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Is Charles Bukowski a Self-Help Guru? Hear Five of His Brutally Honest, Yet Oddly Inspiring, Poems and Decide for Yourself

I don't know if he’s been replaced as a major influence on young, restless (and almost exclusively male) aspiring writers, but once upon a time—if …

Literature

English Language Learners Tell Us What Helps Them Learn

It shared a hand-out I was giving to several of my classes in preparation for a training I’m giving to teachers at my school. The workshop will …

Language Learning

Enter the wooden horse. But this time the Trojans tell their side of fall of Troy

Night Manager creator retells Homer’s epic with a modern slant and fresh point of view in new BBC series<p>The epic tale of Helen of Sparta and how she came to leave her husband, family and home for Paris of Troy, sparking a decade-long war, has delighted generations.<p>Now an eight-part BBC/Netflix …

Ancient History

12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the past 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.<p>Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next …

Mount Everest

First Night In Rome

Rome is beautiful, busy, sometimes manically so and one Italian city I just knew I had to spend ‘proper time’ in. Like none of that racing from sight …

Italy

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Books

Top Florence Day Trips

Taking a day trip from Florence gives the traveler a look at the countryside of Tuscany - picturesque hill towns, vineyards and wineries, or the …

Tuscany

Walking the Snowdonia Way | The Big Backpack

Beddgelert lies under the shoulder of Snowdon, famous for the legend of Prince Llewelyn’s hound Gelert but also close to the site of Dinas Emrys, the …

Up To 5x Delta Miles Per $1 On Airbnb

<b>Delta</b> is out with a new offer where new Airbnb guests can score 5 miles per $1 spent on any Airbnb. Existing Airbnb guests can earn 2 miles per $1 on …

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. …

12 People Who Travel All The Time Reveal Their Best Hacks

It would be a huge understatement to say I was not the most savvy traveler when I first became a digital nomad. A savvy traveler, after all, would …

UD Las Palmas

How 2 people vacationed on the Amalfi Coast and were the only Americans in town

A week into our off-season trip to the ancient Amalfi Coast beach town of Minori, my wife and I heard whispers from a doorstep as we walked along a …

6 podcasts for people who love to travel

The coming of the new year means that for many of us, our paid time off (PTO) allocation resets. This lets us dream of how we'll spend that vacation time, and where we'll travel. If you're not sure which sights to see, a travel podcast might be just what you need. These six travel podcasts will …

Travel

Best of Italy

Use our best of Italy guide as you plan your Italian vacation. Below you'll find our picks for where to go in Italy including top cities, romantic …

Italy

This 100-year-old poem tells you everything you need to know about why so many people struggle to learn English

Tricky pronunciation can make English one of the hardest languages in the world for foreign speakers to learn.<p>Why does "done" rhyme with "fun," for example, and why doesn't "done" rhyme with "gone"?<p>No poem illustrates the counterintuitive nature of the English language better than "The Chaos." …

Literature

15 Places to Take the Solo Trip of a Lifetime

Solo travel, like dining alone, gets a bad rap -- mostly from people who don't particularly enjoy their own company. If you can put up with yourself, …

Underground Cartoonist Robert Crumb Creates an Illustrated Introduction to Franz Kafka’s Life and Work

The use of an author’s name as an adjective to describe some kind of general style can seem, well, lazy, in a wink-wink, “you know what I mean,” kind …

Why Southeast Italy Is the Next Trendy Destination

When it comes to traveling in Italy, Rome, Tuscany, and the Amalfi Coast get all the love. These places may be the eternal muses of travelers …

Italy

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

Walking the Camino de Santiago: highlights of the Camino Francés

For over 1,000 years, pilgrims have traipsed wearily across the plains and mountains of the Iberian peninsula to pay homage at the shrine of St James in Spain's northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino de Santiago is one of the world’s most famous long-distance walks, and these days …

6 Things to Do in Croatia That Live Up to the Hype

It seems that Croatia was on everyone's Instagram feed this summer. The Eastern European country has been on people's radars for a few years now, and …

14 Things You Should Know Before You Travel to Italy

If you were to ask me what country I could picture myself moving to one day, it would have to be Italy. The food, the people, the culture, the views …

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

8 Lesser Known Cities in Italy To Fall in Love With

When you travel to Italy, the top destinations on your list probably are Rome, Florence, Venice and perhaps a stop for some Tuscan sun. But there are …

Europe

Opinion: Europe's roads, rails and waterways less traveled

There are plenty of convenient and comfortable ways to travel. But the novelist and journalist Carmen-Francesca Banciu prefers the journey.<p>During the …

Faroe Islands

How to Spend a Month in Italy for Less

From its breathtaking western beaches to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the sweeping mountain views of its northern lakes, Italy offers nearly any …

An expert’s guide: the best homestays in Vietnam | Travel Feature

Vietnam’s emergence as one of Asia’s most vibrant destinations shows no sign of abating. And with the rapid pace of change affecting everywhere from …

The Most Beautiful Places in Chile

Tucked between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a long, narrow country known for its pristine landscapes. Its unusual shape means you can find startlingly diverse climates and topographies as you travel its length: the world's driest desert in the north; the massive glaciers of Patagonia …

Italy’s mysterious garden of monsters

Whether the ghastly statues in Italy’s Sacro Bosco are the result of friendly competition or deep-seated grief, we’ll never know.<p>As I stepped through the nearly 500-year-old stone archway, I was engulfed in silence. Stairs meandered into groves where trees filled with newly opened leaves spilled …

Italy