Articles for Culture/History

Titanic Cruise Will Be Recreated Century Later

Titanic Cruise Will Be Recreated Century Later June 2, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
If superstition would keep you from buying the house on Long Island because it was the site of the Amityville murders, you probably don’t want to keep reading. On the other hand, history buffs could be interested in a cruise set for two years from now, tracing the path of the RMS Titanic. Set to...

On the Stencil Trail: Following Banksy Around the US

On the Stencil Trail: Following Banksy Around the US May 27, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
Most travelers leave a destination with souvenirs. But one US traveler has been leaving his own. Banksy, the world’s most well-known and elusive street artist, has been road-tripping around the US for the last few weeks. The Bristol native has been announcing his presence and leaving his mark in...

OUCH! Extreme Ethnic Body Modifications Around the World

OUCH! Extreme Ethnic Body Modifications Around the World May 20, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured | Read More
When westerners hear “body modifications”, hardcore kids with stretched earlobes and assorted nose rings may come to mind. Think again! Traditional cultures around the world still practice body modification that seriously puts our punks to shame. Although many of these practices may seem...

TempleStay Offers Ascetic, Peaceful Layover Option

TempleStay Offers Ascetic, Peaceful Layover Option May 14, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
It can be fairly stressful to find out that your flight’s been canceled. Even if the airline manages to find you a room, it’s a swirling mess of trying to reset all the points on your itinerary. One airport offers a nice respite from all of that. If you use Korean Air, you have the option...

Sir Ian McKellen Mistaken for Hobo in Melbourne

Sir Ian McKellen Mistaken for Hobo in Melbourne May 14, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
Vladimir asks Estragon, “May one inquire where His Highness spent the night?” Estragon replies, dry as dust, “In a ditch.” A few hours later, Estragon concludes that, “No, nothing is certain,” the scene concludes, the four actors bow, and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot...

Is Britain’s “Worst Art Exhibit” More than Meets the Eye?

Is Britain’s “Worst Art Exhibit” More than Meets the Eye? May 6, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News, UK | Read More
Many art lovers from Birmingham, UK are asking themselves the same question: could Susan Collis’ new exhibition really be “Britain’s worst art exhibit?” Although the artist herself extols the virtues of her installation which includes discarded nails, a bucket, an empty laundry...

Top 10 Book Exchange Finds from Around the World

Top 10 Book Exchange Finds from Around the World April 26, 2010 | Culture/History | Read More
Contrary to popular misconception, traveling for an extended period of time isn’t always fascinating, or stimulating or fun even. Between 20-hour bus rides, long ticket queues and unpredictable check-in times, there’s a lot of downtime to deal with. Some people prefer catching power naps or listening...

5 Unique Passover Traditions

5 Unique Passover Traditions March 30, 2010 | Around the World, Culture/History | Read More
The Passover story is a biblical classic. It’s got everything from murder to slavery to infanticide to plagues of epic proportion. The short version is that the Jewish people were freed from being slaves in Egypt. If you want more juicy details check out a retelling of the story here. Every year...

No Bananas on Board: 5 Hawaiian Superstitions

No Bananas on Board: 5 Hawaiian Superstitions March 9, 2010 | Culture/History, Hawaii | Read More
All islanders are proud of the multi-cultural society in Hawaii. The blending of many ethnicities in the islands has created a tolerance and respect for each cultures’ uniqueness, and the utmost respect for the Hawaiian host culture and its superstitions. Read on for a few examples of the more...

Academy Awards: Best Picture Nominations on Location

Academy Awards: Best Picture Nominations on Location March 2, 2010 | Culture/History | Read More
It’s that time again: awards season! While the Golden Globes have come and gone, the top dog of all award shows, the Academy Awards, is right around the corner on March 7th. Movies nominated at the Academy Awards for best picture are the cream of the crop and the best of the best, and one thing all...