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7 Festivals and Events that Make Hawaii Irresistible This Fall

Local Events

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

Local Events Barbados

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

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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

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“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

Local Events Caribbean

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

Local Events Orlando, Florida

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

Local Events Central Europe

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

Local Events Niagara Falls, Ontario

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

Local Events Montreal, Quebec

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

Local Events Munich, Germany

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

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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

Local Events St Kitts and Nevis

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

Local Events Thailand

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

Local Events

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

Local Events Orlando, Florida

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

Local Events Netherlands

 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

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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'

Local Events Barolo, Italy

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

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 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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How the Postponed Tokyo Olympic Games Will Feature Japan's National Sport

Local Events Japan

We should be watching the opening ceremony of the XXXIII Olympiad right now. But COVID has changed the history of the Olympics along with so many other features of our...

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Discover Dazzling Winter Evenings at Hong Kong's New Light Festival

Local Events Hong Kong

For a city whose nighttime skyline overlooking Victoria Harbour is already a global icon of urban lighting and signage, a light festival might seem like overkill. But the new Hong Kong...

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The Chinese New Year Dish You Need To Try This Year

Local Events Asia

Kung Hey Fat Choi! Chinese New Year celebrations brighten up the winter months throughout Asia and Asian communities around the world. It's the most important date on the Lunar calendar...

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Discover Dazzling Winter Evenings at Hong Kong's New Light Festival

Local Events Hong Kong

For a city whose nighttime skyline overlooking Victoria Harbour is already a global icon of urban lighting and signage, a light festival might seem like overkill. But the new Hong Kong...

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Video: Where to Travel to Find the World's 2nd Largest Oktoberfest

Local Events Canada

Munich's annual extravaganza of beer halls, buxom girls in dirndls, pretzels and the best of the 'wurst' (pun intended!) actually gets underway in September. Its origins in Germany involve a...

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