Bustling crowds, traditional Peruvian music and dancing throughout the streets, grandiose costumes and vibrant theatricality are hallmarks of one of South America’s biggest festivals, Inti Raymi, the Quechua name for the “sun festival.” This traditional Inca celebration, held on June 24 each year, is still commemorated today with modernized re-enactments that draw fascinated onlookers from all over the world. For […]

In the states, fireworks, champagne, sparklers, Times Square and the countdown to midnight are some of the most iconic ways of celebrating the coming of the new year. Around the world, there are even more eccentric traditions. Read about some of the incredible ways you can bring in the new year if you are traveling the world, or start some […]

Gift-giving can be confounding—a challenge far beyond expectation. We want to give gifts that are useful, fun, or enjoyable for the recipient. We don’t always know what they need and we can’t always be certain if they will like something we choose, yet sometimes giving money or and Amazon gift card feels impersonal, drained of creativity. Of course, it’s the […]

June 24 every year, Cuzco celebrates the festival of Inti Raymi. Inti Raymi is now the second biggest festival in South America after the carnival in Rio. This Festival of the Sun was celebrated by the Incas where the God of the Sun Wiracocha is honored. The Inti Raymi festival symbolizes the eternal consecration of marriage of the Sun and […]

Mardi Gras, which falls on March 8, is quickly approaching and New Orleans is not the only city preparing to celebrate. In Brazil, Mardi Gras marks the last day of one of the largest and most popular festivals in Latin America: Carnival.  Carnivals are deeply imbedded traditions in the regional culture occurring in several different countries including: Brazil, Belize, Peru, […]