May 10 2014

Weekend Roundup of Travel News & Deals

I hope you’re having a great weekend! Here are a few travel nuggets to peruse at your leisure.

News and stories

Speaking of apps…

I stumbled upon Duolingo, a free language-learning app, and unfortunately became mildly addicted. Although I haven’t tried to learn a new language with it, I’m using it to brush up on my Spanish and finding it fun and effective so I imagine it works quite well for actually learning a new language.

To offset the addictive quality I’ve had to self-impose a rule of only using it during “otherwise unproductive” times (while waiting in line, etc.). However, if I were actively trying to learn a new language I could totally justify spending more time on it.

Lessons are offered in five languages:

Duolingo languages

One tip: the default settings include one that sends a daily reminder by text message. It annoyed me until I figured out how to disable it (under Settings – Notifications – Practice Reminder).

I’ve only used the mobile app so can’t comment on the desktop version.

Enjoy the weekend!

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Posted May 10, 2014 by Admin in category "News

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