Wood statue in Pu'honua o Hanaunau National Historical Park in Big Island, Hawaii.

Hawaiian People and Culture

Nowhere else on Earth can you find such a kaleidoscopic mixture of people as in Hawaii. Learn more about the state’s inhabitants and native Hawaiian culture, from its strict caste system to the division of labor.

View of the Perth city skyline with a park in the foreground.

Australian Work Culture

What you wear, how you act toward others, the hours you keep, and the way you approach your work are important in every respect for finding and keeping a good job. Learn more about Aussie work culture.

The Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore is a favorite destination of local sculptor Alessandra Torres.

An Artist’s Tour of Baltimore

Sculptor Alessandra Torres loves Baltimore for its festivals, its food, and its haunts that “aren’t too cool and aren’t too fancy.” Visit her favorite neighborhoods, attractions, and festivals to experience the best of Baltimore in the summertime.

Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City.

On the Waterfront: A Long Summer Weekend in New York City

With its cooling winds and summery atmosphere, the New York Harbor can be a great place to relax in the summer, as well as a good jumping-off point for sightseeing. If you’ve got a long weekend and a wide-brimmed hat, take to the water to experience a unique side of NYC.

On a parade route, a trio of women in floral crowns with a cape of leaves and leis around their necks.

Festivals and Events in Honolulu

Author Kevin Whitton covers the best festivals and events during the calendar year, from the Lantern Floating Hawaii festival on Memorial Day to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in September and more.

Dancers in matching white tops and red skirts hold colorful parasols as they perform.

Happy New Year, Cambodia Style

Choul Chnam, the Khmer New Year, celebrates the beginning of the Buddhist religion. For three days in mid-April, thousands of Cambodians head for the Angkor temples to celebrate, picnic, and sight-see. Learn more about the holiday and how it’s celebrated.

A mural with Maya influence by graffiti artist Nunca.

Visual Art & Architecture in Mexico

Julie Doherty Meade discusses the history of visual art and architecture in Mexico, from the stepped temple-pyramids of the pre-Columbian era to the influence of French occupation on Mexico City. Read on to learn more about Mexican art—both past and present.