“Josh Recommends” for the Week of August 4, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of August 4, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

Artist of the Month: Crystal Shaulis, Lake Michigan Book Press

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 02, 2018 /
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There is nothing more intriguing - and beautiful - than a handmade book. Created with care and skill, it invites endless possibilities...poems, stories, musings, sketches, watercolors - things that capture a moment. 

Imagine my pure delight at finding a bookbinding artist, Crystal Shaulis, here in Kalamazoo - through Instagram! I immediately fell in love with her work, vision, and dedication to her art.

American Elementary School Kids to Meet Their French Video Pals in Paris

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Sixteen elementary school students from Nature’s Way Montessori School in Knoxville, Tennessee will travel to Paris, France on October 4, 2018 to meet their French online video pals from Jean Zay Elementary School in Paris for a week-long French/American cultural exchange program. While in Paris, the Knoxville students will tour the city, visit the Pompidou Center Museum, and spend one night with their host families. 

Eight Surprising Delights Around Canada's Bay of Fundy

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One of the Seven Wonders of North America, the Bay of Fundy is, obviously, a treasure. It's located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and has the highest tidal range in the world (!!!). 

The One Place You Should Visit, Wherever You Travel

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While I thrive on literary travel, there’s another sort of literary travel that few people think to do. However, whenever I travel and do this, it’s usually the highlight of my trip.

The One Place You Should Visit, Wherever You Travel

One of the first things I do, when I visit someplace new, is to head to the library.

Hidden Treasures: The Beauty of a Place Called Port Said

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It is possible that Port Said, when one arrives here from the immense crowds, noise, and pollution of Cairo, seems better than it really is. Stepping off the bus and working your way to the hotel, you are struck by the fresh Mediterranean breeze, the uncongested streets, the beautiful architecture. Even the people seem different -- more laid back and less pushy, themselves rather pleased to be in this peaceful town at the northern end the Suez Canal.

How to Get a Study Abroad Grant

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If you wish to go abroad on a study grant, now is the right time. For one, many educational institutions in Europe and Asia are opening their doors to other nationalities. One thing’s for sure: getting a degree from these colleges or universities offers a great deal of advantages when you are applying for jobs in your country.

Sweden's Incredible, Glorious Summer Sunsets

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My holiday in Sweden, July 2018. The place is in the north of Sweden, and the place is Boden. We travel there every summer. This summer, it was hotter than Bulgaria t.ex. We had 31- 36 degree C every day, for almost ten days. It was a lovely summer holiday.

Sweden's Incredible, Glorious Summer Sunsets. Photographer Benny Høynes

Hack It! Top 5 Travel Apps

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Are you planning a trip to check out one of the stunning glaciers in Iceland or a marvelous island spot in the Maldives? Travel can be a great way to bond with your family and take the stress off from a busy routine. Arranging an excursion can be time-consuming, especially with a plethora of things to consider like recreational activities, travel bookings, hotel arrangements, etc.

Momos: 5 Things You Need to Know About this Nepalese Favorite

by MyKidsEatSquid / Jul 23, 2018 /
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Palm-sized, circular dumplings that are pulled together in a swirling flourish at the top – Nepalese momos are an edible work of art. Tucked inside each delectable one is a mixture of fresh ingredients that are cooked before being stuffed inside the thin dumpling dough, to ensure the filling stays moist once they're steamed.