Archive October 2017

The people descended from Spartans

The Mani peninsula’s jagged, rocky cliffs jut from the Peloponnese at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece, forcing the landscape to heave and billow like ocean waves. From the steep hilltops, stone houses resembling small castles stand with their backs to the colossal Taygetos mountains and look out over the stoic Ionian Sea. This is the land of the Maniots, a clannish community said to be descended from Spartans, the legendary warriors of Ancient Greece. View image of The Mani peninsula juts out into the Ionian Sea from the Peloponnese (Credit: Credit:...

The Best Wedding Destinations Around the World

If you check on most travel websites, there will always be a list of top wedding destination around the world. Married people may have come across the list as they were planning their wedding. For those who are currently planning or hoping to have a wedding soon, it is your turn to get the list of the best wedding destinations across the world. Likewise, you can also check the wedding photographers listing in your location if you want to hire the best to capture your special moment. The good news is that you can find the best photographers near any wedding destination that you choose. So,...

Best Places to Teach Overseas

Traveling has been a really huge fad especially among millennials – especially since the boom of social media. However, traveling to other countries is not as easy as it seems, but there is a way to do so while having a career. One easy means is to teach overseas, through which you can earn an income while traveling around the world. Reasons to Teach Abroad Other than being a source of income, funding and for fulfilling travel desires, teaching abroad can be rewarding in many different ways. Below are 4 major points as to why you should definitely consider taking it on as a...

How Martin Luther’s ideas lasted 500 years

The main attraction of Castle Church in the German town of Wittenberg are the doors where Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses, 500 years ago on 31 October 1517. The document disputed the church’s sale of ‘indulgences’ – certificates that promised salvation in the afterlife – calling into question centuries-old beliefs and practices. Wittenberg is considered the cradle of the Reformation, and Luther its father However, the doors that occupy the North Portal today are not the original wooden ones from Luther’s time, which were destroyed by...

Best Places to Teach Overseas

Traveling has been a really huge fad especially among millennials – especially since the boom of social media. However, traveling to other countries is not as easy as it seems, but there is a way to do so while having a career. One easy means is to teach overseas, through which you can earn an income while traveling around the world. Reasons to Teach Abroad Other than being a source of income, funding and for fulfilling travel desires, teaching abroad can be rewarding in many different ways. Below are 4 major points as to why you should definitely consider taking it on as a...

In search of Russia’s lost gold

It was our third night on the Trans-Siberian Express in mid-July, and we had grown accustomed to the heat. The prehistoric cars contained neither air conditioning nor showers. My husband Dennis, who doesn’t speak any Russian, was left to play with his new fancy video camera, but I was more fortunate ‒ I could listen to conversations. As I stood in the narrow hallway of the train, waiting my turn to use the bathroom, the two middle-aged Russian guys in front of me in the queue were having a heated debate about the infamous treasure train that rattled along these very tracks a century...

Best Places For A Getaway In October

The fall is just around the corner but the will for travelling never goes away. Almost all the places in the world has a special season when it’s best for the tourists to visit them. As we are in late summer season yet getting ready for the cold winter days, we would like to give you a brief highlight through the best places for a perfect getaway in October. 1. Istanbul, Turkey The spectacular weather, the city somewhat less crowded than usual, lower rates and Heaven for the senses is the perfect brief description for Istanbul in October. Plus good wine and the incomparable Turkish...

A tiny town with a big penchant for flight

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Traveling with a Dementia Patient – Here is what you Should Know!

Are you planning a trip with a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia? It might seem a little overwhelming initially, but it is important to understand that if a person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia, it doesn’t mean that they cannot enjoy quality time with their family. Travelling with them will require some planning, but it will all be worth it in the end. People with dementia are often uncomfortable in new surroundings and feel uneasy when their routine is disturbed. So, it is recommended to plan a trip during the earlier stages of the...

The perfect pasta dish Sardinians refuse to share

Malloreddus is not a malady. It just sounds like one. This I learned when I was perusing the menu of Arco Café, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Soon enough, the affable Daniel Fiori, co-owner of the Sardinian restaurant, was sitting at my table explaining to me just what malloreddus is. “It’s our national dish,” he said, if by ‘national’ he means Sardinia, and if that Italian island were an autonomous nation. It’s our national dish This dumpling-like pasta is ubiquitous in Sardinia, Fiori told me. “We make it with a...

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