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Eat, Feast, and Be Merry

Eat, Feast, and Be Merry

It’s the day after Halloween which means all hell will break loose in the holiday isles of your favorite grocery stores. But it’s for good reason; as the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, mammals of all shapes and sizes start fattening up to prepare for hibernation. This time [...]

5 Reasons to Travel by Train in the U.S.

5 Reasons to Travel by Train in the U.S.

In many regions of this world, train travel is the norm for getting around. From Europe to Asia, locals regularly commute to work, explore their countries, and take in the scenery from the seat of a train. The Unites States has never been considered a popular place for train travel, [...]

Fascinating Halloween-esque Traditions Throughout the World

Fascinating Halloween-esque Traditions Throughout the World

Though Halloween is widely considered an American holiday, many of the festivities that culminate around the last day of October have been ‘borrowed’ from other cultures over the years. Jack-o’-lanterns, for instance, originated in Ireland

Around the World: The Tea Edition

Around the World: The Tea Edition

Whether on a floor cushion, in an elaborate dining hall, or over the side of an 18th century cargo ship, the way you handle your tea can be a method of expression as well as a distinct cultural activity. If you are sipping for pleasure or for your health, drinking [...]

Oíche Shamhna Shona! (Happy Halloween in Gaelic)

Oíche Shamhna Shona! (Happy Halloween in Gaelic)

Children roam the streets dressed as ghouls, goblins, and other things that go “bump” in the night–it’s Halloween! But while American children troll the suburban streets in search of candy and other more sinister things,

James Bond-ography: The Worldly Travels of 007

James Bond-ography: The Worldly Travels of 007

James Bond movies have come to symbolize many things to filmgoers, from classy rides and extravagant action sequences to nifty gadgets and ridiculously hot women. Another recurring theme throughout the 007 franchise is the use of exotic

6 Free Things to do in Rome

6 Free Things to do in Rome

Getting to Rome can be expensive, but staying there doesn’t have to be. While Rome certainly has a lot to offer for the luxury traveler bent on five-star hotels and three-star restaurants, it has a lot to offer for the penny conscious traveler.

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The ‘Gangnam Style’ Effect: 5 Foreign Artists Due for American Stardom

The ‘Gangnam Style’ Effect: 5 Foreign Artists Due for American Stardom

Historians will look back on July 15, 2012, as the day when ‘Gangnam Style’ was introduced to the general public. In just over three months, the clip has netted more than

5 of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Rides

5 of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Rides

Trans-Siberian Railway The absolute longest railway that exists on this spectacular planet should be on every human’s list of things to do once in their lifetime. Crossing the entirety of Russia,