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We are Homer, Julie and Mag, a multicultural family of three currently set in the Midwest region of the United States. But we haven't always been here. And we don't always stay here. Between us, we have lived in nine states and five countries, and have visited a total of 46 states and 13 countries. But this is just the beginning...
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If you have ever admired other travelers' photos and wondered how to improve your own, this post is for you. We share five tips that have improved our photography... and they're not the internet's usual tips!
If you find yourself at home this holiday season, why not bring the festive travel spirit to you! (And learn a little history while you're at it!) We have compiled recipes of five more fabulous holiday cocktails from around the world. So grab a shaker and join the party!
Kansas City's Worlds of Fun theme park presents a new family holiday tradition: WinterFest! For five wonder-filled weeks, Worlds of Fun is transformed from theme park to magical winter wonderland. Millions of lights; dozens of shows, rides and attractions; sweet treats galore; nightly snowfall; and even a elf with a pair of reindeer. This is one holiday event not to miss!
As more and more cities around the U.S. are embracing the Mexican/Latin American tradition of “Día de los Muertos,” travelers are increasingly likely to encounter “altares de muertos” and the accompanying "ofrendas." To more fully appreciate a travel encounter with altares y ofrendas, it is important to understand a traditional altar's basic structure and the meaning of its offerings.