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|Tips for Travel with your Best Friend |
Candyce Stapen, BellaOnline's Adventure Living Editor
Follow these tips to make sure that after traveling with your girlfriend, sister or best buddy, you come home friends. Even the closest people can have different travel rhythms and goals. Just because you love, like or live with someone, doesn’t mean you can travel with them.
|Family Traditions Highlighted This Easter Season|
Ruthe McDonald, BellaOnline's African American Culture Editor
We all have family traditions. This Easter season, what traditions are you and your family keeping or passing on? It is wonderful when we can pass along traditions that help us to remember who we are, where we came from, and where we want to go.
|Transforming Arms into Tools|
Dawn Denton, BellaOnline's African Culture Editor
The Mozambique civil war tore the country apart. The weapons used to take lives and injure, have been used in a very emotive project in a bid to help the people forgive, but not forget.
|The Dingo Fence|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Australia Editor
The Dingo Fence in Australia is one of the longest man made structures on earth and enables farming of sheep to be successful in keeping dingos away from the flocks.
|Classic island limin'|
Nick Marshall, BellaOnline's Caribbean Culture Editor
If you're on the right island at the right time, make sure to drop in on an authentic Caribbean lime. Be warned. This isn't happy hour.
|Owls in Chinese Culture|
Inci Yilmazli, BellaOnline's Chinese Culture Editor
This article explains what Chinese think about the owls.
|Giving Back Before Or After Your Next Cruise |
Nancy Schretter, BellaOnline's Cruises Editor
Volunteering on cruise vacations is popular with groups and experienced cruise passengers. There are a variety of options available, from volunteering on the high seas, in port, or pre- or post-cruise with several organizations in popular U.S. homeports. Here are some suggestions.
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.
|On the Perfume Trail in Grasse|
Melissa Demiguel, BellaOnline's French Culture Editor
Grasse is renown for the production of luxury fragrances. Learn about the perfume making process and other ways local fruits and blossoms are enjoyed. A guide to the museums and sites to visit on the perfume trail in the south of France.
|Germany's Garden Colonies, Schrebergarten|
Francine McKenna, BellaOnline's German Culture Editor
The minute spring's first rays of sunshine appear it's gardening time. And the "garden" can also be a balcony container, or a Schrebergarten. Little rented plots on a city's edge, or even in its center surrounded by asphalt and exhaust fumes, the pride and joy of millions of city-dwellers.
|One Calamitous Spring - A Review |
Valerie Aguilar, BellaOnline's Hispanic Culture Editor
One Calamitous Spring: A Novel of Santa Fe is Edward F. Mendez’ debut novel. The story of the Silverton-de Baca family is at times hilarious, other times heartbreaking and always poignant. A non-polemic view of several societal issues, Mendez dexterously resolves the issues to an uplifting finish.
|The Traditional Irish Wake|
Bee Smith, BellaOnline's Irish Culture Editor
The rites for honoring the dead and celebrating their life are still very much part of Irish rural culture. Undertakers may bury but the waking of the dead is still very much in the hands of the family of the departed.
|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...
|Chez Boulay Bistro Boreal in Québec|
Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, BellaOnline's Luxury Travel Editor
The concept of a restaurant using only ingredients native to or grown in its environment was irresistible. Talk about locavore!
|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.
|Fun in Los Angeles|
Erin Lehn Floresca, BellaOnline's RV Editor
One of my all-time favorite places to visit is Los Angeles. This article features some of the places I like to go when I scoot down south to the City of Angels.
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 Bluebonnets of Washington County Texas|
Hazel M. Freeman, BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor
Each spring about mid March through May, East Texas becomes a wildflower lovers dream come true. Lovely little towns such as Brenham, Chappell Hill, Independence, Bellville, and Burton, in Washington County, become the backdrop for a spectacular show of flower power.
|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.
|5 Things to Know in Traveling in Southeast Asia|
Hanny Suriadi, BellaOnline's Southeast Asia Editor
Travelling in Southeast Asia has been one of the top tourists’ destinations for its fantastic landscape, culturally rich countries, delicious food and comparatively inexpensive travel destination.
|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
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