Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Sarah Wyland

9 Interesting St. Patrick’s Day Facts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Every March 17, countries around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland credited for bringing Christianity to the country. Initially a religious feast day in the 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day has ... Read More

Locks in Verona

Sarah Wyland

6 Valentine’s Day Traditions Around the World

Across the United States and around the world, February 14 marks a day of celebration of St. Valentine. The legend of St. Valentine is shrouded in mystery. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend says Valentine was a ... Read More

View of Reykjavik - Reykjavik, Iceland

Sarah Wyland

Iceland’s 13 Yule Lads

Every country has their unique holiday traditions. In Iceland, children get a visit from not one, but thirteen Yule Lads, mischievous little fellows who take turns visiting children on the thirteen nights leading up to Christmas. Each night beginning on December12, children place a shoe on the windo... Read More

Brazil Sugar Loaf Mountain

Deion Raney

The Road To Rio: 7 Tips For Greatness

I’m sure Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Alex Morgan and so many more Olympic athletes can all attest to the challenges leading up to the Olympics. Each Olympic athlete has a different upbringing and backstory, but one thing that is consistent is that they worked hard and were determined to reach th... Read More

Chinese New Year

Sarah Wyland

7 things to know about Chinese New Year

Today marks the first day of Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year festivities last for 15 days and is a time for families to come together for cultural traditions, prepare for the good fortune to [&hel... Read More

Sydney, Australia New Year's

Sarah Wyland

New Year’s Eve around the world

Happy (almost!) New Year! As we prepare to welcome 2016, we thought we would look at how cities around the world bring in the New Year. Many of them include impressive firework displays, along with local festivals and traditions. But first, a couple of fun facts about the New Year. Who will be the ... Read More

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