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The New Luxury Travel

The New Luxury Travel

“There has been a dramatic change in how we define the concept of luxury travel over the past few years, largely due to the current economic climate," Engi Bally, Public Relations and Marketing Manager of SilverDoor, told A Luxury Travel Blog. "It has pushed consumers away from conspicuous consumption towards more authentic, simple and genuine experiences that incorporate elements of environmental awareness and social responsibility."

Mother Tongue: Book Review

Mother Tongue: Book Review

Part of me wishes I could be a part of Christine Gilbert's family. In her travel memoir, Mother Tongue: My Family's Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish, Gilbert details her experience (trying to) learn several languages. Her ambitious plan, conceived while she was preparing to give birth to her her first child, is to move to immerse herself and her family in three different countries (China, Beirut, and Mexico) to learn three different languages.

My 2017 Travel Resolutions

I resolve to learn French…again. A few summers ago, I spent five weeks immersing myself in French while living in a small Quebec town. In the mornings, I took French...I resolve to learn French…again. A few summers ago, I spent five weeks immersing myself in French while living in a small Quebec town. In the mornings, I took French classes at the local high school. In the afternoons, I went to workshops and learned more about Québécois culture. In the evenings, I hung out with my homestay family and watched TV and movies en français. And I got pretty good by the end of the summer!