Solo Travelers Talking: Part 2

How to Make the Most of a Solo Business Trip

Speaking of Spanish: Tacos in Mexico

Culture, People

Solo Travelers Talking: Part 2

We’re fascinated by the fearlessness of solo travelers, so we asked Michelle Sander (a freelance writer and award-winning filmmaker) to find people living the solo-travel lifestyle and talk about what it’s really like behind the social feeds (with some honest…

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Advice

How to Make the Most of a Solo Business Trip

No matter how glamorous the job or how exciting the destination, business travel can be challenging. The airport-to-plane-to-office-to-hotel slog can wear you down, and it isn’t always easy to navigate a strange city, live out of a suitcase, or get…

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Advice, Culture

Speaking of Spanish: Tacos in Mexico

If a pang of hunger strikes in Mexico City, a quick taco is the ideal fix to hold you over before that fancy dinner reservation. Mosey to a shop or stand, then follow these tips for munching on a tortilla-wrapped…

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Advice, Culture

Speaking of Spanish: Mexican Slang

If you’re learning Spanish, sometimes you’re only taught the proper words. Let’s change that—here are some key phrases you can use when out and about in Mexico: Chido for cool.  It doesn’t get more Mexican than chido. If you’re in…

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Advice

All Your Solo Travel Questions—Answered

There’s something special about traveling alone. After all, no matter how great a travel buddy you have, nothing quite beats the perfectly selfish sense of autonomy that comes with putting a pin in a map, boarding a plane, and venturing…

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Culture, People

Solo Travelers Talking: Part 1

We’re fascinated by the fearlessness of solo travelers, so we asked Michelle Sander (a freelance writer and award-winning filmmaker) to find people living the solo-travel lifestyle and talk about what it’s really like behind the social feeds (with some honest…

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Advice, People

Angela Duckworth on Passion, Grit and Success

It’s not about what language is the easiest. It’s about which language means something to you. And, thanks to Angela Duckworth, now we have a name for this previously mysterious predictor of success: grit.   Angela Duckworth was teaching math when she…

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Culture

Truth, Lies and Culture in ‘The Farewell’

If you’re learning a new language, watching movies in that language is a great way to keep up the practice. Featuring Awkwafina, The Farewell will reinvigorate those Mandarin Chinese skills while teaching you about family life in China.  From the…

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Culture

Why Has Language Changed So Much So Fast?

The easiest language to learn in probably the one you already know, because there’s always something new to learn. Want proof? Because Internet examines how English has changed. Toward the end of “Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language,” linguist Gretchen McCulloch…

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Advice, Culture

Study Abroad’s Seven Deadly Sins

Traveling can be an essential experience for language students studying abroad. Peter Coclanis, professor at the University of North Carolina, breaks down the common pitfalls to avoid during study abroad, so you can maximize your time in another country. We’ve…

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Culture

Was My Study Abroad Experience Authentic Enough?

There is no right way to enjoy study abroad. This writer asks what an “authentic” experience in another country means, and explains how the most educational moments can arrive from challenging situations. On any given morning, I’m on my bike:…

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