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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 […]

March 6, 2018

How Do I Capitalize German Words?

If you’ve ever traveled to Germany, or just read a bit of German, you may have noticed that the language approaches capitalization very differently from English. Wie froh bin ich, daß ich weg bin! Bester Freund, was ist das Herz des Menschen!   How happy I am that I am gone! My dear friend what […]

February 26, 2018

Lost with Locals: A Look Over Switzerland

After three years working in travel, I wanted to make this year a year of tradition to return to places that made my heart sing in the past. One of those places was Switzerland. While researching and planning my new tradition of a trip to Switzerland each January, I stumbled upon an International Hot Air […]

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 […]

February 5, 2018

Words Beyond Translation: Lagom

Skinnskatteberg, Sweden The Swedes are well-known for their minimalist, functional, and sustainable approach to living, and this is reflected in the untranslatable word lagom. Lagom means not too much and not too little: it’s just the right amount, and as the Swedish proverb goes, “the right amount is best.” Lagom asks us to create balance […]

January 29, 2018

Foodie Without Fear: Middle East Edition

The Middle East is not only the cradle of civilization but also the epicenter of eclectic cuisine. From tapas in Northern Africa to the popularity of pita and kebabs across the Arabian Peninsula, this region offers travelers a taste of a wide variety of cultures. And while there is a misconception that some Middle Eastern […]