To celebrate National Hot Tea Month, we explore five global regions where tea is a fundamental part of culture.
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With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.
Vernal Equinox Day may not be as flashy as the other spring festivals, it is an important part of starting the spring season in Japan.
From Bonsai to bullet trains, and tea ceremonies to tanshifunin postings, Japan is a country of contrasts in which the ancient and the ultramodern are seamlessly blended.
Take a peek at just about any global survey on tipping, and U.S. Americans are invariably at the top of the list. But when TripAdvisor shared the results of its tipping poll in June last year, they reported that even this varies dramatically among U.S. American tourists, with 97% saying they tipped for restaurant service, [...]
Earlier this week, I introduced readers to the incredible author Barry Tomalin, and explored through an interview what influenced and fascinated him most in writing his latest book, The World's Business Cultures: How to Unlock Them. Now, some additional insights from Barry: What is the single most fascinating thing you discovered when writing the book? I [...]
Recently I was fortunate enough to “pick the brain” of the wonderful author, trainer, public speaker and global business consultant Barry Tomalin. Barry has authored several useful books and guides, including the groundbreaking The World’s Business Cultures: How to Unlock Them, which is now in its 3rd edition. Below are some questions I asked Barry, [...]
For those of you as fascinated by Joseph Shaules’ ideas as I am, I was able to catch up with him further - around the world in Tokyo this time - to ask a few follow-up questions. As expected, his answers are inspiring and made me really think – exactly how do I think about [...]