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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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A Look At Thanksgiving Traditions Around The World

Among much else, America is a land where leaves change color and temperatures begin to reach nose-nipping levels during the month of November. These notions have made finding the best way to curl up into the changing seasons a priority since it was first encountered by European pilgrims. They quickly […]

Exploring Native Culture Through The Tongue In New Mexico
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Exploring Native Culture Through The Tongue In New Mexico

“There are three basic ingredients in the diet of Native tribes,” explains Tazbah McCullah, the marketing director of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. “Corn, beans and squash, which you may known as the ‘three sisters’ as they work together to help each other grow. In terms of nutrition, the corn […]

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Tips For Immersing Yourself In Local Culture

Too many times when people travel they only skim the surface of their destination. They may check out some sites listed in their guidebook, snap some photos of interesting buildings and eat at a few recommended restaurants, but what about what’s deeper? To help you really sink your teeth into […]

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Sipping Culture: Hotels Offering Traditional Tea Services Around The World

While traveling is rewarding, there’s no denying it can also be exhausting. Taking a break between sightseeing and exploring activities is essential, and for those want a cultural yet relaxing experience, afternoon tea can be just what you’re looking for. Luckily, these hotels around the world offer traditional tea services […]

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An Introduction to Singaporean Kopi Culture

In this article, Epicure & Culture contributor Judi Zienchuk takes us on a trip through Singapore’s rich coffee history and back to present day for an interesting exploration of traditional kopitiam coffee culture. While Chinatowns are a growing staple for any major city, the large Chinese influence in Singapore makes […]

Carefree Caribbean: What Is Liming?
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Carefree Caribbean: What Is Liming?

Upon first hearing the term “liming,” I thought it was describing a culinary term; however, in Trinidad & Tobago, liming is an actual activity. Referring to the art of doing nothing while sharing food, drink, conversation and laughter, liming is an important part of the country’s island culture. In fact, […]

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Make Me Hungry: A Culinary Trip Around The World In One Minute

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo. While this video may not be brand new, it’s still worth a look if you’re interested in culinary travel. Created by three talented and hungry travelers — Rick Mereki, Tim White and Andrew Lees — the video was shot over the course of 44 […]

Raiatea: French Polynesia’s Sacred Island
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Raiatea: French Polynesia’s Sacred Island

“Raiatea is the sacred island,” explains Karine, the director of Raiatea Lodge Hotel. “It’s a very authentic island with a rich history and culture that is very different from the other French Polynesian islands.” We’re enjoying an artisanal breakfast at the lodge. Fresh sweet grapefruit, papaya and passionate fruit, house […]

Learning The Meaning Of Life Through Shawnee Storytelling
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Learning The Meaning Of Life Through Shawnee Storytelling

Before visiting Hocking Hills, Ohio, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. While I’d heard the state was flat with not much to do, I also heard there were some quirky and adventurous activities to be experienced. After visiting for myself, the latter view won by a landslide. One that […]