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|St. Kitts, a Caribbean Escape|
Candyce H. Stapen, BellaOnline's Adventure Living Editor
St. Kitts, a less traveled Caribbean getaway, comes with black and white sand beaches, few crowds, volcanic peaks and one of the Caribbean’s most important historical sites, Brimstone Hill Fortress.
|Shadows in The African American Community|
Ruthe McDonald, BellaOnline's African American Culture Editor
There is a heavy shadow over the Black Community. A shadow of the past. A shadow that will not leave until a light is shone so bright that eradicates what has been going on in the dark for far too long. A shadow hat holds the cries of those who have lost their lives unjustly.
Dawn Denton, BellaOnline's African Culture Editor
Many of us associate dreadlocks with Bob Marley, Whoopi Goldberg, Lenny Kravitz, Korn, Lennox Lewis, Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. In recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of dreadlocks in Africa which brings modern times in line with ancient history.
|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 St. Thomas|
Nancy Schretter, BellaOnline's Cruises Editor
St. Thomas is a popular port of call for cruise passengers. Ships dock in Charlotte Amalie, a bustling town filled with duty-free shops and restaurants. From there, guests can head out to explore the island or travel by boat to nearby St. John. Here are five great things to do while in St. Thomas.
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.
|European Lodging Options|
Nadine Shores, BellaOnline's European Travel Editor
When you are looking for a place to stay in Europe you have so many options, but what is the difference between them all? Here are some guidelines to what is available.
|Tips for Taking your Kids to Paris|
Tiffiny Spire, BellaOnline's Family Travel Editor
Are you thinking of taking your kids to Paris? It can be a wonderful experience for the whole family including the children. These tips can help you plan for a smoother visit.
|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.
|The Bird's Wedding, Vogelhochzeit - SorbTradition|
Francine McKenna-Klein, BellaOnline's German Culture Editor
It's an ancient January tradition in Sorbian Lusatia, eastern Germany. Children in Sorbian costumes: Bridal Couple, the bride a Magpie, her groom a Raven, or bride a Thrush and groom a Blackbird. Wedding guests, coachman, chaplain, all different "birds". A folk custom with no sign of dying out.
|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
|The Festival of Brigit|
Bee Smith, BellaOnline's Irish Culture Editor
The Festival of Brigit on 1st February is the official start of the Irish spring. The snow may still be on the snowdrops but this ancient celebration of Ireland's saint and goddess begins the season of renewal.
|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...
|Sofitel New York – Paris Chic in Manhattan|
Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, BellaOnline's Luxury Travel Editor
When business takes me to New York City, I want a convenient location, luxury and as little hassle as possible. I find all that at Sofitel.
|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.
|Unexpected trip to Dubai|
Marianne de Nazareth, BellaOnline's Romantic Getaways Editor
Sometimes travellers have to expect the unexpected!
|Chocolate Chip Oat Flour Cookies|
Erin Lehn Floresca, BellaOnline's RV Editor
Looking for a fresh twist on an old favorite? This chocolate chip cookie recipe might just be your new go-to recipe.
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.
|Travel Hints For Keeping Track Of Luggage|
Hazel M. Freeman, BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor
Here are some precautions you can take to help minimize the anguish of not seeing your bag revolve around the baggage carousel at the end of your trip.
|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
Karm Holladay, BellaOnline's Southwest USA Editor
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you are in love with Mexican-style kitchens or even just the general idea of redecorating your kitchen, the book MEXICOCINA is a must-read for you!
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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.
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.