What do you do when you don’t like the place you’re traveling? Here are 5 ways to cope when travel expectations clash with the reality of our experiences.
Calgary—that’s in Canada, right? If Cool Runnings and something about a Jamaican bobsled team at the Winter Olympics are the first things you think of when you hear “Calgary,” you’re not alone. Admittedly, that was pretty much all I knew about it before I had the opportunity to explore Indigenous culture in the Calgary area recently.
If you’ve traveled cross-culturally, you’ve probably made a few blunders along the way, and sometimes it helps to know we’re not alone in the embarrassing moments we have trying to learn a second language. Part 4 in the language and travel series brings you even more reader stories full of language mishaps and cross-cultural blunders while traveling abroad.
Sometimes the language learning journey can be stressful, and we just have to laugh at ourselves a little. If you’ve traveled cross-culturally, you’ve probably made a few blunders along the way. Part 3 in the language and travel series brings you reader stories full of of language mistakes and cross-cultural blunders while traveling abroad. Grab some coffee or tea and enjoy these stories full of laughter, a bit of embarrassment, and some cultural reflection.
Language helps us dig below the surface and engage with culture when we travel–an important part of responsible travel. In Part 2 of this language and travel series I’m sharing more than 30 useful tips and resources for learning a second language!
Engaging with culture in a respectful way is an important part of responsible travel. What’s the point of learning language when you travel? Part 1 in this language and travel series explores why language learning has the power to transform the way you travel.
This fascinating food tour in Vermont brings together learning, farm-to-table food, and multicultural history. Anything but a boring history lecture, it combines research, passion, and interesting storytelling to give a rich picture of Burlington’s food traditions.
Is responsible travel all-or-nothing? 4 simple tips for including it in your travel plans. Part 1 of a 3-part series on responsible and sustainable travel.