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Travel Tip: Vetting Your Community Based Tourism Program
Cultural Immersion / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Vetting Your Community Based Tourism Program

There’s a growing trend of community based tourism, where you travel to villages or communities to immerse yourself in the culture. The idea is that you’re helping by contributing to their… Read More…

Say What? Meet the Travel Psychic Linda Lauren
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Travel News

Say What? Meet the Travel Psychic Linda Lauren

You expect a psychic to ask your birthday, tell you your sign and read your chart. But not a travel psychic. Peter Greenberg sat down with Linda Lauren to find out… Read More…

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Germany & the Netherlands / Personal Travel Journals

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961

When you travel back to a city you call home, often see it with fresh eyes. This happened to Alexandra (Sandy) Gleysteen, the senior producer for CBS This Morning. The… Read More…

Travel Tip: Visiting Sacred Native American Sites
Cultural Immersion / Midwest / National Parks / South / Travel Tips / USA / West

Travel Tip: Visiting Sacred Native American Sites

When someone refers to sacred Native American sites, you might think only of burial grounds or closed-off archeological areas. But the fact is, there are a number of important sites… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / Know Before You Go / Middle East / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East

Does traveling to the Middle East as a woman mean wearing a burqa (or an abaya)? Not necessarily. In the Middle East, following dressing etiquette can be essential to your… Read More…

Travel to Support Marriage Equality: A Guide to the 50 States
Cultural Immersion / LGBT Travel / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Travel to Support Marriage Equality: A Guide to the 50 States

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to invalidate the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had blocked legally-married same-sex couples from receiving the full range of benefits that are… Read More…

How to Be Irish All Year: St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Beyond
British Isles / Cultural Immersion / Festivals / Travel News

How to Be Irish All Year: St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Beyond

St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that originally paid tribute to the bishop who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century, has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish…. Read More…

How to Rent a Frank Lloyd Wright House for Your Vacation
Cultural Immersion / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel News / USA

How to Rent a Frank Lloyd Wright House for Your Vacation

Frank Lloyd Wright might be the most famous American architect, but outside of Falling Water his landmarks aren’t widely visited. Turns out, you can choose one of his houses as… Read More…

Credit: Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Europe / Italy & Greece / Museums / Travel News

In Honor of Pope Francis: Four Travel Shortcuts in Rome

White smoke is coming from the Sistine Chapel today, indicating that the Cardinals have chosen Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina the 266th pope. In addition to making headlines around… Read More…

El Salvador: Five Days in ‘The 30-Minute Country’
Beach Vacations / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Eco Travel / Mexico & Central America / Museums / Restaurants

El Salvador: Five Days in ‘The 30-Minute Country’

Most of the American tourist dollars going to Central America often end up in Costa Rica, where coffee junkies and surfing students like to hang out. But many of Costa… Read More…

Exploring Ireland’s ‘Wild West’: Galway, Connemara and Inis Mór
British Isles / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Eco Travel / Entertainment / Europe / Romantic Travel / Travel and Music

Exploring Ireland’s ‘Wild West’: Galway, Connemara and Inis Mór

Many a visitor heads home from Ireland after sampling the sights—and the Guinness—in Dublin, Kerry and Cork.  Ask the  Irish though and they will tell you not to miss West… Read More…