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The Best College Towns in the US

Best College Towns in the US

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Whether or not you’re into basketball, it’s a great time of year to celebrate college culture – and college towns. You’ll find college towns are in every region of the country, and a variety of factors make them great places to visit and live. Most of these towns pack exciting entertainment venues, dining options, and cultural attractions. Here are five examples of outstanding college towns across the nation.

Traditional Collegiate Atmosphere In Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts is one of those college towns that is a close-knit community that centers around continuous learning. It is home to three of the “five colleges” in that region. Students enrolled in one of the group’s colleges may take any courses at any of the other colleges. So a myriad of students constantly travel among the three college towns one of which is Amherst. Even the colleges’ curricula format encourages students to think creatively and critically. At one of the colleges, students design their own degree program and decide what courses to take. Since the barriers to free thought have been demolished, the love of learning spills over from the colleges into the surrounding town.

Easter Celebrations Around the World

Add some international flair to your Easter celebration!

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Like most religious holidays, Easteris celebrated all over the world, and every culture has established its own traditions. Whether you’re traveling abroad this Easter, or keeping traditions alive at home, we hope you’ll enjoy reading about how other people around the world are spending the holiday.

Oscar Sunday – Travel Edition!

Oscar Destinations

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A movie studio backlot is one of those mythologized locations that often receives all the credit when just some of the credit is due. Why? Well, not every film turns to these city-like recreations, with their false-front buildings and empty streets. Quite often a production goes on location and employs a real structure or skyscraper or house or ballpark, and quite often these productions result in movies that get nominated for an Oscar (or twelve!) The best part? So many of the places seen in the most acclaimed films of the last eight-and-a-half decades can be visited today. Here are a few of our forever favorites…

Ringing in the New Year Around the World

New Year in Times Square

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Though some cultures celebrate the New Year in late winter or early spring, most nations celebrate January 1st as the first day of the New Year. You can thank Emperor Julius Caesar, since January was named after the two faced Roman God Janus, and Caesar felt this symbolized transition from one year to the next. William the Conqueror also wanted January 1st to mark the New Year, as it coincided with his coronation, but it wasn’t until 1582 that Pope Gregory established the modern Gregorian calendar, and January 1st took firm root as the mark of the New Year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry ChristmasFrom all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!