Folium: What’s In My Suitcase via Mr. and Mrs. GlobeTrot

Folium: What’s In My Suitcase via Mr. and Mrs. GlobeTrot Spending six months in Europe sounds amazing, doesn’t it?   So many sights, sounds, food and photos lie ahead.  The only obstacle between you and a life-changing experience is your empty suitcase. With the new laws regulating what constitutes carry-on luggage, what you can take on […]

Folium: Do You Speak Touriste? via NBCNews

Folium: Do You Speak Touriste? via NBCNews Tourism is big business. Attracting, entertaining and ensuring a steady flow of tourists is a world-wide industry.  France is currently the world’s top destination for foreign tourists; the city of Paris was visited by 29 million people in 2011.  By comparison, London attracted approximately 15.3 million international visitors […]

Folium: Why It Pays To Be Bilingual via Voxy

Folium: Why It Pays To Be Bilingual via Voxy Check out CareerBuilder.com to find more than 6,000 job postings seeking bilingual applicants.  Employees bilingual in English and Spanish are particularly in demand.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos are now the nation’s largest minority group, accounting for half of the nation’s population growth since […]

Folium: A Tourist’s Global Guide to Tipping via DailyInfographic

Folium: A Tourist’s Global Guide to Tipping via DailyInfographic Most people, if asked, will tell you a tip is designed to reward good service.  But a number of those same people will tip the same amount, without regard for the level of service they receive.  I know I have.  As steamed as I can be […]

Folium: Home Is Where The Food Is via HomeFood.it

Folium: Home Is Where the Food Is via HomeFood.it There is no cooking like Momma’s cooking, right? There is also nothing like eating Momma’s cooking at home. My memories of Mom’s home-cooking vary from the not-so-great home-grown green beans and over-done pork chops to the delicious homemade breads and cookies. There are families with Dads, […]

Folium: Food From Around The World via The Huffington Post

Folium: Food From Around the World via The Huffington Post In 2012 Michelle Obama introduced legislation that would revise public school lunches in an effort to bring America’s children back to healthy living and eating habits. The legislation called for more fruits and veggies, less sodium and fats, and a calorie limit for each meal. […]

Folium: Elephants Communicate Too! via National Geographic

Folium: Elephants Communicate Too! via National Geographic Everyone who has ever owned a pet knows that each individual animal has its own personality and method of communicating its opinions and desires. Every living thing expresses its interactions with the environment in some way or another, and we’re finding out, Elephants in particular are pretty dynamic […]

Folium: Texting is Killing Language? via TED

Folium: Texting is Killing Language? via TED FYI: A new language is developing among our youth, and many of us, unsurprisingly, are vehemently against it. As a woman who prides herself in grammatical accuracy and a decent vocabulary it would seem appropriate that I would be left with a bitter taste in my mouth after […]

Folium: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education via TED

Folium: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education via TED Now here is an idea worth sharing! Salman Khan, the creator of the online Khan Academy, speaks in this TED Talk about how and why he believes the traditional school agenda should be flipped completely upside down with the help of technology. We all know that […]

Folium: The Perks of Being Blind via YouTube

Folium: The Perks of Being Blind via YouTube LEAF likes to highlight the awe inspiring diversity of the human race in order to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and get out to experience the rest of the world. We hope, for everyone’s sake, you can learn some things on the way and, rather […]