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Easter Week in Rome, Italy

There is nothing like attending mass in Saint Peter’s Square. It’s the stuff bucket lists are made of. Packed inside the little area are thousands of people from all over the world. This year, Easter mass and the events leading up to Easter will be especially busy in the Vatican.

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March 21, 2014 by | 30 Comments

11 Festivals Worth Traveling for in March

Calle Ocho

As the cold weather begins to subside, the revelers come out of hibernation for these unique March festivals, and it isn’t just Mardi Gras they are celebrating. Whether you want a little peace and quiet or a month-long blowout, we’ve got you covered with this list of March’s best attractions worldwide.

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February 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling For in 2014

Fed up with lazing on the beach or vacationing on the piste? Start planning your next trip right here as 2014 is panning out as a bumper year for travelers chasing a little more substance for their buck. There are major-league sporting events to attend all over the world and a cluster of poignant war anniversaries in Europe as well as landmark events in America.

Here’s a selection of some of the must-see festivals and events happening exclusively in 2013.

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January 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments

25 Ways to Celebrate Australia Day

Whether you’re a visitor to the great land Down Under (or an Aussie traveler), there are many ways to celebrate Australia Day besides the typical Aussie barbecue no matter where you might be traveling on the big day. All of these options have been chosen to help people get better acquainted with the country that is being celebrated.

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January 9, 2014 by | 2 Comments

20 Festivals Worth Traveling for in January

Niagara Falls

If you aren’t partied-out after New Year’s Eve, the rest of January awaits you. Consisting of some of the world’s most interesting – even controversial – festivals, the rest of the month puts New Year’s Eve to shame.

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January 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments

20 New Year’s Eve Parties Around the World

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 2013. 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 2014. From riotous street parties and fireworks extravaganzas, to marching bands and torchlight processions, here are 20 of the best New Year’s Eve parties from around the world.

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December 31, 2013 by | 2 Comments

New Year Traditions Around the World

What are you doing when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve? Depending on where you are, this answer could vary. In America, there is the tradition of watching the ball drop from Times Square in NYC (or the Peach drop in Atlanta and so on), along with an impressive fireworks display that rivals Independence Day, breaking out into “Auld Lang Syne” and the kiss to start the year off right. But, that’s America. What about downing 12 grapes at each chime of the clock? Or smashing plates against a front door? There are different New Year traditions around the world. Let’s take a trip, shall we?

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December 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment

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 on Christmas Eve, and there are plenty of ways to get up close to the bearded fellow himself.

Whether you choose to take a trip to the North Pole, ride in Santa’s sleigh or check out some of Santa’s most unique pastimes, here are 10 spectacular ways to discover Santa Claus around the world.

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December 11, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Christmas Markets Around the World

Evening view of traditional Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin

Aside from a few flurries in November in the Northern Hemisphere there is nothing like a good Christmas Market to know that the holiday season is fast approaching. Celebrated around the world for one weekend or a whole month, Christmas markets are a great way to embrace the coming season, to enjoy some yearly traditions, be social, and to get a head start on your decorations and present shopping.

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December 9, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses – you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds, and you’ll get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery. December 25th isn’t the biggest holiday of the winter season in Italy (that’s Epiphany, in early January), but it’s still a great time to go – and you’ll find a festive atmosphere in every corner of the country. There are a few areas, however, that seem to take the holidays to another level. Here are a few suggestions for where to spend Christmas in Italy.

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December 6, 2013 by | 1 Comment

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