Want to Travel the World? Here Are Some Helpful Resources

Do you have a dream of traveling the world? If you do, these resources will help you out, according to the Huffington Post. First of all, you might need a way to bring in income. The American International English Teachers Association will help you get a job teaching students English as a second language. If you have a college degree and you are a native English speaker, you may very well be able to find a job that will also offer you housing. The association will also take care of getting you a visa.

You can also join the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps does not charge you, and they will make sure that you will actually benefit other communities. There are other benefits, such as student loan benefits. You will also get access to housing and dental help.

If you want, you can join The Federation of World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms. They will help you connect with farms around the world so you can get an idea of what the earth is like and work on a farm.

Another thing that you may want to check out is called Escape the City. Escape the City will help you find jobs in remote locations. If you want to have a good job and a good career, but you want to find it in a place that is away from the hustle and bustle and noise of the city, you can find it on Escape the City.

Instagram Reveals Top 10 “Instagramed” Cities For 2017

A team of researchers at social media giant Instagram compiled a list of the top Instagramed cities of 2017. Analysts used geotag data between January 1st and November 17th to come up with this year’s list of the most popular places on earth for travelers to post Instagram selfies.

Unsurprisingly, New York City took the top spot yet again in this year’s survey. The Big Apple is home to three of the world’s most frequently Instagramed locations: Central Park, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The number two spot went to Moscow this year. Study authors say that the Russian capital is becoming a great center for creative talents. Of course, the number one Instagrammed spot in Moscow is the colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral.

London moved down from second to third place in this year’s study. While many people still take Instagram selfies by historic sites like Big Ben and the Tower Bridge, modern buildings like the Shard are also appearing on Instagram more often.

The number four most Instagramed city goes to São Paulo, Brazil. An extremely popular place to take an Instagram photo in this sprawling metropolis is at the graffiti-filled Batman Alley.

La belle Paris comes in at number five on the 2017 Instagram list. Obviously, the most iconic spot to snap a pic in this romantic city is by the Eiffel Tower, but the Louvre Museum is quite popular too.

Counting down from number six to number ten, here are the rest of the cities that made Instagram’s 2017 list: Los Angeles, St. Petersburg (Russia), Jakarta, Istanbul, and Barcelona.

Dublin Travel Pros Share A Few Tips For First-Time Visitors

Everyone who visits Dublin, Ireland, usually heads straight for the Guinness Storehouse. While the Guinness Storehouse is a definite “must-see” attraction, there are so many other wonderful things to do in the Irish capital. Seasoned Irish travelers have just put together a list of great places to visit in “dear dirty Dublin” that often don’t get as much attention in travel brochures.

First off, travel experts advise visitors to wake up early and tour the historic campus of Trinity College before it gets too crowded. It’s a great idea to book a tour so you can skip the line to see the incredible Book of Kells in the college’s library.

After you’re done walking around Trinity College, take a stroll to the nearby Temple Bar area. Although most tourists visit this area to have a drink in one of the many Irish pubs, expert Dublin travelers say there are many underrated shops in this district shop-a-holics must check out.

Classical music lovers should make a quick stop down Fishamble Street near Temple Bar. It in a theatre on this street that George Frideric Handel first performed his celebrated Messiah way back in 1742.

Looking for an excellent distillery (besides Guinness) to tour while in Dublin? Why not try the Teeling Distillery in Newmarket for an authentic taste of Irish whiskey? One great thing for tourists about Teeling Distillery is that it’s only a short walk away from another major Dublin draw: St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Expert Dublin travelers highly recommend visiting Toner’s and Shelbourne Hotel’s Horseshoe Bar for some of the best pints of Guinness in the city. For hotels, travel experts recommend trying out Number 31 and The Dean.

New Study Reveals Top 30 Cities Millennials Want To Live In

The apartment aggregator website Nestpick recently released a list of the top 30 cities for people under the age of 30.

The major factors Nestpick analysts looked at when choosing these youth-friendly cities included the quality of public transport, unemployment rates, and the overall cost of living. Researchers also looked into things that might be important for young people, including Internet connection, the number of tech stores, and LGBTQ equality.

Although there are a few exceptions, mostly all of the cities on Nestpick’s list are in Europe.

Nestpick’s number one city for people under 30 is Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Amsterdam has had a reputation as one of the most liberal and student-friendly cities in the entire world. The cost of living in Amsterdam is also far cheaper than other major cities in Western Europe.

