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Destinations Archives - Page 16 of 25 - The Cultureur | For the Modern Global Citizen

Pour Like a Pro: Mixology Class at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago

January 29, 2013
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As Maid of Honor in my sister’s wedding last year, it was my duty to plan her Bachelorette Party weekend. She had friends flying in from both coasts, so I figured Chicago would be the best option, as it was the midway point (relatively) and she hadn […]

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[Infographic] How to Travel through Europe and Not Break the Bank

January 11, 2013
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Time to put the perennial excuse that travel is too expensive to rest! Our dear friends over at Travel and Leisure and Eurail are here to tell you that travel through Europe CAN be done without breaking the bank with a few pointers…

If you have any other […]

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Photo Essay: The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles Through the Lens

January 8, 2013
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Perched atop a stunning hill in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Center overlooks the vast cityscape of the greater Los Angeles area. Its exceptional contemporary architecture, wide array of pre-20th century art, colorful gardens, and panoramic views are its crowning glories. Richard Meier, the architect, built […]

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What Can You Learn from an 8-year-old from the New Delhi Slums? More than You Think.

January 6, 2013
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Excerpt from my U.S. Embassy International Narcotics/Law Enforcement journal…
He was a young, scrawny boy that lived in the New Delhi slums adjacent to the NGO where I taught English and basic computer skills. He was my student, Krishnan. During my bi-weekly English lessons, he […]

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Travel Tip #6: Try to integrate yourself into the local society as much as possible, even if that means stepping outside your comfort zone and trying new local customs.

December 27, 2012
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We’ve all heard the clichéd adage: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Some destinations are easier to blend in with locals, while others require a conscious effort on your part. As I write this paragraph, one experience in particular comes to mind. My friends […]

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Fireworks Exploding, Street Dancing, Party Crashing, Glühwein Drinking, and Snowball Fighting: Silvester (NYE) in Berlin

December 26, 2012
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One of my most memorable New Year’s Eve celebrations? Berlin, most definitely. Depending on the day, it wavers between #1 and #2, fiercely competing with London.

During my year in Berlin, I had received a few invitations for private NYE parties, and while they all seemed appealing […]

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Photo Essay: The Grove + Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles During Christmas

December 24, 2012
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Los Angeles isn’t my top choice for the holidays, but it does hold its own ground. Well, kind of…pockets of it, at least. Fake snow cascading down and sparkly lights snaked around palm trees at The Grove and on Rodeo Drive do make for a festive […]

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[Guest Post] Tacos, Enchiladas, and Mole: Mexican Culinary Staples With A Twist

December 19, 2012
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As travelers, we are always on a journey to satisfy our cravings and curiosities for new things.  No matter where we go, whether a new town, city, or country, one of the best ways to have an authentic experience is to sample and understand the local food. In […]

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[Recipe] Rice Krispies Treats

December 14, 2012
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At the request of one of my subscribers, I’ve decided to post the recipe for the age-old American favorite, rice krispies treats. My version veers slightly on the healthier side, so it’s not as gooey and rich as some may like. Temper the ingredients to […]

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December 13, 2012 :: Saint Lucia’s Day in Sweden

December 12, 2012
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What: Though not an official holiday, Saint Lucia’s Day is both a religious celebration and a cultural festivity throughout Scandinavia, particularly Sweden.

A traditional kind of bun, Lussekatt (“St. Lucia Bun”), made with saffron, is normally eaten on this day.
In modern practice, most cities […]

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