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Santa’s Foreign Counterparts: The World of Christmas Gift-Bearers

Santa’s Foreign Counterparts: The World of Christmas Gift-Bearers

Santa Claus is one of the most adored characters in American folklore―and what’s not to love? He’s cheerful, efficient, and he always brings a gift (unless you’ve been naughty, that is). It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the rest of the world is just as keen on this jolly, [...]

Hotels Overlooking the Times Square Party

Hotels Overlooking the Times Square Party

Most claim, “There’s no better place to spend New Year’s Even than being in New York City.”  Watching the ball drop from Time’s Square is an iconic and idyllic location to spend the last few seconds of one year. What better way than to spend the New Year from the [...]

Holiday Meals Around the World

Holiday Meals Around the World

Americans love their turkey, stuffing and mashed potato Christmas meal. But surprisingly enough, what seems traditional to us, is foreign to other cultures. You’ll be amazed at how different holiday meals and traditions vary from every country or culture. From shrimp to rice porridge, get stuffed with holiday meals found [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Nude Beaches

A Beginner’s Guide to Nude Beaches

Full disclosure: I’ve only visited one nude beach in my life. But I certainly learned a lot about social nakedness in those two hours, and walked away with a few tips for those of you who have never visited a clothing-optional beach. First, the most important rule: you shouldn’t visit [...]

Insane Air Travel World Records You Never Knew Existed

Insane Air Travel World Records You Never Knew Existed

This list of impressive in-flight achievements includes the smallest helicopter, largest skydiving formation, and other records that are ― no pun intended ― out of this world. Fred Finn A title like ‘World’s Most Travelled Man’ might seem dubious, but Fred Finn earned it fair and square. The 72-year-old British [...]

Holiday Air Travel Made Easier

Holiday Air Travel Made Easier

You’re stressed out as it is. You didn’t get all your shopping done, you have to navigate the so called “Friendly Skies” and Aunt Celia expects you to be wearing that hideous sweater she got you last year when she picks you up at the airport. Here are a few [...]

7 Most Glamorous New Year’s Destinations

7 Most Glamorous New Year’s Destinations

It’s almost time to say adios to 2013, but this is a goodbye you’re gonna want to do up right. Looking to get down and dirty with overflowing bottles of bubbly, ridiculous fireworks displays and insane all night celebrations? Here are 7 of the world’s craziest New Year’s destinations to [...]

Sobering Monuments Every Traveler Should Visit

Sobering Monuments Every Traveler Should Visit

Travel and tourism shouldn’t just be limited to swanky hotels and sunny beaches. In order to truly learn about the world around us, it’s necessary to visit memorials, cemeteries, and other monuments to some of the saddest, most infuriating moments in history. This list is certainly (and sadly) not exhaustive. [...]

Accessories to Make Your Holiday Travels More Bearable

Accessories to Make Your Holiday Travels More Bearable

Between long security lines and crowded airports to weather-related flight delays, holiday travel can be a major hassle. Thankfully, you can mitigate some of the stress by packing the following items in your carry-on bag. Sleep for Success! Travel Pillow When unfolded, this down pillow designed by Dr. James B. [...]

The International Culinary Bucket List

The International Culinary Bucket List

While the idea of slurping bat soup or having a forkful of seal flipper pie might seem repellent to most travelers, a significant number of people circle the globe in search of gastronomical oddities and adventures. This list is definitely aimed at the latter