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9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

There are currently more than 34,000 McDonald’s restaurants serving 68 million people in 118 countries — and if you thought they all served Big Macs and Quarter Pounders, then you’re dead wrong. Here are some of the more unusual menu items served at the Golden Arches across the globe.

Tripping with a Significant Other: A Forewarning

Tripping with a Significant Other: A Forewarning

So, your significant other suggested a road trip, and you were all like, “Road trip? Heck yeah!” Then you both jumped in the car, tripped on the aforementioned road, and a memorable time was had by all. Right?

Must-Do Activities on Australia’s East Coast

Must-Do Activities on Australia’s East Coast

For many, the east coast of Australia is a travel route that is at the beginning of the travel checklist.  The first-world status, hot weather, and english-speaking locals make for a good introduction to travelling around for the young and young-at-heart.

Health Care While Abroad

Health Care While Abroad

It’s nerve-wracking enough trying to find a bathroom in some foreign countries, let alone trying to get medical treatment when you’re injured. Receiving health care abroad is not something anyone wants to deal with, but the truth is that it happens, more often than you’d care to think.

Seemingly Innocuous Gestures Considered Offensive in Other Countries

Seemingly Innocuous Gestures Considered Offensive in Other Countries

Body language, like spoken language, is completely arbitrary; the most insulting gesture in one country might be perfectly harmless — or even meaningless — in another.

Nasty Parasitic Infections to Avoid During Your Worldly Travels

Nasty Parasitic Infections to Avoid During Your Worldly Travels

Parasites, small organisms that feed off the blood and tissue of larger organisms (known as hosts), are living proof that the world is a creepy place.

6 Ways to Meet New People While Traveling

6 Ways to Meet New People While Traveling

Traveling alone or in a group can start to get boring after awhile, especially if you’ve created your own North American microcosm in your hotel room. One way to shake things up is to reach

Biggest Drops in Tourism

Biggest Drops in Tourism

The international tourism industry controls billions and billions of dollars of the world’s economy. Many cities, even countries, are made or broken based on the success of their tourism industry. In an ideal world, tourism

5 Alternatives to Skiing

5 Alternatives to Skiing

Let’s say your friends are heading up to the slopes for a weekend of glorious skiing and fresh powder. And let’s say you really want to go because…hello, a weekend in the mountains with

Exploring the 1,000 Islands Archipelago: A Carnival for Travelers

Exploring the 1,000 Islands Archipelago: A Carnival for Travelers

If you’ve never been to the 1,000 Islands Archipelago, you are missing some serious adventure confined to one small region. Situated inside the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the 1,000 Islands Archipelago (also Thousand Islands) gets its