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36 maps that will make you see the world in completely new ways

The internet has led to a renaissance in mapmaking, with thousands of interactive, illustrated, informational, or just plain silly maps being …

New Jersey

Associated Press News

Thailand Senate rejects controversial amnesty bill

<b>Thailand's Senate has rejected a controversial amnesty bill that could have led to the return of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.</b><p>The amnesty would have applied to offences committed during the political turmoil after Thailand's 2006 coup, which ousted Mr Thaksin.<p>The bill's passage in the …

Human Rights

Lessons learned from 200 hours teaching English abroad

“¿TRES ensaladas de frutas, por favor?”<p>I leave the tiny serving hatch, where three women wearing hair nets and harried expressions rush back and …

Teaching

Tony Abbott asylum boat plan puts co-operation at risk, Indonesia warns

The Indonesian foreign ministry has warned that the Australian government's plan to turn back asylum seeker boats would endanger co-operation and trust in joint efforts aimed at combating people-smuggling.<p>The warning, contained in a statement issued on Thursday, came as the Indonesian navy joined …

This explains why so many English speakers only speak English

WHAT is this word, ‘garburator’? How can I ever learn another language when I can barely master my own?

Language

How to Make Solo Travel Less Solo (VIDEO)

Solo travel is one of the most transformative experiences we can plan in life. It leads us to new truths, helps form a resilient sense of self and can be wildly fulfilling.<p>For my first solo voyage, I traveled to Florence for a summer of learning Italian, taking cooking classes and immersing myself …

Travel Agents Argue the Web Hasn't Made Them Obsolete

The digital revolution has imperiled the future of many job categories, including darkroom film processor, typewriter repairman and telephone …

What Happens When Two Friends Travel The World

We've all dreamed about it, secretly thinking of ways to quit our jobs, travel the world, and leave it all behind.<p>So what happens when you get to do <i>just</i> that? Vadim Sahakian and Artia Moghbel, two twentysomethings left their job last year and bought one-way tickets to Alaska. From there, they road …

13 classic travel moments

No matter where we go, our travel memories tend to group themselves around archetypal events that cross almost all cultures. Part hero’s journey, …

Buenos Aires

"To Travel Is to Take a Journey Into Yourself" -- Danny Kaye

My dream of circumnavigating the Globe on a vintage motorcycle began after I watched the The Motorcycle Diaries. The film followed Che Guevara and his trusted friend Granado traveling across South America relying entirely on the kindness of strangers. It touched a spark in my heart. It lit the fuse …

Is Your Happiness Healthy?

By now the word is out. Personal happiness can either hurt or help your physical well-being. It's all a matter of where your happiness comes from.<p>Happiness derived solely from self-gratifying activities (what psychologists call hedonic happiness) can negatively affect your health, while happiness …

How I Lasted Five Months In South America On $14 A Day

We were just beginning to feel the heat of the Great Recession, and journalism jobs were few and far between. The flagship paper in my home state just laid off half its staff, and the entire business looked like one big dead-end.<p>Somehow, I wound up with an offer from a local newspaper anyway. It …

South America

The Coolest Hostel Stays Around The World From Booking.com

Whether you're a college student about to embark on your semester abroad in Europe or a traveler just looking to save money -- you need to know which hostels to book.<p>Booking.com decided to launch <i>The Booking Truth</i>, a collection of insights based on their 21 million reviews. Using this information, …

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

A Rare Cuban English-Language Book Shop Opens in Havana

Anglophones, rejoice: Cuba’s first English-language bookstore, cafe and literary salon opened in Havana on Friday, offering islanders and tourists …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

The Exceptional Traveler: Housesitting

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #3 Housesitting</b><p>I'm a big fan of house rentals and housesitting, having done both many times in different parts of the world, …

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