Do you ever feel like you need a new word to describe your travel experience? Something that really captures the feeling of being in a new place, seeing amazing things and living life on the go? Well, you’re in luck. Because foreign languages have all sorts of great words for describing travel. Here are 17 of our favorites that help describe feelings you experience on the road in a way English just can’t. These
A dandy is a fashion trendsetter who places a high degree of importance on physical appearance, always staying fashionable, well-groomed and elegantly dressed. Almost to the point of religion, a dandy follows a strict set of aesthetic principles and lives his life in accordance with them. Historically, dandies were very conscious of how they were perceived by others, refining their mannerisms, body language and voice to maintain a nonchalant demeanour. They strived to become
Our most valuable thoughts are often those that arise by chance at the moments we least expect them. There’s the brilliant business idea when you’re walking down the sidewalk, in no particular hurry to get where you’re going, merely taking in the sights and sounds. The drowsy midnight discovery that wakes you up from your pre-sleep hypnotic trance. The elevator epiphany. Traffic light insight. Bathtub revelation. It’s these random moments that are the raison
I just realized that nowhere on this site is there a proper definition of flânerie, so here it is. As I’m able to live it more and more in my life, I’ll be better able to define it. For now, consider this an evolving work in progress. What is Flânerie? Before we answer this, let’s get two other definitions out of the way first: Flâner (v, French) : to saunter aimlessly Flâneur (n, French)
What is a Multipotentialite? Multipotentiality is a term from psychology that refers to the ability for a person to excel in multiple endeavors, careers or fields. It arose from educational research in the area of giftedness. It can also refer to the trait of having multiple interests spanning across fields or areas as opposed to being strong in just one. The opposite of a specialist, a multipotentialite is someone who has the trait of
A polymath is someone who knows a little bit about everything. They’re the Renaissance men and women of our modern world, comfortable discussing art, science, history, psychology and pretty much anything else under the sun. They’re usually very good at learning new things and have a wide range of knowledge. Polymaths are also often very creative and have the ability to see connections between fields that other people might not be able to see.