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|Tucson, AZ, Highlights|
Candyce H. Stapen, BellaOnline's Adventure Living Editor
Tucson gives you mountain views, desert landscapes, sunny skies and upscale resorts. An extra bonus: you can learn about Cold War secrets. Don’t miss the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Titan Missile Museum, or a stay at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa.
|Chocolate Chili Spice Cake|
Ruthe McDonald, BellaOnline's African American Culture Editor
Here is an easy to follow recipe for a Chocolate Chili Spice Cake...Or cupcakes! A perfect addition for your Holiday dessert table.
|Africa at the Commonwealth Games 2014|
Dawn Denton, BellaOnline's African Culture Editor
The Commonwealth Games bring nations from across the planet together in a celebration of equality, unity and sporting excellence. Africa is represented by eighteen nations that are historically connected showcasing their talent, sometimes against the most difficult of odds.
|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.
|Carry On Only Caribbean Cruise Packing List |
Nancy Schretter, BellaOnline's Cruises Editor
Flying to departure ports for Caribbean cruises can involve tight flight connections. As a result, many cruise passengers want to take only carry-on luggage on their Caribbean cruise to avoid baggage complications. Check out this carry-on only packing list for a week-long Caribbean cruise.
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.
|Visiting the Thorvaldsen Museum|
Nadine Shores, BellaOnline's European Travel Editor
One of the exciting aspects of traveling in Europe is the great diversity of museums and places to see. One museum that is well worth visiting, but one that you may not have heard of before, is the Thorvaldsen Museum in Denmark.
|Why We Chose Spain for our Family Trip|
Tiffiny Spire, BellaOnline's Family Travel Editor
Are you trying to decide which European country would be a good one to visit with your family? Here are the reasons we chose Spain as our family destination.
|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.
|Flammkuchen a German Specialty, Recipe|
Francine McKenna-Klein, BellaOnline's German Culture Editor
Flammkuchen is literally "Flaming Cake", a wafer thin pizza type crust topped by a delicious combination of classic ingredients in a creamy sauce.
A year-round German favorite originating in Alsace, a region which has spent much of the last centuries belonging to either France or Germany.
|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
|Dublin for Free|
Bee Smith, BellaOnline's Irish Culture Editor
Irish Culture lovers will be pleased to find that Dublin has a host of things to do and see that are free.
|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.
|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.
|Hollyhocks & Radishes Apple Bread Pudding Recipe|
Hazel M. Freeman, BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor
Perfect for the holidays, an Apple Bread Pudding recipe. Nestled along the northern shore of Lake Huron, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP), are the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands. Here, in the little dockside town of Hessel I met award-winning editor and cookbook author, Bonnie Stewart Mickelson.
|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!
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.