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The more we interact with other cultures, the more our understanding of the world and ourselves expands. From visiting another part of our own country to exploring lands far beyond ours, travel is a cornerstone of understanding this modern world we live in. Our BellaOnline editors can help!

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The Evergreen Club Experience
Senior Travel - Hazel M. Freeman, Editor

The Evergreen Club is a membership only club for those 50 and older. A $75.00 annual membership fee will save you hundreds on your first trip. Members have access to hundreds of B & B homestay locations across the country for overnight lodging, with breakfast, for about $15.00 a night.

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Spending a Long Weekend in Lisbon Portugal
Luxury Travel - Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, Editor

Lisbon is a romantic and beautiful Old World city for walking, from its busy riverbank to the hilltop castle. Add the palaces at Queluz and Sintra for a three-day getaway.

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The Salton Sea
California - Korie Beth Brown, Ph.D. , Editor

Birders, Boaters, and all kinds of “Buffs” love this area. Here’s why!

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Potential Realities For Hurricane Season Cruises
Cruises - Nancy Schretter, Editor

There are a number of benefits to taking a tropical cruise during the late summer and fall. Major hurricanes can wreak havoc on cruise ports and schedules, however. Here are five potential events that can happen when cruising during hurricane season and helpful suggestions for dealing with them.

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The chaos on Richmond Road, Bangalore
Romantic Getaways - Marianne de Nazareth, Editor

Grand pavements are coming up on Richmond Road, Bangalore. But till then we suffer.

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Avoid Becoming a Target of Pickpockets
Family Travel - Tiffiny Spire, Editor

Pickpockets are very creative in their schemes for stealing your valuables. Use these tactics to avoid becoming a victim of theft.

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St. Kitts and Nevis Twin Island Paradise
Island Travel - Theresa Springer, Editor

In 2005 the St. Kitts/ Nevis government chose to end the sugar trade and plunged head first into the tourism industry. Now, this twin island paradise is a front runner on places to visit. See why ....

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Family Traditions
African American Culture - Ruthe McDonald, Editor

There is nothing quite like family traditions. Here's a short story from my past. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter Holiday!

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Four Best of Ulster
Irish Culture - Bee Smith, Editor

While the six counties of Northern Ireland were part of the ancient kingdom of Ulster, these days Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan are the Ulster counties in the Republic of Ireland. Here are my four favorites from these three.

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Sonora Style Mexican Food
Southwest USA - Editor Wanted, Editor

Why do I love the Sonora Style Mexican Food? Why is it my comfort food? From refried beans to caramelized Flan these are just some of my favorite Mexican Style Foods.

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The Blue Amaryllis, a Book Review
Hispanic Culture - Valerie Aguilar, Editor

The Blue Amaryllis is a romantic adventure that takes place deep in the remotest areas of the Amazon rainforest. In addition to being a heartrending love story, the author, Sonia de Leon explores ecological, social and political issues affecting the survival of the indigenous people of the Amazon.

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Raja Ampat Islands - The Paradise in Papua
Southeast Asia - Hanny Suriadi, Editor

Raja Ampat is an ultimate destination for divers who are looking for a fabulous and exotic experience of its exciting underwater beauty. Located at the tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula in Papua Island, the region is very famous for its world class diving and snorkeling.

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Chocolate Chip Oat Flour Cookies
RV - Erin Lehn Floresca, Editor

Looking for a fresh twist on an old favorite? This chocolate chip cookie recipe might just be your new go-to recipe.

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Where the Buffalo Roam the Alps
French Culture - Melissa Demiguel, Editor

Less than an hour from the French Riviera a herd of European buffalo roam the forested foothills of the Alps. Learn more about visiting the reserve with a safari group.

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Sporting Legends
Caribbean Culture - Nick Marshall, Editor

International sport would not be the same without those men and women from the Caribbean who redefined excellence.

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Uluru - Raining on the Rock
Australia - Judie Bellingham, Editor

Uluru is an amazing large rock situated in the centre of Australia and is a wonderous site during the rain.

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Diabetes – Healing From Within
Native American - Jacqueline Olivia Pina, Editor

The wisdom of our ancestors tells us that the keys to physical health, emotional stability, and mental clarity are found any time we remember we have a constant connection to spirit.

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Houston, Texas : Top Relocation Destination
Southcentral USA - Jacqueline Rosenbalm, Editor

If you are looking for a place to retire or relocate with plentiful work opportunities Houston, Texas might be the place for you! It ranks #1 as the most popular relocation destination! Let's check it out together to see what it has to offer.

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Germany's Ceremonial Mountain Cattle Drives
German Culture - Francine McKenna-Klein, Editor

Almabtrieb, ceremonial mountain cattle drives, have been part of farming life in Europe's alpine regions for centuries. During the last days of summer, and beginning of autumn, processions of beautifully decorated cows create cow bell symphonies as they return to the valleys from alpine pastures.

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The Divine Home
An absolutely gorgeous home decorating book on how to decorate with spiritual objects such as santos, retablo, milagros, statues of saints, and crucifixes. Many examples of Santa Fe style and Mexican hacienda style, but also examples of homes in NYC and other places. Beautiful full color photographs everywhere. Serene, spiritual.


Living Language Spanish
You don´t need to know Spanish to travel to the Southwest USA, but it will enhance your experience. This is the best-selling Spanish language instruction product at Amazon.com.


Hopi Kachinas - The Complete Guide to Collecting
If you are heading to the Southwest USA, especially Arizona and New Mexico, you might find this a valuable guide that offers fascinating glimpses in Pueblo culture.



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