Tag: culture

How to Become a Culturally Sensitive Traveller

How to Become a Culturally Sensitive Traveller

Traveling to a new place brings opportunities to engage with a different culture. Do you wear a headscarf everywhere or just when you visit mosques? Do you pack your two-piece swimsuit or stick with a wet suit? Is it okay to eat while you walk, or . . . read more

This Yam is the New Jam

This Yam is the New Jam

Who knew a root crop could be a key dessert ingredient? Filipinos did. The Philippines is famous for its diverse and unique flavor combinations, especially when it comes to sweets. And one of the most-used flavors for desserts comes from a purple yam called ube . . . read more

Try a Tradition! Taking a look at New Year’s traditions around the world

Try a Tradition! Taking a look at New Year’s traditions around the world

New Year’s Eve is a classic holiday that is celebrated by most everyone around the world. In the United States, people gather to watch the ball drop in Times Square, eat lots of finger foods and fancy snacks, and kiss their special someone right at . . . read more

Jamaican Mi ’Ungry, Mon!

Jamaican Mi ’Ungry, Mon!

Discover three exciting types of Jamaican eats—one culturally blended, one home-grown, and the last completely unusual.

Iran: Not What You Think

Iran: Not What You Think

We may think that countries like Iran are dangerous and strict, but that isn’t always the case. Have you ever wondered what aspects of Iranian culture you may be missing out on? Here are a few things to know that you won’t learn on the news.

Tasty Taters: Potato Recipes from Belgium, Japan, Utah, and Kenya

Tasty Taters: Potato Recipes from Belgium, Japan, Utah, and Kenya

Mr. Potato Head made it onto Time’s list of “All-Time Top 100 Toys.” That’s no surprise though, because who doesn’t love a potato?

European Hostels: Get Away for a While

European Hostels: Get Away for a While

Are you planning a trip to Europe, or perhaps just dreaming of one, on a budget? Or, perhaps, you just want to see a more traditional version of Europe. Here are five of the best hostels to give you that European experience you’ve been dreaming of.

Night Markets in Taipei

Night Markets in Taipei

In Taipei, snacking is almost a cultural celebration, and nowhere showcases that better than the city’s numerous night markets.

Volcanic Vacations

Volcanic Vacations

The world is full of fascinating volcanos. While popular tourist cities are congested every summer, volcanos offer a beautiful nature getaway from the noice. In this article, some of the top volcanos from around the world are highlighted; take a look to see which one you should visit on on your next vacation.

Collapsing Colonies

Collapsing Colonies

That’s right, bees—those annoying, pesky, devilish creatures that terrify you at your family barbecue—are responsible for pollinating the world’s food supplies. And that’s why you should be concerned about the bee epidemic.