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March 23, 2018

Foodie Without Fear: European Edition, Part II

There’s so much to see and taste in Europe that you’ll probably be coming back for seconds. This time take a European tour of some of the smaller countries around the continent to get a sample of cultures and cuisines. From the rainy, green hills and bogs of Ireland to the sunny Mediterranean coast of […]

March 16, 2018

Your Guide to Irish Pub Etiquette

When in Ireland, here’s how to drink as the Irish do. If you’re lucky enough to be touring the picturesque coasts and quaint villages of the Emerald Isle, you’ll run into many pubs along the way. Ireland’s watering holes are friendly, open spaces where the community gathers not just to drink, but to socialize and […]

March 15, 2018

7 Books to Read Before You Go To Paris

Get ready to fall head over heels for the City of Love when you indulge in these recommended reads. Whether you’re booking a flight to Paris or looking for a virtual escape, diving between the covers of these titles not only helps you get a feel for the city but also provides a certain je […]

5 Places To Visit In Europe This Spring

For those of us who endure a true winter with frigid, below-freezing temperatures, the mere sight of a flower bud waiting to blossom is like the light at the end of the tunnel, luring us out of hibernation. While many people take their big vacation in August, the spring months are also a great time […]

February 21, 2018

Words Beyond Translation: Retrouvailles

When I think of a reunion, I imagine two long-lost lovers running towards one another, limbs akimbo as fireworks play in the background. But in reality, encounters between loved ones are much simpler and meaningful than that. Rooted in the word “retrouver,” which literally means “to find something again,” the French word retrouvailles is a […]

February 15, 2018

Foodie Without Fear: Asia Edition

Asia is an exotic destination crowded with once in a lifetime experiences, including world-class cuisine. From The Great Wall of China to India’s Taj Mahal, the food that accompanies your adventure will be as intriguing as the tapestry of landscapes. Asia is known as the birthplace of the spice trade and the love for fragrant, […]

February 14, 2018

Rosetta Stone: Learning Italian, the Language of Love

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie… that’s amore.” The famous Dean Martin song is played in many romantic movie and television scenes. No doubt Italian is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. At times, you may have heard some people wanting to learn the language, too. I […]

February 13, 2018

The 9 Biggest, Boldest Mardi Gras Celebrations Around the World

When you think Mardi Gras, you probably conjure a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, outrageous costumes, and hear the raucous din of parades. While excess is the name of the game when it comes to Carnival, there is a specific reason for the season. Mardi Gras began as a prelude to Lent, spanning forty days and […]

February 12, 2018

The Language of Love Report

A Valentine’s Day investigation from OkCupid and Rosetta Stone No matter which words you choose, language is always the channel of love. For Valentine’s Day, we teamed up with our friends at OkCupid to poll singles about everything from borders to attractiveness, receiving over 700,000 responses. When it comes to love, it turns out people […]