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8 Lessons Learned from Visiting Every Country in the World

8 Lessons Learned from Visiting Every Country in the World One of the most popular posts on this blog is my 29 life lessons learned in travelling the world (for 8 years straight). I've personally been to a couple of dozen countries, but then there are people like my friend Chris Guillebeau. He has been to every single country on earth! I've met Chris on multiple occasions - in Thailand as my blog was just starting off, in his hometown of Portland for a coffee and his fun "World Domination [more]

Dealing with life in language learning challenges: 60 day group update

You may remember the one month update coming from three different language learners about a month ago. All three are back and ready to let us know how things are progressing at the month two point. This discusses an issue that we all have to deal with - life getting in the way of our language learning projects. What do we do when this happens? To see our three learners perspectives, I'll let the Add 1 Challenge organizer Brian take over [more]

The Unglamorous Side of Being a World Traveler

The Unglamorous Side of Being a World Traveler "I wish I could travel all the time - it seems like a dream come true!" I read something along these lines on Quora the other day, and all I could think while reading it is that while travel is one of the most worthwhile things I've done in my life, travelling ALL THE TIME is actually... sometimes... a bit of a nightmare. Today marks the end of over 9 months of non-stop, intensive travel and I'm exhausted. I've been looking forward to [more]

What You Can Do With The Most Common 300 Words In A Foreign Language?

I met Frank, who runs Lingo Interactive, at the very start of this year's US book tour after being in touch for a while via the blog. When he sent me this great guest post, the Spartan in me couldn't resist running with it! It's about picking essential words to learn at the beginning of your language adventure, so you don't get burned out - very useful! Over to you Frank: ------------ First, a little history lesson... In 480 BC, a small band of [more]

¿Cómo Aprender Inglés Sin Haber Ido Antes a Estados Unidos? (15 divertidos tips para aprender un nuevo idioma)

¿Cómo Aprender Inglés Sin Haber Ido Antes a Estados Unidos?  (15 divertidos tips para aprender un nuevo idioma) Llevo 5 años escribiendo en este blog y todos los artículos son en inglés... hasta hoy. Sé que muchos de mis lectores no son nativos del inglés y que muchos están aprendiendo inglés todavía. Por eso, vamos a ver qué tal si comparto algunos artículos que no estén escritos en inglés, como el de hoy. Conocí a Sergio este verano y dado que estaba con mi novia nos habló en inglés. Me sorprendió cuando me dijo que fue su primera vez en Estados [more]

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