Brian Butler

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Should Your Kid Study Abroad In An ISIS World?

By Elizabeth Fishel and Jeffrey Arnett, Next Avenue Contributors<p>The death of a 23-year-old Cal State Long Beach student during the recent terrorist attacks in Paris shocked her friends, saddened fellow Americans and has shaken parents of study-abroad students everywhere plus parents whose kids are …

What to Bring When Studying Abroad

As many people already know (and even more will one day find out!), studying abroad is the adventure of a lifetime. Amongst café booths and behind …

Minimalism

7 creative ways to make your study abroad memories last forever

Studying abroad in college can make some of the best college memories. The thrill of exploring new cultures can be utterly exhilarating.<p>Preserve …

Wall Art

An Open Letter to First-Time Study Abroad Students

I see you over there, an awkward gaggle of college students sitting in the airport lounge, clutching your oversized carry-ons and instagraming the arrivals gate for all of your friends to see (let's face it, you want them to be jealous. It's okay to admit it).<p>"It feels like Monopoly money," someone …

12 Great Reasons to Study Abroad

Insights into the advantages of studying abroad from the College Tourist Spring Team<p>1. <b>Roslyn Kent</b> - University of Calgary<p>Studying abroad means that you can learn how to integrate yourself into a new city, environment and even culture. By living somewhere completely different than your home, you're …

ISIS is tearing Europe apart

We should recognize that the "terrorists" in the recent Paris attacks were mostly French or Belgian citizens, raised in Muslim ghettos (let's call them what they are) where youth unemployment is 40% or more.<p>There are going to be more terrorist attacks in Europe and each will make more European …

David Cameron's plan to scrap the Human Rights Act delayed until 2016

The prime minister had promised to publish plans this year, but Michael Gove admitted the 'complex' changes will take longer than expected<p>Plans to scrap the Human Rights Act have been delayed for a second time, Michael Gove has revealed.<p>The prime minister’s request for a consultation on whether the …

UN on wrong track with plans to limit global warming to 2C, says top scientist

Climate change scientist James Hansen says current ‘half arsed’ plans to reduce emissions will lead to dangerous climate change and calls for an honest carbon price to cut fossil fuel use<p>One of the world’s leading atmospheric scientists has told the UN that its present attempt to limit emissions is …

Climate

Brazil launches impeachment process against president Dilma Rousseff

The procedure to remove the president from power comes months after alleged financial irregularities in Ms Rousseff’s public accounts were reported<p>The Brazilian president faces being ousted from office after the president of the lower house of Congress officially started the process of …

Do Machu Picchu from your sofa, thanks to Google Street View

The Inca site is the latest, and one of the most ambitious, world attractions to be mapped by Google Street View. On an exclusive trip, we joined the team as they captured Machu Picchu on camera for the armchair traveller<p>Things get meta pretty quickly when you’re hanging out with the team from …

A Verdant Stroll With Some Of London's Greatest Views

<i>This is a 9.5 mile green walk, heading from the suburbs of West Finchley, through Hampstead Garden Suburb, Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill, Regent's</i> …

We Asked 17 Travel Pros For Their Best Advice On Traveling Solo And Here's What They Said

~All by yourself~ has never looked so good.

Scootering Through Asia: It's Easier Than You Think

Read on HuffPost Brasil<p>Scooter, Vespa, motorbike, moped. Call them what you will -- those machines are wildly common in the cities of Asia. Because they are cheap, light and easy to ride, they dominate traffic around here, and have become very popular among travelers. But is traveling this area of …

The 17 hottest tech startups in Germany

The capital Berlin is home to a mixture of hackers, privacy experts, scientists, and video companies that are making waves in the tech scene.<p>Here are some underground companies as well as more established names that are worth watching.

edX: This is how you do online courses for credit - Page 2 of 2

<b>The Global Freshman Academy</b><p>ASU and edX recently announced the Global Freshman Academy (GFA), what the partners say is a first-of-its-kind program …

6 Words That Every Travel Junkie Should Know

After spending a large portion of this year away from home, I’ve come to consider myself a travel junkie, the kind that nobody invites to parties …

How to explore a new city: A wanderlust guide to tourism

<b>(CristinaMuraca via Shutterstock)</b><p>On a trip to Toronto, I was reminded of one of the great underappreciated pleasures of city life: unpredictability<p>Henry Grabar<p>October 12, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This summer, visiting Athens, I was introduced to a pair of cousins from Long Island. They had flown to Greece …

Armchair traveller: The best books to kick-start your wanderlust

Summer is finished, which means most of us have used up our vacation days and are stuck at home for the foreseeable future. But don’t drive yourself batty searching for trips you can’t take on Expedia; it’s possible to travel the world without leaving your couch. Globe Books editor Mark Medley runs …

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The world's best places for extreme eating

Here’s where to wrangle the world’s weirdest foodstuffs into your stomach.<p>1. Rocky Mountain oysters, Montana, USA<p>Seafood in Montana? Uh, not exactly. Also known as prairie oysters, calf fries, cowboy caviar, and swinging beef, Rocky Mountain oysters are actually the deep-fried testicles of young …

Dining Rooms

Australia's best food experiences: on the cheese trail

Listen up, cheese lovers – we’ll let you in on one of Australia’s best-kept secrets: the great land down under produces some truly magnificent cheeses, arguably every bit as interesting and complex in flavour as many of their European counterparts. The country’s southeastern states, in particular, …

Australia

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Germany

Olomouc: the Czech Republic's best kept secret?

A nice-to-have dilemma for visitors to the Czech Republic is where to go after Prague. There are loads of worthy candidates (Český Krumlov and Karlovy Vary come to mind), but the often-overlooked Moravian city, Olomouc, has quietly pushed itself into the conversation. Olomouc (pronounced …

European Travel

Asian street food fight: Singapore vs Taipei

Many Asian cities claim to be the one true king of street food. Thais boast that Bangkok’s endless alleyways filled with tasty dishes make their capital tops, while Hong Kongers swear their <i>dai pai dongs</i> (street stalls) offering Cantonese fare put their city in street-food slot number one. When it …

Asia

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

France