12 Subway Stations Around The World Worth Visiting

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Whatever you call it, subway, metro, tube, it may have a bad reputation – unsafe, dirty, dark, smelly… but there are many subway stations around the world that are amazing pieces of architecture and art. Continue reading “12 Subway Stations Around The World Worth Visiting”

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The Ultimate European Road Trip

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When I think of road trips I think of America first. I think if you grew up in the US, road trips were quintessential. The United States is such a vast country, and each state could be its own country considering culture differences and size; but in Europe, you can take a road trip and traverse actual several countries in a few hours. Europe offers something for everyone and you can plan a road trip there based on your interests. Continue reading “The Ultimate European Road Trip”

6 Reasons Why Living Abroad Will Make You Smarter

I always like to talk about how travel provides growth and valuable personality traits that are helpful everywhere in the world including: empathy, patience, tolerance, open-mindedness and independence. It also provides and improves skills like communication and interpersonal relationship skills. While travel is helpful, actually living abroad and spending considerable time in a foreign country can make you smarter, science has proved it! Continue reading “6 Reasons Why Living Abroad Will Make You Smarter”

12 Tips For Stress-Free Travel With A Baby

12 Tips For Stress-Free Travel With A Baby

Travelling with a baby can seem like a very daunting experience, especially for new parents. Stress and exhaustion can be part of traveling in general, and possibly intensified when brining a baby along. So it’s understandable why parents would want to avoid it.

But traveling can be extremely beneficial for your baby. A suprising 75% of brain development occurs within the first three years. The stimulation and new experiences, smells and places that provide a baby can help with the ability to learn and with interpersonal skills later in life. Traveling can be a great cognitive boost for your baby.  Continue reading “12 Tips For Stress-Free Travel With A Baby”

Which Cities Recycle The Most On Earth

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As the world becomes more urban and industrious, humans are thinking of ways to try to save the natural state of our planet and take care of it with sustainable actions. One way is by recycling waste.

The Green City Index has provided an assessment that measures and compares cities in the world in terms of their eco-friendliness by measuring things like greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, water consumption and public transport.  Continue reading “Which Cities Recycle The Most On Earth”

Dining Etiquette From Around the World #3

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Various countries and various types of table manners are considered polite. However, in certain countries, you could easily offend your host or your dinner guests if you do not brush up on the dining etiquette expected in that country. For example, Japan is a country of many rituals and the culinary arena is no exception. Did you know that in Japan polite table manners dictate that you must dip your sushi or sashimi in a separate dish filled with soy sauce before eating it whole?

In India you will find that knives and forks are not used and neither are tables and chairs. In fact sitting in a circle on a rug on the floor is the custom and so is eating with your hands. However, you should only ever use your right hand when eating and wasting food is considered extremely disrespectful. Continue reading “Dining Etiquette From Around the World #3”

Taking On The Australian Outback

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Taking a trip in the Australian Outback is one of life’s greatest adventures and suitable for those who truly want to get to know Mother Earth with her beauty as well as her harsh and unexpected nature.  One who decides to explore the Outback has a true adventurous soul and it usually pays off.  Continue reading “Taking On The Australian Outback”