7 billion people live on Earth. It is safe to assume that every single person on the planet played, is currently playing or will play some kind of a game during his or her lifetime. Around 1,5 billion people are users of electronic entertainment. Almost two third of them is playing online titles. The numbers are growing and are unstoppable. Reality of leisure time activities is changing and is affecting mainly youth.

When you travel you are representing your home country whether you like it or not, and I suggest that you represent your country well. In college I traveled as a “student diplomat” with a campus-based organization, and it has left its impression on me since. Here are seven tips to help you represent your country with elegance and grace.

Are you someone who wants to take action and provide good in this world? Perhaps you want to make an impact on someone’s life, or to help those in areas where they need it most.  Maybe you think volunteering in a developing country is the best way to do this, but you don’t possess any particular skill or specialty that makes you desirable for world-renowned non-profits and NGOs.

It has become almost impossible to ignore all the travel options. Multiple sources of information are accessible, lots of people blog about their adventures, offer advice, or write travel guides, and low-cost companies are expanding the possibilities of travel while offering combinations that are literally endless. Being travel-wise can for sure be counted as a crucial skill in modern society. With all the gadgetry we have, we can make it through foreign countries, google cheap accommodations, and so forth. But still, even today lots of people would like to take the “daredevil” approach and step out of the digital nest. They rely on maps and local people, miss buses, get lost, get into exciting situations and enjoy all the adventures that the non-digital world has to offer. Andrew John Ganner is one of those travelers. His almost 30 years of travelling are recorded in travel journals. He was kind enough to schedule an unfiltered conversation with us about why he chooses to stick with old-school ways and what makes non-digital travel unique.

Many weeks of winter lie ahead, and there is still time to enjoy a special winter vacation. If you are tired of snow, fog, and cold weather, and you just do not like typical winter tourism, there is a solution for you. A perfect destination for winter tourism may be Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Singapore. You can take a simple and exciting tour by visiting all five of them. So welcome to my new mini-series about trips in the exotic paradises of Southeast Asia – cities, scenery, beaches, and of course warm weather. Each article will contain one town or location in one of five countries.

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