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6 New Years Travel Resolutions

6 New Years Travel Resolutions

The new year is upon us and while many are making resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, or save money, I am creating a list of travel goals.  Whether you are still daydreaming about your next adventure or are

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

For whatever reason — be it the universal recogniton of the passage of time, or the fundamental human urge to party — virtually every culture on Earth observes the arrival of the New Year in some capacity.

6 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

6 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

Traveling is a rewarding experience. And while we all have dreams to live lavishly: stay in awesome hotels, eat all of the best local cuisine, and participate in awesome adventures (sky diving, scuba, camel rides

How to Catch a Taxi in Doha

How to Catch a Taxi in Doha

Doha is a city of splendor, a horizon of half-empty buildings built for show, expansive air-conditioned malls, and a driving culture that puts the U.S. to shame. The traffic is horrendous, walking is impossible, and

How to Tell Your Parents You Don’t Want a “Real People” Job

How to Tell Your Parents You Don’t Want a “Real People” Job

So you’ve graduated with a four year degree but your major in conflict studies or communications is leaving you high and dry. It’s time to end the charade and pursue that “pie-in-the-sky”

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Hotels

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Hotels

Where are they? Not Jamaica, for starters. Since ice hotels require constant subzero temperatures — and their proprietors like a steady stream of clientele — there are few places in the world where they can be built. In addition to the aptly-named ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The World’s Best Hostels by Continent

The World’s Best Hostels by Continent

Every year, Hostelworld.com presents ‘Hoscar’ awards to the finest communal lodging establishments in the world. This year’s winners (by continent) are:

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,