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Which country's history do you share

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Ferries to set sail between Florida and Havana for the first time since 1963

Photo: Wilson Araujo BEFORE the travel restrictions imposed by President Kennedy in 1963, crossings between Florida and Cuba were extremely popular.

Drone sacrificed for volcano footage

SOME VIDEOS ARE WORTH SACRIFICING the equipment for. This video taken by National Geographic sent GoPro mounted drones directly into a volcanic crater in the island nation of Vanuatu in order to capture footage of a roiling pool of lava.

How travel blogging life really is

Photo: haemengine I WAS TALKING to a friend about the not-so-pretty side of quitting a life of consistency to travel full-time.

Things that delight a Vancouverite

Photo: kris krüg 1- When you recognize a ‘less than flattering’ description of yourself in the Georgia Straight ‘I Saw You’ column, making the thought of moving to Yahk, BC a suddenly very appealing, although somewhat tragic option.

5 signs Cuba is open to Americans

View image | Last month’s landmark deal to resume diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana was supposed to end more than a half-century of hostility that at one point threatened to blow the whole world to kingdom come.

9 types of expats in Vietnam

Photo: Runaway Juno 1. The pour soul who needs to feel exotic There’s always been that expat who chooses a place based solely on how cool and validated it makes them feel.

45 funniest Mexican expressions

Photo: binkwilder Hacé clic para leer este artículo en Español. Tambien podés darnos un “me gusta” en Facebook!

Close to paradise: Playa Junquillal

This film relates a story everyone can live one day: discover a place by accident and totally fall in love with it, feeling how subjectively unique it is, leaving you wondering if “everything happens for a reason?

Research: We regret not traveling

Photo by Faungg’s Photo THERE ARE ALWAYS REASONS to not travel: a tight budget, a desire to look like a go-getter at work, kids, a busy schedule, nervousness about traveling to “dangerous” countries abroad.

Skiing the Nevada backcountry [pics]

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE WHAT’S HIDDEN in plain sight. Recent estimates by the Department of Transportation have close to 10,000 vehicles covering the 50 miles of high Nevada desert between the towns of Elko and Wells on I-80 every day.

Mini-guide to Maine English

Photo: Larissa Coe 1. Mainers don’t ask “what are you doing?”…they say “Chuppta?” 2. Maine weather doesn’t get “windy”…it gets “breezed up.” 3.

10 untranslatable Norwegian terms

Photo: es. 1. Skjerp deg This phrase does not bode well for you. It usually means you’re making an idiot of yourself.

The 17 funniest Hungarian expressions (and how to use them)

Photo: Lili Vieira de Carvalho 1. Hungarians don’t say “She’s jumping for joy.” They say “Örül, mint majom a farkának.” (She’s as happy as a monkey about his tail.) 2.

The truth of living in South Africa

Photo: es. 1. South Africa only trails behind Namibia and Botswana as the most economically unequal country in the world.

Behind the veil

By Paula Froelich YOU’VE SEEN WOMEN IN BURQAS, niqabs, and abayas on the news — but how many do you actually know?

Things you lose when you're a nomad

Photo by Raul Villalon THE TRAVELER LIFESTYLE is typically portrayed as romantic — as a rich, fulfilling, happy life.

The extent of European colonialism

ALTHOUGH most of us are aware of the vastness of the former British Empire, of the numerous French colonies in Africa, and of the work of the Spanish conquistadores in South America, it is often hard to visualize how enormous European colonialism has been over the centuries.

Gaia Eco-village (photos)

Gaia Eco-village is an ecological community in Argentina based on the principles of permaculture, or living in a way that works with nature rather than against it.

5 ways to parent like a German

Photo via pikaluk Germans have got parenting very right in some respects; values placed on independence and personal growth are instilled from a very early age, and carry over into adulthood.