I just finished two straight weeks of traveling alone with my kids. My daughter Charlie and I went to the Grand Canyon and Moab, UT. And my son Warner and I went to Paris. When I travel with them and my husband Terry isn’t with us, my biggest fear isn’t about them getting hurt. It’s […]
Unfortunately “the ugly American” is an expression for a reason… We’ve all seen the U.S. traveler who thinks that that yelling loudly in English at a non-English speaker will somehow translate into magical comprehension. But it never does, does it? There’s a better way, and not just a better way to communicate when you travel, […]
Maybe you’ve tried one of the expensive language-learning programs that take you through confusing conjugations and endless repetitions – only to give up after a few weeks. Or, perhaps you “took a language” in high school or college, and all you can remember now is how to say “hello” and “where is the library?” I […]
I’ve talked before about how cool it would be to be able to chat with – or even understand – the Swahili-speaking guides with us at our photo expedition in Tanzania. But speaking the native language has benefits that go way beyond being able to communicate with locals. Sure, it’s amazing to be able to […]
Good news! It turns out that you can teach an old dog new tricks – especially when it comes to learning a second (or third, or fourth) language. You’ve probably always heard that adults have a much harder time learning a second language than children do. But according to recent studies from language learning experts […]
It’s a lot easier to get around–and pay local prices–on your travels when you speak the local language. We’ve got a new way to learn Spanish quickly…
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Efrain Padro finds that speaking Spanish to locals not only makes his trip smoother… it literally opens doors for his photography, too.
I’ve been talking quite a bit this week about our upcoming Photography and Spanish Immersion Expedition coming up next month in Ecuador. That trip is now SOLD OUT, but if you’re interested in attending and you missed out, I’ll include details about our February program below. Today, I stumbled upon another fun way to brush […]