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Your Survival Guide to Italian When in Italy

Maybe you’re planning a trip to Italy or you’ve met an attractive Italian-speaking someone and you want to sweep them off their feet. Perhaps you have an amazing restaurant in Little Italy you want to visit or your Nona is visiting from the old country and you can’t speak a word to her. Regardless of(…)


Stonewall riots: everything you need to know about this event that has changed the LGBT community’s public perception

June 28 is Pride Day in the United States, as well as many other parts of the world. This date remembers the Stonewall riots, which have come to symbolize resistance against the violence and discrimination suffered by vulnerable communities. The protests inspired empathy, solidarity, and activism, and have continued to do so in the decades(…)


Top 10 Phrases to Learn Before Your Trip to Thailand

Whilst many bars, restaurants, accommodations, and attractions will have English speaking staff in the major tourist areas, you may run into problems in more off the beaten track and rural destinations in Thailand if you cannot speak a little bit of the local language. Some key points to remember are that if you are male(…)


Don’t Skip out on South Africa’s 7 Must-Dos

South Africa is a country full of diversity. From the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal to the white sand beaches of the Western Cape, it offers a special something for every traveler. Are you planning a trip to the Africa’s southern-most country? Check out our list of seven things to do on your next visit to Mzansi.(…)


How to Make the Most out of Short Trips

In an ideal world, we would be able to travel to any destination for as long as we want. Unfortunately, that’s simply not the reality for so many. So, how do we take advantage of the short amount of time that we have in a new country or city? Because we’re often in a race(…)


4 Ways to Combat Homesickness in Any Country

Homesickness is a reality that everyone faces from time to time, no matter how long one has been traveling or how well-adjusted one is to another country. Whether it’s missing the holidays with family, a special occasion missed with friends, or just the normal down-in-the-dumps cycle we sometimes find ourselves in, homesickness can strike anyone,(…)


5 Things You Should Never Ever Do in Taiwan

Most travel guides have etiquette sections for Asia-bound travelers and would-be expats, and most of those contain situationally relevant advice for Taiwan, e.g.: Don’t stick your chopsticks standing upright in a bowl of rice, ostensibly because it resembles the incense burned at Buddhist temples. Never use your hands to beckon someone, and never gift clocks,(…)


Right Swiping Your Way to a Second Language

Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Aaron and I am an American living and studying in Barcelona, Spain.   Ever since moving abroad, my answer to the inescapable “de donde eres” question has strategically shifted from ‘the U.S.’ to ‘California.’ I must admit, it’s a great strategy. As soon as the word leaves(…)


Your Guide to Samed Island, Thailand

Thailand is home to many a tropical island just waiting for you to explore and get lost on. The enchanting island of Samed situated a short journey to the southeast of Bangkok is no exception. It’s famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and clear waters. This is a good place to retreat from the hustle(…)


Recounting the Ever-Changing Diversity of New York City

What do Peter Minuit, Pieter Minuit, Pierre Minuit, and Peter Minnewit all have in common? You guessed it! They’re all the same person, with spelling differences. Taking the first version, Peter Minuit, to be our variation, who here knows why he is famous? History may not have been everyone’s strongest suit (or maybe history plays(…)