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Celebrating Culture

This time I am highlighting the local cultures of the world. While we often travel to experience the big wonders of the world, it's really special to visit the little places that have nurtured their own unique traditions. 

The Toe River Valley
The Toe River Valley

Learn about mountain living in the oldest mountains. And stay a while and learn a craft. http://toeriver.blogspot.com/2008/03/welcome-to-new-toe-river-valley-blog.html

Small Town America
Small Town America

Ithaca, NY is representative of best traits of small towns. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/nov/20/ithaca-college-town-new-york-state-usa-bars-restaurants-music-theatre

Pittsburg, USA
Pittsburg, USA

Rust Belt cities are making a transformation. If you are interested in the urban response to the 21st. Century, you need to spend time at urban Rust Belt ,USA.

Cajun Country
Cajun Country

Go for the Mardi Gras Stay for the Crawfish- https://www.louisiana-destinations.com/mardi-gras-parades-in-louisiana-2020.htm

Villages of the Loire
Villages of the Loire

Visit the culture of the Troglodytes in France. The true conservatives. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/a-tour-of-frances-cave-homes-138310721/

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain

Many of Barcelona’s winding old backstreets and picturesque plazas are inaccessible to vehicle traffic, making them perfect for exploring on foot.

Paris neighborhoods
Paris neighborhoods

Stay in a village within the city. https://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/walks-in-paris/montmartre-village-in-paris

Rural India
Rural India

The world of Rajasthani Craft Artisans. https://www.tripsavvy.com/india-tours-to-learn-about-indian-handicrafts-1539451

Ganesh Festival!
Ganesh Festival!

Ganesh is a lovable deity that is celebrated primarily in India. I suggest local celebrations of all sorts. Just join in the fun.