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#TravelThursday: Confessions of a Solo Traveler

Posted June 25th, 2015 at 12:21 pm (UTC-4)
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Have you ever traveled solo? I love traveling. I mostly like traveling by myself – called ‘solo traveling.’ I have traveled solo in countries in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. People often ask me why I like solo traveling. “Aren’t you afraid?” “Don’t you get lonely?” Back in my home country of Indonesia, […]

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#TravelThursday – Thanksgiving Traffic!

Posted November 26th, 2014 at 12:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Hello, and happy #TravelThursday! We are in the middle of one of the busiest travel weeks of the year here in the U.S., as people travel to see families and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. Nearly 44 million people travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, with about 90 percent traveling by car! Here are a few […]

#TravelThursday: Phrasal verbs all about travel!

Posted November 6th, 2014 at 2:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Happy #TravelThursday, friends! As you already know from studying English, phrasal verbs are everywhere! Tomorrow on TALK2US, my friend Caty Weaver and I will be discussing phrasal verbs that are related to traveling. I  thought I would give you a little preview here. Hopefully you can practice these phrasal verbs with us tomorrow (Friday) on […]

#TravelThursday – Wanderlust

Posted October 29th, 2014 at 5:12 pm (UTC-4)
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  The word Wanderlust means a strong desire to travel and see the world. The term actually comes from the German words wandern (to hike) and lust (desire). Wanderlust isn’t just about having a desire to travel and see famous landmarks. It goes deeper than that. It’s about wanting to experience, on a daily basis, […]

#TravelThursday — Shenandoah National Park

Posted October 23rd, 2014 at 11:01 am (UTC-4)
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One of the things I like most about living in DC is, well, leaving DC. A two-hour drive transports you to places like Shenandoah National Park, which feels a world away. The colors of autumn are on full display in Shenandoah, which is about 120 kilometers southwest of Washington, DC. Every fall season, people flock […]

#TravelThursday – Kansas City

Posted October 16th, 2014 at 5:21 pm (UTC-4)
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Happy #TravelThursday, everyone! It always feels good to go home. Last weekend, I traveled to my hometown of Kansas City for a few days of fun and relaxation. It takes about three hours by plane to get to Kansas City from Washington, D.C. It’s a common expression here in the U.S. to call states in […]


Posted October 9th, 2014 at 10:26 am (UTC-4)
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Hello everyone! My name is Ashley, and I’m new here at VOA Learning English. I’ve already met some of you on Talk2Us, but I would like to introduce myself here. I grew up in Kansas, a state in the Midwest region of the United States. Its nickname is ‘Sunflower State,’ because of all of the […]



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