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|Conversations Affecting Our Black Children|
Ruthe McDonald, BellaOnline's African American Culture Editor
It's time to make a change in the conversations and dialogue taking place amongst our Black children. It is time to stop putting personal issues, frustrations, experiences and placing them on the shoulders of children to carry.
|Lesotho and Prince Harry|
Dawn Denton, BellaOnline's African Culture Editor
Prince Harry was so moved by the plight of the people of Lesotho that he set up a charity with their Prince Seeiso to provide education, skills and self-belief to the many thousands of orphans and children living in extreme poverty high in the mountains of this kingdom.
|Into That Forest - a book Review|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Australia Editor
Into That Forest is a wonderfully written novel about two little girls, two Tasmanian Devils and how they survive in the Tasmanian wilderness in the 1800's. Could this be a true story?
Nick Marshall, BellaOnline's Caribbean Culture Editor
Arrowroot is an indigenous Caribbean herb with significant health benefits.
|10 Money-Saving Tips for Alaska Cruises|
Nancy Schretter, BellaOnline's Cruises Editor
With its breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife, Alaska is a dream destination for many cruise passengers. As on any cruise, however, staying within your vacation budget can be tough. If you're planning an Alaska cruise, here are ten money-saving tips to help you save that extra dollar.
|London Under - Book Review|
Asha Sahni, BellaOnline's English Culture Editor
Peter Ackroyd's London Under offers fascinating insights into parts of the city that lie below ground and explores subjects ranging from holy wells and sacred springs to the London Underground.
Ann Carroll Burgess, BellaOnline's European Travel Editor
Funchal, the capital of the island of Madeira, is situated some 350 miles from North Africa. Caressed by the warming Gulf Stream, the island has a well-deserved nickname as a “floating garden.”
|Feed giraffes at Naples Zoo!|
Gillian Birch, BellaOnline's Florida Editor
Naples Zoo is one of the top attractions in southwest Florida. Although not extensive, the 52-acre gardens are the ideal size to explore even on the hottest day. If you want to feed a giraffe or ride a camel this is definitely the place for you!
|Fitzgeraldien Summers in the South of France|
Melissa Demiguel, BellaOnline's French Culture Editor
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel Tender is the Night is inspired by the couple that made summering in Juan les Pins fashionable in the 1920’s. Learn about the Art Deco villa they possessed, their favorite places to sunbathe and the trend of wearing pyjamas to the beach.
|German Americans Who Made a Difference|
Francine McKenna, BellaOnline's German Culture Editor
German Americans make up almost 25 percent of the US population. It was 1608 when the first immigrants arrived, with those following mainly hoping to improve on the way their life had been "at home", and their work and lives have had an effect not only in America but worldwide.
|Simon Bolivar Liberator|
Valerie Aguilar, BellaOnline's Hispanic Culture Editor
From poor little super-wealthy orphan to impoverished hero, Simon Bolivar lead an extraordinary life of sacrifice to gain freedom for South America.
|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...
|Warm Hospitality at Maine’s Admiral Peary Inn|
Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, BellaOnline's Luxury Travel Editor
We love staying in low-key B&Bs where the focus is on comfort and good old-fashioned hospitality, which is just what we found at Admiral Peary Inn in Fryburg, Maine.
Rachel Schaus, BellaOnline's Middle Eastern Culture Editor
Visiting Turkish Museums? You'll want to get the Turkish Museum Pass Card and save a lot of money! There's one for tourists, and another for Turkish citizens and legal residents!
Jacqueline Olivia Pina, BellaOnline's Native American Editor
Our Ancestors realized the wonder and value of nature. They looked to nature as a great teacher. We are taught that nature speaks to us if we listen. The secrets of life are revealed among the behavior of animals, the creativity in flower blossoms, and in the whisperings of the trees.
Rachel Meneses-Ponce, BellaOnline's Philippines Editor
Embutido is the Filipino version of meatloaf. While its western counterpart is normally baked, embutido is either boiled or steamed.
|Healthy Dining in Los Angeles |
Erin Lehn Floresca, BellaOnline's RV Editor
There is no shortage of healthy eating establishments in Los Angeles, a true mecca for health-conscious RVers.
Asha Sahni, BellaOnline's Scottish Culture Editor
Castles are a feature of Scotland's landscape. The Scottish Highlands are home to castles rich in history and splendour, ranging from inhabited buildings to ruins.
|The Antique Rose Emporium|
Hazel M. Freeman, BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor
Between Houston and Austin, the Antique Rose Emporium offers visitors eight acres of glorious display gardens. Restored buildings from the mid-1800s settlers homestead are surrounded by gardens of antique roses, Texas native plants, herbs, cottage gardens, and wildflowers.
|Farm Stay Vacations|
Jacqueline Rosenbalm, BellaOnline's Southcentral USA Editor
Have you have ever wondered what it would be like to actually live on a farm? Experience a Farm Stay Vacation to find out! Learn how to milk a cow, groom a horse, gather fresh eggs from the hen house for breakfast, experience the miracle of birth or pet the goats. It's a wonderful family vacation!
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