Hong Kong: Seven Million Lights

Hong Kong: Seven Million Lights

There must have been seven million lights ablaze on my first night in Hong Kong. I gazed out of the car window, unable to close my eyes for a second, not wanting to miss even one moment of that drive. As we passed high-rise after high-rise, the driver turned to me and said, “Behind each of those lights is a person. Seven million people; seven million lights.” That was the first time it hit me: an overwhelming desire to know the people behind the lights.

The Expanding World of Languages in Slovakia

The Expanding World of Languages in Slovakia

Since the fall of communism, Slovaks have had more opportunities to learn other languages. Once restricted from learning certain languages, Slovaks are now required to learn multiple languages in school. This ability to speak multiple languages benefits Slovaks in travel, business, and academics. It also brings an added ability to understand different cultures. Helen Doron English now has a growing branch in Zvolen, Slovakia. Children as young as 3 months old can begin learning English. The program teaches without translation, encouraging learning patterned after how an infant learns his/her mother tongue.

Dingle Peninsula: The Slea Head Drive

Dingle Peninsula: The Slea Head Drive

Experience the coasts of Ireland around the Dingle Peninsula with the scenic Slea Head Drive. Splash around with Fungie the Dingle dolphin or walk where the Knight of Kerry lived.

Backpacking Your Way

Backpacking Your Way

Backpacks are the unsung heroes of adventuring. No matter how gorgeous the mountain view or how hypnotic the sounds of the babbling brook, if your shoulders are chafing, you won’t notice any of it. How, then, should you go about choosing a backpack? What you . . . read more

Sledding through a Finnish Wonderland

Sledding through a Finnish Wonderland

Sick of the cold? You won’t be after this enchanting getaway in Kakslauttanen, Finland.

Dîner en Blanc

Dîner en Blanc

A new spin on the flash mob craze­­—flash dinner with the chance to experience new cultures in your own back yard.

Migrations throughout Texas

Migrations throughout Texas

Texas is well-known for its Great Plains, but it should also be known for its Great Skies—
home to some of the largest animal migrations in North America. Follow Mexican free-tailed bats, monarch butterflies, and whooping cranes as they migrate throughout the Lone Star State.

Underground Cities

Underground Cities

  From LA to Hong Kong, big cities appeal to travelers around the world. Skyscrapers tower over tourists, impressing upon them man’s incredible efforts to create edifices both amazing and productive. Cities large and small speak in many ways about the people who build and . . . read more

Chasing Che

Chasing Che

Follow Ernesto “Che” Guevara—an infamous Marxist revolutionary—across South
America as he seeks to solve South America’s socioeconomic struggles.

War No More: Peace Camp in Korea

War No More: Peace Camp in Korea

Hearts unite across cultures at the Peace Camp in South Korea as a future of friendship replaces the history of war.