Tag Archive | tradition

A New Year’s Tradition

We at No Kids, Will Travel (Amanda and myself) know how busy you are this time of year, so this week we are keeping it simple for your sake as well as our own.  The world’s cultures have many different ways to celebrate the New Year, from watching the fireworks light up Sydney Harbor Bridge […]

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. […]

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! I know, you’re thinking “that was a month ago!” but not if you’re Greek Orthodox.  The Orthodox Church does things a little old fashioned by using the old Julian calendar, which sets Orthodox Easter as the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox (and Passover must always come before Easter). As […]

Before You Go…

I think we can all agree there’s a lot of work that goes into getting away. Planning the trip, paying all of the up-front costs (plane ticket, etc.), tying up loose ends at work, arranging for a house-sitter and pet-sitter, putting a hold on your mail and newspaper… the list goes on and on. Beyond […]