Tag Archive | holiday

A Reason to Give

The season of giving is upon us, at least in western cultures, and we’d like to take a moment to promote some charities for their work in the developing world. UNICEF The first is UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. UNICEF believes that all children have a right to survive, thrive, and fulfill […]

Setting the Holiday Mood in Pittsburgh

Setting the Holiday Mood in Pittsburgh

The holiday season in Pittsburgh begins with a bang — a lot of bangs to be accurate. View this post on Instagram Light. It. Up. Highlights from the THIRD fireworks display of the night. #LUN2014 #pgh A post shared by Amanda Changuris (@amandachanguris) on Nov 21, 2014 at 7:08pm PST I’m not sure what it is about […]

Christmas Traditions Around the World

The idea of trimming a tree isn’t universal, even in countries with large Christian populations. Greece is 95% Greek Orthodox and you will seldom see a tree, except in a store window.  The main symbol of the season is a wooden cross with basil wrapped around it, kept fresh using a bowl of holy water. […]

Boys and Travel Toys

Last week we tackled holiday gift ideas for the female traveler on your “nice” list — this week it’s the guys’ turn. Again, no disclaimers needed here, these gift selections are my own finds. We boys — I mean men.. suave, sophisticated, worldly, manly men — travel light. We don’t need two bags of clothes and a […]

Great Gifts for the Female Traveler

The holiday season is now upon us and you may find yourself wondering what you should get for the female traveler in your life.  I know shopping for your significant other can be challenging at times, especially when she doesn’t give you much of an idea of what she’d like or need.  If you’re here […]