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Top 5 States I Haven't Been to...Yet

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(1m 45s read) As a travel enthusiast, I'm always ready to explore new destinations. While I've been lucky enough to visit many amazing places, I've only crossed about half the states in the U.S. off my list. There's still plenty of states to visit, but for right now here are my top 5 states I haven't visited...yet: 5. Maine: When I think of Maine, I picture three things: sand, seagulls, and lighthouses. I would really like to validate this mental picture of mine in person. Geography has always intrigued me ever since I could remember. Being able to travel to places that are geographically significant has always been a highlight for me. What makes Maine so compelling is it proximity to Canada on three sides, and it being the relatively isolated tail of the continental United States. 4. Vermont: With its stunning fall foliage, charming small towns, and covered bridges, Vermont gives me the vibe of a place where life moves a little slower. If that doesn't sell yo

Top 3 Languages to Learn if You're from the Midwest and Don't NEED to Learn Another Language

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(2m 30s read) If you're from the Midwest, you might be thinking to yourself, "why do I need to learn another language?" and you're right, we don't! We're surrounded by people who speak English, but there are still plenty of good reasons to learn another language, even if you don't "need" to. For starters, it's a great way to challenge yourself and keep your mind sharp. Plus, it can help you connect with people and broaden your horizons. As someone who has attempted to learn three different languages (at varying levels of "success"), I can tell you that it can be a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Like I'm sure many of you, I opted for Spanish as my foreign language of choice in high school. I came away from two years of high school Spanish with more knowledge of the language, yes...but not much. In college, I decided to try my hand at French. Maybe it was the proximity to our French-speaking neighbors to the North, maybe i
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Best Ramen in Warsaw

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(1m 30s read) It's time to grow up, no more cheap instant noodles. We need to mature our culinary standards. Let me introduce you to the best place in Poland to enjoy the beloved Asian classic, ramen . Not even a 10-minute walk from Warsaw University of Technology, Arigator Ramen  Shop is turning high-quality ramen  into a science. With a delicious array of options to choose from, it's clear to see these kitchen technicians have mastered this famous Japanese dish. I must warn you: unless you know what you're looking for, you might walk right past this treasure . Don't let the size fool you though, this tiny  restaurant packs a flavorful punch! In my trips to Arigator , I have devoured the Tantanmen Classic enough to know it will forever be my go-to. The mildly  spicy pork broth is unlike anything I've ever had. The Shoya  mushroom is also delicious, and its kakuni  pork belly will melt in your mouth. Served in a neat  Japanese-style kettle, I'd recommend drin

Szprycer

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(44 s read) Looking for a modern , intimate place to grab a drink in Warsaw ? Szprycer , located right on Nowy ┼Üwiat ,  might be the spot for you. Not even a two-minute walk from Warsaw's very  own palm tree, this quaint little bar features a full menu of cocktails , with an emphasis on spritzers of course. J├Ągermeister fans, this may also be a place you'll want to check out. I had my first-ever J├Ąger  Sour here and I must say, delicious . Whether you want a small, trendy place to take your date before dinner or a chill place to relax with some friends, this clean and cozy lounge is perfect. Appetite can't wait for your dinner reservation? Szprycer  even has you covered with "nachos" (tortilla chips and dip). My thoughts: I'm not a fan of huge , loud bars. I tend to opt for more laid-back, comfortable environments and Szprycer  had this. In addition to my J├Ąger Sour, I sampled the Aperol Spritz & Hibiscus Szprycer , both enjoyable. The prices were