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Tue
4
Dec '12

New Year’s Eve Around the World

New Year’s Eve is a truly worldwide event, and a great holiday to experience away from home. One of the world’s most iconic celebrations is in Sydney, Australia, which puts on a spectacular fireworks display in Sydney Harbor. Actually, there are two displays: a 9 p.m. show to accommodate families with young (or not-so-young) members [...]

Tue
27
Nov '12

Incredible Istanbul

The unique skyline and exotic vibe of Istanbul, Turkey, are making it a favorite of cinematographers and filmmakers: you can see Istanbul in the recent movies Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Taken 2, The International and the new James Bond adventure, Skyfall. And, if you admire the city when you see it on a movie screen, [...]

Mon
5
Nov '12

Holiday Travel: What to Do Before You Leave for the Airport

Spending time with family and friends during the winter holidays is wonderful, but the travel required to be with the ones you love can often be challenging. From Thanksgiving through­­­­­ New Year’s Day, the holidays are one of the year’s busiest times for travel. You can’t control the crowds, but you can take steps that [...]

Tue
25
Sep '12

Celebrate Halloween Where it all Began: Ireland

If you are past the appropriate age for trick-or-treat, consider giving yourself a treat this Halloween by traveling to the place where Halloween began: the Emerald Isle of Ireland. Beginning in the fifth or sixth century, the Celtic harvest festival of Samhain marked the end of summer and the beginning of winter in what is [...]

Wed
22
Aug '12

Discovering Creative Scotland

This summer, all eyes have been on London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, followed by the thrilling Summer Olympic Games. However, plenty has been going on in the rest of Britain, including the Year of Creative Scotland. This year-long program of festivals, performances and other events, ranging from writers’ workshops to major multimedia exhibitions, showcases [...]

Mon
23
Jul '12

Destination Weddings: Wedding and Honeymoon in One

            If you haven’t attended a destination wedding yet, you probably know someone who has. What’s the attraction of being married far from home?             Well, there are a few attributes that make a destination wedding an excellent choice for a growing number of couples. Not least among these is the feeling that you’re stealing [...]

Thu
5
Jul '12

Today’s Hong Kong

July 1 marked the 15th anniversary of the transfer of Hong Kong from Britain to China, making Hong Kong one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China (the other is Macau, located across the Pearl River delta from Hong Kong). The city is celebrating the anniversary with events ranging from concerts [...]

Fri
22
Jun '12

Discover the Cultural Mix of Sao Luis

To promote the diverse cultures of the Americas, the American Capital of Culture Organization annually selects a city to serve as the American Capital of Culture.  For 2012, the organization chose to celebrate Sao Luis, a city on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Brazil. Built on Sao Luis Island in Sao Marcos Bay, the city [...]

Fri
8
Jun '12

Visiting London for the Summer Olympic Games

This summer, the city of London, England, will host the Summer Olympic Games for the third time in history. In 1908, the games were moved to London from the original host city, Rome, due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In 1948, London hosted the first Olympic Games to be broadcast to home televisions. The [...]

Thu
31
May '12

Tasting the World’s Best

Should you find Copenhagen, Denmark, in your travel plans, one must-see sight is Tivoli Gardens, the world’s most popular seasonal amusement park. The park has rides, cultural performances, concerts and Evening Illuminations, a light show on Tivoli Lake. There’s also an incredible variety of food in the park: everything from traditional open-faced Danish sandwiches to [...]