I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.
— Winston Churchill

TAEKWON-HUH? YOUR GUIDE TO MARTIAL ARTS AROUND THE WORLD

April 22.2016 — Since martial arts movies hit the big screen in the 1960s, Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, and other martial arts have grown in... more


TRAVELING BY PLANE? HERE'S WHAT NOT TO DO

April 10.2016 — Do yourself (and the other passengers) a favor and avoid doing the following on your next flight... more


10 TIPS FOR WOMEN VISITING MOROCCO

April 3.2016 — A maze of winding alleyways, intricately carved wooden doors, brightly woven textiles, the smell of wood-burning stoves in the air, and the hauntingly... more


WEIRD, HAUNTED & DESERTED SPOTS TO ADD TO YOUR MUST-VISIT LIST

March 25.2016 — While I was Internet-ing the other day, I came across a fascinating blog called Destination Strange and I couldn't stop clicking through... more


LION CITY: THE CHINESE "ATLANTIS" PRESERVED UNDER WATER FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS!

March 22.2016 — About 130 feet under Qiandao Lake in China sits a perfectly preserved city that disappeared under the water in 1959 when the valley where it sat was... more


BE POLITE TO YOUR WAITER IN FRANCE OR YOU MIGHT BE CHARGED MORE!

March 19.2016 — Have you found coffee in France to be incredibly overpriced? Was your last meal outrageously expensive? It might be because of how you asked for it... more


WHAT IS THE IDES OF MARCH, AND WHY SHOULD I BEWARE OF IT?

March 15.2016 — Before we get to the "beware" part, lets start with the basics. The Ideas of March, or Idus Martiae in Latin, is the day... more


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CAMEL TREKKING IN THE SAHARA

March 5.2016 — We had been traveling for what felt like hours on a winding road cut into the Atlas Mountains. The stop at the ancient city of Ait Benhaddou had been incredible, but the heat... more


ARE YOU A SURFER? HEAD TO HAWAII IN 2016!

March 3.2016 — Not only is this an El Nino year, it’s a SUPER El Nino, and while this has had a warming effect across the globe (I’m not complaining!) this... more


WHY ARE CHINESE GANGS CALLED TRIADS?

February 27.2016 — If you read the news, or watch any sort of crime drama, you are sure to have heard the term 'triad' at some point. It refers to... more


7 DISEASES YOU CAN GET FROM MOSQUITOES (AND HOW NOT TO GET THEM)

February 21.2016 — Yup, there are a lot of scary viruses that you can get from those tiny little bloodsucking bugs that can be found all over the world. But is that going to... more


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN SOUTH KOREA

February 17.2016 — The weekend had disappeared quickly, too quickly, and when I opened my eyes, I realized that the fluttering in my stomach meant that... more


MOUNTAINS 101: LEARN EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS FOR FREE

February 16.2016 — Do you dream about snow covered mountain peaks? Is your happy place on the side of a cliff? Do you... more


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