Articles written by: Brad Nehring

8 Effective and Free Language Learning Programs

8 Effective and Free Language Learning Programs

Learning a new language can open up employment opportunities, reduce stress during international trips, and ― at the very least ― allow you to effectively communicate with a wider swath of the population. And thanks to the advent of interactive online technology, it’s never been easier to add to your [...]

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

If you’ve visited an international airport terminal any time within the past 60 years, then chances are the duty-free shop has caught your eye. They’re hard to miss: prominent red signs, bright lighting, row after row of fancy liquor bottles and designer perfume. And usually, the lines are fairly long. [...]

8 Globetrotters You Should Be Following on Instagram

8 Globetrotters You Should Be Following on Instagram

With more than 100 million registered users, Instagram is one of the most popular social networking platforms around. Not surprisingly, the online image-sharing juggernaut has been fairly popular with world travelers. Here are some of our favorite Instagram globetrotters. annasig There are few places in the world more photogenic than [...]

The World’s 6 Scariest Waterslides

The World’s 6 Scariest Waterslides

If you’re looking for a relaxing, refreshing waterslide to cool you off during the hottest stretch of summer, then you’ve clearly clicked the wrong link. These diabolical chutes are for hardened veterans only. Insano A name like ‘Insano’ requires some serious cachet, but this vertigo-inducing slide at Beach Park in [...]

Don’t Go There: The Numbers Behind Travel Advisories

Don’t Go There: The Numbers Behind Travel Advisories

Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory alert for American citizens in the Middle East and North Africa. Citing reports of suspected terrorist attacks that “al-Qa’ida and affilate organizations” plan to carry out in the coming weeks, the Bureau of Consular Affairs is urging all U.S. [...]

Bizarre Overseas Versions of Popular American Foods

Bizarre Overseas Versions of Popular American Foods

Feasting on local cuisine is one of the great pleasures of world travel. But sometimes, when we’re three weeks into our overseas jaunt, nothing sounds better than a plate of American-style fixin’s. While ordering a burger or tearing open a bag of chips in a foreign country is usually enough, [...]

FDA Finally Recognizes Mefloquine’s Troublesome Side Effects

FDA Finally Recognizes Mefloquine’s Troublesome Side Effects

There was a major pharmaceutical shake-up late last month that stands to affect more than 4 billion people worldwide, particularly individuals who earn paychecks from Uncle Sam working overseas. In a statement issued on July 29, the Food and Drug Administration announced that the drug mefloquine hydrochloride will now carry [...]

Great Summer Reads About Vacations That Go Horribly Wrong

Great Summer Reads About Vacations That Go Horribly Wrong

If you’ve got some epic summer travel plans… well, good for you. But if work, family, or financial obligations are keeping you from taking a luxurious getaway this year, then do the next best thing and read about people whose vacations evolve into nightmarish ordeals. It’ll give you peace of [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Round the World’ Airfare

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Round the World’ Airfare

You’ve probably heard rumors about a magical plane ticket that enables passengers to visit as many countries as they wish, while traveling in either an easterly or westerly direction, for a flat fee. Maybe you’ve considered purchasing this fare yourself, or even drafted a crude list of countries you’d visit [...]

9 Towns to Visit During Your Oregon Coast Road Trip

9 Towns to Visit During Your Oregon Coast Road Trip

Every summer, millions of tourists flock to the quaint seaside towns and serene marinas that dot the Oregon Coast. At roughly 350 miles, most of which can be accessed by Highway 101, this picturesque stretch of seafood joints and sand dunes is perfect for weekend road-trippers. Here’s a list of [...]