Cultural experiences can be transformative, and luckily opportunities are everywhere. Culture is all around us. Defined as the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes a people – it is neither high-brow or low, but it can be either.
Culture is what we do along the way, not just at journey’s end. If it’s part of our everyday lives – past or present – it’s part of our culture. Discover the stories, histories, and cultural insights that make our travels interesting.
- Crazy Canucks, Hot Mounties, and the Spirit of Canada
- Caribbean Carnival on the Fourth of July
- Is Travel In Our DNA? Pilgrimage to Luján, Argentina
- Nassau, Bahamas – The Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation
- Historic Sites In New York – Yankee Doodle Came to Fort Crailo
- Spiderman the Musical, and Other Feats of Great Daring in Times Square
- Nekkid Contrapposto – Amid the Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Chinatown – A Fun Thing To Do With Kids In New York City
- Jack of the Lantern and Stingy Jack
- Apple Bobbing, Apple Dooking, Apple Ducking or maybe Snap Apple?
- You’ve Been Booed!
- Why Do We Wrap Gifts?
- The Secret Life of Christmas Elves
- “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”
- A Ghost Story of Christmas
- When Does Christmas End?
- The Chinese Legend of How the Animals Gave Their Names to the Years
- Of Metal Rabbits and Wood Dragons
- Why We Let an Animal Tell the Weather, and Incorrectly at That
- Sweethearts for the Sweet
- A Rose is a Rose but a Pear Blossom is Everlasting Friendship
- Have a Slice of 3.1415926535
- What Color Does a Leprechaun Wear?
- The Possible History of April Fool’s Day or I Could be Making This Whole Thing Up
- Small Ovoids of Turkish Delight in Multiple Bright Colors
And interesting histories:
- The Unknown Seuss
- The Strange Story of Einstein’s Brain
- Two Little Known Facts About Winston Churchill
- Who Said “I Cannot Live Without Books?”
- Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, Part 1: How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System
- Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks: Part 2 – The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair
- Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks: Part 3 – The First President Roosevelt Story
- How to Comport Yourself in Today’s World According to George Washington
- Shrine of the Muses
- A Visit To The Girl Scout Mecca In New York City
- Day Trip to the Adirondack Museum
- Capitol Hauntings: Halloween Tour of the NY State Capitol (Albany, NY)
- Things That Go Bump In The Night at the Farmer’s Museum
- MIT Museum – Visiting the MITERS, Computer Geek HQ (Boston, MA)
- A World Tour Day Trip to New York City: United Nations, NBC Studio Tour, Nintendo World, and Chinatown
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Tips for a Fun Thing To Do With Kids In New York City
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Storybook Setting for The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler