holidays

The Most Epic Valentine’s Gifts, Ever.

Feb 13th, 2014

While Valentine’s Day has an unexpectedly dark Roman past, the holiday has sweetened over the years to become that one special day to express our love. How we show love differs from person to person, but giving the right gift on … Continue reading

The Perfect Recipe for A White (Gluten Free) Christmas

Dec 25th, 2013

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays somewhere sunny like Florida or snowy like London, we all dream of that magical white Christmas so often seen on the big screen. So when the weather isn’t cooperating, or you simply want a little … Continue reading

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Top 5 European Christmas Market Countdown

Dec 18th, 2013

According to the history books, the very first Christmas market was held in the XV century in Dresden, Germany. Known as the birthplace of the seasonal marketplace, this tradition has since then spread throughout europe like wildfire, leaving holiday cheer … Continue reading

How To Add Meaning & Joy To Your Family Holiday (Part I)

Dec 10th, 2013

During the holidays it’s a perfect time to start planning your next family vacation; however, before you find yourself automatically booking a stay for an all-inclusive resort or stuffy hotel, take a few minutes to read about a travel alternative that … Continue reading

3 Secret Santa Ideas To Save Your Wallet & Win You Friends

Dec 05th, 2013

The holidays are fast approaching and whether you plan a glorious staycation in your home town like me or whether you plan to do a last minute home swap to a more exotic location (for example this sweet escape in … Continue reading

My First Thanksgiving: A Cross-Cultural Hit

Nov 29th, 2013

For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a holiday spent with family and relatives while feasting and giving thanks for the year’s blessings. However, if you happen to be a traveler, expat, or home swapper like me, Thanksgiving is not always a … Continue reading

10 Best Films To Watch During The Holidays

Nov 25th, 2013

We’ve had to wait, but ’tis that time of year once more. You just have to look around and see people bundled up in coats, scarfs, and hats to know it has arrived. The sun sets earlier and the cold … Continue reading

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Tips For An Impeccable Thanksgivukkah! [New Recipes]

Nov 21st, 2013

Thanksgivu-What???   Thanksgivukkah (or as some Israeli newspapers are calling it “Chanksgiving”) is the moniker for an extra special co-holiday occurrence when Thanksgiving and the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah happen at the same time! The phenomenon is considered extra special … Continue reading

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