Explore the wonderful traditions of the world through the eyes of different cultures, religions, and peoples. From beliefs passed down from one generation to the next, to experiences and festivals celebrated and observed across the globe, come along with us as we discover the heritage and customs that remain significant and important to many.
The holiday season is filled with cheer, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip to a traditional Christmas market? Check out our list of the top Christmas markets in Europe that will instantly put you in the holiday spirit.
From celebrating with the spirits of the dead in Mexico to paying tribute to the Sun God of the Incan Empire in Peru, there's no shortage of eye-opening festivals and celebrations in Latin America. These are the five you should see in your lifetime.
The Aboriginal Australians were the ultimate foragers. From rainforest to desert, they made use of the land and harvested much of their food from their surroundings. From witchetty grubs to Jurassic-era pine cones filled with 100 "nuts", discover 10 foods that made it onto the traditional Aussie bush tucker menu.
Tet, or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is a fabulous time to experience the country in full celebration. Although much of the week itself is reserved for family gatherings, the run-up to Tet is wonderfully busy and colorful. Discover the biggest festival in Vietnam with our handy guide!
Fun fact: Vietnam is the world’s second-largest coffee exporter behind Brazil. A testament to the beans, there’s certainly a lot more to the local stuff than the usual lattes and cappuccinos! Explore Vietnam's coffee culture with us and learn about the unique drink styles you must try.
Embark on one of Japan's most rewarding journeys, visit the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano, and trek the route that Japanese Buddhist pilgrims have walked for over 1,000 years in the mysterious mountains of the Kii Peninsula.