30 Best Places to Raise Children

4. Austria

Another one of the best places in the world to raise a child is Austria. It not only has gorgeous mountain scenery, it also has impressive ratings for children’s health and safety and for family life in general. The education system is excellent and the cost of childcare and education is reasonable for its value.

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5. Finland

This unspoiled and beautiful northern nation also ranked very high in studies of the quality of childhood education, family wellbeing, availability of childcare and much more. Plus, kids receive nearly 17 years of free formal education.

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6. New Zealand

New Zealand would be a wonderful place to place to raise your little ones. The pace of life is slow, there is a great sense of community, the quality of life is high and New Zealanders are laid back and friendly. The education system is great and when your little ones grow up with a New Zealand passport they will have a lot of opportunities for working abroad when they get older.

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Mini Guide to Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and has a population of nearly 150 million, though around 77 percent live in the western part of the country. It’s best known for being the first constitutionally socialist state and its role in World War II and the ensuing Cold War. The country has also many technological accomplishments, including sending the first human to space. Nowadays, it’s the world’s 12th largest economy by GDP, the biggest producers of natural gas and oil, and also a permanent member of the UN Council.

Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.