The German capital of Berlin came in at number two on Nestpick’s list. Thanks in large part to the strength of the German economy, Berlin is one of the trendiest and most youthful capitals in Western Europe. Surprisingly, Berlin is also one of the cheaper major European cities to live in and is one of the favorite cities of today’s starving artists.

Yet another German city gets the bronze place prize on Nestpick’s list: Münich. This capital of Bavaria is home to over 1.5 million people and is probably most famous with youngsters for its Oktoberfest beer festival. One thing Nestpick analysts liked about Münich was the employment opportunities in the city’s prominent financial, educational, and engineering centers.

Rounding out the top five on this list include the Portugal’s capital city Lisbon and the Belgian city Antwerp.

From number six to number thirty, the rest of the cities are as follows: Barcelona, Lyon, Cologne, Paris, Vancouver, Lille, Zürich, Valencia, The Hague, Montréal, London, Rotterdam, Nantes, Prague, Helsinki, Manchester, Bordeaux, Auckland, Toronto, Bristol, Oslo, Marseille, Madrid, Vienna, and Glasgow.

Bali Volcano Causing Havoc for Travelers

There’s nothing quite like an erupting volcano to get in the way of your travel plans, which is what many travelers are noticing now that Mount Aguing has reared its ugly head. This is no ordinary eruption, either. With volcanic ash reaching heights of over 13,000 feet, airlines have good reason to become concerned about the safety of flights going in and out of the region. Because volcanic ash can be catastrophic to planes if it is sucked into the engine, airlines must remain vigilant whenever there is an eruption of this magnitude.

Luckily, some of Bali’s busiest airports are far from the site of the volcano. With Mount Aguing erupting for the second time this week, though, visitors to Bali should definitely be on guard. With experts underlining the severity of the volcano, as well as the likelihood that it may continue to disrupt normal life on the island, those who are thinking about traveling in or out of Bali should definitely double check their travel plans.

Of course, the tourism industry is never pleased when Mother Nature decides to show off her power during these episodes. With losses of up to $100 million, it’s easy to see why most prefer when the volcano stays quiet. However, the unfortunate fact is that Bali does exist within a zone known as the ring of fire, which is known for these types of occurrences.

If You Travel the World On Business, Make Sure to Take Your Health Into Account

Do you travel the world frequently for business? According to the New York Times, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that those who travel for business all around the world need to watch out for things like insomnia and weight gain.

The truth is that traveling the world on business is no longer limited to millionaires. Many people who travel for business are in the middle class and use economy tickets. Travel and jet lag can lead to problems such as insomnia and lack of sleep. Not having access to healthy fresh food can lead to weight gain. Airline food is also usually not very healthy. If you travel a lot, make sure to get enough exercise, healthy food, and sleep. This can help you avoid health problems in the long run such as aging and heart stress.

However, studies also found that people who did not travel at all also had health problems. This may be because people with serious health problems can not board planes in the first place.

Corporations should be urged to take into consideration the health of their employees. They can try to reduce the amount of traveling they need to do in order to succeed at their company. Travelers should make sure to get healthy food and try to get as much sleep as possible. Also, try to exercise as much as you can.

EF Education First Ranks Top 20 Countries For English-Only Travelers

One issue English-speaking travelers face from time to time is the language barrier. Luckily for English monoglots, the company EF Education First has just put together its 2017 list for the top 20 nations on earth with the highest English Proficiency Indices. All 20 of the nations listed below have very high levels of English proficiency…but it’s still a nice gesture to learn key phrases from your travel destination’s mother tongue.

For the second year in a row, EF ranks the Netherlands as the best nation in terms of English education. Study authors note that the Dutch Ministry of Education requires all schoolchildren to learn English in primary and secondary education. Plus, tons of Dutch kids spend hours watching American and British TV shows with English captions on the TV.

Number two on EF’s list is Sweden. Amazingly, at least one quarter of Swedes study and/or work abroad (most often in an English-speaking country) at some point in their lives. Plus, all foreign shows are shown in their original language without captions on Swedish TV.

The third best place for an English-only speaker to travel to is Denmark. If you know your geography, then you probably already know that Denmark is located nearby Sweden and the Netherlands. All three of these nations (plus Norway, which comes in number four) have similar Germanic roots to English. It also helps that most Danes love to travel internationally and watch British shows on TV without subtitles.

