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Around the world in 15 National Spirits When we think of ‘culture’ we all too often use it as a synonym for music, film and the fine arts, but a true look into a nation’s soul requires contemplation of everything the people cultivate – from language and gestures to food and drink. Of course, you won’t learn everything there is to know about a country by sitting at home with a bottle of tequila and a sombrero, but enlightening yourself on the drinking preferences of far-flung places can provide a little window on the world and...

How’s your Nepali? Not too hot? Well, never mind – spoken languages makeup but a fraction of the way we communicate, and some minds just weren’t built to absorb them. If you find that you’re fortunate enough to spend a lot of time travelling, you’ll discover that listening and observing is half the battle when it comes to being involved with the world around you. Whatever forgettable phrases they may print in the guidebooks are rarely comparable to the way the locals of any given area communicate with each other. Hand gestures...

Wherever you travel around the world, no matter how far or how exotic, from time to time you need to check back in with the basics: a cup of coffee, some WiFi, perhaps even a slice of pie. This needn’t be a mundane moment in your otherwise thrilling trip, however, as many of the most desirable cities are host to iconic coffee shops that you’ll recognize from perhaps your favourite TV shows and movies. These quiet moments when you catch your breath in the middle of an adventurous day can form at least a classic Instagram moment –...

10 Etiquette Rules for Flying Economy Class They say there’s something special about flying first class, but most of us mere mortals would rather save the extra cash for our destination and put up with the struggle of economy class instead. A couple of hours of meaningless struggle are usually well compensated by the number of fancy dinners, beachside cocktails and museum entries that the difference will cover. But with planes filling up, tempers rising, and butts getting bigger (scientific fact!) the more refined 21st-century economy...

Your road trip guide to TV’s most iconic landmarks When life in front of the TV gets tiresome – or, worse yet, you’ve reached the end of every box set – there’s nothing better to rekindle your love affair with the gogglebox than hitting the road to visit your favourite shows’ locations in person. Whether you fancy sleuthing on Baker Street or just want to check the coast is clear in The Walking Dead’s Atlanta, Georgia, seeing the worlds your heroes and anti-heroes inhabit can be more rewarding than any virtual reality experience...

Preparing to backpack is about a lot more than filling an ample bag with a ton of stuff you think you might need over the next weeks. Of course, this method might get you to the train station quicker, and you might not even notice the problem for a few hours – but our bodies were not made to carry randomly assembled weights on our backs, and a poorly thought-out pack will soon result in unexpected aches and pains just when you’re meant to be enjoying your adventure. The ‘chuck it in’ method will also likely result in finding yourself...

The Rise of the Expat-preneur’s The world has got a lot smaller since the advent of the Internet, improved international relations and low-cost airlines – and it’s easier than ever to escape the grey skies of home to enjoy life in a new culture. From Ecuador to Australia (and it seems to be the warmer climates that attract the most expats), economic migrants and romantic adventurers are finding ways to make a living outside of their country of birth, offering a fresh perspective to foreign businesses as well as helping to expand...

Exploring Best Cities in the World for Creative People The infographic is designed to introduce you with the best cities in the world that are ideal for creative people. The names of around 7 cities including London, Paris, Austin, and Tokyo are provided in this infographic which are most suited for creative travellers. If you are leisure traveller and planning to visit London for a stay in a serviced apartment to enjoy heavy discounts and comfortable stay in the central location. Visit thesqua.re, to choose from excellent serviced apartments...

Corporate traveller and planning to visit London The infographic is designed to provide key information about the London for corporate travellers. Get to know about the important things that you need to keep in mind while travelling in London for business purposes. Key information like where to stay and how to travel conveniently is mentioned in this infographic. If you are a corporate traveller and planning to visit London and want to stay in a serviced apartment to enjoy heavy discounts and comfortable stay in the central location. Visit...

Before you go to study, or when your studies are behind you and a promising career beckons, the decision to dedicate a serious wedge of time and money to travelling the world can seem counter-intuitive. Many of us entertain the idea of seeing new places for a while before consigning the idea to a drawer marked “I’ll Do It Once I’m Stable” – but in fact, business leaders and thought gurus refute this attitude, pointing out that travel early on in your personal development will equip a rising entrepreneur with all sorts of enviable...