Monday, November 21, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Here are some good travel resources found on Product Hunt today. Everything you need to travel, however you are traveling. Check it out and let us know in the comments what your favorite resource is.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
This question was brought up a few day's ago on Reddit. Some answers that were mentioned that tourist need to know are:
Thailand, Don't touch people on their heads, it is the highest point of the body so therefore it's the most respectful part. Also never point your feet at a Buddha statue, it's considered very rude.
Also, if you step on money, you'll be thrown in jail, it has the king's face on it and disrespecting him in anyway (like stepping on his image or saying you hate him) will get you a 1 way ticket to a not very nice prison.
When I lived in the Middle East showing the bottom of your feet (like when your legs are crossed) was offensive, saw expats do it all the time though
The "OK" thing americans do with their hands means
'fuck you' 'Shove it up your ass'. So don't do it.
Ronald Reagan committed the same mistake.
In Germany, doing the Hitler greeting, saying 'Heil Hitler', and the Swastika are illegal here. It's very obviously very inappropriate to visit Germany and pose with your right arm raised for photos, especially when visiting a historically or culturally important place, and yet tourists keep getting into trouble because of this.
When you visit a foreign country be sure to research the local culture so you don't offend any one. You're representing your country, make sure you leave a good impression.
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Traveling the world can be fun and exciting, you get to meet new people and experience new places. One thing though that people wonder about is where to stay when you get to your destination. You could stay in a Hotel/motel but that can get pricey for long-term. You could also stay in a hostel which can be free or very inexpensive. Hostels can be great to meet people, but they can also be a bad thing, especially if you just need to get some sleep and a bunch of kids are there too, partying all night, not good. Another option is to House sit for locals, Here is a website I just discovered called HouseCarers . There are two options when you sign up, free and paid. There is no cost for the free option and your get the same emails from them of people needing someone to watch their house. The paid option is $50/yr. You can switch back and forth if needed. Some people even need people to watch their pets while they are gone instead of putting them in a kennel. This is perfect for bloggers and digital nomads who want to travel the world but don't want to pay the high cost of hotels. Also, by staying at someones house you are within the community and get to experience the country as a local instead of a tourist. Sign up, let me know what you think. Happy travels. :)