Tag Archive: holiday

How much travel is too much travel? Reconnecting with vacation time.

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What is your ideal year? Does it include spending New Years Eve in Times Square in New York City, Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Spain, and your birthday in August in a temple… Continue reading

Christmas celebrated around the world

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Today, I would like to take a moment to wish everyone who celebrates Christmas a joyous day. (However, I would also like to wish those who celebrate other winter holidays – such as¬†Kwanzaa¬†–… Continue reading

What Gift Can You Give This Holiday Season?

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As we near the holiday seasons where gift giving becomes a norm and expectation, reflect on what type of gift you can give. Think about giving the young couple at the homeless shelter… Continue reading

When to buy that ticket to fly

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Travelers have different tips and tricks on when the right time to purchase a ticket to fly. This info-graphic has information from Ticket Master – and their big travel tips. (Note – it… Continue reading

Think you can’t travel with Thanksgiving foods on an airplane? Think again!

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The other day when I was listening to the radio, a broadcaster was talking about traveling with food for Thanksgiving. The most common type of travel with food is by car – you… Continue reading

It Really Is Okay to Cry

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Crying is the body’s natural way of releasing emotion, stress, and feeling able to express any doubts or concerns. Some people view crying as a sign of weakness – especially for guys. However,… Continue reading

What’s Halloween? Not Just a Date on an American Calendar…

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Within the United States of America, Halloween serves as a large commercial holiday for the fall. With activities including costume contests, trick or treating, movies and other things – it truly has grown… Continue reading

“What’s up?” with “Stuff”

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While driving some of our Rwandan students the other day, I was asked what was the definition of “stuff.” I also had to explain “What’s up?” and start sharing the story of Thanksgiving.… Continue reading

Who have you helped out on this International Nelson Mandela Day?

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In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly approved a new “holiday.” No, this day isn’t one that you get off work to go hang out with friends and family – nor will you… Continue reading

Ah…to be Independent: A look at Independence Day Celebrations Around the World

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I loved celebrating America’s birthday, the 4th of July, in Washington, D.C. a few years ago. Between the parades, museum tours, fireworks, shows, and yes – a strong sunburn, the 4th of July… Continue reading