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It’s no secret that beer is one of the world’s oldest and most consumed alcoholic beverages. It holds third place for general refreshments after tea and water, and, in many cultures, beer is the most popular alcoholic drink. And of course, various social traditions and activities are associated with beer...Read more
Latvia’s capital has a lot going for it no matter where your travel interests lie. The largest city in the Baltics is over 800 years old was named a European Capital of Culture in 2014. It’s not hard to see why once you start exploring the city’s winding streets. Museums...Read more
We all know that Washington DC is a treasure trove of tourism with amazing museums and memorials on every block. Choosing what to hit and what to skip can be stressful and can lead to feeling like you’re missing out on what makes this city special. This is especially the...Read more
Ah, vacations! That wonderful time of the year when you can just relax and enjoy yourself in a new place. But sometimes it’s not always so fun for the locals in your chosen destination. As tourism continues to grow everywhere, pressure falls on locals to take in more people (who...Read more
There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....Read more
Over the past half-century, we have seen a major shift in society — mass rural to urban migration. Across the world, in almost every single country, significant portions of the population have left farmlands, villages, and small towns for bigger towns and megacities, in hopes of better prospects. Europe, for...Read more
So you’ve landed in Bangkok bright-eyed and ready for adventure. Perhaps you’re on a layover, or heading north in a few days to Chiang Mai or south to the islands after checking out the sprawling mass of skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Thailand’s capital city. While the obvious...Read more
English is a wonderful language. In its nearly one million words there are endless subtle gradations of meaning, folded up tight like oRead more
rigami. Surprising synapses fire between leftover Latin suffixes, ancient Greek verbs, and odd detritus from French, German, and even Arabic. And we add to it all the time,...