Asheville, NC: A Mecca for the Meatless

For those of you with dietary restrictions, whether by choice or biological, it can be a trial eating out with friends and enjoying catered events because you can’t find anything to eat. When out and about travelling, it can become even harder if it is uncommon for many people to have or practice dietary restrictions. The trick is not just knowing singular restaurants to go, but some areas of the world have such a prevalence of diet conscious peo...

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10 Ways to Prepare for Carnaval in Brazil

When February arrives, there is a buzz throughout Brazil as the time for Carnaval quickly approaches. This is a time of year when people loosen their laces, rules become more like suggestions and things get wild! The actual event of Carnaval is chaotic, vivacious and overwhelming, so it’s best to feel nice and secure with all of your accommodations, belongings and costumes squared away before hand. Check out these ten tips on how to get ready for...

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Shark Enlightenment and Hawaiian Culture at Maui Ocean Center

The allure of Maui’s marine wonderland draws millions of visitors to the Valley Isle, but in recent years, there has been a growing trepidation to get in the water as a result of numerous reports of local shark attacks combined with the media’s ill representation of sharks as bloodthirsty killers. While there have been efforts to develop education about the reality of sharks through media channels such as Discovery’s Shark Week, humans are able t...

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WeChat: The New Way To Connect While Living Abroad

Prepare to connect with friends anywhere in the world with WeChat, a mobile communication tool that features a wealth of methods that give you the option of sending photos, text messaging, video and voice calling and so much more!  WeChat is free to download and available on several different devices including Blackberry, Windows Phone, Android, iOS and Symbian. You are required to have an internet connection for WeChat to function, which mo...

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Save Money When Renting Cars Abroad

There are a few ways that you can cut some numbers off that final price tag when it comes to renting a car abroad, but what exactly are they? Doing proper research, choosing your vehicles and locations wisely and insurance are all aspects that can help you save money! Check out the other ways that you can make your rental agreement work for you.  Scout Online With three main options for hiring a car, you can use either a local car rental ser...

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The Importance of Internships Abroad

To many people, the thought of working for a real-world company can be truly intimidating and the thought of travelling can be almost crippling for some who have never even left their hometown.  Imagine combining these two daunting actions of an internship and travelling overseas and some people might just have a panic attack. Though it may be frightening, an internship in a foreign country has a wealth of benefits for your inner and outer g...

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The Great Ocean Road By Bus – Day One

The Great Ocean Road (GOR) one of the world’s most scenic drives that includes natural wonders, outdoor activities, divine dining experiences, exotic wildlife and endless trails to explore. Many nomads have sought to experience this journey, be it by camper van, car, bus or even hitch hiking their way down the GOR. Whatever way you choose to experience the GOR, it will be an astounding adventure.  Although Australia is a popular country for ...

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Gastronomic Tour de France – The Best Specialty Dishes Across France

French cuisine is revered worldwide for its quality ingredients, succulent flavours and textures and a devoted appreciation for delicious food. With over a hundred different types of cheese, France has several regions within the country that each possess their own culinary specialties and ingredients specific to their area.  If you are a dedicated foodie, you most likely have already been or are dreaming of one day heading to France to dine ...

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Driving Internationally

Chances are that when you travel abroad, you’ll want to explore as much as possible and using a vehicle is an effective way to satiate your adventurous desire to see all that you can! However, driving in other countries can be quite unusual with their traffic laws and methods to what you were accustomed to back home. If you plan on driving in a foreign country, don’t leave home without official international licensing documentation and research a...

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Conquering the Culinary Domain Abroad

Whether you’re at a restaurant or trying to navigate the local markets for something edible, dealing with foreign food can be tricky. We come across some interesting meal options and strange ingredients while we are travelling abroad, but that’s no cause for alarm. There are several ways that you can make your tummy feel terrific, most of which won’t break the bank like special ordering your native comfort food all the way to your new home would....

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