Cape Breton's Celtic Colours: Connecting through Music, History, and Community

by Kerry Dexter / Sep 17, 2018 /
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Cape Breton Island is part of Atlantic Canada, in the far north of the province of Nova Scotia. It is a place where Mi'kmaq First Nations communities share the land with Gaelic and English speaking people whose ancestors came from Scotland. There are Cape Bretoners whose ancestry connects with France, those who trace their roots to Ireland, to New England, to other parts of Canada, and to other places in the world.

An Insider’s Guide to Bermuda: Four Days to Bermuda’s Past

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So you’ve got four more vacation days for the year and the idea of spending them as a stay-cation is making you ill? Need to head somewhere warm and get away from it all? This itinerary will hold the attention of any history buff as Bermuda’s long and diverse (and sometimes scandalous) past will come alive with energy.

GM Law Firm Student Loans Guide - A Quick Overview

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In today's world, going to college is an "opportunity" to learn all about loans as much as it is to learn all about Medieval French Poetry or Astrophysics. There are, of course, a number of different types of student loans available for prospective scholars, both public and private. 

Justice Art. From GM Law Firm Student Loans Guide - A Quick Overview

5 Unique Ways to Road Trip Around the UK

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Who doesn’t relish a road trip? And what better place to explore via car than by traversing the UK? While many travelers enjoy taking the train (or flying, if you’re heading up north to Scotland), road tripping the UK is a bucket list experience – one that you’ll utterly adore (and, perhaps, do again and again). 

But don’t settle for a regular road trip – craft your own itinerary to align with your passions and priorities. Here are some suggestions:

Studying Abroad: Re-Entry Challenges and Tips

by Heather Robinette / Sep 10, 2018 /
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Most students who studied abroad over the summer or year have returned home and are starting to adjust back to life at home. While most believe you can easily pick up where you left off, it really isn’t that simple. This phase in the study abroad journey is called re-entry. You will be excited to be home and to see your family and friends, but a part of you will miss the new life you created in a city halfway across the world.

Below are five challenges that are common with re-entry - and some ways to help. 

6 Tips For Using a Cover Letter Template For Your Job Applications

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Most people look like they don’t have their cover letters. They use only resume letters, and leave the rest unsent. They don’t think if the hiring managers ever read them. Take your time to write your cover letter well. You never know the effects that the cover letter can have on HR. You may find yourself landing a good job. It's a very important thing to do!

History Comes Alive at the Hotel Colorado

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On September 15, Glenwood Springs will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of one of its landmarks, the Hotel Colorado. The town will come together by sponsoring a morning parade, a food court and beer garden, kid friendly activities, and historical tours. The local Ute tribe will be offering a morning blessing and an afternoon presentation. It will be a gala event for a hotel that opened its doors in 1893.

Artist of the Month: Bridget Fox

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 06, 2018 /
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I feel so lucky to live in Kalamazoo. This town is rife with creativity! Such is the case with our featured artist this month, Bridget Fox. She's just lovely in person, and her art? Well, it brings such joy. I especially love her paintings of water - they call to me, and soothe the soul. 

I love where I live!  Artist Bridget Fox
I love where I live!  

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of September 2, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of September 2, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

Finding the perfect travel agent

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While some people find it okay to make their own travel arrangements, others find it easier to find a good travel agent to do everything for them. Good travel agents are not that easy to come by. However, there are honest travel agencies that will make sure you get the most out of your trip. A good travel agent will do for you more things than you can do by yourself. They know the right people because of being in the business for long and they can get you the cheapest air tickets for your travels.