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I am often asked by my students: “What’s the best way to learn English?” In China, local teachers will tell you that they know exactly how to learn English. Confucius-style! The teacher stands at the front and dictates grammar to a class of 50, padding it out with phrases last heard in the 1930s and the class writes it down…

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Dubai is glitzy and relentlessly cosmopolitan. The ambitious skyline is comprised of architectural marvels and is constantly changing. A fast-growing metropolis with a fast lifestyle, it’s easy to lose track of time and your wallet. Away from the high-rises and artificial islands lie traces from its old fishing settlement days and beyond that, the enigmatic dessert. Burj al-Arab This iconic…

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Documentary aficionados and insiders come in ebullient droves to watch and support emerging documentaries in sold out screenings all over the city. The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world, attracting nearly 200,000 attendants last year. The twelve-day IDFA has been held annually in Amsterdam since 1988, screening nearly 300…

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When thinking about fuel effiecency the go to machines are motorcycles, scooters, and the Toyota Prius. However, data disagrees. Check out this SkyGeek infographic to learn a little bit more. It’s not to find out how un-green your Prius is, but to learn about “how green” your plane is. Traveling around the world has never been so eco-friendly!