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Asia & the Pacific

  • Social Customs in China: Gift-Giving A red and gold hong bao envelope with traditional new years artwork of a bull and oranges.Confused about social customs in China? Gift-giving is a central part of social life in Chinese culture, and it is one area where it is easy to offend if you don’t know what’s expected of you.

Canada

  • Sights in Victoria’s Inner Harbour View of the Empress hotel, a grand Edwardian cheateau-style hotel on the waterfront.The epicenter of downtown Victoria is the foreshore of the Inner Harbour, which is flanked by the parliament buildings, the city’s main museum, and the landmark Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Caribbean

  • Celebrating America’s Melting Pot A black and white photograph of a group of African Americans celebrating at a Fourth of July picnic.To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

Central America


Europe

  • Q&A with Moon MapGuide Paris Author cover_moon mapguide paris5eGetting lost in Paris is a romantic idea, but for those who want to be able to get from the Louvre to the Champs-Élysées, author Aurelia d’Andrea shares her tips for navigating the City of Light.

Mexico

  • Highlights of Gay Puerto Vallarta Playa de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta.Puerto Vallarta has many gay-friendly establishments and events. This guide for planning your visit includes recommended accommodations, nightlife, and tours, as well as advice on which beach is the place to be.

South America

  • Watching the World Cup with the Brazilians In this mural, Brazilian star Neymar stands victorious, while Argentina’s leading light, Lionel Messi, cries into his shirt on the left.As we approach the latter stages of the tournament, EatRio.net blogger Tom Le Mesurier shares an inside look at what it’s like in Brazil right now. Check out his phenomenal photos of the decorations, the celebrations, and the general excitement that is the 2014 World Cup.

United States

  • Four Days in Kentucky: Horsin’ Around A horse and foal in grassy field in Kentucky.For horse lovers, Kentucky is a dream destination, with enough equine attractions to fill an entire itinerary. October is an ideal time to do this trip, at least if you want to see live racing at Kentucky’s two major tracks.