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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 [...]

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

Ninety-eight percent of people who lose their luggage are eventually reunited with it. While this figure is reassuring it doesn’t make the ordeal of losing your luggage any easier to deal with. Standing at

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

Around the World: Food Poisoning Edition

Around the World: Food Poisoning Edition

Nothing gives a traveler more confidence than partaking in street food: you finally fit in,  you’re not just some foreign tourist. Unfortunately, your cultural triumph may turn into tribulation if you choose the wrong local cuisine.

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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How to Handle a Nervous Flyer

How to Handle a Nervous Flyer

Raise your hand if you love traveling and hate flying. If your hand is in the air, I’m right there with you. Unfortunately, I inevitably find myself traveling with someone who finds my fear amusing or randomly seated next to someone who, in trying to make things better, usually makes [...]

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