Category: Cultures & Festivals

Senegal's Favorite Sport, La Lutte, with Mr President

La Lutte: the simplest yet most confusing sport in Senegal By Beetle Holloway Two men…

La Lutte: the simplest yet most confusing sport in Senegal By Beetle Holloway Two men fighting in a ring. As…

Peru: Visiting a Rural Waterfront Market

Belen Market: Venture if You Dare By Julia Bassal As you enter Belen Market in Iquitos, Peru,…

Belen Market: Venture if You Dare By Julia Bassal As you enter Belen Market in Iquitos, Peru, the first thing that strikes…

Something for Everyone: Baltimore Maryland Festivals

By Kurt Jacobson There’s a lot of positive energy in Baltimore Maryland these days. The…

By Kurt Jacobson There’s a lot of positive energy in Baltimore Maryland these days. The latest hot news is the…

Crete: Back to the Hippy Days at Matala Beach Festival

Matala Beach Festival-- The music, the sun, the colors await you! By Katerina Mihailidis There…

Matala Beach Festival-- The music, the sun, the colors await you! By Katerina Mihailidis There was a shawl wrapped around…

Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Finding Common Ground

What Does An American Jew Have to Fear in the Middle East? Chronically questioning, funny,…

What Does An American Jew Have to Fear in the Middle East? Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American…

United Arab Emirate's Two Most Impressive Mosques

A Tale of Two Cities’ Mosques: Dubai and Abu Dhabi By Eric D. Goodman When…

A Tale of Two Cities’ Mosques: Dubai and Abu Dhabi By Eric D. Goodman When you’re in Dubai or Abu…

Naples: The Holiday Tradition of Presepe

Every Christmas Season in Naples, locals love to take out their Presepes and see new…

Every Christmas Season in Naples, locals love to take out their Presepes and see new ones on display By Suzanne…

Spain: Catalonian Culture Comes Alive in Tarragona

At the Santa Tecla Festival, Tarragona shows why it's the heart and Soul of Catalonia…

At the Santa Tecla Festival, Tarragona shows why it's the heart and Soul of Catalonia By Olivia Gilmore For locals…

Ubud, Bali, in Time for "Balinese Christmas"

Ubud: Ceremonies 210 days a year, and then some By Judi Jagger It wasn't Elizabeth…

Ubud: Ceremonies 210 days a year, and then some By Judi Jagger It wasn't Elizabeth Gilbert who put Ubud, Bali…

Boston: Sandcastles Galore at Revere Beach

Sandcastles To See...Food To Eat...Music To Hear...Can It Get Any Better? By Olivia Gilmore I…

Sandcastles To See...Food To Eat...Music To Hear...Can It Get Any Better? By Olivia Gilmore I was always one to mold…

Malawi's Mount Mulanje: Better than Machu Pichu

A journey to the Island in the Sky: Africa’s Uluru By Matthew Sterne It is…

A journey to the Island in the Sky: Africa’s Uluru By Matthew Sterne It is in Cape Maclear that I…

Japan: Meeting the Famous Divers of Toba

Toba: Home of Japan’s Legendary Women Divers By Lauren Scharf To refer to them as…

Toba: Home of Japan’s Legendary Women Divers By Lauren Scharf To refer to them as “the mermaids of Japan” is…