Folium: Use Photos To Ask For Directions in Foreign Countries via Lifehacker

Folium: Use Photos To Ask For Directions in Foreign Countries via Lifehacker File this post under survival! What do you do when you want to travel, but can’t breach the language barrier? Taking photos of maps, landmarks, and common objects can help you go a long way in a foreign land. This is why smartphones […]

Folium: Latin America Lures Chinese Tourists via CNN

Creative Commons Media via Wikimedia Commons Folium: Latin America Lures Chinese Tourists via CNN I remember the opening ceremonies for the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The Today Show did weeks of ramp-up and segments on Chinese history and culture. There was something exotic and mysterious about the Chinese people, and even more so […]

Folium: A Gigantic Chocolate Mayan Temple via Gizmodo

 Folium: A Gigantic Chocolate Mayan Temple via Gizmodo I present to you an unexpected quip from the bloggers at Gizmodo. To celebrate Quinza’s 30th anniversary and the opening of the company’s new chocolate institute, chefs Francois Mellet and Stephane Treand created this six-foot tall 18,239 pound chocolate Mayan temple. It wasn’t the Europeans that wiped […]

Folium: “Make It Count” via YouTube / Nike

Folium: “Make It Count” via YouTube / Nike There are times when I waffle about posting media that rides the line between “educational inspiration” or “marketing fluff”. I want to post things with substance, enough to actually show people something new and impressionable. Perhaps this stems from the part of me that is determined to […]

Folium: What Your Luggage Says About You via HomeAway.com

Folium: What Your Luggage Says About You via HomeAway.com So, lately I’ve been pretty serious and most likely rather preachy… So here’s a fun one for everyone! Follow the link to HomeAway.com and check out the infographic! I’ve spent a good deal of time in airports, probably not more than some road warriors, but enough […]

Mexico City Taxis via Wikimedia Commons

Folium: Mexico City is Phasing Out the Iconic VW Taxis

Folium: Mexico City is Phasing Out the Iconic VW Taxis via USA Today As reported by USA Today earlier in March, Mexico City will be now phasing out the iconic green and white VW taxis from service starting this year! If you ever catch any of the major travel shows on The Travel Channel, Food […]

Folium: 11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip via BootsnAll

Folium: 11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip via BootsnAll As always, we provide arguments to the “get the heck out of your bubble and start traveling” mindset. This past week we wrapped up anther unit in Spanish class and again another opportunity arose to show the students TV […]

Spanish Vocabulary: Navigation and Directions

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Navigation and Directions el vocabulario español: la navegación y las direcciones Navigation is a vital travel skill. Utilize the right terms to find the right location. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics … Study allá : over there El edificio está allá. The building is over there. el alto : stop […]

Folium: MOVE via Vimeo.com

MOVE via Vimeo I don’t consider myself a “language” professor. While I can hold my own on the principles of Spanish and French linguistics, and I’m well versed in the cultural theories and histories of these people, all these things take a back seat to the actual experience of using languages to meet people. I […]

Spanish Vocabulary: Places – Transportation

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Places – Transportation el vocabulario español: los lugares – el transporte Essential to navigating around a city. Quickly find basic travel hubs and resources. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics … Study el aeropuerto : airport Puedo tomar un taxi al aeropuerto. I can take a taxi to the airport. […]