What people eat for New Year’s Eve in 21 countries around the world

I have always been intrigued by what other cultures eat, especially around the holidays. Although I'm familiar with some of the traditional Holiday foods enjoyed around the world, I never realized there were so many food traditions associated with the New Year. Take a look at just a few of these Continue reading

America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

Whether you are a winter sport enthusiast, who is looking to ski his or her way through fresh snow, or you would love to view spectacular holiday light displays and watch incredible firework shows, the towns on this list are sure to excite you and put you in the holiday spirit. Source: America’s Continue reading

25 New Year’s Good Luck Traditions Around the World

However you celebrate, there are plenty of ways to say "Happy New Year!" from Australia to Wales, and many of them involve traditions that promise luck and prosperity. Source: 25 New Year's Good Luck Traditions Around the World Continue reading

British Royal Family Christmas Traditions

British Royal Family Christmas Traditions

Just in time for the 12 days of Chritmas, take a peek at 12 ways our favorite British Royals celebrate Christmas. We're taking you inside the royal festivities, from a bit of rough and tumble on Christmas Eve to cider and movie nights. Keep reading for 12 traditions that might surprise Continue reading

15 Christmas Foods Around the World

Celebrating the holidays with special foods has been a tradition for centuries. Sugar cookies, honey hams and green beans are just a few of those classic dishes that seem to appear year after year on tables during Christmas dinner. Growing up in a Polish/Welsh family, we had many of the typical Continue reading

Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Travel Lovers

Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Travel Lovers

Having trouble finding the right holiday gift for a frequent traveler? Sometimes, smaller is better (except when it comes to hotel bathrooms and your leg room on a plane). Take a look at these small but mighty stocking stuffers perfect for savvy travelers. And don't forget to pick up a little Continue reading

20 Holiday Markets to Visit Across America

Visit these European-style holiday markets for unique gifts for friends and family. Source: 20 Holiday Markets to Visit Across America Continue reading

Holiday Memories with Macy’s and Charlie Brown

Holiday Memories with Macy’s and Charlie Brown

When I was growing up, there were two annual events that signaled the start of the holiday season…. Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving special on television and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After many years, I still feel nostalgic about Good ol' Charlie Brown -- from watching the Great Pumpkin on Continue reading

Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day

  Bonjour and Happy Bastille Day! In honor of the French Fete, I'm indulging in a creme cafe and a lovely, buttery croissant. I'll be savoring my a French breakfast and dreaming of my next Oui Please surprise! Ciao! Continue reading

Holiday with Hats and Horses

Holiday with Hats and Horses

I am not a gambler, but there is something about a horse racing track that makes me smile. Whether it's the hint of mint julep in the air or that 2015 saw our first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, this July 4th weekend, I was reminded how fun and exciting horse racing can be. Top 5 Reasons to Continue reading

Lunar Lights

Lunar Lights

Happy Lunar New Year everyone! I am so grateful to work for a company that is so diverse that it celebrates amazing, non-traditional holidays, complete with festive Asian food, singing, and cultural dancers. Want to learn more about the holiday? See the Lunar New Year by the numbers. Continue reading

French Champagne Uncorked

French Champagne Uncorked

New Year's Eve - a time to reflect on the previous year and welcome a brand new one. And what better way to toast to new and shiny year than with a bit of something sparkly? For French enthusiasts, such as yours truly, New Year's is the perfect time to indulge in a classic French treat - Continue reading