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The Power of Polite

Kindly step this way to the politeness theory where you'll discover the power of good manners. We'll also discuss which countries are the most polite …

Primates

7 uncomfortable truths about traveling solo as a woman

WHEN I ANNOUNCED that I was going to travel solo around the world, people thought I was a) out of my mind or b) a tragedy waiting to happen. All I …

Sexual Harassment

7 German food myths that need to die

1. Germans don’t have their own cuisine.<p>Germans are sometimes a bit shy about their cuisine, which tends to be simple, rustic, and with regional …

9 lost souls I’ve met on the road (and what they’ve taught me)

1. Dean<p><b>Amsterdam, Netherlands — 2005</b><p>I met Dean in the basement of the Flying Pig, coming down from my first bad mushroom trip, feeling shaky and …

23 signs you were born to travel

<b>1.</b> You can make friends anywhere, but are just as happy to sit in silence by yourself.<p><b>2.</b> You’ve always been willing to try anything once. Except …

15 signs you were born and raised in Russia

1. You don’t do small talk.<p>Russians don’t like to waste their time on empty words that don’t really mean anything: we are very direct and prefer to …

Pancakes

Vikings were more trade and bling than rape and pillage, museum shows

Photograph: Ben Mostyn for the Guardian<p>Norse coins at the new Viking exhibition<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/20/1426851945320/b2bdca3e-b82c-4834-9d0d-812cd161933f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Ben Mostyn for the Guardian<p>Norse coins at the new Viking …

Archaeology

12 things people abroad would be shocked to learn about the US

LIKE WITH EVERY COUNTRY, PEOPLE tend to have misconceptions about the United States. Whether it’s because of the country’s political history or …

Washington D.C.

What $100 of travel money gets you in Morocco

CURRENTLY, $1 is worth 9.85 Moroccan dirham. That would barely buy me a chocolate bar where I’m from, but I can feed myself twice with that amount of …

The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

16 signs you’re thriving as a traveler in London

1. You know the difference between a bar, pub, lounge, and club<p>Though you can’t really explain it to people who don’t.<p>2. You’re living in a …

What $100 of travel money will get you in London

LONDON, YOU WILL constantly hear, is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Which is a shame for travelers, because it’s also one of the most …

Travel

9 things to do in Ireland while still in your 20s

1. Rent a house in the country for New Years.<p>Get out of the city, rent a four-person house in the country, fill it with 20 people, wreck it, torment …

Ireland

7 American habits I lost after moving to England

1. I stopped wearing shitty clothes when I left the house.<p>I love wearing shorts and sweatpants. I wore each out into the city of London once, just to …

Ripoff

10 traveler doubts you shouldn’t waste your time worrying about

Sure there is the place where you grew up, but what about your new home, the one you created for yourself? Well you’ve done that and then you’ve …

50 things to do before you die

<b>1. Set foot on each of the seven continents.</b> Antarctica might seem like a tough one, but here’s how. Once you’ve reached all seven you can truly call …

Extreme Sports

20 things travelers do in their 20s

1. Form a deep, intimate connection with a person they’ll never see again<p>Maybe it’s the guy they sat next to on the train, or the girl they stumbled …

12 characters you’ll meet on trains in Europe

They’re freshly graduated, or perhaps cashing in on their month-long “holidays.” I don’t think I’ve ever traveled through Europe by train without …

10 things Americans learn when they move to Germany

Did you run the washer after 8pm? Did you blend, grind, or frappé between 1 and 3 pm? Recycled on Sundays? German society works as well as the …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.<p>The project, titled <i>Before &</i> …

Canada Day Playlist: 45 Great Songs About Our Great Nation

Canada Day is almost upon us, and there are plenty of preparations to make before that glorious day of BBQ, beer and fireworks arrives. But one thing …

7 Smoothies to Kick Off Summer

For a fast, cooling treat that thankfully requires no heat to make, check out these seven smoothie ideas from CHOW’s community of inspired cooks.<p>1. …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

No Forgery Evidence Seen in "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.<p>Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrap making that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian …

Lunar Eclipse Myths From Around the World

Many cultures view the disappearance of the moon as a time of danger and chaos.<p>Marauding demons, murderous pets, and ravenous jaguars are just some of the culprits that cultures around the world have blamed for the moon's disappearance during lunar eclipses.<p>During the night of April 14 through …

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Five destinations you should know more about

These countries might not be on traveller’s bucket lists – but according to the people that live there, they should be.<p>Whether it is the notion that Brits only drink tea or that all Argentineans dance tango, cultural stereotypes can overshadow a country’s true nuances.<p>For a more authentic take on …