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.
The Fear of Missing Out greatly affects students who study abroad. For months students look forward to the countries they will call home, whether for a semester or a year, and then after they arrive, the loneliness and separation sets in. It’s difficult to be away from family and friends for a long amount of time and studying abroad is no exception, no matter how badly a student wants to fall in love with their city.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
For many couples, honeymoons serve as a once-in-a-lifetime luxurious trip, often fulfilling a bucket list destination or experience. South Africa is one of those places. The country offers a variety of experiences, whether you want a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.