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Airline Review: Norwegian Air Shuttle

If you have been paying any sort of attention to airline deals, you cannot have helped but to notice Norwegian Air Shuttle. Norwegian is largely a newcomer on the American scene, offering inexpensive flights from the U.S. to Europe and parts of the Caribbean.

But Norwegian is what would be a budget or a la carte carrier, meaning that you pay for most things individually based upon your needs. Paying for baggage is nothing new (but it actually less than the American airlines bag fees if you pay online in advance, with the fee only being $17 each way), but Norwegian also requires you pay for your seat selection ($17 each way), and all on-board refreshments.

Still, with the fares they are offering, I decided to give them a whirl, especially since they are now offering flights from the West Coast to Europe. Below is my Norwegian Air Shuttle review.

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Tips for Traveling to a Country Where You Don’t Speak the Language

Once upon a time, I went to a French speaking country. Here’s the thing: I don’t speak French. And when I say, I don’t speak French, I mean the extent of my French is bonjour, bonsoir (learned while actually on the trip LOL), merci, si vous plait, un, duex, trois, and croissant. That’s all I got. So, to help those who may be nervous about venturing out there with lacking language skills, I put together this list of tips for traveling to a country where you don’t speak the language.

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Washington D.C. in Photos

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”



Washington D.C. is a remarkable city full of history, culture, and amazing architecture. It had been years since I had visited the District, so when I made it back, I wanted to take it all in and capture it all.

Except, that’s impossible. D.C. is such a history- and monument-filled city, that it is impossible to get through it all in a weekend. But despite that, here is a photo essay of a few iconic images that I was able to capture. I’ll try to show and not tell.

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7 Things I Have Learned From Traveling

**Given that it is the new year, our teen correspondent Brooke has decided to reflect on seven things she has learned from traveling. These are her thoughts.

During my travels, I have learned a few things about myself and the world outside of my hometown bubble. Traveling exposes me to people, places, food, culture, and life away from what I have grown accustomed to. The new year is a perfect time to reflect. I would like to share seven things that I have learned from traveling over the last 15 years.

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2016 Goals for Travel and Life

“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.”

~Charles Kettering

I am a big fan of SMART goals. So with this new year upon us, I decided to build on what I have learned from this year and make some new goals. I still hold my Wanderlustful Part 1 and Part 2 goals, but here’s looking to 2016 and all that it has in store. These are my 2016 goals for travel and life.

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