Posts tagged New Zealand
7 Social Norms from Around the Globe That Might Not Sound So Normal to Americans

It could easily be argued that the U.S. is near the top of the list when it comes to countries that are so contained within their own bubbles that people tend not to think about the way life is lived in other places. That in mind, here are some social norms from other parts of the world that may sound a little odd to American ears.

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15 Islands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

You may think you know the globe pretty well, but it’s highly likely there’s an island or two — maybe even 15 — that you managed to gloss over the last time you were checking out a world map. With 71 percent of the earth’s surface covered in water, who could blame you, though? There’s bound to be far-flung islands that are impossibly difficult to get to that you’ve never heard of — it’s just a fact.

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King of the Reef: This Strip of 'Land' is Royally Isolated

If you were to ask a random person on the street where the Hawaiian Islands are, there's a pretty good chance most people would be able to give you a fairly accurate answer. Ask about American Samoa or French Polynesia, and you'll most likely get a mixed bag of people who vaguely know where either of those are and a good deal of others who will be left scratching their heads. If you really want to stump someone, however, ask them about this isolated reef.

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Free Land in the Middle of the Pacific? Sign Me Up

Now, along with Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland; Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the U.S.; and the whole continent of Australia, I have added another destination to my travel bucket list: the Pitcairn Islands.

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