From number five to number 20, here are the remaining countries on EF’s list: Singapore, Finland, Luxembourg, South Africa, Germany, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Malaysia, Switzerland, the Philippines, Serbia, Portugal, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Best Travel Destinations In 2018 Revealed In New National Geographic Survey

National Geographic editors just released their 21 picks for the best travel destinations in 2018. While there are a few mainstream cities on this list, editors tried to choose mostly “off the beaten path” destinations.

First on this list of 2018 holiday locations is the city of Harar, Ethiopia. Located in the eastern section of the African nation, Harar is considered one of the holiest cities by Muslims with a total of 82 mosques. Besides visiting the city’s marvelous historic sites, Harar is known for its exceptional coffee and local hyenas.

Number two on this travel list is the Jujuy Province in northwestern Argentina. Ideal for nature lovers, Jujuy Province has some of the most colorful mountains and intriguing rock formations in the world.

Editors chose the capital Tbilisi in the country of Georgia as their third place travel pick. On the banks of the Mtkvari River, Tbilisi has many fascinating museums and beautiful cathedrals to tour. Tbilisi is also famous for its sulfur baths, glorious wine, and delicious cuisine.

Although Sydney, Australia, is an obvious tourist draw, National Geographic editors put it in fourth place due to draw attention to the Opera House’s latest renovation. That’s right, Sydney’s world-renowned Opera House just finished a $273-million renovation that includes a new foyer and state-of-the-art acoustics.

From number five to number twenty-one, here are the rest of the cities on National Geographic’s 2018 destinations list: Oaxaca, Mexico; Vienna, Austria; Oahu, Hawaii; Malmo, Sweden; Jordan Trail; Dublin, Ireland; Madagascar; Santiago, Chile; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Cleveland, Ohio; Tetouan, Morocco; Seoraksan National Park, South Korea; Albania; San Antonio, Texas; Labrador, Canada; Friesland, Netherlands; and Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.

The 3 Ideal Destinations for a Family Vacation

Picking the right destination for a family vacation can be a daunting task, especially if you have to choose a spot that will be ideal for everyone in the family. In situations like these, it’s best to ask the experts; those who have first-hand experience with the world travel guide. That is where the reviews of other travelers come in handy. Booking.com will help you make the right choice as it has more than 91 million reviews on their site. The following destinations come highly recommended for travelers:

1. Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Antigua is a charming small city that has been around for more than 500 years. The town looks impressive with its colorful Spanish architecture covering the streets. It comes to life in the evening with live, local Spanish music and dance. That is not all; the city also provides a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains, an excellent place for active families to go on a trek.

2. Ucluelet, Canada

Ucluelet offers families a stunning ocean view and lots of fun activities to engage in such as camping, kayaking, surfing, hiking, and boat rides. There is also a Wild Pacific Trail that leads you along beautiful thickets of trees and a wild coastline. The coastal area’s hot spring is also another reason that makes this spot the ultimate destination.

3. Salento, Colombia

If you love delicious cuisine as a family, Salento is the right destination for you. The town was traditionally a coffee town; it’s now becoming one of the top family vacation spots. It’s lively and welcoming, and it has a string of restaurants that serve tasty local cuisine. You can take a horseback ride through the Columbian forest on a cloudy, sunny day or visit a coffee plantation.

Air New Zealand Named World’s Best Airline for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth year in a row, Air New Zealand has received the coveted Airline of the Year award from AirlineRatings.com. The site released its list of the World’s Best Airlines for 2018 on November 2, 2017, with Air New Zealand once again at the top.

Citing the airline’s environmental consciousness, record-breaking financial growth and dedicated workforce, AirlineRatings.com described Air New Zealand as an “industry trendsetter” that ranked first or tied-first in all of the agency’s 13 judging criteria. These criteria span every aspect of the air travel industry, including safety, fleet age, profitability, passenger reviews and environmental sustainability.

Air New Zealand’s commitment to improving its economy seat classes received special recognition from AirlineRatings.com editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas, who described the airline’s premium economy cabins as “standouts” that “give thrifty travelers choices and more comfort.” Judges were also impressed with the carrier’s new tracking wristbands, which allow parents to receive live updates on children traveling unaccompanied.

Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand, credited the award to his employees, whom he said put in a “huge effort” to “deliver a world-class Kiwi experience on the ground and in the air.” He promised further innovations in 2018.

Second place on the list of the World’s Best Airlines for 2018 went to Australia’s largest airline, Qantas. The Sydney-based carrier took home the awards for Best Domestic Class, Best Catering and Best Lounges. It was also declared the World’s Safest Airline back in January. Third place went to Singapore Airlines, which received the Best First Class award.