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PNC Returns to Study Abroad in Peru in 2013


Purdue University North Central will offer the opportunity to study abroad this summer with a trip to Peru. Students may earn classroom credits, or the trip may be taken for pleasure. Community members are encouraged to consider joining this program, full of experiences and learning opportunities that cannot be duplicated in a classroom.

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PNC Women's Association Spring 2013 Chicago Bus Trip


PicassoThe Purdue North Central Women's Association will take its spring bus trip to Chicago on Saturday, April 6 to visit the Art Institute of Chicago Picasso exhibit celebrating the 100-year relationship between Picasso and Chicago. There will be time for lunch and shopping. Men and young adults are welcome to attend.

Cost of the entire trip, including lunch, is $85 for PNCWA members and guests; $95 for others. Priority, pre-paid reservations from PNCWA members will be accepted until March 1. Following March 1, reservations are open to the public.

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Cruise to Alaska with Senior Circle


Snowy-AlaskaSenior Circle will be offering its members another exciting travel adventure - a Senior Circle Alaskan Cruise to take place from June 20 to 28, 2013.

Prices start at $2,400 and include:Round-trip airfare, 1 night hotel accommodations in Seattle, guided tour of Seattle, cruise to Alaska, cabin, shipboard meals, port charges, taxes and transfers in Seattle and motor coach transportation to and from airport. Make your reservation early as space is limited. $250 deposit is due by Nov. 16, 2012.

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"Get Your Pilgrimage On!"


Sacred-Spots-with-Jesse-BobThat’s the motto of “Sacred Spots with Jesse Bob,” a new travel web series created by Valparaiso resident Jesse Harper.

“Sacred Spots with Jesse Bob” is a travel show unlike any other. It will take viewers to a special destination each week, some old and some new, that hold special meaning, sometimes to millions of people, sometimes to only a few.

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Several Local Businesses Featured in Midwest Living’s "Best of the Midwest Travel"


Indiana-Dunes-Tourism-LogoSeveral Porter County businesses and attractions have been selected as being among the “Best of the Midwest.”

The local inns, restaurants and attractions are featured in Midwest Living magazine’s recently-released “Best of the Midwest Travel.”

Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast in Valparaiso is featured on page 48 in an article about B&Bs with exceptional breakfasts that incorporate local ingredients. Songbird often serves food from its garden.

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Valpo Velvet Ice Cream, Indiana Dunes Named to Statewide Top 10 Lists


Valpo-Velvet-ConeValpo Velvet ice cream has been named among the “Top 10 Indiana Places for Ice Cream,” and the Indiana Dunes made the list of “Indiana’s Top 10 Summer Gotta-Dos.”

Both places were announced as winners Friday by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, which is putting together a variety of Top 10 lists.

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How to Save Money on Your Next Vacation


vacationIt’s no secret that vacations are expensive. As the economy continues to fluctuate, more people are opting for less expensive ways to enjoy a relaxing getaway. If you’re looking for a vacation that’s a little easier on your wallet, take a look at some of our money-saving travel tips.

Compare Travel Costs
Getting to a destination can be one of the most expensive aspects of a vacation. Travel sites like Kayak, Priceline and HipMunk allow you to browse multiple travel sites at once. These sites also allow for air fare comparisons so you can get the best travel price available. When flying to your destination, try and fit your belongings into a carry-on...

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USA Today’s Chicago City Guide Features Spread about Porter, LaPorte Counties


Indiana-Dunes-Tourism-LogoThe recently-released USA Today Chicago City Guide features a two-page spread about getting away to Chesterton, Valparaiso and Michigan City.

The article, written by Chicago travel writer Elaine Glusac, is titled, “Coastal Culture. The towns of Lake Michigan’s southern shore -- Chesterton, Michigan City, and Valparaiso -- will draw you in with a mix of nature and artistry.”

The article directs people to Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for outdoor fun.

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Vacationing on a Budget


vacationYou’ve worked hard all year, and now that students are back in school, now is the time beat the crowds and take a long holiday weekend. Traveling can be expensive, but here are five tips to enjoy a vacationing on a budget.

1. Get a package deal

Pairing your flight, accommodations, and rental car all in one can help you obtain fares and rates not available to the public. Not flying to your destination? Many attractions such as theme parks offer ticket and hotel packages with discounted prices.

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South Shore Orchestra to Celebrate New Year's 2012 in China


SSO-Troy-conducts-the-audienceSouth Shore Orchestra will celebrate New Years 2012 in China! And if you play violin, viola, or a wind instrument you might consider going with them to experience the trip of a lifetime!

South Shore Orchestra, Valparaiso’s own community orchestra, has once again been invited by the Confucius Institute to travel to Shanghai to entertain thousands of community residents in six cities over 9 days. Departure will be from Chicago’s O’Hare, December 26, 2011 returning January 4, 2012. The trip is sponsored by the Zhejiang Guohua Performance Company Ltd. who also organizes the performance venues, hotels and all travel for the...

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IU Northwest Weekend MBA Program Heads to Chile on Feb. 12


Students will gain international exposure to business operations providing them with a competitive edge in a global marketplace




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