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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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In Goa, India for 8 days.
Romantic Getaways - Marianne de Nazareth, Editor

A break for eight days to repair the old homestead

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Scarlett Begonia Restaurant Review
California - Korie Beth Brown, Ph.D. , Editor

Scarlett Begonia in downtown Santa Barbara offers tasty, trendy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. It's worth the drive from the 101 freeway and the time taken for a leisurely meal.

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Seven Simple Tips to Hosting for The Holidays
African American Culture - Ruthe McDonald, Editor

Here are seven tips to help you host an amazing soiree for the holidays.

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How To Avoid Getting Sick On Vacation
Cruises - Nancy Schretter, Editor

Vacations are some of the year’s most anticipated events. Of course, no one wants to get sick during their vacation time. Colds, the flu, novovirus, and other illnesses can be easily contracted while traveling. Following these great tips can significantly reduce your chances of getting sick.

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The Cool Way to See Hawaii
Senior Travel - Hazel M. Freeman, Editor

A new mode of transportation gives you the flexibility of walking, but with the ease of motorized transport - and you can see so much more of Honolulu in much less time. Guest author Janet Collins takes us on a segway tour of Honolulu.

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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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Wilderness Luxury at Trout Point Lodge
Luxury Travel - Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, Editor

Surrounded by more than a quarter million acres of wilderness, the comfortable rooms and fine dining at Trout Point Lodge seem to fit right into the forest.

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Free Family Fun in Chicago
Family Travel - Tiffiny Spire, Editor

Chicago, Illinois can be an expensive city to visit, but you don't have to break the bank the next time you take your family to visit the Windy City. These free destination options are sure to be popular with your whole crew.

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Airline Ticket Cautionary Tale
Adventure Living - Candyce H. Stapen, Editor

It seemed like a simple request, but it turned out to be one with as many answers as there were American Airlines service people handling our calls.

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Baton Rouge Louisiana
Southeast USA - Cynthia Parker, Editor

Baton Rouge is famous for its music, its food, and its casinos. It possesses a rich history shaped by many, many cultures. The sounds, sights, and smells can stir the blood and make your soul sing. Come experience all of its flavors!

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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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Indoor Water Use Conservation Tips
Southwest USA - Karm Holladay, Editor

If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation. Water conservation can be divided into indoor and outdoor water use, and this article concentrates on indoor use.

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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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German Bread - Fast Facts
German Culture - Francine McKenna-Klein, Editor

With over 3050 registered varieties, Germany is a "Bread Paradise". Almost all available types of grain are used from wheat, rye, barley and oats to millet, corn, rice and potato starch, while bread rolls go under so many different names in the regions it is easier to just point. Fast Facts.

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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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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.


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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