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  • The Best Places to Celebrate Halloween Worldwide

    Darkness falls across the world on October 31st, ushering in a night of Halloween thrills and chills. The pagan festival of Halloween was first celebrated in Ireland 3,000 years ago. Today, the Gaelic festival is celebrated with freaky fun that includes wild halloween events, carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating, ghost tours, parades, and more. While there are […]

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  • 16 Cozy Christmas Markets in Europe

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Since the Middle Ages, Christmas street markets have delighted locals and visitors with food, ornaments, gifts, and entertainment. The start of the Christian Advent season in late November ushers in the opening of festive Christmas markets across Europe, which help revelers prepare for the holidays.  Lasting a […]

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  • 27 of the Most Remote Restaurants in the World

    How far would you travel for the perfect pint, celebrity chef meal, or creatively-crafted cocktail? Some of the most exemplary epicurean endeavors are a long plane, train, or car ride from civilization. Or, in some cases…. multiple modes of transport until you’re literally in the middle of nowhere. From the middle of the ocean to […]

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  • 8 Amazing Glass Bridges for Thrill Seekers

    Glass bridges— elevated paths perched hundreds of feet above rushing waters and deep canyons—have grown in popularity in the last two decades. These glass-bottom marvels offer crystal-clear vantage points to admire amazing landscapes, take picture-perfect panoramas, and capture enviable selfies while amping up the fear factor. Acrophobics, beware. From the Grand Canyon to the Canadian […]

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  • 38 of the Most Unique Hotels in the World

    When it comes to sleeping around the world, we have no reservations. Fancy resorts? Cheap hostels? Quirky hotels? Been there, done that. From planes and trains to a decommissioned oil rig to ice hotels and igloos, we get around, booking unique hotels that come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and surroundings. We’ve traveled to […]

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  • 33 Free Things to Do in London

    Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” We couldn’t agree more. Voted by consultancy group, Resonance, as the best city in the world for the fifth year running in 2021, it’s little wonder London topped the list again with so much to see and do. A […]

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  • 10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Eco Lodges & Resorts

    Travel is a life-changing experience, and today, we’re fortunate that even the most remote corners of the globe are available to visit. We’re traveling so much, in fact, that the tourism industry has grown to the point where it now contributes to 9% of the global GDP and 8% of world employment. With over 250 […]

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  • 11 Illuminated Landmarks Around the World

    The lights are bright on Broadway….and so many other places in the world. From neon-lit ice castles to public squares with glowing trees, the world’s illuminated landmarks are so bright that you may have to wear shades— even at night. A century ago, colorful, chromatic neon started crowding the night sky, creatively persuading passersby to […]

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  • 15 Places to See the Best Spring Blooms in London

    Spring is perhaps the most beautiful time in London. As the city’s green spaces gently emerge from their winter hibernation, pockets of blooms begin popping up on street corners, throughout botanic gardens and across the city’s parks. With signs of spring emerging as early as January with the arrival of snow-white snowdrops in the capital, […]

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  • A Guide to Chasing Cheddar at the Gloucester Cheese Roll

    There I crouched, on what seemed to be the edge of oblivion. My friend Nicko was beside me, though he seemed half a world away. My eyes focused into tunnel vision, seeing meadow, more meadow, then empty space. Complete and absolute nothingness. Sloping down at an absurd angle, the meadow left only air where in […]

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  • 8 Purple Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    Can’t talk right now — we’re doing cartwheels in France’s fragrant lavender fields and running around futuristic, purple-hued parks in Singapore. It’s a lifestyle, ya know? But for real, once you see some of the world’s best purple places, you’ll want to switch that vacation responder on and bask in the magic of magenta. These […]

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  • 9 of the Most Beautiful Spots on the Isle of Skye

    In Scotland’s wild north lies a playground of precipitous terrain peppered with medieval castles, idyllic lochs, and awe-inspiring vistas. Rolling green hills, towering sea cliffs, and jagged ridges are the remains of millions of years of glacial carving. Folklore and mystery have lingered over the largest island in the Inner Hebrides for centuries. A haven for […]

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  • 21 of the Most Romantic Lake Resorts Around the World

    Brace yourself: you’re about to get lost in brilliant blue waters, beautiful high peaks, and lush emerald forests. Whether you dream of exploring Patagonia’s other-worldly landscapes, trekking alongside lions in Africa, or relaxing in European hot pools with majestic mountains jutting across the skyline, these top lake resorts promise the perfect balance of rest, romance, […]

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  • 10 of the Best Towns to Visit in the Cotswolds, UK

    Oozing old-world charm, the honey-hued sandstone villages of the Cotswolds are unapologetically quaint. Tucked away in the rolling hillsides two hours west of London, this postcard-perfect corner of Britain is quintessential English country living. Roadside stands selling honour system cake and jam, Sunday roasts by the fireside, and delightfully long country strolls are all part […]

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  • 10 Theme Park Celebrations For a Holly, Jolly Holiday

    We know 2020 has been a real Scrooge, but even with modified offerings and health measures in place, theme parks around the world are bringing major Christmas cheer this holiday season. From festive decor to live entertainment and over-the-top holiday treats, even that mean old Scrooge might get a smile on his face. There’s snow […]

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  • National Parks: the Best Parks in Europe by Country

    Europe stretches from the wild waves of Portugal to the mossy woodlands of Belarus, the tundra of the Scandinavian north to the glistening beaches and down in Greece. Between its borders, this land holds treasures of such immeasurable natural magnificence that it would be a crime to even attempt to distill the lot into a […]

