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The top 10 summer music festivals you don’t want to miss

Whether you’re into rock, hip-hop, or electronic music, this summer’s festival season is going to be one to remember. ...

The 8 best spring traditions around the world

As spring surfaces to drive out the last gloomy traces of winter, we can finally start to look forward to sunnier days...

The best Chinese New Year celebrations (outside of China)

It’s Chinese New Year again – and what better way to celebrate than joining in the lunar fun in the world’s most...

NorCal vs. SoCal: what’s the big deal?

“California, the land of avocados, the great outdoors and the world’s best city – San Francisco…” “Hold up, Mart...

How to help a student with homesickness: 7 tips for host families

The key to a student having a fantastic, enriching study-abroad experience is embracing all the new experiences and th...

The 5 top fashion mistakes to avoid when traveling

When planning for your travels, it can be a challenge to decide what to pack. Questions like what do people wear when ...

10 celebrities you didn’t know were multilingual

Celebs: they’re just like us, right? Ok so maybe they have a few (try million) more Instagram followers than us, BUT p...

Our 5 favorite Christmas markets – part 2

The holiday season is upon us, and, as Andy Williams famously sang, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Cinnam...

Why and how to shop Singles Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday

Do you know your shopping holidays? Singles Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday – the biggest shopping days of the s...

Fall in love with fall

Red, orange, and yellow leaves. Clear blue skies. Fashion weeks, book releases, and art exhibitions. Halloween, Black ...

A beginner’s guide to K-pop

I’ve loved K-pop – a genre of popular music originating in South Korea – since high school. My best friend...

How to Tea: An introduction to British tea culture

Even though “A day without tea is a day without joy.” is a Chinese proverb, the British sure have perfected their own ...