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How to Eat Around the World Safely With Food Allergies How to Eat Around the World Safely With Food Allergies

Seeing the world is an enlightening experience, but it can also be a dangerous one if you’re allergic to things like nuts, gluten, soy, lactose, shellfish, and others foods. That doesn’t have to hold you back, though. Here are a few tips to help you travel and eat safely.

The Languages That Take the Most (and Least) Time to Learn The Languages That Take the Most (and Least) Time to Learn

So, you want to learn to speak and write a new language, huh? Not just “hello” and “thank you,” but really learn it well enough that you could live in the country of origin? Hope you’re ready to commit. If you’re a Native English Speaker, these are the languages that will take the most and least time to become…

These Are the Safest Major Cities in the World to Visit Right Now These Are the Safest Major Cities in the World to Visit Right Now

Traveling to see the world doesn’t have to mean taking risks and visiting dangerous places. There are plenty of major cities around the world that are much safer to be in than most places here in the U.S. Here are some great examples.

Mandarin Chinese Is Now Available on the Language Learning App Duolingo Mandarin Chinese Is Now Available on the Language Learning App Duolingo

At long last Duolingo, the free language learning app on iOS, Android, and the web, has launched its Chinese course for English speakers. Now you can try your hand at one of the most difficult languages for native English speakers to learn—for free.

Get To Know a New City By Having a Nice Breakfast Get To Know a New City By Having a Nice Breakfast

My favorite part of staying in hotels is hotel breakfast. Breakfast food, or at least the breakfast food I traditionally eat, is some of the simplest to prepare, but I really love it when someone else scrambled those eggs or fried that bacon for me. I genuinely look forward to it every time I travel.

This CDC App Tells You Which Vaccines You Need to See the World This CDC App Tells You Which Vaccines You Need to See the World

iOS/Google: Different countries around the world have unique foods, styles, and cultures, but they also have their own diseases. That’s why it’s important you get vaccinated four to six weeks before you travel internationally. If you’re getting ready to jet set around the world, the Centers for Disease Control’s…

Traveling All the Time Won't Fulfill You    Traveling All the Time Won't Fulfill You   

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

How to Take Someone's Photo in a Foreign Country Without Being a Jerk How to Take Someone's Photo in a Foreign Country Without Being a Jerk

The most interesting aspect of visiting another country is the people there, so it’s understandable if you want to snap some pics of locals while you travel. But it’s easy to get shutter happy and forget to be courteous while you do it. These tips will help.

All the Ways You're Secretly Being Rude Abroad All the Ways You're Secretly Being Rude Abroad

When you travel around the world, you probably aim to be respectful of each and every culture you encounter. But you’d be surprised how easy it is to be rude without knowing.

The Perks of Being an Adventurous Eater The Perks of Being an Adventurous Eater

“I like what I like,” you tell yourself as you eat the same meals over and over. Now, there’s nothing wrong with having preferences, but you could be doing yourself a serious disservice. Being an adventurous eater comes with some great benefits.

How to Take Better Photos at Popular Tourist Spots How to Take Better Photos at Popular Tourist Spots

You’re on vacation, and you’ve got your camera out at a well-known tourist spot where everyone and their mother has snapped the same pic over and over. How do you make each click of the shutter count?

This Site Helps You Plan a Spontaneous Trip Around Your Budget This Site Helps You Plan a Spontaneous Trip Around Your Budget

If you’re looking to use some vacation days, but you’re not sure where you want to go, travel booking site Wander lets you search based on your overall travel budget.

How to Eat Street Food Anywhere in the World Without Getting Sick How to Eat Street Food Anywhere in the World Without Getting Sick

Street food is one of the best ways to experience a country’s culture. While these makeshift stalls might look risky, street food is often just as safe—if not safer—than restaurants. Ask any experienced adventurer. Still, there are a few basic rules you should know to avoid any problems.

You Can Still Visit Cuba—Here's How  You Can Still Visit Cuba—Here's How 

President Trump recently announced that the U.S. will be re-instituting travel restrictions to Cuba, partially canceling Obama’s previous policy changes. So, can you still visit Cuba? It depends.

Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It's Great Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It's Great

Duolingo is one of the best free ways to get started learning a new language, and they’re finally answering the pleas of wannabe polyglots everywhere by adding Japanese to their curriculum. Sugoi!

Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Airport Foods Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Airport Foods

If you want to know which airports in the world have the best food, ask someone who’s been to almost all of them. This is the grub chef and travel host Anthony Bourdain can’t wait to get his mitts on when he flies.

How to Pick the Perfect Travel Shoes for Your Adventures Around the World How to Pick the Perfect Travel Shoes for Your Adventures Around the World

Epic journeys call for top-notch footwear that can handle anything. You need a pair of shoes that are so comfy, protective, and versatile you won’t even think about them the entire trip. Here’s what you need to know before you go.

What's Cooking? What's Your Favorite Sweet or Snack From Another Country? What's Cooking? What's Your Favorite Sweet or Snack From Another Country?

Hello, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to talk about all of the tasty snacks, candy, and other foods you can only get in a place that is not your home, and what you stock…

What "Personal Space" Means to the Rest of World What "Personal Space" Means to the Rest of World

We all have an invisible bubble around us we like to call our “personal space.” If someone hovers inside too long, you feel uncomfortable. But everyone’s bubble size is different from culture to culture. Here’s what those bubbles look like around the world.

Why Your Passport Is One of Four Colors Why Your Passport Is One of Four Colors

My passport is navy blue. My family members’ passports from other countries are a deep forest green, maroon, or navy blue also. Thinking about it now, I don’t think I’ve ever seen, say, a hot pink passport. It turns out there’s a good reason for that, but it’s not what you think.

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