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Don’t Overpack

Don’t Overpack

It’s easy when you’re headed abroad for a trip to want to bring along everything but the kitchen sink. Especially for international travel, you may be tempted to bring along everything you can fit in your checked bag “just in case.” The fact of the matter...
Health Benefits of Traveling

Health Benefits of Traveling

With budget airlines, Airbnb, and countless aps, vacationing abroad is cheaper and simpler than it has ever been. But Americans remain unlikely to vacation overseas, and 29% of Americans have never been abroad at all! It seems that even though travelling is easier...
Things to Do on a Rainy Vacation

Things to Do on a Rainy Vacation

As far in advance as most people have to plan their family vacations, from getting work tasks in order to booking transportation to finding pet sitters, it’s hard to predict how the weather will behave when you finally arrive. If your long-planned trip gets rained...
Language and Cognition in Japan

Language and Cognition in Japan

Much of what we Americans appreciate about Eastern cultures, Japanese in particular, has to do with “zen” philosophies and a sense of place and peace that the US has long since lost. World-famous organizer-turned-author Marie Kondo has won international acclaim for...
Travelling in a Developing Nation

Travelling in a Developing Nation

When most Americans take international vacations or study abroad, they go to nations that are generally developed, with public electricity, sewage, transportation, and more. Trips to developed nations offer the comforts that Americans are used to, but trips to...
How to Talk to Locals

How to Talk to Locals

We all want the most authentic experience when we go abroad, and one of the universally-agreed best ways to do that is to spend time with the local inhabitants of an area, eating where they eat, socializing how they socialize, and learning the local folklore directly...