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Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:

1. If you don’t have a credit card with microchip technology (and if you’ve got an American-issued card, chances are you don’t) it’s worth reading up on the advice in this article about how to avoid credit card problems abroad.

2. Check out this gorgeous time-lapse video of New York City. It really elevates the idea of armchair travel to a whole new level.

3. If travel isn’t reason enough to motivate you to learn a new language, this article about why bilingual people’s brains work more efficiently will surely have you cracking open a language book.

4. And speaking of languages, here is a fantastic British English–American English dictionary. As an Australian, I have to say this finally cleared up some confusion, despite a few years of having lived in the US!

5. Let’s face it, looking good after a long flight is near impossible. But being both stylish and comfortable is just what this post on the perfect basic travel outfit (for the ladies) should help you achieve.

6. Want to know where the cool people party? Check out this list of the top 10 nightclubs around the world.