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Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses – you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds plus 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 would be 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 take the holidays to another level.

Here are a few suggestions for where to spend Christmas in Italy.

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November 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Festivals Taking Place Around the World in November

Pushkar Camel Fair

Visiting a new place during a festival can be a great way to get an inside look at traditional food, music and art, and to learn more about the local culture. Here are some of the festivals taking place around the world in November.

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November 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving Travel: 8 Amazing Things to Do and Places to Go

Pikachu balloon by Ben+Sam (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Thanksgiving’s eating, drinking and merrymaking tend to come with an element of stress over meal planning, preparation and cleanup. So take a break from the usual this year: Because what better way to celebrate an extra two days off in a row than to travel elsewhere than someone’s dining room? Consider going big — take your family and friends with you, or make a break for it with a private getaway — and skip the Black Friday shopping this year in exchange for experiences with far greater returns.

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October 19, 2015 by | Comments Off

Festivals Around the World in October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Photo credit: nicolicreer via Flickr.

From religious ceremonies to hot air balloons, October is filled with a variety of festivals. The changing colors in many places, along with cooler days, and the refreshing calm before the hectic holiday season draw locals and travelers to some of the world’s most famous – and obscure – events. Since festivals often showcase local and traditional music, arts and crafts, dance and food, attending an event is one of the best ways to learn about regional traditions, customs, cuisines and values. Here’s a roundup of October festivals around the world.

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October 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Where to Celebrate the 4th of July

There's no better place to watch fireworks than on a beach! Photo credit: Kyle Nishioka via Flickr.

For many Americans, July 4th is a family holiday — it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town and a local fireworks show. Some people, however, have dreams of celebrating the nation’s birthday with more pizzazz. Thankfully, there are plenty of options around the country that deliver 4th of July festivities worth traveling for.

So, where to celebrate the 4th of July? These 11 places around the U.S. each offer something special for the day, whether it’s a stunning backdrop for fireworks or a party that makes you forget the fireworks altogether.

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July 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment

10 Things to See and Do in Winnipeg

Winnipeg skyline

Looking for fun in Manitoba’s capital city? Whether you’re into culture or nature, we’ve got 10 things to see and do in Winnipeg.

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June 9, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top Ten Summer Festivals in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Castle.

  The vibrant, on-trend capital city of Slovenia becomes a cultural hotspot in summer, with a series of cultural happenings to rival any major European city. Here are the top ten summer festivals in Ljubljana, when the streets of the old town will be filled with music, poetry and dancing. Promenade Concerts Every Sunday in […]

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June 3, 2015 by | Comments Off

Commemorating ANZAC Day in Turkey and Australia

Turkish soldier carrying wounded ANZAC soldier

The UK has Remembrance Day, the US has Memorial Day and Down Under we have ANZAC Day. Every child in Australia and New Zealand knows December 25 is Christmas Day, and April 25 is ANZAC Day. During our time at school, we learn about the day when Australia truly grew up and became a real country. This year marks the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day, and it’s being commemorated in Australia and Turkey.

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April 22, 2015 by | 2 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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March 2, 2015 by | 0 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 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments

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