Niels Barrezeele

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The 12 people and things that ruined Iran

Last month, Iran held its first elections since the nuclear deal was struck. Their outcome was the first reliable sense of how successful President …

How to Live in the Present Moment? Advice from 13 experts.

<i>“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”</i> <b>— Albert Einstein</b><p><i>“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry</i> …

Mindfulness

What Kind of Working Holiday Jobs Are in Australia & New Zealand?

A gap year can get pricey, but luckily, Australia and New Zealand make it easy to afford one with their working holiday schemes. These two Oceanic …

New Zealand

Work in New Zealand

Guide to Working in New Zealand<p>If you have always wanted to work abroad we highly recommend applying jobs in New Zealand. This is a small country but …

What is the Cost of a Working Holiday in New Zealand?

The working holiday visa<p>This is your key to being able to work and travel in New Zealand! It costs NZ$165 to apply for the working holiday visa to …

New Zealand

How 'Textual Chemistry' Is Changing Dating

My friend and I had just seen a play and, like everyone else in the theater, I took out my phone as the curtain came down. Waiting for me were five …

How to escape: tips and sites for working or volunteering abroad

If you dream of swapping the nine-to-five for more fulfilling work overseas, take a look at these courses and sharing websites that could see you teaching, farming, or looking after a millionaire’s pad, for free<p><b>Transportable skills</b><p>Yoga instructors can work all over the world – and the initial …

Terrorism, Migrants, and Crippling Debt: Is This the End of Europe?

Traveling from a locked-down Brussels to a grieving Paris to a refugee camp in Greece, Henry Porter reports on the European Union’s existential crisis.<p>Some things about Paris never change.<p>One November evening in the Place André Malraux, near the Louvre, I noticed a couple in their late middle years …

How a Belgian parking ticket led to international manhunt for more 'plotters' in Paris attacks

French police had believed only seven terrorists took part in the Paris attacks, and that they were all dead, until they searched a VW Polo abandoned near the scene<p>A Belgian parking ticket found inside a rented Volkswagen Polo turned an investigation of seven dead suicide bombers into an …

European History

Paris attackers linked to Belgian suburb where the authorities have 'lost control'

Two of the Paris attackers and at least three other people involved linked to a heavily-Muslim suburb of Brussels where the authorities admit they have “lost control”<p>Two of the Paris attackers – and at least three other people involved – are linked to a heavily-Muslim suburb of Brussels where the …

Terrorism

I spent two years traveling the world, and it completely changed my life

In August 2009 I took a one-way flight to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, with the intention of learning how to teach English, getting a job, and tramping around Europe.<p>Little did I know that that decision would push me to East Asian megacities, the tallest mountains in the world, and …

Travel Photography

Eagles of Death Metal Open Up About Paris Attacks: ‘So Many People Wouldn’t Leave Their Friends’

For the first time, the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal discussed the Nov. 13 terrorist attack at their show at the Bataclan theatre in …

The 10 Greatest Rappers By Era

So, Billboard decided to release an abomination of a “Top 10 Greatest Rappers” list a few days ago. Not only were there some shocking entries, but it …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

What is the best folding bike on the market?

Brompton, Birdy, Dahon, Strida, Tern: there’s a host of folding bikes out there, but which is best? We asked Olympian and cycle fan Jonathan Edwards to put the latest through their paces<p>One of Britain’s most successful Olympians, Jonathan Edwards still holds the world triple-jump record 12 years …

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered what it means to live in the present? Aren't we all here, now, in the present?<p>Technically, yes, but for so many of us, we are only 10 percent here.<p>We are really living in our minds. We exist from day-to-day in a dream-like state where we're not really connected to the world …

Stromae Surprises, Confuses New York Pedestrians With "Papaoutai" Performances in New Video

Belgian artist Stromae is a huge star in Europe who has been remixed by Kanye West (and performed with him at Coachella) and appeared on a track on the last <i>Hunger Games</i> soundtrack with Lorde, Haim, Pusha T, and Q-Tip. Madonna is also a fan.<p>Stromae first gained popularity through his homemade …

So Dublin Has Just Been Voted The Second Friendliest City In The World

Dublin has received yet another accolade, as it's just been voted the world's second friendliest city by readers of the US travel magazine Condé Nast …

Ireland

27 movies you have to see this fall

From book adaptations and Matt Damon being left on Mars, to two movies about Steve Jobs, here are 27 titles you shouldn't miss this fall.

Mount Everest

Man saves cash commuting from Spain to London

Three months ago, he actually did it.<p>Sam Cookney now lives in the centre of Barcelona and catches a cheap flight to London’s Stansted Airport each …

Tracking Anthony Bourdain's Dining Moves Around Seattle

The trip has been a brief one, folks. <b>Anthony Bourdain</b>, the host of CNN's popular show, <b>Parts Unknown,</b> arrived in Seattle yesterday as part of his Close to the Bone tour, and is already off to Portland tonight.<p>If you missed him at the Paramount last night, tracking his dining stops in Seattle may be …

How to quit your job and travel: Don't buy stuff you can't pay for, and more tips

Many people talk about quitting their jobs and traveling the world, but Raf Horemans actually did it — and he's got the jaw-dropping photos to prove it.<p>"You might never forgive yourself if you don't do it," Horemans, a 29-year-old Belgian native, told TODAY.com via email while taking a break from …

The Good Expat: 5 Steps to a Successful Expat Experience

You can be a miserable as an expat because nothing in your new life works as it did before, or you can enjoy the wonder of exploring a new culture. Here are tips for a joyous expat experience.

Travel

Impact soccer star Ciman and his wife speak out against club

It’s not often you’ll hear a star athlete sound off against his own club in mid-season, unless it involves playing time or a contract squabble.<p>And …

Canada

Travel and the Art of Losing Friends

After months on the road, you find yourself back home and excited to resume old friendships. You plan dinners, get-togethers, and nights out. And, as …

Always opt for public transport, shun expensive cocktails and travel at night when you can: Infographic shows 8 ways to stretch your budget while abroad

• <b>Your dream vacation doesn't need to be expensive if you plan ahead</b>• <b><br>Roxy Heart Vintage has compiled eight money-saving travel hacks</b>• <b><br>Opt for public</b> …

Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle, Summer 2017

Seattle's long-awaited summer is officially upon us. Restaurants and bars all over town are gradually starting to break out the patio furniture, so when the moment arises you'll want to be ready to seize it and stock up on some precious warmth and vitamin D.<p>Eater has you covered with this map, a …

45 Best Albums of 2015 So Far

From Kendrick to Kacey, the best LPs from the first six months<p>By<p>It's nearly half over, but the year of the dueling streaming services has already …

Helen Mirren

20 Little Wellness Tips Everyone Can Work Into Their Routine

My life is quite different now that I work a 9-5 job. I’m not on my feet for ten hours a day and I don’t have a midweek day off to relax and get …

Stop Asking Me How I Afford to Travel

Whenever someone asks me how I afford to travel, I have to force myself not to respond with "selling Nutella by the spoonful and procrastinating Sallie Mae payments." It's just so funny because people think there's this magic formula out there. This one-size-fits-all-encompassing route that gives …