Oouah! Hao! Haam! How to Yawn in 6 Languages

We get it: You’re exhausted. As you gather up your remaining energy to trudge to Starbucks, you’ll probably release a gust of air we know as a yawn. But instead of looking like a slightly irresponsible adult/mildly disgruntled employee who stayed out a bit too late the night before (admit it, you’re guilty), you can look cultured. You can look dignified. You can look…FUWA! We’re too tired for this.

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Lost in Translation: 4 Language Tools To Pack in Your Suitcase

When I was eight years old, I remember preparing for my first trip to a country that spoke another language. My Dad purchased a CD-ROM language course in French, learning pointless phrases such as “I am Madame Burton’s gardener.” He would laugh at how ridiculous these phrases were, as they offered no practical assistance for our trip to France. Language tools have come along way even in the last two decades. Luckily travelers don’t have to pop in CD-ROMs to learn a thing or two about their destination’s language. Now you can throw these four tools in your pocket when you hit the road to knock down language barriers and make sense of destinations that are seemingly foreign.

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Foreign Language Brush Up: Four Tips To Help You Get Into The Swing of Your Destination’s Language

When I first arrive back in Italy, after months, if not years away, I instantly become a tongue-tied mess. I’m trying to speak the language that I labored over in college, but the initial introduction into Italian could be smoother. After a few too many blank stares at people mumbling Italian to me, I decided that I needed to brush up on my Italian before touching down in the boot.

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Five Reasons to Plan a Trip to Guatemala

The idea of traveling to Guatemala might be new and a little off-the-beaten path for many vacationers in America (or other parts of the world), but there are several reasons why this half tropical, half mountainous country in Central America makes for the perfect getaway. Do you like cheap food, jungle exploration and ancient ruins?

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Surviving Travel to a Country Where You Don't Speak the Language

Travel to a country where you can't speak the language can be both interesting and frustrating at the same time. Of course, this depends on whether or not the majority of the country knows your language as well. You just might not be able to speak German, but sure enough, you'll probably be able to find people who speak English back in Germany.

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