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|Cruising for Laughs|
Candyce H. Stapen, BellaOnline's Adventure Living Editor
We like to go on cruises for the comedy shows. Nowhere else do we have such easy access to stand-up comics at multiple performances. And forty minutes of laughs provide a boat-load of stress relief. When we find ourselves in need of guffaws, we book a sailing on a Carnival Cruise Line ship.
|Rest, Relax and Enjoy Labor Day Weekend|
Ruthe McDonald, BellaOnline's African American Culture Editor
Take time to relax and have uninhibited fun with your family and friends. Relax. Chill out. And enjoy your Labor Day Weekend.
|Pumeza Sings African Opera|
Dawn Denton, BellaOnline's African Culture Editor
Pumeza Matshikiza, the South African soprano, has wooed the world with her talent and her unique style of fusing African traditional music with opera.
|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.
|Take A Convenient Holiday Cruise Vacation|
Nancy Schretter, BellaOnline's Cruises Editor
If you're looking for a convenient holiday vacation that offers a good value, consider a cruise. Holiday cruises from close-to-home ports will take you to tropical sunny beaches, sometimes for less than the cost of a round-trip air ticket alone. So book now and enjoy a festive holiday at sea.
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.
|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.
|Oktoberfestherzen - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts|
Francine McKenna-Klein, BellaOnline's German Culture Editor
Oktoberfest in Munich: The super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival, and heart shaped gingerbread cookies decorated with mottoes are an unmissable part of its calorific food, and a 'sweet' accompaniment to 'Wiesn-Mass', Oktoberfest beer.
|National Hispanic Heritage Month|
Valerie Aguilar, BellaOnline's Hispanic Culture Editor
In the United States the designation of a time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage covers a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. We recognize the contributions, honor the achievements and the important presence of Hispanic Americans celebrating our heritage and culture.
Bee Smith, BellaOnline's Irish Culture Editor
No visitor to Ireland should miss seeing the magnificent site of Ireland's massive stone tombs or megalithic rocks. There are many types of megalithic rock or standing stones around Ireland, full or mystery and with a soulful resonance.
|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.
|Tukwila’s SouthCenter Mall |
Erin Lehn Floresca, BellaOnline's RV Editor
The SouthCenter Westfield Mall, located in Tukwila, Washington, is a must-stop pit stop on your next RV trip to Seattle.
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.
|Celebrate Florida Seafood Festival In Apalachicola|
Hazel M. Freeman, BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor
If you love fresh seafood Apalachicola Bay is famous for some of the freshest, tastiest seafood you’ll find anywhere. Each November seafood is celebrated during the Florida Seafood Festival held amid the friendly, old Florida charm of Apalachicola.
|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
|What is a Cage Doll|
Karm Holladay, BellaOnline's Southwest USA Editor
The cage doll has become hugely popular with those who like to decorate their house in Santa Fe style. She also appeals to aficionados of "shabby-chic" and bohemian surroundings.
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.