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8 Mexican habits I lost when I moved to the United States
8 Mexican habits I lost when I moved to the United States

1. I stopped cooking at home.I like to treat myself to a restaurant meal whenever possible, but the truth is we Mexicans enjoy homemade food way better. Especially if it has that family seasoning only our moms and grandmas can get. The sad thing about living in the States is that eating homemade is more like a luxury.

Courthouse Falls
Courthouse Falls

Due to COVID-19 concerns many facilities, trails, campgrounds, restrooms, and more may be closed. Please see all updates for Pisgah National Forest here. What a gorgeous setting! Courthouse Falls descends into a lush, picturesque cove in the Pisgah National Forest. The waterfall plunges about 45 ft. from a narrow chute into a deep pool, perfect for a dip on a hot summer& 39;s day.

9 ways to parent like the French
9 ways to parent like the French

1. Do not behave like a helicopter.Helicopter parenting, where parents “hover” over their children in an attempt to control their lives (social, academic, psychological, athletic, etc.), is the polar opposite of how the French parent. There is little desire to control a child’s life; on the contrary, the goal is rather to make them more self-sufficient early on by letting them experiment, experience failure, and make age-appropriate decisions.

13 emotional stages you pass through when hiking the Inca Trail
13 emotional stages you pass through when hiking the Inca Trail

Stage 1: The crippling realization that you packed way too much stuffAnd you’re going to have to carry your 15kg bag for four days hiking over massive mountains. Shit. At 5am in the hotel lobby, you now need to groggily decide whether to leave your down jacket, ski-gloves and piles of snacks in Cusco or to forgo your pride and pay to let a porter lug your stuff through the hills.

Retiring in Asheville & Western North Carolina
Retiring in Asheville & Western North Carolina

Considering retiring in Asheville, North Carolina? You’re not alone! US News and World Report ranked Asheville as 16 in their list for the Best Places to Live and 4 for the Best Places to Retire. Asheville, North Carolina, consistently lands in top spots for similar lists by other national outlets.

Historic Johnson Farm
Historic Johnson Farm

The Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville is a great example of a late 19th and early 20th century farm and tourist retreat. It& 39;s 22 miles from downtown Asheville. Today, the property includes the 1880& 39;s home, a barnloft museum, 10 historic buildings, animals, nature trails, and 15 acres of fields, forest and streams.

Can you match the Asian country to its capital? [QUIZ]
Can you match the Asian country to its capital? [QUIZ]

Can you match the Asian country to its capital? QUIZ - Our SiteFeatured photo: Richard FisherTaggedWhat did you think of this story?MehGoodAwesomeTrending NowMore onAsiaSingapore will track travelers with electronic devices to make sure they’re quarantining Aug 6, 2020Eben DiskinCambodia is asking tourists for a $3,000 coronavirus deposit upon arrival Jun 18, 2020Eben DiskinJapan will partially pay for domestic travel so you can explore more of the country May 27, 2020Eben DiskinThailand may close its national parks for two months each year to benefit wildlife May 28, 2020Eben DiskinJapan amusement parks ban screaming on rollercoasters May 28, 2020Eben DiskinWhat the changing laws in Hong Kong mean for travelers May 29, 2020Tim Wenger12 types of Japanese green tea all true tea lovers should know Jun 4, 2020Elisabeth Sherman5 Indian cheeses you should try if you only know paneer Jun 8, 2020Elisabeth ShermanSri Lanka opens to tourists on August 1, but requires four COVID-19 tests Jun 9, 2020Eben Diskin6 rules that guide a night of drinking in Korea Jun 24, 2020Elisabeth ShermanRajasthan’s epic camel festival is two days of fur-cutting, dancing, and races Jul 31, 2020Alex BreslerMore onQuizzesOnly 1 in 50 people know the capitals of these 25 countries QUIZ Sep 15, 2016Matador TeamHow well do you know the history of the Olympic Games?

11 things that happen to you when you move to Egypt
11 things that happen to you when you move to Egypt

1. You have no qualms about bribing a traffic cop.You learn how to pass a balled-up 5 LE note into the palm of the cop at the traffic signal while appearing to cruise past with an arm casually extended out of your car window.2. You start understanding IBM.Inshallah Bokra Malesh (God willing — tomorrow — sorry) is something you will hear a lot from Egyptians at the most random of times.

Exploring the rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia
Exploring the rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

AFTER TRAVELING overland with two best friends to fourteen countries in Africa and the Middle East, Lalibela in Ethiopia, stands out as one of the most fascinating places we visited. Home to eleven monolithic churches, which were all carved down into the earth out of a single block of red volcanic rock, Lalibela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

New York government commits to shutting off lights to help migrating songbirds
New York government commits to shutting off lights to help migrating songbirds

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that state-owned and state-managed buildings from Buffalo to Gotham and Binghamton to Plattsburg will participate in the Audubon NY Lights Out program. What’s this mean? That unessential outdoor lighting will be shut off from 11:00 p.m. to dawn, from April 15 through May 31, and August 15 through November 15, when songbirds migrate through New York in the dark while traveling to or from their southern wintering grounds.

Midsummer nudity in Finland: My first Juhannus
Midsummer nudity in Finland: My first Juhannus

ON MY FIRST JUHANNUS NINE YEARS AGO, I participated in Finland’s summer exodus, riding in the car for five hours with my wife’s (then girlfriend’s) Finnish family, traveling from Helsinki to Central Finland. To pass the time, my in-laws sang several Finnish national songs. Inspired by the fierce patriotism of my wife’s family (especially her bass-voiced father), I eventually volunteered to sing a solo-version of America’s national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner.

11 lies you tell yourself as a solo traveler
11 lies you tell yourself as a solo traveler

1. I’m gonna learn the language so I can fully immerse myself.Until you find yourself hopelessly lost in the middle of a place like Lesbos island in Greece, trying to find your way to Sappho Square in Mytilini Town. But nobody speaks a damned word of English, and you’ll literally beg someone to point you in the right direction before you miss your bus, because so far you’ve only managed to master the greeting yassas (hello) despite having been in the country for two months already.