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Expat Beth Williams Shares Her Top Cultural Immersion Tips For Japan

Have you ever dreamed of not only visiting Japan, but truly immersing yourself in the local culture? Travel blogger and insatiable nomad Beth Williams of Besudesu Abroad had the opportunity to live with a family in Japan while she studied for a degree in Japanese Language and Culture. She sat […]

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Notes From Uganda: Culture, Couchsurfing And Volunteering With Orphaned Chimps

Travel isn’t always pretty. Intrepid traveler and wildlife volunteer Shara Johnson tells us about an eye-opening and somewhat difficult experience working at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, as well as how to experience local culture, what to eat, and why both good and bad realities are worth exploring. 1. You spent […]

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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels
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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels

While many hotels are epitomes of style – artworks in themselves, or showcase unique art collections — the following go one step further for those seeking creative experiences along with their bed and breakfast. Celebrate your inner Hemingway or Picasso and bring home something more than a snapshot at the […]

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Ethical Travel: Should You Visit Thailand’s Long Neck Women Villages?
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Ethical Travel: Should You Visit Thailand’s Long Neck Women Villages?

For some tourists, seeing the giraffe-like, long neck women Kayans may seem like just another stop on a Thailand adventure of a lifetime. Many tourist agencies stop by these hill villages between jeep rides through snake-infested jungles and tours of elegant temples. Visitors pile out for a quick photo opportunity […]

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Culture Enthusiast Jennifer Doré Dallas Tells Us How To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Southeast Asia
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Culture Enthusiast Jennifer Doré Dallas Tells Us How To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Southeast Asia

Planning a trip to Southeast Asia? Avid traveler and blogger at Moi, mes souliers Jennifer Doré Dallas of  tells us where to  eat like a local, ways to stay safe and how to get off the tourist trail to experience and have an authentic cultural experience in Southeast Asia. 1. Please […]

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Food Travel: Top 14 Culinary Experiences To Savor In 2014

Dive into local cuisines and cultures with the top culinary experiences of 2014. The best way to experience exotic customs is by feasting on local produce, savoring regional spices, clinking glasses for a “cheers” with the national beer and sitting down to share a meal. This article features off-the-beaten-path locations […]

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Aperitivo: An Enviable Italian Ritual

If you ever find yourself in Russia, and someone offers you a glass of Vodka, you don’t turn it down. The same is true in Italy, when being served food, whether you’re hungry or not. Aperitivo: Drinks Paired with Food The freshly baked focaccia sits in front of me. Next […]

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Adana, Turkey: A Mecca For Spicy Food Lovers

Located in Southern Turkey, Adana is one of the most agriculturally productive areas in the world. As such, history buffs can see remnants of ten ancient civilizations while visitors feast on fresh regional dishes. The city is situated on the beautiful Seyhan River, 30 kilometers (19 miles) inland from the […]

How To Eat Fufu Like A Local In Ghana
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How To Eat Fufu Like A Local In Ghana

When traveling, experiencing the food of a culture can be one of the most exciting parts of the journey. Not only can you learn a lot about a group of people by their dining etiquette, but eating itself is fun. Recently, I was lucky enough to take a trip to […]

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Traditional tools for making chocolate. Photo courtesy of ChocoMuseo Antigua.
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Sweet Guatemala: A Look At The Country’s Mayan Chocolate History And Modern Experiences

For travelers with a sweet tooth, Guatemala and its rich chocolate heritage allow for an indulgent trip. Especially in Antigua you’ll find no shortage of chocolate shops, cacao-laced postres (desserts) and even a chocolate museum. And while local pastry chefs put modern spins on the delicacy, chocolate is nothing new […]

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