Folium: The Science of Learning a New Language via Lifehacker

Folium: The Science of Learning a New Language via Lifehacker

The Science of Learning a New Language via Lifehacker It is a natural instinct for children to learn new languages, but as we get older, it becomes more difficult to learn and retain new languages. A child’s brain has much more plasticity, or the ability to create new neurons and synapses. By adulthood, this ability […]

Folium: Legitimate Voluntourism via NPR

Folium: Legitimate Voluntourism via NPR The Folium archives contain many articles on how you can volunteer and study abroad for little to no cost. But I must admit that this is the first article that actually discusses the impact of these new volunteer opportunities on the populations that they serve. Study abroad or travel experiences […]

Folium: The Taste of Chocolate via TwentyTwo Words

Folium: The Taste of Chocolate via TwentyTwo Words I will admit, over the past few years, that Americans have become more conscious of food origin. Buying “local” and “organic” now carries a greater weight, and understanding the role of the global supply network only encourages this line of thinking. I honestly believe that this is […]

Folium: Culturally Unique Breakfasts From Around The World via MyModernMet

Folium: Culturally Unique Breakfasts From Around The World via MyModernMet Pancakes and bacon…waffles with whipped cream…donuts…a spread of eggs and home fries with a side order of biscuits with sausage gravy; is there any meal more comforting than breakfast? Grab your guidebook and head out to enjoy breakfast in a foreign land.  Whatever time zone […]

Folium: The Dying Art of the Bullfight via Fathomaway

Folium: The Dying Art of the Bullfight via Fathomaway ¡Olé! Spectators chant this exuberant cheer to show their appreciation during bullfights.  To this day, bullfighting remains a popular spectacle in Portugal, Southern France and numerous regions in Spain. Bullfighting has existed since ancient times.  The oldest evidence of bullfighting is a wall painting, dated approximately […]

Folium: Must-Know French Words For The “Facebookholique” via TransparentLanguage

Folium: Must-Know French Words For The “Facebookholique” via TransparentLanguage I hope *tu aimes* (you *Like*!) this fresh learning idea!  What better way to immerse yourself in a new language than to become part of the massive global conversation taking place in the realm of social media. Taking a class to learn a language isn’t enough.  […]

Folium: Vegan Travel Tips via VegNews

Folium: Vegan Travel Tips via VegNews Traveling is an adventure for everyone.  Between jet lag and dragging luggage, a travel experience can be daunting.  The best way to prepare for these challenges is to research before you leave.  This is especially true for vegan travelers.  As a vegan or vegetarian eater, you not only have […]

Folium: There’s No Place Like Someone Else’s Home via USAToday

Folium: There’s No Place Like Someone Else’s Home via USAToday Click your ruby heels together three times and say, “There’s no place like home.”  Even in far-flung and fabulous Oz, Dorothy missed the comforts of her dwelling … a common experience for all travelers.  There really is no place like home—certainly not a hotel.  But […]

Folium: Wine in South America Is Older Than You Think via Winefolly

Folium: Wine in South America Is Older Than You Think via Winefolly New York State’s largest wine producing region resides in the Finger Lakes area surrounding Finger Lakes Community College.  Over 100 wineries and vineyards are located around Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus and Hemlock Lakes.  The upstate climate is strongly influenced by the Finger […]

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 […]