Study abroad trips set to take place in Czechia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have all been canceled for spring 2022 due to concerns surrounding the…Continue reading
Month: December 2021
Global citizenship and taxes in the 21st century
Dual residency or dual citizenship is growing in popularity. I suspect that in the 21st century, having either will become common for the elite and even much of the professional class. I was stunned to learn that until 2017, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson held U.S. citizenship.Continue reading
Spend money: “What Happens When You Get a Positive Covid-19 Test Traveling Overseas”
What happens if you test positive for Covid-19 while traveling internationally?
Generally, you’ll need to quarantine up to two weeks, at your own expense, plus cover other costs and subsequent airfare home. The solution is that trip and travel health insurance are becoming de facto mandatory.Continue reading
I am missing something: How does someone have 3x more “points” than they can use for travel?
Hmmmm…. many experienced travelers boast of traveling for free due to have many points and other promotions. I do not yet understand how this works, or if they are exaggerating.Continue reading
National Geographic spent decades as a racist reporter of life – and that is their own conclusion
From its founding in to the 1970s, the National Geographic Magazine portrayed other cultures through the lens of their own racism and developed nation biases, ignoring people of color and portraying “natives” as “exotics”, frequently as some type of “savage”.
And that is the conclusion of their own report back in 2018, not mere random accusations.
There’s more – to this day I am unable to view anything from NGS as a reputable source of information.Continue reading
How “map bias” influences your perceptions of the world
Maps all show biases, partially due to projecting a globe onto a flat map, but also due to decisions made on where to center a map, and even choices of color and territorial boundaries.Continue reading