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12 Giants of 'World Music'

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Globalization has been a sometimes controversial mixed bag in different areas and different parts of the world, but I think we can all agree that on the plus side, one of its grooviest benefits has been to bring to spread many of the exciting cultural achievements of societies much different from…

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Added by Max Pesling on January 10, 2019 at 2:49pm — No Comments

5 Classic Places to Experience Thanksgiving in the USA

             Brent Hofacker





Today is one of the United…

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Added by Max Pesling on November 22, 2018 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Madrid's Plaza Mayor Marks 400 Years

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Added by Max Pesling on November 7, 2018 at 7:57am — No Comments

Morocco's Unique Gnaoua Music Festival

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As the…

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Added by Max Pesling on June 21, 2018 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Extra-Romantic Spots in 16 World Destinations

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Added by Max Pesling on February 14, 2018 at 5:57am — No Comments

Mysteries of 'Unusual' Winter Olympic Sports Unraveled









If like most people you think skeletons are for Halloween and curling is something…

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Added by Max Pesling on February 9, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

It's the 12th Day of Christmas! So What Was That All About??

             Xavier Romero-Frias





From a religious standpoint, the Christmas season actually ends…

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Added by Max Pesling on January 6, 2018 at 7:24am — No Comments

5 of the USA's Best Halloween Destinations

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In few countries are the goings on of All Hallow’s Eve such a big deal as in…

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Added by Max Pesling on October 31, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

Three Cheers for Algiers!

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Quick, what’s Africa’s largest country? If you said CongoLibya, or South Africa, well, yes, they’re certainly up there, but the…

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Added by Max Pesling on September 6, 2017 at 9:11am — No Comments

5 of the World's Best Hotel Art Collections



                 Bob Dass





Corporate art collections have been with us for generations (indeed, in some sense for…

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Added by Max Pesling on August 28, 2017 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

How Spain's Conquest of the Americas Was Saved by an Eclipse

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Today, many across the USA are watching in…

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Added by Max Pesling on August 21, 2017 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

4 of the USA's Top Revolutionary War Sites

         Joseph Sohm





In school, U.S. kids still learn the patriotic poem connected to the battle of Concord…

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Added by Max Pesling on July 4, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Easter Week Just One of the Medieval Splendors of Zamora, Spain



Throughout the Catholic world, this week is Semana Santa (Holy Week, aka Easter Week), and nearly every city and town in Spain marks the occasion with elaborate processions and pageantry dating back centuries. None, however, is older than…

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Added by Max Pesling on April 16, 2017 at 12:21pm — No Comments

6 Top Cool Experiences in Brooklyn, New York City



My kinda town, New York City is - and unlike many other Manhattanites (ashemedly including myself, back in the day), I do not fetishize my home borough these days. Yet when it comes to the tourism and much else in the Big Apple, fuhgeddaboutit – Manhattan remains the proverbial…

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Added by Max Pesling on February 23, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments

Tilting at Windmills in La Mancha, Spain



Thanks to Miguel de Cervantes and his immortal creations Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, the whitewashed brick molinos de viento of Spain’s central plateau are among this country’s better-known icons in the world imagination (though this is far from…

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Added by Max Pesling on February 4, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

New Year's Custom's in 6 European Countries





To ring out the old and ring in the new, partying and fireworks are common in most European countries. And in addition, a few have their own little twists on New Year’s Eve (also known as St. Sylvester’s in some countries since it’s that saint’s day on the Catholic calendar) and New Year’s Day - some conventional,…

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Added by Max Pesling on January 1, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

8 Coolest Museums of Las Vegas



Still one of the plane’s top destinations, this flashy vision in the USA‘s Nevada desert is of course world-famous for its world-class casinos, shopping, shows, dining, nightlife, and attractions. But most of us wouldn’t necessarily think of “Sin City” as a place…

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Added by Max Pesling on December 19, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

7 Grooviest Ghost Towns of the USA's Old West



Abandoned towns and villages can be found all over the world. But there’s something especially haunting and charismatic both about the remnants of settlements that photogenically preserve the look and feel of the 19th-century Wild West. Especially because we’ve all seen them…

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Added by Max Pesling on December 19, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

Would You Eat This? 17 Foods for Adventurous Travelers

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Added by Max Pesling on November 19, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

27 of the USA's Best Vegetarian Restaurants



Following up on posts serving up the best vegetarian dining options in Europe and Latin America, I’m turning to the United States, one of the countries where the veg trend was pioneered. The variety at this stage in dining history is impressive, from hardcore little raw food cafés to…

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Added by Max Pesling on November 8, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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