Category: Cultures & Festivals

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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 “the mermaids of Japan” is…

Burma: Spending Time with the K'Cho, or Chin Women

My Burmese days with the tattooed women, the Chin By Natalia Vildosolia-Garcia Once upon a time, in the remotest highlands of…

India: Pulikali Festival, the Tiger Dance

A Photographers Guide to Pulikali Festival in Kerala, India By Sandeep Rasal One of my friends from Chennai who had shot…

San Francisco: Summer of Love Venues & Locations To See

On the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, San Francisco is feeling groovy By Mary Govoni Haight-Ashbury is an…