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Celebrating the Holidays between Hemispheres

Madrid, Spain / Melbourne, Australia It’s that time of year. Wherever you look, across the globe, something is in the air. Maybe it’s the lights that brighten our otherwise-familiar streets or the sound of the cheerful music that can’t help…

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Gifts for the Savvy Traveler

If you’ve got someone whose bucket list and Instagram feed is the envy of friends and family, this gift guide is for you. From airport comfort and packing convenience to opportunities to travel without leaving the comfort of your couch,…

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History and Hebrew in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel I feel fortunate to have had a multicultural upbringing, not only at home but also in my community. Believe it or not, growing up as a Spanish, Australian Jew was not that unusual in Miami, Florida, a…

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Words Beyond Translation: Ojalá

Cusco, PeruHow often does what we desperately wish for come true? Ojalá has always been one of my favorite Spanish words, perhaps precisely for the magic and the possibility that it holds. Although it is directly translated to “hopefully,” ojalá actually…

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Words Beyond Translation: Lagom

Skinnskatteberg, SwedenThe Swedes are well-known for their minimalist, functional, and sustainable approach to living, and this is reflected in the untranslatable word lagom. Lagom means not too much and not too little: it’s just the right amount, and as the Swedish…

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Words Beyond Translation: Waldeinsamkeit

Colorado, United StatesI recently came to learn of a German word that perfectly captures one’s deep and intimate connection with nature. Waldeinsamkeit roughly translates to “the feeling of being alone in the woods.” The structure of the word says it all:…

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The State of Travel in 2018

If your New Year’s goals include learning a new language and packing in plenty of travel, you’re in good company. In recent years, travel, recreation, and eating out made up about 20% of consumer spending while investment in durable goods…

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