Daniel Varin

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Top 10 things to do in Trinidad, Cuba

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Cuba, was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its zenith, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills in the region harvested the biggest cane haul in the world — just under a million kilos of white pressed crystals. This enormous, …

10 Undergraduate Business Degrees That Are Worth The Money

In compiling its ranking, PayScale looked at salary data for employees with bachelor's degrees in business. The net cost of each school was determined by looking at graduation rates, financial aid, and campus costs — tuition and extra fees such as room, board, and books.<p>By looking at data across …

7 reasons you’ll never do anything amazing with your life

Because you’re comfortable in your mediocrity. Because you choose not to try.<p>Because it’s easier to talk about learning that new language than …

Study Skills

The Philippines

See photos of the Philippines (including Cebu Island, Manila, Banaue rice terraces, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Asia

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

How to Blog Like an Expert: Tips from the 10 Best Travel Blogs (Pt. 1)

I'm going to pull a Slim Shady here, and point out my weaknesses. Having lived in Sydney, Barcelona and Rio, I might have an understanding of expat life and travel, but I'm still new to the travel blogging community.<p>I'm a rookie, and I want to pitch with the All-Stars. How better to learn the …

UK urged to increase aid to Burma in bid to press home democratic gains

MPs recommend 40% aid increase to drive through reforms that could 'improve living standards for thousands of people'<p>Britain should seize the opportunity to improve the lives of people in Burma by increasing aid from £60m to £100m, MPs said on Wednesday.<p>As Burma sheds its pariah status after …

What happened to the missing Malaysian flight? A visual guide

1. Flight departs<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Flight departs at 12:41 a.m., and is due to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. the same day.<p>2. Contact lost<p>March 8: Airline loses contact with plane between 1-2 hours after takeoff. Flight tracking shows plane flew northeast over Malaysia after takeoff and …

Top 10: Beach Cities

See photos of National Geographic Traveler's top 10 beach cities (including Sydney, Barcelona, and Nice) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Embrace embarrassment - learn a second language!

So you wanna learn a second language during your stay abroad? Sure, classes, textbooks and flashcards work - but we've got some tips for busting through the I-sound-ridiculous-so-I'm-not-going-to-say-anything level to Oh-my-god-I'm-speaking-and-people-understand-me level. It'll take hard work. …

Language Learning

6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

When the going gets tough, the tough are of tempted to stop going -- or going on vacation, that is! But the exact opposite should be true: travel inspires and relaxes us. It takes us to new creative heights. It is refreshing. It's exactly what we need when we're in a rut, or going through a rough …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Round the world with kids – what to know before you go

Fed up with the stresses and strains of a working life in London that left little time to spend with our two boys (then aged 6 and 3), my partner and I decided to do the modern equivalent of running away to join the circus: we let the apartment and took the kids travelling the world for a couple of …

7 Ways to Give Back While You Travel

Traveling is one of life's biggest privileges. Adventures and experiences of a lifetime are ripe for the picking on all seven continents. Having just completed my own 2.5 year adventure across five of those continents, people often ask me how they can give back while they travel -- how can they can …

Cambodia

Asia Travel

In the shadow of volcanoes: 18 images of Guatemala

Winter has been especially tough on the Northeastern United States this time around. My partner and I were looking for an escape to somewhere warm …

South America

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

33 iconic photos of people standing up to injustice

Every now and then, when someone stands up to injustice, there’s a photographer nearby who catches the iconic moment on film.<p>These images are a …

Malala Yousafzai

17 Unique Quotes From Young Travelers That Will Make You Want to Pack Up and Go

Travel: we love it. Feelings: we have them.<p>But there's an omnipotence to words, that's sometimes stripped by clichés.<p>"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." "The only thing you buy that makes you richer is travel." Again? I already heard that one.<p>Although true, quotes …

7 Places You Should Visit in 2014

<i>Photo of Mexico courtesy by Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Is Brazil on your bucket list this year? How about Haiti? We've got the inside scoop on some surprising places you should visit this year, where you should proceed with caution, and which spots to re-think visiting …

Empowerment Play: Why You Should Put People First | Inc.com

Organizations today are moving and reacting to their environments far more quickly than ever before. While this increased speed has led to tremendous gains in the ability of businesses to take advantage of new opportunities, it has also created a workforce that is increasingly confused, …

Employee Engagement

The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor Users

But Indian Ocean islands had their fair share of representatives on the list as well.<p>The site ranked islands based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each location on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.

TripAdvisor

Cape Town Photos

South Africa

35 images of Costa Rica we can’t stop looking at

COSTA RICA has staked its reputation on being a progressive pioneer when it comes to environmental conservation policy. A full 25% of its territory …

GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire

It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million of investors' money, building a social gaming startup that never took off. Unfortunately for him, …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

If you ever played Robinson Crusoe as a kid or pretended to be a pirate, this shit has your name all over it.<p>Photo by: Gregory Santulli<p>The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really …