5 Lessons I Learned from Owning a Magazine

I’m not a person who gets discouraged easily, so I embrace the “learning by doing” strategy when it comes to business. But if you’re not a fan of unpleasant surprises, you may learn something from my experiences and mistakes.

New York for Free: 50 Ideas!

Visiting New York doesn’t have to drain your pockets! Here are my 50 ideas on how to have an exciting time in the city without spending a dime.

Why Should Poland Be Your Next Travel Destination?

In Poland, the East meets the West. This post-communist country has emerged as an economic success story and become a growing tourist destination in Europe. With its urban hotspots, historic towns, unspoiled nature and a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities, Poland has a lot to offer.

Trust Pays Off

Being trustful is not the same as being naive. Trust pays off on many levels—not only in relationships but also in the economy. If you’re unable to trust, then you’re already a loser.

A Night at the Gates of Hell

Flames illuminating the night, the smell of sulfur, blasts of hot air … the famous crater in Derweze isn’t called the “Door to Hell” for nothing. Who would have thought that this almost mystical place was created by mistake?

Skipping Your Morning Latte Won’t Make You Rich

If you’re an overspender, you probably know it already. But if you’re careful about your expenses and see no improvement in your finances, you might be affected by another disease—one that’s subtle yet painful. Frugality is a villain in disguise.

How to Write in English When You’re a Non-Native Speaker

For a non-native, considering a career as an author in an English-speaking world takes a lot of hard pills to swallow. Standing face to face with your shortcomings may be hard, but it also creates a space to grow.