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European Maps Showing Origins Of Common Words U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going." That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of cultural commentary on Europe.

JetHiking: How this traveller flies for free You would be smiling too if you were flying for free. Picture: Amber Nolan/ Onboard one of the private planes Amber flies on. Picture: Amber Nolan/ IMAGINE not having to deal with airport security, spend hours waiting for your flight or put up with annoying passengers. Flashpacker HQ These resource pages are ongoing and come from many sources including online searches, word of mouth recommendations, books, pamphlets, brochures, and my own travel experiences. If you have anything to add, would like something removed, or something isn’t working correctly, please let me know. The flags below are meant to give you an idea of which nationalities the link is for or where the company is located.

22 Towns in Italy that are almost TOO perfect looking Italy might be the world’s most celebrated tourist destination and these 22 picture perfect towns in Italy proof just that. You can visit them all from popular Venice to lesser known perfect looking small towns.. Check out our amazing list.. 1. Burano

Invader Takes Over The Depths of The Ocean We’ve seen the famed street artist ‘Invader’ inspire plenty of things– including an entire apartment; and this time his legacy has been carried underwater to the ocean. In a somewhat seemingly off-the-wall collaboration with sculptor Jason Taylor deCaires, the duo came together to put the infamous invader stamp on some pieces located in the Bay of Cancun. Though these things typically tend to take place as graffiti or random instances, it’s been made clear that Invader will be making his mark all over the planet– and he’s even making a splash as far as the sharks are concerned.

24 and seen it all: British banker becomes youngest person to visit every country Tuesday 15th October 2013 Globetrotter scoops the world record for ticking 196 countries off the list James Asquith, 24, spent five years travelling through as many nations as possible, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. He’s graced the distant shores of Vanuatu, met soldiers in North Korea, and seen Iceland’s floating icebergs. How to avoid paying extra fees when travelling alone Judging by the Travel Concierge inbox, few topics trigger such frustration among holidaymakers as the vexatious single supplement. But it is possible to avoid paying far more than everyone else, according to a Toronto-based blogger who’s an expert in individual tripping. Janice Waugh’s Solo Traveler site ( is brimming with excellent tips and resources. And she strongly believes that vacationing sans companions is a great way to hit the road.

Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible! There’s something strange happening around the globe… but it’s awesome! Lifestyles and needs are changing, and consequently, our houses are shrinking. The tiny house movement has blown up in the past few years, shifting the traditional North American housing models towards a more practical, finance-friendly blueprint. The movement is garnering attention from people fed up with the current consumerist/utility-based lifestyle which has placed millions of people in debt. Now, the idea of living your dream is no longer a cliché. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, while the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet.

The world's largest indoor beach in the German countryside 6,000 people can enjoy the 'sun' - and without a cloud in sight thanks to the roofThe Tropical Island Resort in Krausnick also contains a 50,000-plant forest - and room to fly a hot air balloon By Eddie Wrenn for MailOnline Published: 10:23 GMT, 23 November 2012 | Updated: 19:41 GMT, 23 November 2012 It is the world’s largest indoor beach with 400 sunloungers - and not a cloud in sight. Yet with up to 6,000 visitors allowed in at a time, there are bound to be towel-fights over them – especially as this 'indoors paradise' is in Germany. 45 Umbrellas Float Above Clifford Tower Castle Walls Great Britain is home to hundreds of thousands of old, historic buildings including castles, cathedrals, royal palaces just to name a few. Clifford’s Tower is one of those old favorites, and where there was once a roof now lay 45 vibrant umbrellas suspended from clear wire. Louise Wyatt and Steve Parker from English Heritage are the masterminds behind this pretty installation that leaves scattered shadows along the interior castle walls. The umbrellas cannot be seen from the exterior of the structure, so the temporary art isn’t intrusive of other city views.

About Lee Abbamonte Bungy Jumping, Victoria Falls on bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia Click Here for many more pictures of my travels I’m Lee Abbamonte, the youngest American to visit every country in the world. I’ve visited 312 total countries and am one of the world’s most-traveled people. I am a travel writer, travel expert, travel television personality and global adventurer. I appear regularly on Fox News, HLN, Travel Channel, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, AJAM, ESPN and many others. I have also been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Discovery Channel, Today, Travel Zoo, Smart Money, Slate, OK!

DIY Interior Decorating, DIY Furniture Makeovers Repurpose, Reuse and Reinvent Furniture These DIY interior decorating ideas will show you how others have turned someone else's junk into a treasure, as well as ideas for transforming cheap furniture into something stylish and unique. Enjoy! 3-D scanning, with your smartphone Traditionally, 3-D scanning has required expensive laser scanner equipment, complicated software, and technological expertise. But MIT spinout Viztu Technologies helped change that: Back in 2011, Viztu released software, free online, that essentially replaced expensive scanning hardware with personal cameras. This innovation led to a rapidly rising commercial enterprise that concluded with Viztu’s sale to a tech giant, which is now bringing the technology to the public worldwide. Viztu’s flagship web service, Hypr3D, could rapidly generate digital 3-D models of an object (human or inanimate) or scene from a series of user-uploaded 2-D digital photos or videos, usually captured by digital cameras, smartphones, or webcams. “We gave people the easiest scanner available: the cameras they already owned,” says Thomas Milnes PhD ’13, Viztu’s chief technology officer, who developed the software behind Hypr3D as part of his MIT dissertation. A simple pipeline

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