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10 Great Observation Decks Around the World

The Shard

There’s no better way to experience a location than to peer down upon the landscape from a great height. From the world’s tallest man-made structure to a walkout platform shadowing the Grand Canyon, these 10 observation decks around the world offer some of the world’s most breathtaking views.

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February 16, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 Great Observation Decks Around the World

Top 8 Places to See the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Easter 2006 in Norway by PJ Hansen (CC BY-SA 2.0)

While travelers flock to the world’s northernmost countries for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, seeing them is no exact science and there’s no guarantee. From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. So wrap up warm, pick a […]

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January 25, 2016 by | 1 Comment

25 Places to Spend Christmas Around the World

Switzerland during Christmas. Photo credit: Olivier Bruchez via Flickr.

With city skylines glittering with illuminations and enough festive delicacies to make everyone loosen their belt buckles a few notches, the Christmas season is upon us once again. The only question is: Where should you spend the big day? Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere of Europe’s vibrant Christmas markets, visit Santa’s hometown, […]

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December 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment

20 New Year’s Eve Parties Around the World

See the dazzling fireworks at Rio de Janeiro's New Year's celebration on Copacabana beach.

As the Christmas lights start to fade and the holiday season is coming to an end, there’s still one final bash to send out 2015. With the New Year just around the corner, now’s the time to make your New Year’s resolutions, drink away the last year’s regrets and celebrate starting all over again in […]

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December 10, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

London at Christmas

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style. Whether sipping mulled wine at Europe’s legendary Christmas markets, seeing in the New Year on the beaches of Rio or escaping the snow in the tropics, […]

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December 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Where to Go in October: 20 Great Spots for Early Autumn

With the days getting cooler, the nights getting dimmer and the autumnal leaves beginning to shed from the trees, October marks the golden months of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and there are few more magical times to travel. Whether you’re looking to spot the best fall foliage, seeking a suitably spooky location to celebrate […]

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September 30, 2015 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in October: 20 Great Spots for Early Autumn

10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

Lofoten island in winter

Garnering Oscar nominations, number one hit songs and more than $1.2 billion at the U.S. box office since it was released back in November 2013, Disney’s “Frozen” has fast become the most successful animated film of all time and, with a hotly anticipated sequel in the works, this is the perfect time to set out […]

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April 6, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

Where to Go in January: 20 Great Spots for Winter Travels

After the excitement of Christmas and the champagne-fuelled celebrations of New Year’s Eve, you might be ready to hang up your party shoes, but now is a perfect time to snag a travel bargain. Whether you want to shed your winter woollies at a tropical beach resort or hit the ski slopes in the Swiss […]

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January 7, 2015 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in January: 20 Great Spots for Winter Travels

9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Sziget Festival

It’s that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages. 2014’s festival season is finally upon us and to get in the mood, here are 10 of the world’s best. From America to Australia via Europe and Japan, just about every artist you can […]

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May 30, 2014 by | Comments Off on 9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

25 Incredible Ways to Propose Abroad

Empire State Building view

Forget dropping down on one knee at a glitzy restaurant; these days popping the question requires a little more thought. From drifting along the Venice canal ways on a romantic gondola ride to camping out under the Egyptian stars, or even from the top of the Empire State Building, here are 25 ideas for mind-blowingly […]

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February 7, 2014 by | 3 Comments