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How To Teach English In South Korea

How To Teach English In South Korea

Imagine if you could not only travel abroad, but enhance your job qualifications and get paid, all at the same time? For many people, teaching English overseas is one way to do exactly that. Laura Clements is one such American who decided to take the plunge and head for a foreign classroom. She taught English... read more
Take a plunge at the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Take a plunge at the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

I’ve never really understood why more buildings don’t make use of their rooftops to create a space where people can enjoy fresh air, sun and views. To me, slapping shingles onto a roof just seems like a wasted opportunity. Fortunately there are some architects out there who have not only seen the light, but have... read more
Manhattanhenge: NYC even does its sunsets in style

Manhattanhenge: NYC even does its sunsets in style

Native New Yorkers seem to possess a kind of devotion to their city that goes beyond the usual hometown pride (for comedic insight into the NYC mindset, check out this map of the United States as seen by a New Yorker). So events like Manhattanhenge, when heavenly bodies align to cast a mathematically perfect glow... read more
Sleep in a cave (hotel) in Turkey

Sleep in a cave (hotel) in Turkey

The idea of sleeping in a cave doesn’t hold much appeal to those of us who are non-campers, but I’ll admit, it does sound pretty hard-core. Which is exactly why I was excited about sleeping in a cave when I visited Turkey. The even more exciting part was that this cave had four walls, a... read more
Come face to face with a dinosaur... footprint

Come face to face with a dinosaur… footprint

I think just about everyone goes through a dinosaur phase growing up. Even if you’re a girl, hate reptiles, and have no interest in history, it doesn’t matter because the magic of the seemingly mythic dinosaur overcomes all boundaries. Now a lot of places around the world have done a pretty good job of creating... read more
The spa where flesh-eating fish replace your loofah

The spa where flesh-eating fish replace your loofah

Spa getaways are nothing new, but what is different is when a spa attracts as many men as it does women, and when the treatment involves not massages and manicures…but fish. Flesh-eating fish to be precise. Well, okay, perhaps flesh–eating sounds a little dramatic, but the truth is, these fish do nibble at your skin.... read more
Play with baby... alligators

Play with baby… alligators

When I was a kid growing up in Australia, I remember a popular children’s song at the time was Never Smile at a Crocodile. While most children’s songs are really just gobbledygook, this one actually offered some pretty sage advice. After all, crocs are vicious things. Coming face to face with one — let alone... read more
Unusual roadside attractions

Unusual roadside attractions

Big is better. At least, that’s how we seem to feel when it comes to the kind of attractions we like to hit up when we’re on a road trip. Would we drive 30 minutes out of our way to check out a scenic lookout? Maybe. Maybe not. But tell me some no-name town is... read more
Paris Syndrome and the dangers of high expectations

Paris Syndrome and the dangers of high expectations

Ah, Paris. It’s the city of love, lights, croissants and berets. Throw in some celebrated art, high fashion, an iconic tower, quaint cobblestones and a plethora of sidewalk cafés, and you can quickly understand why Paris is one of the world’s most popular destinations. I mean, really, what’s not to love? Plenty, according to the... read more
How to be an extra in a Bollywood movie

How to be an extra in a Bollywood movie

Andy Warhol once said, “in the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.” Have you gotten your 15 minutes? No? Yes, but want more? Well keep reading, because today I’m talking about how you can be immortalized on film alongside some of the biggest movie actors in the world. Indian movies, if you’ve... read more
Poutine or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cheese curds

Poutine or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cheese curds

The French have long been famed for their exceptional cuisine, and having invented around 400 distinct types of cheeses, it’s fair to say they’ve done their bit for the dairy aisle too. So it’s no surprise that Quebec’s gastronomic contribution to the world also involves cheese. What is surprising is the way French Canada likes... read more
The world’s coolest bookstore

The world’s coolest bookstore

{The El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina} I have a strange fascination with bookstores, and I find myself visiting them all over the world. It’s right up there with my unusual attraction to foreign supermarkets – I just find myself drawn in to those mysterious foods with foreign words all over the... read more