Foreign Language Proficiency in the US

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Oct 03, 2008 / 0 comments

Enhancing Foreign Language Proficiency  In the United States

Preliminary Results of
The National Security Language Initiative

Kids Fun at the Michigan Renaissance Festival

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Oct 03, 2008 / 6 comments

We recently went to the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Have you ever been to a Renaissance Festival? If you haven't, it is so much fun. If you haven't, it will be super duper duper fun. Here are some photos that my mom took. I will tell you about each one.



Michigan Renaissance Festival

Here is a kids ride, I thought the dragon was cool. It looks spinny (that's a joke).

Nat'l Geographic Glimpse Seeking Correspondents

by Bert Maxwell /
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Oct 03, 2008 / 0 comments


 We've posted here about National Geographic Glimpse's Correspondents Program. Here's a new Call for Applicants. Good luck!


National Geographic Glimpse is a new multimedia platform devoted to exploring real life abroad. Glimpse features great stories by young Americans living overseas and navigating new cultures. The Correspondents Program is an opportunity for especially talented young storytellers who will be living abroad in Spring 2009.

Glimpse Correspondents:

Michigan's Small Town Treasures: The Port Huron Museum

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Oct 01, 2008 / 0 comments

YOTEL's new Schiphol location

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Sep 30, 2008 / 0 comments

Book Review: Cola's Journey

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Sep 30, 2008 / 1 comments

Travelled Europe? Paid writing gigs

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Sep 29, 2008 / 0 comments

Craig Martin of the Indie Travel Podcast is looking for several people
to collaborate on his new book, “Travelling Europe”. This is the first

Contest: Win a luxury trip to Africa

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Sep 25, 2008 / 0 comments

Wandering Educators - here's a contest with a great travel prize - click on the link to enter daily.


African Luxury Trip Contest



Here’s your chance to enter a great travel sweepstakes with a phenomenal grand prize—an all-expense, luxury hotel accommodation-included 11-day trip for 2 to Africa that includes:

Kalofagas: Greek food and beyond...

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Sep 24, 2008 / 2 comments

My mom just got back from a trip to Greece for three weeks this summer, visiting my aunt.  She came back and we've been eating such delicious foods since then - Greek salad, bougatsa...

Win a Copy of Frommer's Istanbul

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Sep 23, 2008 / 0 comments



Istanbul is one of the most complex cities in the world...want to learn more about it??