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Travel Well Archives - Page 24 of 34 - The Cultureur | For the Modern Global Citizen

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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December 10 :: Happy International Human Rights Day!

December 10, 2012
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Want to get involved and help bring light into the dark corners of the world? Check out Idealist’s basic introduction to human rights work.
EVERY individual can make a difference. Seriously […]

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Holiday Giveaway! A $75 Voucher to Stiletto Escape, A Trip Planning+Concierge Service

December 10, 2012
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‘Tis the season to be giving…fa la la la la, la la la la!

It’s time for a holiday giveaway! The Cultureur has joined forces with Stiletto Escape, a trip planning+concierge service for women (and men, if they’re lucky!). The Escape Artists […]

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Photo Essay: Traveling the World for the Love of Macarons

December 9, 2012
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All around the world, the bright rainbow colors have intrigued my eyes and tantalized my taste buds…

Los Angeles: Bottega Louie

Paris/London/NYC: Ladurée

London/Washington DC/Brussels: Paul

London/Paris: Pierre Hermé

San Francisco: L’Artisan

NYC: Bisous Ciao […]

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English 2.0: Relearning English, British Style

December 9, 2012
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As a native English speaker, I always felt pretty confident in my English language abilities. All the right signs were there: I loved English class in school, worked as a freelance journalist, taught English at an NGO, and thoroughly enjoyed writing. That is, until I moved to the […]

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