take a culinary journey around the island of Ireland

Taste your way around the island of Ireland to discover the award-winning culinary experiences that are making the island a foodie magnet.

From hotels and restaurants to food trucks and fruit farms, there are gastro delights aplenty to be enjoyed across the island of Ireland. With great local ingredients, innovative chefs, talented producers and authentic experiences to be savoured, you will be certain to give your tastebuds a treat.

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Cheers! We love the Chicago Brew Pass

Choose Chicago today announced the launch of the Chicago Brew Pass, a new initiative to promote exploration of Chicago’s award-winning craft brewery scene. Through the Brew Pass, the first-ever digital pass of its kind in Chicago, locals and visitors can check in at breweries across the city and earn points that can be redeemed for fun, limited-edition prizes. Participants can use the Brew Pass to explore over 20 participating craft breweries at their own pace and start earning rewards one pint at a time!

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Meijer Gardens Weaves An Autumn Tapestry with 25h Annual Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to present its annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More!, opening to the public September 15. Michigan’s largest exhibition of its kind features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage, and family-friendly activities. Chrysanthemums & More! will be on display September 15 through October 30. 

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It Can't Be All About Wanderlust: Safety and Security Tips for Nomadic Educators

Roaming the globe infusing minds with new information while learning from rich cultural experiences is certainly the bee's knees. However, it's crucial to be aware of the storm you might be wandering into. Let’s have a look at some tips that any nomadic educator—a professional who teaches in various parts of the world, imposing no fixed workspace—should grasp tighter than Oscar Wilde did his quill. Shall we?

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Want to Connect with Locals? Take a Class


After watching dancers on the streets of Buenos Aires, do you long to learn how to tango? Or perhaps a meal in an exotic destination, where flavors danced on your tongue, made you think, "I wish I could prepare this!"  The good news is your interests and passions are keys to unlocking unique experiences. It's surprisingly easy to find classes or groups that will connect you with others who share your interests, no matter where you are in the world. 

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Outdoor Adventure Playground: Exploring Sports and Thrills in Virginia’s National Parks

Virginia’s national parks are a treasure trove of adventures, both familiar and unexplored. While many visitors stick to well-trodden paths, there’s a whole world beyond the obvious trails, ripe for discovery. 

Outdoor Adventure Playground: Exploring Sports and Thrills in Virginia’s National Parks

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What You Should Be Wearing Under a Wetsuit

Wetsuits are some of the most versatile items of clothing on the market, being ideal for swimmers, divers, or water sport-enthusiasts. Constructed from a durable, water-proof material that provides hydrodynamic properties and enhanced capabilities both under and above the water, they are a firm favourite for professional athletes and amateurs alike. As easy as they can be to slip on, many experts recommend complementing the costume with layers underneath.