Fantastic Literary Cosplays from Grand Rapids Comic Con

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There are many, many creative cosplays at any comic con, and they were extremely impressive. At Grand Rapids Comic Con this weekend, we were surrounded by hundreds of phemenonally artistic costumes and people. But, as you may have guessed from the title, I absolutely loved the literary cosplays people chose. 

Journey of Discovery: Why Choose a Smaller Cruise

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It’s not hard to see why so many people are attracted to the idea of cruises: they’re a great way to see multiple new parts of the world while enjoying fine food and luxury accommodation. One thing that often turns many people off of booking a cruise is the idea that cruise ships are inherently large, impersonal environments full of crowds, constant activity and noise.

New York City’s Pop-Up Dining Scene Broadway Bites

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Japanese okonomiyaki. Arepas. Turkish street food. Bento boxes. Just-fried empanadas. Taiwanese-style bao. Paella. Trying to decide what to eat at Broadway Bites is a mouth-watering challenge.

Wedged between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Greeley Square, not far from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Broadway Bites bills itself as a pop-up eatery. The collection of creative eats includes influences from across the world.

Best Ways to Make a Good Impression While Studying Abroad

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Are you heading off for a stint studying abroad and wondering how you’ll find it? Having some nerves isn’t unusual. Moving to a new place is always going to be stressful: there might be distinct cultural differences you need to navigate, a different language to grapple with, or just new surroundings to settle into. The best thing to do is try to channel those feelings into making sure you make the most out of your opportunity.

Florida Culture for the Week of October 22, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of October 22, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

Kinky Boots: You change the world when you change your mind!

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Have you seen Kinky Boots yet? Maybe not - it's only been on Broadway for 5 years, and it's already a global sensation. This musical, which has a rich history, started out as a BBC documentary based on a real story. A long and winding road led to a movie, and then this Broadway smash musical. It's an important story of history, family, friends, and finding and staying true to yourself. Kinky Boots is on tour - get your tickets, as this is a show worth seeing.

#StudyAbroadBecause A Globally Minded World is a Peaceful World

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At a hostel, in the ballroom, with a room full of the most influential travel bloggers in today’s technological world. What can we accomplish? 



Africa Overland Tours: What You Need to Know

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If you’ve always wanted to go on safari to Africa, you’ve probably been dreaming of it for ages. But there’s an expanded version of the safari, called an overland tour. This is really something interesting, intriguing, and well worth experiencing. 

Africa Overland Tours: What You Need to Know

6 Delicious Culinary Day Trips from Amsterdam

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The Netherlands is known for many delicious things, such as cheese, stroopwafels, bitterballen, chocolate sprinkles on toast (!!), beer… the list goes on. Food discoveries and inventions in this country include staples such as gin, orange carrots, and cocoa powder. If you’re planning a trip to the Netherlands, and are looking for culinary delights, here are 6 day trips from Amsterdam to satisfy your foodie side.