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Explorer, educator, geographer, cruise lecturer, travel writer and dedicated conservationist - all of these titles describe Professor Bel's ability to share her great passion for travel and wildlife with others

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bryan Piatt

WOW so nice to see Bryan Piatt a GEOG 290 student on | kare11.com http://kare11.tv/yyFGVF via @kare11 YOU GO Bryan!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Holland America Line seeks an Assistant Beverage Manager

Holland America Line seeks an Assistant Beverage Manager to assist the Beverage Manager in managing the vessel's Bars and Lounges including the effective administration, supervision and execution of programs consistent with the company standards and goals of providing excellent service while generating maximum revenue.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


THANK YOU! THANK YOU all of you who sent those beautiful little messages & letters !! I cried my eyeballs out reading them all morning and still have FROG eyes. I have not stopped crying since reading them. 
So very sweet!
I guess it is in trouble times you find out who really loves you and who's lives you've touch. Thank you for this beautiful gesture! 

I Love you Alex, Rick, Martin, Colleen, Cassy, Cassey, Sean, Stace, Brit, Tanya !

NO matter where life takes me next we will always be in touch!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Employment scams

Employment scams tend to have the following features:
Jobs are advertised on free websites. Scammers don't like to pay to advertise jobs that don't exist.
Scammers send emails from free email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail, ZZN, Hotmail, etc.
All correspodence from scammers is in poor English and very unprofessional (e.g. saying "God bless you" at the end, etc.)
Be extremely careful when dealin...g with someone pretending to be a recruiter from Ghana or Malaysia. There are known scam schemes operating from these countries. They change thier names on weekly basis.
Some scammers claim to have branches or headquarters in the "Western World", e.g. in the USA, Canada, or United Kingdom. However, addresses and telephone numbers they provide do not exist.
Most cruise ship job scammers don't charge admin fees. You get a job offer for free. You just need to pay for visa, lawyer fees, etc. Don't pay, the job offer is fake, you'll lose your money.
Remember, sending money via MoneyGram or Western Union isn't safe. Savings of too many good people ended up in fraudsters' pockets.
Getting a job on a cruise ship is a very difficult and lengthy process. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely isn't true!