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Customer Service Just Died; and Your Training Budget Killed It!

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Once a month the CEO of a certain Five-Star resort company would return to the home office. A status meeting was always held. All vice presidents and middle management would attend either in person or via Skype.

On Solitude In A Waiting Room

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Hannah Lamarque

Amsterdam airport is a huge and stark place. Lit by sheets of neon lights, it towers into the heavens and winds into places unseen. There are other airports which are warmer, more familiar, less intimidating, but as I sit here at 8.30 in the morning, I feel more comforted than I have for a long time.

Places You're Most Likely to Be Struck by Lightning in the U.S.

The Active Times | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

When you think of summer, you probably imagine the sunny days you'll spend outside from sunrise to sunset and overlook the chance of storms until they're looming overhead. You might think that people don't actually get struck by lightning, so why worry about it, but you should take a closer look.

5 Life Lessons One Man Learned While Traveling The World For 5 Years

Business Insider | Mark Manson | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

Almost five years ago, my apartment lease expired, I shipped a few boxes to my mom’s house, packed a suitcase to (hopefully) last me a few months, a...

THIS Is How To Afford Living Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When you're researching your options for retirement or work abroad, it's not unusual to run into indexes and rankings of the relative cost of living in different countries. These can be excellent guides when comparing various locations.

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.

10 Instagram Accounts That Make Us Want To Hike And Explore The Planet

INK361 | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
INK361

While some of us enjoy sharing photos of our selfies, food or pets on Instagram - these folks are hiking in the most beautiful places on earth and sha...

The 16 Best Rivers In America For Tubing And Drinking

Thrillist | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Really, is there anything better in the summer than sipping canned suds, soaking up the sun, and floating down a river in a giant rubber donut? With a cooler of beer... floating right next to you! Maybe, if you hate fun, but otherwise, no, not at all.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Bucket List

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Vanessa Van Edwards

7 months ago I was sitting on the beach in Thaliand with my husband gearing up to play with a local baby elephant. Suddenly my husband got an alert on his phone. He was silent for a few minutes while peering intently at the screen.

From Wanderlust to Global Citizen

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Harpreet Kaur

I did not grow up travelling to different countries. I had a simple and happy upbringing in a working class family of 7 in England. Mum and dad worked hard putting great food on the table, and my father would grow vegetables in the back garden.

You'd Be Surprised How Many People Don't Know These 5 Obvious Travel Tips

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Sometimes we find that we spend much of our time reminding friends about the no-brainers that they should be sure keep in mind while traveling. So don't laugh at us by how stupid-obvious these five travel tips may seem -- you may even be guilty of letting one or two of them slip your mind!

8 Hotels That Are Excellent for Last Minute Booking

Hipmunk | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk Sometimes, it's not the early bird that catches the worm--it's the late one! The days of super advanced booking are over,...

Strategies I'm Using to Stay Fit While Traveling

James Clear | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

I'm still learning and experimenting with different ideas, but here are some strategies I've been using to stay fit while traveling. (Plus, the new approach that I'm taking this year).

The Book That Taught Me How To Experience Life Properly

Judith Newton | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Judith Newton

On our flight to England, I'd read Mark Doty's Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy. It is a book about still life pictures, but also about love, loss and our hunger for intimacy. The book moved me, and in the course of a ten hour journey, altered my understanding of why I travel, of why I need to travel.

The Soul of Yunnan

Mimo Khair | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Mimo Khair

Every new journey gives me a renewed set of reasons to do what I love to do. I love the art of photography. Time stops when I am in the streets of a...

These Are America's Best Sunrises And Sunsets

Orbitz.com | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

In celebration of the solstice we present the first ever Sunny Awards for the best sunrises and sunsets nationwide. And the award goes to...

My Perspective on Inclusive Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Looking back on my past three years of college, I can easily say that some of my fondest memories are from the study abroad trips that I've been on. It's crazy to think that this time three years ago I had never been out of the country.

20 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Hong Kong

College Tourist | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Eat like a local. Dai Pai Dongs are market-like groupings of food stalls located throughout the city of Hong Kong, sometimes attached to markets.

Overlooked Cities in Europe to Add to Your Travel List

College Tourist | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

We've all dreamed of going to the most photographed cities in Europe like Paris, London, Prague, Venice, and Rome (guilty as charged), but the truth is that the European continent has so many hidden gems that are equally worth a visit.

6 Budget Friendly Reasons to Visit The Hague

Hipmunk | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Those who speed through The Netherlands on their Euro trip and only spend a couple of hazy nights in Amsterdam are missing out. Sure, the boisterous, touristy capital is an unmissable stop, but Holland has much, much more on offer, and you can find it a 45-minute train ride away in The Hague.

Is There Really A Cheapest Time Of Day To Book A Flight?

Hopper.com | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

If all of the conflicting travel advice you find online has given you hives, you may wonder, does it even matter when I book?

Finding Myself In My Dad

Joan Stommen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty
Joan Stommen

I held his hand as we laughed and reminisced and he told me his decision not to go on a ventilator. He'd said his goodbyes and he was at peace. I was still holding his hand when the beeping interrupted my dozing. And he was gone ... just like that.

Why You Should Be Eating Sushi in Strip Malls

Hipmunk | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

You should be looking for sushi restaurants who are killing it in a strip mall near you. Here's proof.

Napa Valley in New York? You Bet!

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Cathy Chester

Sometimes life gets in the way of our best laid plans. It's been awhile since our family has been able to take a vacation. We finally got away for a few days and I'm eager to tell you about a place that's not only beautiful and accessible, but also restorative for the soul.

How To Find That Perfect Offbeat Destination

Map Happy | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I've learned living abroad that there are two types of vacation destinations. There are places that make it into the ears, eyes and guidebooks of international tourists as the places to go. Then there are the places local go. Oftentimes those lists are completely different.