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things you do not know

First Impressions of Korea: The World’s Cutest And Drunkest Country

Seoul, South Korea skyline just after sunset

Welcome to South Korea, quite possibly the cutest country in Asia, and undeniably the most drunken nation in the world. Koreans drink more than twice as much alcohol as the second hardest drinking country, Russia. My first impressions of Korea were of being surrounded by cute women and cute cartoon characters alongside countless bars and … Read More

Unique & Offbeat Arlington, Texas Activities

Offbeat Arlington street art -- because everything is bigger in Texas

Situated in between Fort Worth and Dallas is, Arlington, home to plenty of sights and things to do. Best known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys football team and a couple of major amusement parks, Arlington is a fun, touristy city. Unfortunately, many visitors overlook the odd attractions and offbeat Arlington activities. The next … Read More

Offbeat Orlando, Florida: Unique Sights and Activities

Relaxing lakeside in Orlando, Florida

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital Of The World, however there is much more to do in the heart of Florida than merely wandering around a sprawling, crowded amusement park on a hot day. There is art, food, nightlife, culture and everything else that comes with the modern metropolis. And then there are all those … Read More

27 Things You Do Not Know About Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

A question I am commonly asked is “what is your favourite country to visit”? Having been to nearly 50 countries makes this a difficult question to answer but there is one country that will always be in my top three: Bhutan. There are so many things you do not know about Bhutan! A peaceful and … Read More

Traditional Alcoholic Beverages To Try While Traveling

Sake in Tokyo, Japan

Do you love an ice cold bottle of beer or a glass of wine? No, I’m not going to tell you to stop! In fact I’m most likely the one urging you to have another glass. Just don’t drink the same thing on vacation that you would be at home — try something new! Like … Read More

20 Awesome Things You Do Not Know About Finland

Helsinki love locks with Uspenski Cathedral in the background

Hugs? Nope, not in Finland. Not kosher. But a bunch of nude men wrestling in the mud or relaxing together in the sauna? Perfectly normal. Welcome to Finland! 😀 The only Nordic nation on the continent that is not part of Scandinavia. Did you know that? That one was free — below are 20 more … Read More

22 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About Estonia

Skyline view of Tallinn, Estonia on a gorgeous day

Ahhhh Estonia. Totally ended up here by accident. One night we’re having drinks in Helsinki at the NBE Finland farewell party, the next morning I’m with a group of friends on the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Best decision ever! There are so many things you don’t know about Estonia. Plus … Read More

10 Reasons To Drop Everything And Travel Right Now

Tonsai Pier at Ko Phi Phi in southern Thailand

Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences you can ever have. Unfortunately, many people allow life’s stresses to get in the way. Don’t be one of them! Sure, there may be one or two reasons why you shouldn’t travel, but there are literally hundreds of reasons why you should drop everything and travel right … Read More

Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India — So Haunted It’s Illegal To Visit After Dark!

The haunted Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India

Are you a fan of haunted places? Do you have nerves of steel? Well then, this place may be just for you — if you also do not mind being arrested abroad. Like all haunted places, Bhangarh Fort not far from Jaipur has no shortage of myths and ghost stories. However unlike other places this … Read More

14 Amazing & Impressive Japanese Innovations

Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan

One of the best things about foreign travel is the knowledge that invariably comes with it. It provides the opportunity for each of us to learn more about the world and its’ many diverse cultures, as well as a little bit about ourselves. Another bonus is the chance to see which technology, trends, and practices … Read More