culture

Get the authentic cultural experience on your next foreign jaunt. Wander like a local; here, there, and everywhere.

Mountain Sage2 years ago
Japanese Wonders
Japan is either hot or cold with one comfortable day in between. That is what I've found in my experience of living in Japan so far. About a three-hour bullet train ride north of Tokyo sits the lovely...
Naniki Wanders2 years ago
Day Guide for Loiza, Puerto Rico
This is a day trip for the islanders at heart, for those who want to discover a little more than meets the eye in Puerto Rico, go deeper into the history of our roots, especially our musical and artis...
Maurice Bernier2 years ago
New York! New York!
I LOVE NEW YORK! Despite everything that goes on here, I still love it. Where should I begin? I have been a native New Yorker since the day I was born. As far back as I can remember, it was just the t...
Reniel Barroso2 years ago
Your First 6 Months Then Everything After
Where are we now? What are we now? Where are we heading? It was an interesting 6 months encountering situations that were both planned and unplanned. The whole 180 days was a roller coaster ride of up...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
How To Explore the Underground Culture of Any City
I have spent the better part of 10 years living life in the underground music scene — and it was amazing. Most people will never know the thrill of being able to go totally wild in a warehouse, or lit...
Mountain Sage2 years ago
Strawberries That Are Red
Often there's a wind up clock in my thoughts that re-lives the day that I moved from Fukushima. What would've happened if I had decided to go surfing after work that day? The morning started with stra...
Cato Conroy2 years ago
Best War Memorials to Visit in the US
War memorials are incredibly common in America, and it's understandable why this is the case. We've fought in a lot of wars, many people have died, and we are a culture that tends to respect our falle...
Reniel Barroso2 years ago
7 Things to Ask Yourself When Emigrating
You’ve got to end something for a beginning to start. I, with my wife, arrived at a demilitarized kind of a border where we faced a decision that we need to make. A decision whether to leave the platf...
Kristopher cooK 2 years ago
Paradise: Papua New Guinea
Somewhere along the South-Western part of the Pacific you may find yourself at a loss of everything you thought held dear. The island of Papua New Guinea is as entrancing as it is a mirage of serenity...
Angela Goodwin2 years ago
Introduction
It’s been a long time since I have had a word limit to reach before a piece of work could be submitted but I will do my best to write a salient piece of text that is at least as long as required while...
Noémi Árki2 years ago
Everything About the Finnish Sauna Culture
As the destination of my first ever Erasmus experience, I chose Finland. I was aware of all the stereotypes about Finns and the country in general. The stereotype of the people being cold and not so t...
Mountain Sage2 years ago
Skiing
I've been spoiled my whole life when it comes to the availability of outdoor sports that have always been at my fingertips. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado let me experience everything from th...
Cindy Moore2 years ago
The Pilgrimage
On my last day of travel in Italy, as our group journeyed back to Rome where our adventure had begun, Fabi our tour director shared a story. She directed our attention out the bus windows to a bell to...
Mountain Sage2 years ago
Tokyo
Right before I had decided to live in the highest skyscraper in Boulder, Colorado I had signed up for the CIEE Program. I saw studying abroad as one choice only and that was to re-visit Japan. If I we...
Mountain Sage2 years ago
Kendo
Every time I step into Japan I feel it is the result of some unspoken quest for me to visit a past life. It does fall naturally that I do come from a Japanese background. It was thus that when I did s...
Claire Raymond2 years ago
Strange UK Laws
Most of us know the myth surrounding the law about the London black cabbie having to carry a bale of hay and a bag of oats in the boot of the car, and whilst this was technically true at one time, it ...
Mountain Sage2 years ago
Re-Entry
I'd be lying if I told you that when I arrived in Narita Airport in July of 2009 that it was a new experience. The summer of 2009 marked the third time I had ventured to Japan. The first time was when...
Chloe Gilholy2 years ago
10 Things To Do This Summer
Make the most out of the lovely weather.