Year: 2017

What to Wear on a Summer Safari

Safari is a Swahili word, originally from the Arabic “safar;” which means journey. The word is used for any type of journey, e.g. by bus from Nairobi to Mombasa or by ferry from Dar es Salaam to Unguja. Richard Francis Burton, a famous English explorer; made it possible for the word to enter the English language in 1850’s. In this modern day era, Safari refers to a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in Africa. A certain theme or style is associated with the word, which includes khaki clothing, belted bush jackets, pith helmets or slouch...

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The Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, USA. This automobile race event often shortened to “Indy 500” is held over Memorial Day weekend. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, can gather roughly around up to 300,000 patrons each year. The inaugural race took place in 1911 and was won by Ray Harroun, an American racecar driver from Pennsylvania. In 2011, Indy 500 celebrated its 100th anniversary. Last May 29, 2016; the 100th running was held wherein Takuma Sato, a Japanese professional racing driver from Tokyo, Japan became the champion. History...

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The U.S. Open

The 2017 United States Open Championship is scheduled on June 12 – 18 in Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, northwest of Milwaukee. It will be the 117th U.S. Open and the first U.S. Open in Wisconsin, but the state’s fifth major championship. US Open History The United States Open Championship is more commonly known as the U.S. Open. This annual open national championship of golf in the United States is staged by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The first U.S. Open was played on October 4, 1895, on a nine-hole course at the Newport Country Club in Newport,...

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Thrifty Travel Tips

It’s everyone’s dream to travel. We would want to see the world around us. We would want to discover different foods and cuisines from other country. We would want to experience other culture and traditions. The only problem is we don’t have enough money to spend. But there are a lot of ways to save on your journey. Here are some thrifty travel tips to help you complete your travel bucket list with a limited budget, without sacrificing the fun.  Research before you travel. Look for the best places to go, affordable places to shop and dine and cheapest...

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Learn Proper Eating Etiquette Around the World

Eating etiquette changes from country to country, culture to culture. Some mealtime behaviors and table manners might be acceptable in certain places but not everywhere, meaning there is really no standard when it comes to eating etiquette around the world. When travelling or meeting people from other countries, it is important that you learn their customs and traditions because you might insult them without even realizing it. Here are some mealtime traditions and etiquette from other other parts of the world: Africa In Ethiopia, there’s a tradition of hand-feeding each other called gursha, which means “mouthful.” This act of...

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