Planning The Ultimate European Road Trip

Planning The Ultimate European Road Trip
When I think of road trips I think of America first. I think that 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. It can take you a full day to cross a single state! But in Europe, you can take a road trip and traverse several countries in a few hours.

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! (more…)

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 bringing a baby along. So it's understandable why parents would want to avoid it. But traveling can be extremely beneficial for your baby. A surprising 75% of brain development occurs within the first three years. The stimulation and new experiences, smells and places that provide a baby

Which Cities Recycle The Most On Earth

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.  (more…)

Dining Etiquette From Around the World #3

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

Taking On The Australian Outback

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.  (more…)

How To Book The Perfect Accommodation

Planning a trip can be overwhelming and choosing the right accommodation is a big part of it. Wherever you stay depends on who you are traveling with, your budget, and your style (are you more into adventure or luxury?). With so many options out there, the infographic below can help you narrow your options, whether you are traveling solo, with your partner, with friends or with family. (more…)

How People Eat Fries Around The World

Whether they're called fries, frites, chips, papas or wedges – these golden fried savoury potato sticks are loved all over the world. There’s more to fries than just pairing them with salt and ketchup. Canadians love adding cheese curds and gravy to their fries, creating their [not official] national dish: poutine. Or if you like things on the spicy side, you'll love the Indian variation with a sprinkling of chili powder and turmeric. (more…)

21 Ways To Beat Motion Sickness

Don't let motion sickness ruin your adventures anymore. Whether it is on a road trip on the winding roads of Peru or Italy, a boat ride on the way to a dive or whale watching,  or even in the skies flying to an exotic destination, there are ways to try to avoid this sick feeling caused by motion. So what can you do? What works? (more…)