Body language, like spoken language, is completely arbitrary; the most insulting gesture in one country might be perfectly harmless — or even meaningless — in another.
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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.
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
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
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
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
I’m sure none of us have sat relaxed on our toilet reading a magazine with the thought, “Man, this would be cool to do while squatting.” Believe it or not, the squatting toilet was the toilet of choice for many Chinese from the distant past, as well as today. And [...]
Experienced travelers know that luggage in-transit is a hot target for theft. In fact, 29 million bags were tampered with in 2010. At JFK Airport alone, 200 thefts to checked luggage happened daily. Most thefts are done with a simple ballpoint pen jabbing into the zipper like this… Over the [...]
It’s a common travel problem: you’re visiting a foreign country when nature calls, but you’re not sure where to find the nearest toilet. The locals don’t understand you, the signs aren’t helping — and your situation grows more dire by the minute.
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