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Dec 03, 2022

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Doing the Holidays Disney Style in Orlando and Anaheim in 2022

The gift of travel can create precious memories of one of the best holidays ever, and Disney theme parks on both sides of the country have been arrayed in their...

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7 Festivals and Events that Make Hawaii Irresistible This Fall

You may think of Hawaii as a Pacific paradise. But there’s so much more than mind-boggling sunsets over endless beaches, tropical breezes and scents, hula and ukeleles, surfing and luaus, poke...

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This Island's 'Crop Over' is the Hottest Harvest Festival of the Summer

Move over pumpkin patch. Step away from the apple bobbing booth. Harvest festivals aren’t limited to rural and small town traditions of northern climes memorialized in Norman Rockwell artwork. Almost every...

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Fun Facts About Your Favorite St. Patrick's Day Drinks

What’s the best part of celebrating the day named after Ireland’s patron saint? Is it the ‘wearin’ o’ the green?’ The irresistible beat of Irish music that makes every listener’s toes...

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Masking Up for Fun: the World's Top Carnivals

“Carnival” and “Mardi Gras” evoke some of the world’s most legendary, annual, pre-Easter parties. The two events are related, with a shared origin and even some of the same cultural...

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7 Top Caribbean Destinations to Ring in the New Year

Can you imagine a better way to greet the New Year than on a tropical beach in the Caribbean? Plan ahead to make this travel dream a reality next year. Several...

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Theme Parks and Beyond: Nearly 2 Dozen Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando This Season

Orlando’s claim to fame is its extraordinary collection of family-friendly theme parks standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the balmy weather of the Sunshine State. But the warmth of the holiday season in...

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Best Reasons to Travel to Europe's Christmas Markets this Year

If you’re like most of us, your holiday season last year fell a little bit short on the fa-la-la’s. This year, it’s not too late to double down on , and...

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3 Million Lights for 101 Nights of Niagara Falls' Festival of Lights this Winter

This holiday season will be the brightest ever in the most popular tourist attraction in Canada – and one that conveniently spans the border with the U.S. - just as...

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The One-of-a-Kind Festival that Lights Up Montreal This Fall

Montreal is a year-round global capital of celebration. The world’s second-largest French-speaking city (after only Paris) is famous for its cosmopolitan flair, cuisine, fashion, as a UNESCO City of Design,...

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8 German Words You Need to Fit in at Oktoberfest

It’s Oktoberfest time again. The festival traditionally held annually in Bavaria’s capital of Munich, with similar events throughout the entire region, is one of the world’s most epic celebrations. Name...

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You’ve Missed Danube Day But You Can Still Discover Europe’s Record-Breaking River

Every year on June 29th, eighty-one million people in 14 European countries celebrate the single river that ties them together and provides drinking water, food, power, recreation, jobs and transportation....

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Celebrate This Island’s Sweet Harvest at its Annual Summer Mango Festival

On some islands, they like to tell you how many beaches they have, or days of sunshine. On Nevis, it’s how many different varieties of mangoes they have. The answer?...

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A Twist on 'April Showers' at This Country's New Year Celebrations

Many modern holiday celebrations put an irreverent twist on their historic – and often more solemn -traditions. Thailand’s Songkran may be one of the most extreme examples of that phenomenon....

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Signs of Spring - Worth Traveling For

Spring may be the most hopeful season. There is nothing more uplifting than seeing Nature reborn every Spring. It’s like an assurance that life will get better again, no matter...

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Celebrate 50 Years of Disney Magic

They’re calling it ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ and it's a new entry on the travel bucket list of Disney lovers around the world.  On October 1st, 1971, after years of...

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Every 10 Years, This ‘World’s Fair’ of Flowers Upstages Netherlands’ Tulip Time. Don’t Miss Floriade 2022

 If you thought Tulip Time in the Netherlands was the ultimate garden travel experience, you haven’t heard about Floriade.Horticulture is famously the Netherlands’ most ‘colorful’ industry. The country sells half...

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The Best Celebrations Around the World For You To Ring In the New Year

At long last, 2020 is wrapping up, and a New Year full of hope is just around the corner. This feels like the kind of year you’d toast the year...

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Italy Names Its First 'City of Wine'

Wine lovers have one more reason to get traveling again next year. In celebration of one of its oldest and most beloved products, Italy has declared its first-ever ‘City of Wine’.The...

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3 Hallowe'en Traditions With Roots in Ancient Celtic Ireland

 Frightful Hallowe’en is many people’s top holiday of the year – but did you know that we can thank ancient Ireland for our favorite Hallowe’en traditions? Travel to Ireland these days,...

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3 Hallowe'en Traditions With Roots in Ancient Celtic Ireland

Frightful Hallowe’en is many people’s top holiday of the year – but did you know that we can thank ancient Ireland for our favorite Hallowe’en traditions? Travel to Ireland these days,...

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Summer Solstice at Stonehenge Goes Virtual: How You Can Attend this Mystical, Ancient Celebration This Year

Mark dawn in England on June 21st on your calendar. It will be worth or staying up late at night in North America to experience the online broadcast of one of...

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Milan's Shuttered Duomo will Ring with the Voice of an 'Angel' as Bocelli Performs Easter Concert

 The COVID-19 pandemic is cancelling Easter celebrations large and small around the world. Thousand-year-old cathedrals will make history as they remain empty and silent.Enter Andrea Angel Bocelli.Celine Dion has said that,...

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