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What's Your Favorite Fast Food Item You've Had Abroad? What's Your Favorite Fast Food Item You've Had Abroad?

I’ll usually be the first to tell you that you should dive into real local cuisine when you travel to another country. It’s one of the most important aspects of a culture. But I’ll also be the first to tell you that you should totally hit up fast food chains in other countries. They’re awesome! If you have, what’s…

This Italian Airline Is Now Offering Free Stopovers in Rome This Italian Airline Is Now Offering Free Stopovers in Rome

Planning a trip to Europe? Why not make a quick stop in Rome, the Eternal City. Alitalia, the flag carrier airline of Italy, is currently offering free stopovers up to three nights long for their passengers.

Get Your Passport Now Before Fees Go Up Get Your Passport Now Before Fees Go Up

If you’re in need of a new passport, or haven’t renewed yours in a long while, now’s the time. A fee increase will be going into effect come April.

The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally familiar. I recently got back from a trip there, and while it wasn’t my first visit, I still learned a whole lot. Mainly, I figured out what kind of items are best to…

Find Great Local Bars by Chatting With the Hotel Bartender Find Great Local Bars by Chatting With the Hotel Bartender

You’re visiting a new city and you want to find a nice bar where you can grab a decent drink. Where do you go first? Close the Yelp app and hit the hotel bar, of course. Here’s why.

Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs

You wouldn’t think online shopping could get you in trouble with customs, but if you accidentally order counterfeit merchandise on Amazon it just might. If you plan on doing a lot of traveling, you probably want to double check your orders from now on.

How to Travel to Cuba Solo Under Trump's New Regulations How to Travel to Cuba Solo Under Trump's New Regulations

Since Trump restricted travel to Cuba in November, you may be laboring under the assumption that it’s once again illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba, but that’s simply not true. The regulations have become a bit more strict, sure, but it’s still possible to go follow in Hemingway’s footsteps, even if you’re going…

Travel Wisely With These Tips from Nineteenth Century Japan Travel Wisely With These Tips from Nineteenth Century Japan

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Youtuber Logan Paul and his childish antics while visiting the beautiful country of Japan. Well, if you were unaware, there’s a way you should and shouldn’t act when you’re visiting unfamiliar places. The Japanese have known these rules for hundreds of years.

Always Add an Extra Day Off to Your Vacation Plans Always Add an Extra Day Off to Your Vacation Plans

Even if you’ve had a vacation filled with rest and relaxation, the trip coming home is often enough to wipe you out and get you disoriented. The next time you plan a vacation, give yourself an extra day to bounce back and get ready for your return to work.

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…

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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?

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