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Texas Hotels Rustle Up Some Grub for Holidays

Traveling to Texas for the holidays means dining on the best Mexican food and barbecue in the country. But during the Christmas season visitors to the Lone Star State can also feast on stellar seafood dishes.

At La Cantera Hill Country Resort SweetFire Kitchen restaurant, visitors can dine on shucked oysters on the half shell, marinated mussels, and savory salmon. Chef Jake Andrews has curated the most incredible, edible cuisine available at one of San Antonio’s best resort hotels.

Florida Culture for the Week of December 14, 2015 by Josh Garrick

Florida Culture for the Week of December 14, 2015 by Josh Garrick
NOW to Dec 22 – Dickens by Candlelight

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Christmas comes to the Royal BC Museum

The holiday season can be a hectic and hurried time, but for an escape from the hustle and bustle, the Royal BC Museum offers holiday events with a simple spirit.

The holiday season kicks off at the Royal BC Museum on Sunday, Nov. 29 with the annual favourite, Carol-Along with the Carillon. Bring your family, friends and pooch to gather under the Centennial Carillon and sing along with the Newcombe Singers and world-renowned carillonneur Jon Lehrer as he plays holiday classics.

An Untraditional Thanksgiving – Showing Gratitude for a World of Tastes

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Nov 23, 2015 / 0 comments

Roasted turkey. Sausage speckled stuffing. Cranberry sauce. Mashed potatoes with gravy. Buttery dinner rolls. Pumpkin pie. Oh, and I forgot the green bean casserole. Unlike other holidays, the food expectations at Thanksgiving read out like a familiar grocery list. A traditional American Thanksgiving meal doesn’t tend to have many surprises—maybe there’s a little orange zest in the cranberry relish, or an extra swig of heavy cream in the mashed potatoes.

Florida Culture for the Week of November 23, 2015 by Josh Garrick

NOW to Dec 27 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical 

The beloved classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer flies off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season with all your favorite characters in this new production at the Orlando Rep. Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, and of course, Rudolph are all there in this beloved musical adventure that teaches us what makes us different can be what makes us special. Call 407.896.7365x1 or visit

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Texas Hill Country Resort Chef Cooks Up Thanksgiving Menu

Home cooks aren’t the only ones planning the annual Thanksgiving feast. Chef Jake Andrews of the newly opened SweetFire Kitchen restaurant at La Cantera Hill Country Resort offered a preview of his Thanksgiving menu recently.

Scotland's Music: A Saint Andrew's Day Tapestry

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Nov 16, 2015 / 0 comments

As autumn turns to winter in Scotland -- a transition which certainly happens during November -- days become shorter, temperatures fall, it may begin to snow, and that snow, already in place or oncoming, may begin to stay around longer. There are changes in the quality of light as the sun hangs low in the sky, and at night stars shine brightly.

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Shop the Victorian Christmas Trail in Gorgeous Stratford, Ontario

You know how much I love Stratford, Ontario - we've explored their Pumpkin Trail, Bacon and Ale Trail, and Chocolate Trail. Now, there's a fun Victorian Christmas trail to discover!

Semana Santa

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Semana Santa, or Holy Week, as I recently explained to my American students, is celebrated in Andalusia through religious processions (called pasos) that wind their way day and night through the streets of cities and towns. As with so many Spanish traditions, such as bullfighting, it’s almost impossible to convey an accurate picture of Semana Santa celebrations to anyone who has never attended one. They must be experienced rather than understood at an intellectual level.

Felices Fiestas in Sevilla

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Dec 03, 2009 / 0 comments

Sevillanos love tradition. Most are dedicated to keeping their beloved city as it always has been. Nevertheless, despite the tenacity of Sevillanos in retaining their traditions, even Sevilla, like all cultures and the places that embody them, is changing. In one of those amazing contradictions that I continually discover here, it is in the celebration of two very traditional holidays that this change is most apparent: Christmas and Three Kings’ Day.