Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019 – Shopping, eating and drinking guide

Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019 – Shopping, eating and drinking guide

Planning a trip to one of Europe’s Christmas Markets this year? Year-round, local markets are the best place to get a taste for local life (literally, since you can scoop up tasty snacks as you browse!). But at Christmas time, markets become so much more than just a place to...

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How to spend a perfect Christmas vacation in Russia

How to spend a perfect Christmas vacation in Russia

Coming to Russia in winter may sound a bit scary. I’ll be honest with you; when I run our Moscow tours in winter, I usually check on my tourists every 15 to 30 minutes, asking whether it’s too cold and whether we should we go inside somewhere. Usually, only Canadians...

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Christmas traditions in Greece

Christmas traditions in Greece

Christmas is celebrated in many different ways depending on where you travel. Traditions vary, as does food and types of celebrations. If you happen to find yourself in Greece over the holidays and want to dive into some traditional festivities, we have you covered. Our local tour guides in Greece...

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4 must-dos in DC to celebrate the holidays

4 must-dos in DC to celebrate the holidays

If you’ve been to Washington, DC, you know the city does the holidays up right. We’re known for the massive trees in front of the White House and Capitol Building and you’ve probably seen at least 15 Instagram photos of the giant wreaths hanging in the entrance of Union Station....

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Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

August 15 is a big celebration in most European cities. It is a religious event, honouring the Assumption of Mary, and the day is marked with a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, or the mother of Jesus Christ. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated across Europe, and if you’re...

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Tips for travellers during Ramadan

Tips for travellers during Ramadan

Travelling to a Muslim destination during Ramadan and not sure what to expect? We’ve got you covered with all the basics you’ll need to know about the holy month. Let’s start with the basics. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic calendar, when all Muslims dedicate...

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How locals really celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

How locals really celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

Dust off your sombrero, find a bar and celebrate with tequila or margaritas and a joyful mariachi band! It’s Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s most famous holiday. But is that really how Mexicans celebrate the day, and what does Cinco de Mayo really represent? Here are five facts about Cinco de Mayo...

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Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

There’s more than chocolate treats and egg-hiding bunnies to Easter — and in many Christian European countries, Holy Week and Easter weekend are the biggest celebrations of the year. From pagan traditions celebrating spring, to throwing water on your crush to secure her affections, to holy processions honouring the resurrection,...

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The Republic of Užupis is the most interesting place you’ve never heard of

The Republic of Užupis is the most interesting place you’ve never heard of

Ever heard of the Independent Republic of Užupis? Užupis, a district of Vilnius’ Old Town in Lithuania (one of three Baltic States and the geographical centre of Europe), isn’t as well-known as the famous indie districts of Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen or Montmartre in Paris, which Užupis is often compared...

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Wet and wild! A Songkran survival guide

Wet and wild! A Songkran survival guide

You’ve likely seen photos of it — even if you didn’t really know what it’s all about. The Songkran Water Festival is one of the most famous Thai celebrations and, at first glance, looks like nothing more than a wet and wild party. And yes, that’s kind of true, but...

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