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Dragon Dances & Other New Year’s Traditions In Asia

New Year’s isn’t always fireworks and kisses. In Asia, it’s a time to ward off bad luck, celebrate good fortune, and commemorate family. And since most of these countries follow the lunar or solar calendar, their festivities take place in February, March, or April, instead of on January 1st. Some cultures usher in the New Year with water gun fights, while others chase off evil spirits with demonic effigies. Intrigued? We’ve got you covered. See how ...

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Shutter Iceland: An Instagrammer’s Guide

A recent report by Iceland’s Tourist Board found that the number of visitors to Iceland has nearly quadrupled since 2010, growing at a rate of over 24% per year. Maybe it’s the Aurora Borealis, maybe it’s the emergence of cheap flights to a place where volcanoes and glaciers live side-by-side; or perhaps it’s the eye-popping shots all over Instagram. But the secret is finally out. Here are the must go — and must ‘gram — spots in the land of ...

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Eat Your Way Around These 8 Up-and-Coming Foodie Cities

The world’s best eats don’t always come cheap. But there’s a way to get a taste of fresh seafood and gourmet cuisine without breaking the bank. Forget about Tokyo and Paris; there are new food scenes that’ll keep your wallet and taste buds happy. So grab your passport, loosen your (seat)belt, and dig in to these eight up-and-coming foodie cities.   1. Mumbai, India Mumbai’s street food is part of why some consider it to be ...

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10 Finger Foods Worth Traveling For

There’s something about ditching the silverware that makes food tastier. The local bar may tickle your finger food fancy, but there’s a world of hand-held snacks beyond nachos and wings. Try these tasty bites from around the world to see for yourself.   1. Coxinha Try it in: Brazil Coxinha is shredded chicken that’s wrapped in a savory dough, shaped into a drumstick, and deep-fried. Legend has it that Princess Isabel’s son was a picky eater, and ...

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InstaVancity: An Instagrammer’s Guide to Vancouver

As one of the world’s most livable cities, it’s no surprise Vancouver’s an Insta-gold mine. Just ask one of the 10 million tourists who visited in 2016. Now it’s your turn. We’re un-couvering the most photogenic spots in Vancity for your feed.   1. Stanley Park Number of Hashtags: 438,536 Fall . . . . . . . #wandervancouver #veryvancouver #outdoorvancouver #vancityhype #vancityscenery #veryvancouver #outdoorvancouver #vancityhype #vancityscenery #vancityfeature #vancityscape #vancouvie #dailyhivevan #vancouvercanada #vancitynow #Vancouverisbeautiful #vancouverisawesome #narcityvancouver #westcoastfocus #vancityvibe #roamvancouver #bcisbeautiful #imagesofcanada #tourcanada #canadaday #canadagems #nakedplanet #canadaonline #...

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The Ultimate Gift List from Around the World

It’s easy to get sucked into shopping at tourist traps while traveling abroad. But countries around the world have unique ties to meaningful gifts — you just have to know what to look for. Time to up your gift-giving game!   1. Portugal Go for the: Cork Portugal boasts around 730 thousand hectares of cork oak trees, making the country the leading exporter of this material worldwide. It was during the mid-to-late 15th century that the Portuguese built ships and caravels with ...

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Expat Life: What They Don’t Tell You About Returning Home

No one tells expats that there’s actually a second culture shock when living abroad: the shock of returning home. Re-acclimating comes with challenges, and it’s normal to feel bored, left out, or misunderstood. We can’t promise it will be an easy transition, but these tips will help you adjust.   1. Don’t apologize. Give yourself time. You may not want to see everyone immediately after returning home, and that’s ok. Be kind to yourself, stay positive, ...

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These 6 Winter Festivals Are Worth Bundling Up For

Just because the temperature drops below zero, doesn’t mean you need to stay indoors all winter. Wanderlust knows no season. Instead of hiding from the cold, embrace it at one of these winter festivals.   1. Carnaval de Quebec   Location: Quebec, Canada Date: January 26th – February 11th Quebec held its first Carnaval in 1894 as a way to alleviate the doldrums of their harsh winters. It’s now the largest winter festival in the world, with over 200 activities including night ...

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How to Eat Around the World Without Leaving NYC

You don’t need an around-the-world ticket to eat in a different country for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you’re in New York City. All you need is a subway pass and a fork — or maybe just your fingers. The city’s immigrant-rich history has brought a lot to the proverbial table over the past hundred-plus years, including food. And with over three million of the city’s residents born outside of the United States, it’s no surprise ...

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This Airline Trend Offers Two Locations for the Price of One

Long layovers are a growing trend in travel. You read that right. While connecting flights once meant scrambling between terminals or sleeping in airports, the airline industry has flipped that model on its head with stopovers. IcelandAir first marketed a stopover option in the 1960s to bring North American tourists to the lesser-known Nordic nation. As part of the layover package, travelers could book up to seven days in Reykjavík while traveling to (or from) Europe. Backpackers loved it, ...

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