Posts Categorized: Travel News & Info

Venezuela, Decision 2006

By Kayla Allen The United States isn't the only country in the world with tumultuous elections. While the Democrats and Republicans were going at it in the US, Venezuelans braced themselves for their presidential elections, which promised to be eventful. On Saturday, November 25th hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans showed their support for the leading… Read more »

European vs. Brazilian Portuguese

Falamos a mesma língua? By Alexa Boyce Many people wonder what the difference is between learning Spanish in Latin America vs. learning it in Spain. The answer is: there isn't one, except a few slang words and general accent differences. Perhaps the more interesting question is: what is the difference between Brazilian Portuguese and European… Read more »

Liquids on Board?

By Connie Marianacci After all the terrorist attacks and threats, going to the airport has become a complete hassle. You are even advised to arrive to the airport 3 hours earlier than your flight if you are traveling international! Moreover, where do we stand? May you take liquids on board? May you bring your contact… Read more »

Travel Ecuador

– The Galapagos Islands – By Kayla Allen There are many places in the world that I would love to have the opportunity to visit. Few however that I have dreamed of going to from the moment I first learned of their existence as a child. The Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador may… Read more »

Tibet and Beijing

By Alexa Boyce As of July first, 2006, Tibet and Beijing are directly connected by train. The train begins its 4,060 km trip at the Beijing West station at 9:30 p.m. and finishes the 47 1/2 hour trip in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet at 8:58 p.m. on Monday. Chinese President Hu Jintao attended a… Read more »


By Alexa Boyce Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that seeks to alleviate illness by inserting and manipulating needles into 'acupuncture points' on the body. This system stirs controversy over its efficacy in modern medicine, but it has been widely used throughout Asia for at least the last 5,000 years. Some scholars believe… Read more »

Egypt Arabic

By Alexa Boyce There is usually a local dialect associated with each country or region, but that of Egypt is understood universally in the Arabic world. This is due to the large number of movies and television shows that are filmed in Cairo. In fact, Cairo boasts the third largest film industry aside from Hollywood… Read more »

Travel Costa Rica – Colorful Native Birds

By Alexa Boyce – Costa Rica is not only a great place to learn Spanish; it is also a great place to go experience eco-tourism and some of the most pristine nature scenes in the world. From the cloud forest to the palm-lined beaches, Costa Rica's national motto of 'Pura Vida' rings true. Over 25%… Read more »

Travel Al Ain and UAE – Local Events

By Alexa Boyce – Al Ain was designed as a garden oasis city, and therefore attracts thousands of tourists each year who are looking for resorts and hot springs spas. However, the city stages a wide variety of social, cultural and business events. The city is home to a number of leading academic and medical… Read more »

Chichen Itza & Xel-Ha

By Dana Heffernan – Guest Blogger When my husband and I chose the Riviera Maya for our honeymoon, we were looking for a place to get away to and relax after a hectic year of wedding planning. We were pleasantly surprised by the interesting day trips available to those staying in the Riviera Maya and… Read more »