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US Culture's Influence in Korea

An American of Korean descent discusses the influence of American culture on South Korea.

Thanksgiving the Canadian Way

The U.S. isn't the only country that celebrates Thanksgiving. Learn more about how it's observed in Canada.

World Factbook Travel Facts

The CIA's World Factbook Travel Facts offer fact sheets with information on over 150 countries.

Travel Prepared with the CIA's World Factbook Travel Facts

Traveling? Don't forget to consult the CIA's new World Factbook Travel Facts, with important information for other countries on vaccinations, visa requirements, electricity and plug types, potable water, and more.

Celebrating National Holidays Around the World

Learn more about some other independence days and national holidays around the world, from Canada to India.

Sick Overseas? Plan Ahead With These Tips

No one plans to get sick overseas, but it's still good to plan ahead. We’ve compiled some of the top tips to consider both before you travel abroad, and while you are in a foreign country.

Celebrating May Day

The first day of May is significant for multiple reasons around the world. For some, it’s May Day, and represents the end of winter and beginning of summer. In many countries it’s also Labor Day, and serves as both a day off work and a day of demonstration. If you travel to another country on or around May Day, here are some experiences you may encounter.

May Day

6 Interesting Japanese Manners & Customs

Our guest blogger discusses some manners and customs to keep in mind when traveling to Japan.

Ringing in the Year of the Pig

February 5th marked the Chinese New Year, and the start of 15 days of celebrations. Find out more about the holiday's traditions in our latest blog.

Wrestling, footy, wife-carrying: unique sports around the world

The new year is often a time to think about taking on new hobbies and fitness goals. One fun way is to find inspiration from some unique sports popular around the world like wrestling, Australian rules football, kabaddi, and, yes, wife-carrying.