With the 92nd Academy Awards coming up this weekend, we've got movies on our mind! Cinema has the uncanny ability to transport you into a story and make you feel as if you are right there with the characters. Even with the invention of green screens and CGI, many filmmakers feel it is more authentic to film on-location, and location scouts spend hours upon hours scouring the planet for the perfect spot. From towering, snow-capped mountains to rolling, sun-toasted sand dunes, take a look at some of the movie settings that make us want to explore the world!
One of the most delightful parts of the Christmas season is the charming Christmas markets that pop up all over Europe. The scent of gingerbread, sizzling sausage, and mulled wine wafts through the air and festive music fills the streets as shoppers peruse the wares and children dart through the crowd. Covered stalls featuring all sorts of gifts and holiday decorations are usually accompanied by vendors selling regional food and drink specialties as well as various live performances from singing and dancing to live nativity scenes.
Above: Berlin Christmas market stall
Listen, I know that traveling during the summer is easier; warmer weather, schools are out for the year, and many major attractions only operate during the summertime high season. I get it, there’s nothing wrong with that! But imagine if you could visit the Sistine Chapel and witness the masterpiece ceiling without being jostled around by hundreds of other sightseers. Imagine looking out your hotel window to a privileged view of the Eiffel Tower! While high season travel has its perks, low season vacations offer an entirely new perspective on old favorites and here’s the seven best reasons why:
Think summer fun ends in August? Think again! It’s an excellent month to explore another culture. Check out these August festivals throughout the world!
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and Americans across the country are dusting off their barbecues and purchasing their fireworks. In the U.S., Independence Day means national pride, grilling out, colorful displays of explosives, and summertime. America is not the only country to celebrate their independence, however! Take a minute to check out how some other countries around the globe choose to celebrate their day of independence.
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Memorial Day in the U.S. marks a day of remembrance for those who fought and lost their lives fighting for our country. It is important to remember, though, that many men and women around the world have served in honor of their nations. Take a look at the top 5 military remembrance days around the world to honor all those who have fallen in the line of duty:
Mom deserves more for Mother’s Day than brunch with the kids, don’t you think? She deserves a relaxing vacation in a new destination to thank her for all she does throughout the year – and she deserves to look her best while she unwinds! Take a look at these top 5 travel-sized beauty products we think Mom should have no matter where she goes:
As the first days of spring greet our winter weary eyes, flowers begin to bloom, trees reawaken, and the earth begins to defrost. In Japan, the appreciation of the first blooms of spring is known as hanami and traditionally refers to the viewing of the soft, fluffy blooms of the cherry tree. Cities around the world have embraced this practice as Japan has graciously shared this native beauty with cities such as:
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Travelling can be stressful and uncomfortable at times. Without the conveniences of home, you can never be sure what trouble you’ll run into abroad. Take some comfort in knowing that Keytours Vacations is looking out for you! We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite travel items we feel you should have on every trip.
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With rich and vastly diverse cultures, impressive architecture, delicious foods and distinctive regions, Spain is truly one of the most amazing countries in Europe. Mix this with the beautiful cities, charming villages and friendly people of Portugal and you will have a truly special travel experience. Here are our top 5 travel tips for your vacation to Spain and Portugal...