Archive for the ‘Hall of Fame’ Category
If you are a man, chances are you had a poster of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche hanging on the wall of your bedroom when you were a kid. I definitely did. Like most kids I used to dream about driving all of those cars; screaming down the highway at 200 mph like it was [...]
Ernest Hemingway was inspired to write Green Hills of Africa when he went on his first Serengeti adventure. Witnessing the great migration of Wildebeest, Zebra and numerous other species is amazing to behold. Simply having the opportunity to see lions, elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopards in their natural…
Traveling together is like living together on steroids. You will see your partner at their dirtiest and smelliest, talk to them at the height of their irritability, and have to work out important financial and housing decisions together. You will also get to experience amazing sights together, share foreign cuisine, and check things off your bucket lists.
by Emily C. Sims If you’re looking for a unique travel idea, consider traveling to a destination featured in one of your favorite movies. Take a tour of the town, visit the sites of the most famous scenes, speak those famous lines right where they were said. We all have inner-nerds buried deep down inside [...]
You may or may not know this, but Emily and I are both ex-teachers. We both appreciate our time we spent as teachers and no one is saying we wouldn’t do it again. However, we’re still going to break teacher code and tell you a few things teachers normally don’t tell you.
The French are really very gifted at the insult. The fun part is that even though you’re saying something horrifically dirty, it still sounds elegant. Your French teacher definitely never taught you any of these. Use these phrases with caution! Please note that there are a variety of ways to say ‘fuck’ in French, so you’ll see a few different words in the list below.
by Rease Kirchner Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s day. Here are 5 of the best places to celebrate, drink and perhaps find a (pseudo) Irishman (or Irishwoman!) worth kissing. Shamrock, Texas The name of this city is reason enough to check it out on St. Patrick’s Day. They hold a weekend-long celebration starting Thursday, March [...]
Phrase books are great for travelers who are not fluent in the language of the country they are visiting, but let’s be honest, sometimes they leave a little something to be desired. Of course it’s important to know how to ask for directions, find a bathroom and order a meal, but what about if you want to talk to a local? Perhaps do some flirting or insulting?
As a disclaimer, let me just say that I love the United States and I am proud to be a US citizen. However, some US tourists can really make other travelers look bad. You may wonder why other countries hold such hostilities, but I can assure you, they sometimes have their reasons…
Thanks to a quirky liquor law, many restaurants in Chicago are BYOB, meaning you can bring in your own beer, wine (and sometimes liquor for mixed drinks) to enjoy with your meal. But there’s no hefty “corkage” fee to do so. Some places charge a nominal fee of $1-3, but not enough to impact the savings you’ll get from bringing your own.