Seventeen-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist, has been making waves by calling out older generations on irresponsible energy use and their carbon footprints. One of her biggest issues is with flying, which uses non-renewable energy and creates very high emissions, contributing to climate change. That’s where the concept of flygskam, or “flight shame”, got its wings, as she encouraged people to skip flying and find alternate transportation.
There are many important topics that are discussed, debated and argued over, resulting in raised voices and potentially even fists being thrown. Some of these topics include who the best sports teams are, and which Star Wars movie is the best. Perhaps the most passionately debated question, though, is where the cheapest places to buy beer are in the world.
Yes, it is a very serious question, and one that cannot be taken lightly. Rest easy though, as we’ve done the hard work for you, and have compiled a list that will put an end to the debates. The Deutsche Bank, for the benefit of everyone, and perhaps to help with this very debate, compiles an annual report titled Mapping The World’s Prices. The task involves taking an item, sourcing 50 prices from around the world, and sharing the findings. [Read more…]
New Year celebrations have been part of human culture almost since we started keeping track of time and date, and they are still a big deal. After all, who doesn’t feel better about going into the new annual cycle by celebrating it with gusto?
If you really want to give it your all on December 31st, why not pack your bags and jet off to one of the world’s best destinations for welcoming the New Year? If that sounds good to you, these are the places you should think about visiting. [Read more…]
Respecting other cultures means accepting that they are not always going to eat things you enjoy. This stands to reason, given that what is palatable is a matter of perspective, and widely open to interpretation. On the other hand, there are some dishes that make the world collectively raise an eyebrow, and question what exactly it is that has been put onto a dish and is now being passed off as something that should be placed in your mouth. [Read more…]
Some folks like to spend their time wandering around museums, strolling in pleasant little gardens, or perhaps investigating the cultural streets of foreign countries. You say nuts to all that soul-soothing, mind enriching nonsense, strap on your gas mask, and head to the crater left by an enormous nuclear bomb blast. Is there serious risk of inhaling irradiated dust, and getting cancer in your lungs? Yes, there seriously is. But what would dark tourism be without a bit of risk? [Read more…]
Modern-day challenges call for modern-day solutions. And that’s exactly what Airbnb founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia did when they fell on hard times, struggling to pay the rent after having recently moved from New York to San Francisco and being, at the time, very much unemployed. They soon noticed that every conceivable place to stay was fully booked due to the popularity of the San Francisco Industrial Design Conference, and came up with a plan. They purchased a number of air-beds, put up a site called, “Air Bed and Breakfast” and soon played hosts to the first three Airbnb guests sleeping on inflatable mattresses on their floor. [Read more…]
Unless you do it yourself, a low-cost vacation can easily turn sour very quickly. Who has not eaten the bland food, slept in the uncomfortable beds, and used the grotty shower of a budget hotel or resort? Sometimes self-catering accommodation really is the way to go. At the very least, you will probably enjoy better meals, even if you do have to cook them yourself in a manky chalet. [Read more…]
Let’s be honest, Atlantic City isn’t known for much more than being a gambling and casino hotspot. Much like Las Vegas, the area really draws most of its tourists with promises of slot games, table games, and plenty of cash changing hands. [Read more…]
With summer in full swing, many are looking forward taking vacation time to refresh and relax. Canada is full of interesting, exciting and enriching experiences for individuals and families alike. Our list of the 5 best ways to spend your summer holidays in Canada offers some of out favourite options.
The beautiful town of Dubrovnik was the main fictional city in Croatia for King’s landing in Game of Thrones. For those who are passionate about the popular series, a visit to Dubrovnik will become a beautiful déjà vu because of the way in which it was so well integrated into the setting of the series.