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|How to Save Money on a Cruise|
Candyce H. Stapen, BellaOnline's Adventure Living Editor
Cruises are good value vacations, providing lodging, food, entertainment and children’s programs for one price. You pay extra for specialty restaurants, alcoholic drinks,shore tours, Internet access and other items. To stay within your budget once onboard, follow these money-saving tips.
|Politically Correct Vs. Genuine Conversation|
Ruthe McDonald, BellaOnline's African American Culture Editor
Too many people are walking on eggshells, afraid to offend someone or be ridiculed for asking an honest and sincere question. Somewhere along the line, we have become obsessed with saying the right thing and not “hurting” someone’s feeling, that we are forgetting the art of genuine conversation.
|Africa at the Commonwealth Games 2014|
Dawn Denton, BellaOnline's African Culture Editor
The Commonwealth Games bring nations from across the planet together in a celebration of equality, unity and sporting excellence. Africa is represented by eighteen nations that are historically connected showcasing their talent, sometimes against the most difficult of odds.
|Uluru - Raining on the Rock|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Australia Editor
Uluru is an amazing large rock situated in the centre of Australia and is a wonderous site during the rain.
Nick Marshall, BellaOnline's Caribbean Culture Editor
International sport would not be the same without those men and women from the Caribbean who redefined excellence.
|Owls in Chinese Culture|
Inci Yilmazli, BellaOnline's Chinese Culture Editor
This article explains what Chinese think about the owls.
|Five For Fun in Ocho Rios|
Nancy Schretter, BellaOnline's Cruises Editor
Jamaica is a popular Western Caribbean port of call. The island has three major cruise ports, one of which is Ocho Rios. Whether you’re looking for beautiful beaches, adventure, history, wildlife, or just lots of fun, you're likely to find a shore excursion that matches your interests here.
Asha Sahni, BellaOnline's English Culture Editor
When the Romans invaded Britain they needed highways along which to transport their men and supplies. Thus they brough the considerable might of their expertise in road building to England.
|Book an Apartment Instead of a Hotel|
Tiffiny Spire, BellaOnline's Family Travel Editor
Let your family feel like they are in a home away from home by booking an apartment instead of a hotel room for your next vacation. The added space and kitchen facilities make them a great option for families. Plus, you can look like a traveler instead of a tourist.
|Where the Buffalo Roam the Alps|
Melissa Demiguel, BellaOnline's French Culture 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.
|How to Make a Schultuete, Candy Cone|
Francine McKenna-Klein, BellaOnline's German Culture Editor
For Germany's first graders a Candy Cone filled by small gifts and candy helps makes that first day at school even more memorable. A custom that began in early 19th century Germany, Schultuete are as popular now as they were then and could be a fun idea and new tradition for your own family.
|Loreta Janeta Velazquez|
Valerie Aguilar, BellaOnline's Hispanic Culture Editor
Loreta Velazquez, inspired by Joan of Arc’s story as a child, is the only woman to have served in the Civil War as a socialite spy and as a male officer in battle simultaneously. Soldiers who served with Lieutenant Buford confirmed that he conducted himself with integrity and conduct becoming an off
|A New Taste of Ireland|
Bee Smith, BellaOnline's Irish Culture Editor
The recent Taste of Cavan food festival highlighted the many artisan food producers joining Ireland's agri-food sector. Also, it features the subtle change in Ireland's food culture over the past two decades.
|List of Islands of the North Aegean|
Laura Hartney, BellaOnline's Island Travel Editor
Off the western coast of Turkey at the central to northern end of the Aegean Sea, the “North Aegean Islands” is a designation used for a loosely grouped set of islands including the Turkish islands of Imbros and Tenedos and the Greek islands of Chios, Icaria, Samos and many more.
|Momotaro – Peach Boy|
Ching Kin Min, BellaOnline's Japanese Culture Editor
In this article, find out some bite-sized information on a very famous old Japanese fable. But that's not all – learn about the actual places in Japan where this legend was based on. Yup, they are tourist attractions...
|Healthy Snacks for Frequent Flyers|
Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, BellaOnline's Luxury Travel Editor
Our recent travels have given me a chance to try out and sample several new products that make travel easier, healthier and tastier. Here are some of the travel snacks I like.
|King Midas: Not Just a Greek Myth|
Rachel Schaus, BellaOnline's Middle Eastern Culture Editor
Imagine our surprise to learn that King Midas, the mythological King whose touch turned everything to gold, actually lived in an ancient town not far from Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
|Diabetes – Healing From Within|
Jacqueline Olivia Pina, BellaOnline's Native American 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.
Rachel Meneses-Ponce, BellaOnline's Philippines Editor
The Bangus Festival is held every year in thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of milkfish. It aims to promote not only the bangus industry but also the province of Pangasinan in the north. Pangasinan’s premier city, Dagupan, is now considered as the bangus capital of the Philippines.
|Yummy Acai Bowls|
Erin Lehn Floresca, BellaOnline's RV Editor
There’s nothing like a delectable acai bowl to start off your day.
Asha Sahni, BellaOnline's Scottish Culture Editor
Sawney Bean and his notorious family lived in a cave in Ayrshire on Scotland’s south west coast near Ballantrae. The clan at full strength was said to number 48, each and every one of them a cannibal who caught, murdered, pickled and ate unwary travellers.
|The Soo Locks Of Sault Ste. Marie|
Hazel M. Freeman, BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor
For an exciting Great Lakes experience get onboard and be a part of “locking through,” the famous Soo Locks in the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario.
|Houston, Texas : Top Relocation Destination|
Jacqueline Rosenbalm, BellaOnline's Southcentral USA 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.
|Singapore Travel Tips|
Hanny Suriadi, BellaOnline's Southeast Asia Editor
Singapore is the most expensive country in Southeast Asia but you can still explore the country on the cheap way. Here are some travelling tips you can do.
|Traditional New Years Day Meal|
Amelia Maness-Gilliland, BellaOnline's Southeast USA Editor
Traditional New Years day meals served in the South considered to bring good fortune for the coming year
|Why Are Seagulls Significant to Utah|
Karm Holladay, BellaOnline's Southwest USA Editor
Did you ever wonder why the California gull is the state bird of a landlocked, desert place like Utah? The answer lies in a cherished piece of Mormon folklore that grew up around an unusual natural event that happened during pioneer times.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
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.