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Top 6 Locations to Study Spanish Abroad

Top 6 Locations to Study Spanish Abroad

Spanish is a useful and fun language to learn, but who likes sitting in a classroom back home? These 6 locations allow you to immerse yourself in a new part of the world and practice the language you are learning!

The 2012 International Museum Awards

The 2012 International Museum Awards

From artifacts and antiquities to timeless works of art, museums offer visitors an unparalleled view of human history. Here is our list of some of the world’s finest museums – and what makes them so wonderful.

The Easiest and Hardest Languages for English Speakers to Master

The Easiest and Hardest Languages for English Speakers to Master

Becoming fluent in a second language requires commitment and patience, regardless of which language you’ve chosen to learn. However, English learners tend to excel at some more than others due to a number of factors,

Cheers in 10 Different Languages

Cheers in 10 Different Languages

If your wandering the globe in random countries where you cannot speak the language, there is one essential word that you must learn in order to make local friends. This secret code word is not

Choosing the Anti-Malarial Medication That’s Right for You

Choosing the Anti-Malarial Medication That’s Right for You

With more than half a million deaths and 216 million new cases reported every year, malaria is considered the deadliest disease in the world. And because the mosquito-borne illness is endemic throughout Asia, Africa

7 Best Shoes for Long-Term Backpacking

7 Best Shoes for Long-Term Backpacking

Whether you are planning on gallivanting through European cities or scaling mountains in the Himalayas, the right footwear is an absolutely essential part of any journey. With the copious amounts of time you will be

How to Tell Your Mom You’re Traveling Somewhere Dangerous

How to Tell Your Mom You’re Traveling Somewhere Dangerous

“Don’t tell my mom.” The default response any time you know you’re about to do something stupid and/or life threatening. It also seems to be something travelers frequently utter….right after they finish telling

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

Ninety-eight percent of people who lose their luggage are eventually reunited with it. While this figure is reassuring it doesn’t make the ordeal of losing your luggage any easier to deal with. Standing at

Around the World: Food Poisoning Edition

Around the World: Food Poisoning Edition

Nothing gives a traveler more confidence than partaking in street food: you finally fit in,  you’re not just some foreign tourist. Unfortunately, your cultural triumph may turn into tribulation if you choose the wrong local cuisine.

How to Handle a Nervous Flyer

How to Handle a Nervous Flyer

Raise your hand if you love traveling and hate flying. If your hand is in the air, I’m right there with you. Unfortunately, I inevitably find myself traveling with someone who finds my fear amusing or randomly seated next to someone who, in trying to make things better, usually makes [...]