The Christmas season is serious business in Ecuador with much of the population practicing traditional Roman Catholic beliefs. Though Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25, the day before might hold more cultural significance. Christmas Eve is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, or the Pase del Nino Viajero – The Passing of the Traveling Child.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Gaucho culture is a large part of Argentina’s history and each year the country celebrates it through the Day of Tradition. The festival honors all things cowboy-related, and serves as an ode to Jose Hernandez, a poet who wrote about the life of gauchos throughout his career.
We live in a coffee culture. The little roasted beans fuel our lives and most of us can't start our day without a cup, but we often take for granted the amount of effort that goes into that steaming pour over that gives us a reason to get up in the morning.