Elica Machin

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Homeless tour guides offer an alternative view of Croatia

An organisation in Croatia’s capital city Zagreb is employing homeless people as tour guides to offer a new perspective on the city.<p>Who better to show you around the streets of Zagreb than the people who have lived on those very streets? Invisible Zagreb, the “anti-tour” of Croatia’s capital city …

European Travel

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Best Place To Visit : Suzhou, China

<b>Suzhou</b> was one of most beautiful cities in China. It is characterized by whitewashed houses, three-lined canals and sumptuous gardens. Suzhou is also …

Amsterdam by bike: Anne Frank House to Van Gogh Museum, city's top sights are accessible on two wheels

AMSTERDAM - We studied Rembrandt, marveled at Van Gogh, shed tears for Anne Frank.<p>But the most memorable part of my recent trip to Amsterdam didn't …

The Best Walking Tours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's flat, compact, and lively streets make the city an ideal place to explore on foot. In fact, walking may be the best way to appreciate the …

Who Codes for America

On March 15, a new ad campaign appeared on the trains and platforms of San Francisco’s BART system. “U.S. TECH WORKERS!” the ads exhorted in stark …

3 Days in London Itinerary

If you want to see the best of the world, then plan a trip to spend 3 days in London, United Kingdom. This is one of the most visited places on earth.<p>…

England

Tour guides scuffle for superiority in battle for Bruges

The quaint, medieval city centre of Bruges has become the site of a running battle between rival tour guides.<p>Experts certified by the Gidsenbond, the Belgian city’s official tour guide association, have become increasingly enraged by the growing numbers of amateur guides, holding umbrellas and …

The Best Cheap Flights And Travel Deals To Make Your Dream Trip A Reality

Welcome to April! Easter is behind us. Spring Breaks are winding down. And that merry ol’ sun is starting to peek through the grey and cold once again — for the most part, anyway.<p>Spring is the perfect time to get excited about travel. Summer is mere months away. Previously frozen parts of the world …

Travel Deals

My Hand Luggage Essentials For Long-Haul Travel

If there is one thing I have learned during my years of non-stop travel it’s to not pack too many things in my hand luggage. There have been too many …

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

<i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

12 Places Around the World Perfect for Women Travelers

It doesn’t matter if you’ve traveled to two countries or 20 -- inherent in the thrill of visiting a new place is a twinge of anxiety that you’ll …

30 expensive travel planning mistakes you didn't know you were making

Would you agree with me, when I say: “Avoiding costly travel mistakes should be your number one priority when organizing your next trip?”<p>Well then, …

8 Beach Destinations That Won’t Break Your Pocket

It’s always beach season somewhere in the world. In the northern hemisphere you can enjoy the beaches from June to September; in the southern …

Paris 7 Like a Local: where to eat, play & stay in Eiffel Tower District and Faubourg Saint-Germain

<b>PARIS ARRONDISSEMENT GUIDE: 7th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS</b><p>Without leaving Paris’ Rive Gauche and following the Seine River upstream, we are going to …

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

Peru Currency Guide

Sol is the national currency of Peru. The Peruvian sol is abbreviated as PEN. In terms of the exchange rate, the American dollar typically goes far …

Travel

What to See in Paris in 4 Days - The Perfect Long-Weekend Guide to Paris

<b>One of my very favourite times of the year to visit Paris is in August. I love August because Parisians leave the city for their summer holiday and</b> …

France

10 Free Must-Read Machine Learning E-Books For Data Scientists & AI Engineers

Machine Learning

What to do in Medellin: The Things You Must Not Miss

I absolutely fell in love with Medellin! This amazing city of 2 1/2 million has the big city energy and drive of a London...The post What to do in …

16 Best Day Trips From Barcelona Spain – Your Complete Guide

Barcelona is a fantastic urban destination, with so much to see and do. But if you limit yourself to staying within the city, you’re missing a lot of …

You can stay alert without drinking caffeine — try these science-based tricks the next time you feel tired

That's probably why countless people reach for an afternoon cup of coffee, tea, or — god forbid — tiny bottles filled with foul-tasting herbs and a megadose of caffeine.<p>But there are plenty of science-backed ways to stay alert using just your mind, body, and surroundings. And some of them are …

Immune System

Immersive 360 Degree Videos Provide That Stunning Views Into the New Seven Wonders of the World

The New York Times series “Daily 360” has captured incredible immersive 360 degree videos of some of the most beautiful places on Earth that are also …

Wonders of the World

What travelers must know for 2018

Whoever said "The more things change, the more they stay the same" was not a traveler, based on what you'll see in 2018. Here are 18 things on the travel horizon.<p>1. Your new (maybe) driver’s license<p>Beginning Jan. 22, you can apply for a California driver's license that will be compliant when …

11 of the coolest passport stamps of the world

It may not be fashionable but I’m a bit of a box-ticker when it comes to travel. I have a list of the countries I’ve been to and I keep track of …

40 common tourist scams to look out for

Here's an infographic with 40 scams you should be aware of when you travel. Grifting creeps have tried pulling scams like this on me on various trips …

An Almost Guaranteed Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set This Year

The first step: Stop thinking of your goal as the most important thing. How matters infinitely more than what.<p>New Year's resolutions: We love to make them. And, statistics show, we almost never keep them. (Eighty percent of people who make New Year's resolutions abandon them by the second week of …

The 13 biggest mistakes tourists make when visiting Rome, according to locals

Chances are, if you're traveling to Rome, you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain. While those are great, there are ways to see them without making the same common mistakes many first-timers to Rome make.<p>On a recent Quora thread, Roman …

Museums

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Career Development

Visiting Paris in Two Days: What To See

Paris in Two Days - Introduction and Overview of the Itinerary<p>A Flexible, Fun, and Self-Guided Itinerary<p>A week or more in Paris is absolutely ideal …

France