Do You Have What It Takes to Be Recruited By ISIS?
Oct07

Do You Have What It Takes to Be Recruited By ISIS?

Islamic State is in a bit of a pickle right now. You see, the honeymoon period is ending between the caliphate and much of its population, especially among the wide variety of skilled professionals. For one reason or another (though I’d venture to guess it’s the deplorable living conditions or the constant threat of an execution), people in vital professions are leaving ISIS in droves. But you know what that means –...

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9 Things You Should Know About Brussels, Belgium
Jul13

9 Things You Should Know About Brussels, Belgium

Northwest Europe is often forgotten as a destination for international travelers, unless they’re last-minute busy-season idiots who don’t book hotels in advance and suddenly have to spend their Eurotrip in Hasselt, Belgium. Of course, for others, it’s an entire Eurotrip on its own. The Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) is a destination for its World War II heritage, its mishmosh of...

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9 Things You Should Know About Amsterdam
Jun29

9 Things You Should Know About Amsterdam

When someone says Amsterdam, you probably think of two things: Cheese and street-side urinals. Or if you’re a disgusting heathen who is doomed to rot in the fiery depths of hell for all of eternity, you might think of marijuana and prostitution. Whichever the case may be, I aim here to explain a little bit about what goes on in the city of a thousand legal-ish vices. Here are nine things you should know about Amsterdam: 1) This...

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7 Things to Know About Torino, Italy
Feb12

7 Things to Know About Torino, Italy

Host of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Home to Italy’s most successful football (soccer) team, as well as the European Capital of Sport for the year 2015. The city that Italians say has the best chocolate in the country. Birthplace of a shockingly small number of names that non-Italians would recognize. Of course, I’m talking about Torino, Italy – Americanized to be Turin. A forgotten city when compared to its countrymates of Venice,...

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7 Things You Need to Know About Monaco
Dec22

7 Things You Need to Know About Monaco

In the interest of educating potential travelers and geography nerds alike, I’m sharing my experiences of living in Europe as a kind of “Here’s what someone ought to tell you” thing. Obviously, guide books aplenty have been written in this vein, and everyone claims to tell you the things that the other guide books won’t tell you, but all of those people are lying and I’m not. So without further ado, here are seven things you should...

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