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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

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

10 Ways to Discover Santa Claus Around the World

Macy's Santa

Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Papa Noel. Whatever name you give to the portly man in red, there’s no denying the magnetic charms of everyone’s favorite Christmas character. With daily meet-and-greets in his many workshops and grottoes around the world, Santa is just as busy in the run up to Christmas as he is […]

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December 11, 2013 by | Comments Off on 10 Ways to Discover Santa Claus Around the World

Australia’s Cricket Season

As the weather heats up in the Southern Hemisphere, not all Australians will be hitting the beach – summer also marks the start of the cricket season and the highly anticipated games will be drawing sports fans from all around the world. As one of Australia’s most popular sports, cricket fever sweeps the nation as […]

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November 13, 2013 by | Comments Off on Australia’s Cricket Season

10 Norway Winter Activities

Norway horse riding in snow

Vast, glistening fjords? Horn-capped Viking invaders? The eerie glow of the Northern Lights? Whatever comes to mind when you think of Norway, there’s no doubt that it’s steeped in mystique. With its location on the cusp of the Arctic and wilderness blanketed with snow for up to 6 months a year, Norway is a country […]

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November 4, 2013 by | Comments Off on 10 Norway Winter Activities

Festivals Around the World in September

Bumbershoot

From the world’s largest and most famous beer festival to Mexican Independence Day and even an African Reed Dance ceremony; there are plenty of good excuses to celebrate this month. Here are some of the best festivals happening around the world in September.

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August 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Festivals Around the World in September

The World’s Most Common Travel Superstitions

If you spend your days avoiding ladders and refuse to fly without your lucky charm, you’ll be glad to know you’re not alone. The world is full of superstitions, from age-old omens passed down through the generations to quirky good luck rituals, and even hotels and airlines take heed of the unwritten rules. Here are […]

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May 13, 2013 by | Comments Off on The World’s Most Common Travel Superstitions

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best […]

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments