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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

7 Amazing Places to Ring in New Year’s on the Beach

Little Exuma, Bahamas

Eating, drinking and dancing. Those are the three activities that define New Year’s Eve across the globe. The only thing is that some people do them while wearing winter jackets, while others can feel the sand between their toes as the fireworks go off. Do you want to be one of the latter? Then you should definitely spend December 31 at one of these destinations!

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December 19, 2014 by | Comments Off

25 Places to Spend Christmas Around the World

Philippines parol

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?

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December 4, 2014 by | 1 Comment

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 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Festivals in December

New York City during Christmas

When you think of December celebrations, dancing elves and Christmas songs fill your head. But there is more to December than Ol’ Saint Nick. While you were busy standing in line to get the hottest new appliances to put under the tree, you were missing some other incredible festivals going on around the world, some that have nothing to do with Christmas and others that are interesting variations. With these 15 festivals, you will be celebrating all month long.

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December 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments

World’s Strangest Festivals

Hadaka Matsuri photo courtesy of kc7fys via Flickr

One of the best reasons to travel is the resulting opportunities to experience a new country and culture; there’s no better way to better understand a foreign culture than through one of its festivals. From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you’ve either seen it firsthand—or taken part in it—you’ll never be quite the same. From the religious to the wacky, here are some of the world’s strangest festivals.

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off

Festivals Happening Around the World in July

Pflasterspektakel

The summery (at least for the Northern Hemisphere) month of July is host to a number of exciting festivals around the globe. From America’s Independence Day to the Darwin Beer Can Regatta, here are some of the month’s most fascinating festivals.

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July 16, 2014 by | 4 Comments

Where to Celebrate the 4th of July

Mount Rushmore

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 grander dreams of celebrating the nation’s birthday with more pizzazz. Thankfully, there are plenty of options around the country that deliver Fourth of July festivities worth traveling for. So, where to celebrate the 4th of July? These 11 places around the US each offer something special for July 4th, whether it’s a stunning backdrop for fireworks or a party that makes you forget the fireworks altogether.

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June 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment

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