Terra: Santa Elena, Costa Rica

Monteverde represents Costa Rica’s modern progressive paradox. The balance between preservation of the cloud forests and the willingness to share it with the rest of the world is the subject of no small debate. Monteverde is also far from a day trip, and the excursion to get there is worthy of its own narrative. The […]

Terra: Playa Esterillos, Costa Rica

Head to nowhere, hang a left at the horses, and you’ll find Playa Esterillos. You’d miss it if not for the ocean at its edges. There are actually three “playas”, West, Center, and East, and the location of all three can only be divined by their proximity to each other. The fact that most people […]

Spanish Reading Selections: How to Pack for Travel

… A word about reading texts in their original language: This is freaking hard! Yup. Languages can be complicated! Can’t I just use Google translate on this stuff and read it in English? I guess you could… Then why should I read this? Because reading texts like this can accelerate your language learning. So, what […]

Folium: Resources for Cheap, Free, and Paid Travel via Escapenormal

The Best Resources for Cheap, Free, and Paid Travel via Escapenormal Just a few decades ago traveling the world was a privilege exclusively granted to those with wealth. According to information gathered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, now over 30 million americans travel abroad each year, and in 2011 alone, over 62.7 million international visitors […]

Resources: Educational Travel Services and Guides

Resources: Educational Travel Services and Guides Prometour http://www.prometour.com Home Office: Montreal, Quebec Destinations all over the world, multiple languages and locations. EF (Education First) Tours http://www.eftours.com/ Home Office: Cambridge, MA Destinations all over the world, multiple languages and locations. ICI (Intercambio Cultural Internacional) http://icicostarica.com/ Home Office: Alajuela, Costa Rica Based in Alajuela, specializing in language […]

Folium: 10 Ways Students Can Travel For Free via The Telegraph

Folium: 10 Ways Students Can Travel For Free via The Telegraph To be fair this is a Telegraph article via a Lifehacker article, but the principles remain the same. It isn’t fair to extoll the virtues and lifelong benefits of travel without finding a way for everyone to enjoy the possibility. Travel can be accessible […]

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Folium: Asknative Gets Locals to Answer Your Travel Questions via Lifehacker

Folium: Asknative Gets Locals to Answer Your Travel Questions via Lifehacker I’m a smartphone junkie, and when I travel I often struggle to think of new ways to make my phone “smarter”. I often rely on apps like Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Google Places. However, I’ve always said that nothing beats the knowledge of a good […]

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Folium: The “Hows” and “Whys” via Notes From a Big World

Folium: The “Hows” and “Whys” via Notes From a Big World “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – […]

Folium: Rick Steves – The Value of Travel via YouTube / TED

Folium: Rick Steves – The Value of Travel via YouTube / TED Ideally, Folium extols the virtues of language learning, cultural awareness, and the benefits of travel. However, when confronted by godfather of all that we hold dear, I easily concede my experience to a greater power. This is Rick Steves. He’s a rock star […]

French Reading: Travel – Gare de Vernon

French Reading: Travel – Gare de Vernon via The LEAF Project (Click on the Images to Embiggen!) Questions: TBA The LEAF Project www.leaflanguages.org Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0