50 Things Every Traveller Should Know [infographic]

Have you been lusting over Pinterest pictures of Barcelona recently? Or dreaming of a chance meeting with the elves in Iceland? Maybe the undertaking of planning your backpacking trip across Europe has left you exhilarated, but at the same time, feeling a bit like a caricature of ‘the ignorant American’.

Have no fear! Today’s infographic shows us fifty things that will make us all more culturally aware of the countries we visit and better travelers in general. For starters, it’s not a bad idea to know the names of at least eight cathedrals or churches in Europe; also, know that Russians like their vodka straight — no mixers, please.

Be sure to know the difference in personal space in South and North America — South Americans like to get close when engaging in conversation, while North Americans may view this behavior as an invasion of personal space; wear clothes with lots of pockets when boarding a flight (if pockets are utilized correctly you could find yourself with an extra carry-on!); and go ahead and memorize your passport number — this can come in handy when you’re checking into your hotel, or renting a car, or when you’re filling out your customs form on the flight home and the exact location of your passport in your oversized/overstuffed bag escapes you.

Before you score a plane ticket, check out today’s infographic, and bask in your new-found knowledge of the world. [Via]

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Which Major City is Best to Live In? [infographic]

Well, I finally got a big girl job and am making a big move from the Rio Grande Valley (southern Texas), all the way to north Austin. I’ve always loved Austin, but I’m not too familiar with it. So naturally, I’ve been researching EVERYTHING about Austin. Places to eat, fun things to do, different parks, etc. During my search, I came upon this interesting infographic, “Which Major City is Best to Live In?” Luckily, Austin made that cut. According to today’s infographic, Austin is the 12th best place to live, and is considered the city of live music. Other great cities made the cut too, such as: San Diego, Scottsdale, and Raleigh.  Ready for a change and looking to move? Check out today’s infographic to see what these fabulous cities have to offer! [via]


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10 Most Visited Cities in the World [infographic]

I have the travel bug. It’s been a year and a half since I have been abroad, and it is starting to get to me. This may seem like a short amount of time to you, but it feels like eternity to me. Traveling is like getting tattoos (or so I am told because I don’t actually have any tattoos), once you go on one trip, you’re going to want to go on a million trips. Here’s a better analogy: traveling is like the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Once you’ve seen one place, you are going to want to see all the places. And if you are going to see all the places, you best get a move on. If you’re not sure exactly where to start, check out the infographic below. It lists the top ten most visited cities in the world.

It can seem impossible to make it abroad, but I can assure you it’s not–especially for college students and recent grads. Yesterday I submitted a graduate application to a school in Barcelona. And I have numerous friends that have studied or worked abroad. I have a friend right now that is in Africa on a Fulbright scholarship and another two friends that just submitted their Fulbright application to teach English in Brazil. There are tons of options out there. If you want to travel, you will make it happen. [via]


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Oktoberfest: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know [infographic]

Apparently, over the stretch of a little over 200 years, Oktoberfest has gone from a non-alcoholic event to a 6.9 million beers consumer event. While some of the stats below don’t appeal to me (6,530 people to every one toilet), most of them do.

Apart from wanting to see the entire world, I have two travel goals: (1) visit all the oldest libraries in the world and (2) attend all the biggest festivals in the world (e.g., The Carnival, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Songkran Water Festival, Festival of the Sun, San Fermin, etc.) The list literally goes on forever, and since Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain is the only one I have crossed off on my bucket list, I have my work cut out for me. But I plan to take on my travel goals with prestige, for I am an apt festival goer, and I will not stop until the job is done.

I give Oktoberfest two thumbs up, and Oktoberfest hands me two ice-cold beers? Jubel! [via]


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South Carolina [infographic]

I’m writing this post from South Carolina, where I have spent the past week for a cousin’s wedding. Normally I’d be pretty cranky since I’ve spent the past week in a crowded house with over 10 loud and crazy relatives, but because South Carolina is pretty much the best place I’ve ever visited, I don’t mind at all!

The weather has been absolutely amazing, like mid 70′s all day. This is heaven since I’m currently living in South Texas, where the humidity usually overpowers any cold front that might pass by (seriously it was 88 degrees last Christmas). I’m sold on the beautiful weather and lush foliage here in South Carolina and I fully intend on making my way back up here for either graduate school, or a job. With that said, I figured I’d post some South Carolina facts so I can be a good citizen in the future. Today’s infographic gives us some historical facts about this wonderful state. Hopefully you South Carolinians will enjoy it! [via]


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