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The First Thing You Should Do On Your Next Cruise, According to Travel Insiders

Sometimes getting the most from your cruise means getting off the ship and into port. In order to maximize the experience, figure out where you'd …

How Americans preserved British English

Americans today pronounce some words more like Shakespeare than Brits do… but it’s in 18th-Century England where they’d really feel at home.<p>It makes for a great story: when settlers moved from England to the Americas from the 17th Century, their speech patterns stuck in place. That was particularly …

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Yale's "Positive Psychology" Course On Happiness Is The Most Popular For Enrollment In 316 Years

There are a lot of great things about college, like new friends, relative freedom, stimulating classes, and late-night pancakes at the dining hall. …

Five places in England for a magical winter weekend

Brian Jackman suggests five corners of England that suit a magical winter escape. Log fires guaranteed.<p>The Somerset Levels – for the starling murmuration<p>Going west with the sun down the A303 from Wincanton, you get no hint of what lies just beyond the highway. But turn off through Martock and in …

How to meet people when traveling solo

I’m often asked about whether or not I get lonely when traveling alone. Of course I get lonely, but generally, I enjoy my own company a good deal. I …

London's Big Ben

What is Big Ben?<p>The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among London's most iconic landmarks and must-see London …

You’ll Want to Follow This Under-the-Radar World Traveler on Instagram

Photo by Bri Lee<p>Bri Lee quit her cushy job and left her home in North Dakota to become an expat—and she couldn’t be happier.<p>You know those photos …

20 countries where English travels well (2017 edition)

So you want to travel the world, but you're worried about your language skills? There's good news: Many countries around the world are quite accommodating to English speakers, and the annual English Proficiency Index by EF Education First ranks them. For the 2017 index, the Netherlands retains the …

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