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The Best Places To Study Abroad That You Aren’t Considering


So you’ve made the decision to study abroad. Congratulations! This is a big step for your global education and self-growth.

A Taste of Aruba


Aruba is famously known for its sandy beaches and beautiful resorts. This Caribbean island has been a vacation spot for generations of tourists to relax and play aptly earning its tagline, “One Happy Island”.

How and Where to Get Your Urban Hike On


By Chelsea Stuart This just in; you don’t have to leave the city to get in a good hike. If you happen to be one of the many billion people living in urban city centers around the globe and you don’t have easy access to a mountain— take note.

Why Life Is Better As a Girl’s Girl


By Katarina Kovacevic I haven’t always been a girl’s girl. As a teenager, there was the typical adolescent cattiness between me and my friends: two of us would hop on the phone, call the third and try our hardest to pull out some piece of scandal from the unsuspecting girl.

What It’s Like to Work on an Organic Farm


By Ash Bruxvoort Six months ago I quit my full-time job to work on an organic farm in Iowa. Since then I’ve gone on to work at farms in California and New York, taking epic road trips in between jobs.

7 of the Best Botanical Gardens and Arboretums Around the World


By Chelsea Stuart If you’re sitting at home anxiously awaiting our winter weather to morph into sunny spring days, do yourself a favor and head start your season with a trip to a botanical garden or arboretum.

How to Start a Travel Journal and Other Tips on Embracing the Process


By Chelsea Stuart Whether or not you’re a writer, it’s always nice to have the details of your trips written down for future reference.

Top 5 Organic Canadian Wineries


By Judi Zienchuk Wine production in Canada is not an easy task; only certain grape varietals can survive a cooler Canadian growing period, and even the hardiest fruits are at risk of facing a late frost (or even full blow snow storm).

What to Know About the Revised Peace Corps Application


The Peace Corps has been placing volunteers in interested countries since 1961. While the mission of the organization hasn’t changed—“To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals: to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, to help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples serve, and to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans”—the application and placement process has.

6 Races Worth Running


BY RACHEL WALLACE Sometimes, in order to fit a workout in to a busy schedule, you wind up running on the treadmill like a hamster in its wheel.

Travel Destinations Inspired by Your Favorite Literature


Setting is often key in creating mood, adding color to characters, and grounding readers in an established culture.

Is Foie Gras For Jerks?


By Marina Starkey According to Gawker it absolutely is, and they were even meaner about it. But if we at The Culture-ist are trying to be unbiased, objective, and maintain some semblance of proper journalistic practice, we believe there is more to the story than a few brash words.

Unexpectedly Awesome Spring Break Destinations


  Though the weather outside is frightful for many parts of the country still, it’s finally time to smile again because we’re going on spring break!

Get Cultured: The Azores, An Artisanal Guide To Portugal’s Exotic Islands


By Jessica Festa While there’s much to explore in the Azores — hiking, bird watching, surfing, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, history — one of the focuses of my recent trip there was local artisan culture.

Must-See Green Museums


By Chelsea Stuart We all know that museums are dedicated to the preservation of history, art and culture, but what about the environment?

7 Eco-Friendly American Craft Breweries


In 2013 the Brewers Association reported that the US had a total of 2,768 microbreweries, brewpubs, and regional craft breweries.

Never Leaving Home: The New Workplace of Millennials


BY RACHEL WALLACE During the months leading up to college graduation, it was not unusual for me to be asked about my post-grad plans multiple times a day.

The Honey-Hunters of Kenya


By Rose Taylor Some tribes are well known; think of the Maasai and Samburu, Australian Aborigines, First Nation and Inuit groups.

This Suitcase May Be The Smartest Travel Companion You’ve Had Yet


  Gone are the days when luggage was just a way to transport clothes and other personal items from one destination to the next.

Global Mamas Champions Ghanaian Women with Fair Trade Model


Why we love Global Mamas: Global Mamas is a Ghanaian fair trade company that was founded in 2003. The organization empowers its workers, known as mamas, by paying them a fair wage for their crafts and helping them realize their ability to be financially independent, support their families, send their children to school, and improve their health.


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