Neighborhood Spotlight: Linden Hills, Minneapolis

There are so many lovely neighborhoods in Minneapolis. One of my favorite places to spend the day is the charming and cultured Linden Hills. Located in southwest Minneapolis, Linden Hills is home to a plethora of independently owned shops and restaurants. Here are my top picks, all located close to one another on 44th Street (just down the street from what locals refer to as “the village”).

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5 Must-Dos in Cape Town

Known as the Mother City, Cape Town mothers visitors in a certain way. The South African urban center blends high rises with Edwardian and Victorian buildings in an effortless fashion. Coupled with its excellent art galleries, bars, restaurants, shops and rich history, Cape Town lends a well-rounded experience. Step outside the city streets and you will find more to love in the form of golden beaches, vineyards and towering mountains. Cape Town watches over visitors much like a mother in that it provides everything you need in a city. Before you set out for Cape Town, be sure you make time for these five must-dos in town.

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5 Essential Tips To Make Languages Easier To Learn

If you are struggling with learning a language or just thinking about picking up a new language, be sure you practice these five tips to make learning a little easier.

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Heathrow Airport: Some Facts and Figures

Heathrow – it’s the airport I’m most apt to fly in and out of. Considering how much time I spend there, I thought it might be worthwhile to learn a bit more about the place. So, I took a moment to dig around online for some Heathrow facts and figures. Here’s a list of some of the more interesting bits of trivia I discovered.

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European Politeness! How To Say ‘Please’ All Over Europe

Just as your mother probably taught you, being polite can go a long way, especially if you are traveling a long way around Europe. Before you take off, be sure you know how to say please all around the continent.

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