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Teaching English in China: 5 Things You Need to Know

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Jul 16, 2013 / 0 comments

Is one of your dream goals to teach English in China? You may have always been fascinated by Chinese culture (and Chinese food?). You might want to live and work in a different country.

Travel Inspiration: Migrationology

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Jul 10, 2013 / 0 comments

Inspiration is one of the best tools in our travel planning arsenal. And inspiration is everywhere, isn't it? From the textiles you see while out and about, to books, to meals, to travel sites - they all contribute to what we want to see, do, and learn about while traveling.

Travel Safety Tips

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Jul 07, 2013 / 0 comments

Often, we take our safety for granted:  in our home towns, malls, and even surrounding cities.  As we become familiar with an area, we begin to feel comfortable with ourselves and not worry about our safety.  This is all good and well until we begin to travel to foreign places.  We can’t always count on having the best safety while traveling to new places.  If we

Educators Explore the Amazon!

Thirty educators from across the US departed for the Amazon last week to participate in a unique professional development program – The 2013 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest sponsored by EcoTeach

6 Ways to Get Around Australia

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Jul 02, 2013 / 0 comments

Australia is a big place. Often, when travelers head there, they think of going to one place. But imagine exploring Australia – in a variety of ways! There are so many different ways to get around Australia – and as you know, the journey is the best part! You will find that your travel stories will be much richer, for the diversity of your experiences.

You eat this? Crazy.

by Gabriel Miller / Jun 23, 2013 / 0 comments

Foods are what keep us alive, right? So why does the human race eat food like “Bandit Burger! And if you don’t want a mile long one then how about a junior Bandit Burger!”? (Courtesy of Mc Donalds commercial.) I mean really, why not a smelly durian fruit?

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Galapagos Travel Tips

Charles Darwin made the Galapagos famous with his famous works on evolution. Today, we look at this region of South America a bit differently.

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Off the beaten path: A New Way to Explore the United Kingdom

Do you like to get off the beaten path, while traveling? I do, too. It’s always fun to get a new perspective on a place. Most travelers think off the beaten path means driving rural roads and visiting small villages. But there’s another way to explore off the beaten path – via ship!

What if Darwin had a Smartphone?

Back in the day, science was often relegated to wealthy, self-funded explorers and “gentlemen scientists” the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, and Isaac Newton. One could argue that they were the original “citizen scientists” but back then you had to have money and time to explore the world and formulate big thoughts.

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What I packed & what I shouldn’t have brought

What I packed & what I shouldn’t have brought: one girl’s struggle with over packing and condensing.

When I find out I’m going on vacation, my first thought (aside from being excited that I’m going somewhere) is ‘oh shit. How am I going to pack?