One of the easiest ways to learn a language is to take advantage of technology and use an app on your smartphone or tablet. Here are some of the best options.
Memrise is the best app out there for working on your vocabulary, and there are courses for hundreds of different languages. There are specialized courses in every language, so you can search by the specific area of vocab you want to learn.
LinguaLift goes beyond the standard app functionality and offers professional tutors available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll have to pay, but this is a great package for those serious about picking up new skills.
Duolingo has become the standard by which other language-learning apps are judged, and it’s still one of the best out there. Gamification makes the app addictive, so you’ll want to keep coming back to learn more.
HelloTalk matches language learners with native speakers and facilitates conversation between them. You can converse using voice notes and text messages, and correct messages using an in-app tool.
Mindsnacks is similar to the gamified model of Duolingo, with tasks focused on vocabulary, grammar and listening, and monitors your progress by assigning scores.
You've planned every last detail of your trip, from the perfect accommodations to tours to enjoy, but overlooked one crucial element: sleep. Travel and time changes throw off our circadian rhythms and lead to sleep loss. However, sleep deprivation can dull your response time, throw you into a depression, age your skin and pack on the pounds. It also just makes you irritable during much-deserved vacation time. Although you may not be able to restore your sleep to its full capacity on the road, you can get more rest with these products that help you sleep while traveling.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
You’re probably familiar with the walking taco if you’re a fan of street food, convenience or even just snacking. Today, the walking taco most commonly refers of an individual-sized bag of Doritos cut open along the long edge and filled with the usual taco topping suspects, but the original walking tacos were made with Fritos corn chips. And, before those, there was the Frito pie — the original, original walking taco, allegedly born in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
The travel industry is booming with the global sector growing at 3.9 percent, as reported by the World Travel Tourism Council. This figure accounts for $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs contributed to the world economy, and for eight years in a row was above the growth rate of the world GDP. That may be good news for the travel sector and destinations with little economic stability outside of tourism, but is also becoming a crisis. Travel is more popular than ever now that the middle class is going global, the airlines are competing for fares and stories of people quitting their jobs to travel the world are the norm.