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  • The Best Theme Parks Halloween Events for 2022

    Theme parks around the world have devised some positively devilish ways to keep the Halloween spirit alive— or in this case, undead—in 2022. This year, look forward to haunted houses, nighttime coaster rides, pumpkin-spiced treats, and sprawling scare zones with creepy creatures lurking behind every dark corner. Don’t be a jerk-o-lantern: grab a friend and […]

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  • 7 Easy Day Trips From London

    London is a big city full of all the things that we love most about the world’s best concrete jungles: great food, historic pubs, diverse nightlife, rooftop bars, and a thriving arts scene. If you want it, London’s got it. But while the Big Smoke has something for literally everyone, it does lack beaches, a quaintness, […]

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  • The Biggest Pride Parades Around the World 2022

    Each June, we honor the anniversary of Stonewall Uprising: the historic event that marked the start of the modern movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual rights (LGBTQIA+) across the globe. To celebrate, hundreds of Pride parades will take place in every nook and cranny of the world. With demonstrations, seminars, parties, […]

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  • The Best Festivals For Black Travelers 2022

    Community and Blackness go hand-in-hand. Simply put, it’s not easy living in a world where your culture is constantly appropriated and commodified without credit. As a response, we’ve collectively begun carving out spaces of boldness and Blackness designed by us, for us. While joining Black travel groups and following inspiring Black travel bloggers bring us together, […]

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  • 7 Countries That Actually Give a Sh*t About Gender Equality

    On February 27th, Scotland took a huge leap toward becoming the first country in the world to make feminine hygiene products — AKA, tampons and pads— free to anyone who needs them. The groundbreaking Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill passed through the first of three stages in the Scottish Parliament by a vote of 112-0. To […]

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  • 27 of the Best 420 Events Around the World

    Cannabis rallies, festivals and parties have been around since the 70’s as a way to celebrate, educate, and protest weed laws around the world. Typically popping up on or around April 20th, 420 friendly events provide one day of freedom and fun with like-minded pals. While we love having something to look forward to, we […]

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  • 13 Magical Spots For a Winter Vacation in Europe

    Europe is the birthplace of hygge culture: the Danish word for all things comfy and cosy. If tropical getaways aren’t your thing, than Europe is the perfect spot to hunker down and cozy up this winter season. Wake up to snow-capped mountains in Slovenia, walk cobbled streets in Tallinn, shop at cheerful Christmas festivals in […]

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  • Best Places to Celebrate Hanukkah Around the World 2021

    We all know that the best thing to do during Hanukkah is to celebrate with family and friends. It’s a time to appreciate your loved ones and honor an amazing, deep-seated tradition. But if you suddenly feel the urge to travel around the world (who doesn’t every once and awhile?), then we’ve got the perfect […]

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  • 9 Beautiful Beaches Within Two Hours Of London

    Sure, the weather in the UK is not so great, but when the sun is shining, we know exactly where to go to escape the heat. What we lack in palm trees, we make up for in unspoilt beaches and incredible views. So, when you fancy nothing more than a few hours with the sand […]

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  • 11 of the Best Rooftop Bars In London

    There’s nothing Londoners love more than flocking to the tops of the city’s tallest buildings on some of the hottest days of the year. From the chic rooftops of the West End to the quirky bars of the East End, there’s a rooftop for every occasion (and appetite). These places take al fresco to the […]

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  • 11 Totally Unique UK Festivals for 2022

    The UK has bad rap for being stuffy and overly serious. But UK culture isn’t just confined to tea, royal weddings, and crumpets (thank goodness). Fantastic, fun, and totally bizarre, the UK’s weirdo festivals are at the heart of its history and culture. They’ll mostly amaze and charm you. Sometimes they’ll totally confuse you. But […]

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  • The Top 10 Most Haunted Places to Visit in the UK

    If you’re into all things haunted and mysterious, then you’ve landed in the right place. The UK is filled to the brim with abandoned and downright spooky spots that remain unexplainable…to this day. Mystery enthusiasts: just like you, we’re all about indulging our weird and unusual interests, so we’ve created this bucket list of haunted […]

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  • The Best Historic Pubs In London You Can Actually Sleep In

    London is known for its cozy pubs, leather booths, and hearty pints of ale. Let’s face it, haven’t you always wanted to sleep above a historic pub, clinking glasses with friends, listening to crackling fires and eating fish and chips? Well, good news: a handful of historic pubs in London still offer cozy accommodation, so […]

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  • 10 Hotel Pools With The Best Views In The World

    There’s no need to pay extra for a room with a view if your hotel’s pool already offers one. From cityscapes to lush jungles, ocean views and wildlife reserves, we’ve scoured the globe for the most epic and jaw-dropping vistas you can visit yourself. So, grab your swim gear and start exploring the 10 hotel […]

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  • Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland 2021

    On St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland is in the full-on party spirit with light displays, concerts, aerial shows, workshops and more. The best part? This year, you can even participate from the comfort of your own home. Here are the 10 best cities in Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (IRL and virtually). By a landslide, […]

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  • The Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022

    Ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger? Here’s your ultimate guide to the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations around the world. Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) means a lot of different things to folks across the globe, but one thing holds true no matter where you’re from: […]

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  • Harry Potter in London? The Ultimate Guide to London for Potterheads

    In the midst of the bustling city roads, the inexplicable queueing on concrete promenades, and the cockney English accent, life in London could be a blur. But within this cacophony thrives a mythical universe: Harry Potter in London, lying beneath the many layers of the city, camouflaged from the plain view of intrusive Muggles. There […]

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