by Nia Scott

Feb 8, 2019

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Products / Technology

Learning a new language can be a challenge. It discourages people when they spend so much time practicing vocabulary to not be able to string together a simple sentence. For people that travel to other countries often, it’s useful to know a little of the language so communication is easier and there is less left up to interpretation. Eager to find the new best way to help learn a language, people will spend hours on the internet hoping there is some secret to learning languages no one is releasing. The true secret is repetition and to go for it. Speak the language even when you only know a few words; speaking in the language everyday will help reinforce it and make the words stick in your brain.


Apps are a terrific way to pick up a language and many use them as on-the-go tools for learning languages. One of the most popular language apps at the moment is Drops. This app has more than 31 free languages to choose from and teaches by having the user engage in many word games. It makes learning the language fun and helps the brain remember. The best part about this app, and what makes it stand out from the others, is the content is completely free. There is no upgrading fee after using the app for two minutes.


The goal is make vocabulary learning fun and teach it in a way that is useful for creating sentences and phrases. This app is a great tool for anyone looking to further their language skills.


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Reviews / Restaurant
Aug 19, 2019

The French Laundry

My husband and I snagged lunch reservations at The French Laundry ahead of our trip to Sonoma and Napa. As people who love to experience unique and exciting dining options while traveling, we were thrilled to try the iconic restaurant.

Leave Troublesome Rideshare Worries Behind

We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.

North America
Aug 18, 2019

Trazee In-Depth: South Philadelphia Style

South Philadelphia is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods — with attitude to boot. The foodie, Italian neighborhood continues to rise through the ranks as one of the city’s longest-lasting, cuisine-centric locales, but with a lot of new blood moving in.

Destinations / Europe
Aug 18, 2019

Visiting Madeira

When someone mentions travel to Portugal, they probably mean visiting Lisbon or Porto. Southwest of Portugal proper, however, is an autonomous Portuguese archipelago filled with great wine, beautiful botanical gardens and a wonderful climate.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Trends / Food & Drink
Aug 18, 2019

Pastel de Nata in Portugal

While it’s unlikely you’d go all the way to Lisbon, Portugal, for just one dish, there’s certainly one bite you must have while you’re there: the egg tart. Pastel de nata (cream pastry) is a national obsession that has become a bucket-list bite for nearly every traveler to the country’s seaside capital. Fortunately for tourists, the city’s most iconic landmark, Belém Tower, is located just across the street and down the shoreline from the city’s undisputed powerhouse of pastel, Pastéis de Bélem. Unfortunately for visitors, the line leading to Pastéis de Bélem’s bakery counter may be the longest line found anywhere in the city, as salivating hordes wait their turn to taste the original, secret recipe invented by the monks of the nearby Jerónimos Monastery in Santa Maria de Bélem, itself an architecture masterpiece that places it at the top of any Lisbon must-list.