10 Best Neighborhood Bookstores in New York City

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Anyone who says “print is dead” certainly hasn’t been to New York City, which is home to many independently-owned bookstores Stop by and visit some of these friendly neighborhood legends! 10 Best Neighborhood Bookstores in New York City By The Culture-ist 192 Books By The Culture-ist 192 Books specializes in literary fiction, art, children's books and translated […]

Country in Transition: A Moving Photo Essay from Egypt

Egypt Culture

By Kimberly Bryant As culturally fertile as it is politically fraught, Egypt is a country that requires deep, nuanced exploration in order to even begin to understand its heart. When I visited Cairo and South Sinai for several months in early 2013, I wasn’t prepared for the kind of emotional impact the people and my experiences […]

Photo Essay: A Stunning Visual Tour of Northern India

Jaisalmer Woman

By Kimberly Bryant India is a country exceedingly rich in culture — overflowing with the smells, sights and sounds of life. It is both a rewarding and a challenging place to travel. From my experience traversing this vast country, it lives up to its tagline of “Incredible India” for a multitude of reasons: warm people, […]

#InstaFoodPorn and Where to Eat It

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What: Roberta’s Pizza in Bushwick, Brooklyn Why: Because it’s the best damn pizza we’ve had yet Where to find it: 61 Moore St Brooklyn,NY Morgan Ave stop on  train Open Monday-Friday 11a.m.-Midnight Saturday & Sunday 10a.m.-Midnight Delivery hours: 7 days a week 11am-11pm, 718-417-1118

Cultures and Landscapes of Southern India, a Stunning Photo Essay

Cultures and Landscapes of Southern India

By Kimberly L Bryant Exploring southern India thoroughly could easily take years upon years; the south is filled with numerous cultures, cuisines, dialects, and landscapes. Moving from one state to the next sometimes feels like traveling to different countries altogether. In Kovalam, I often went down to the beach and played in the water with […]

The Power of Smiles: Educating a Rural Ugandan Village, a Poetic Photo Essay

Boys Carry Water Along Road in Ugandan Village

By: Kimberly L. Bryant In Nantwala, Buikwe District, Central Uganda, students play at recess on the lush grounds of Erinah Manjeri Mixed Primary School. In service since 2005, the school – like the village it’s in – has no power, no plumbing. Yet life here is vibrant. Volunteers occasionally come to Nantwala from abroad to donate time […]

The SPA Retreat (PHOTOS)

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  [slider_pro id=”4″]   “18 Handcrafted stone cottages with spectacular tropical gardens and cliff side organic dining enhance a relaxing SPA escape. The SPA Retreat features a full-service luxury day spa offering classic aesthetic treatments with a Jamaican flair. The SPA Retreat features a sea water pool, sandy beach deck, yoga and specialty tours. Located on nearly […]

Pin It: Travel the World – Australia

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Double rainbow reflections NSW Australia Note from the photographer: ‘I didn’t see the second rainbow until I loaded the photo into my computer…..(I’m short sighted and never wear glasses while taking photos. Its a painful really…) It was early morning, it was raining, cloudy…. but it was amazing…’ by Linh_rOm/flickr   Rural Australia by -syauqee-/flickr   Kata Tjuta […]