New decade, new countries! Technological advancements have opened up access to new places and ways for us to explore, and travel has never been easier. Check out some of the hottest destinations that are on everyone's lips as you map out your travel inspiration for 2020.
You know New York City's famous Times Square ball drop on New Year's Eve, but did you know that in Germany, molten lead is dropped into cold water to predict what will happen in the coming year? The new year has been celebrated since the times of ancient Babylon, and while most cultures recognize January 1st as the official New Year, celebrations vary widely. Read on to see how the new year is celebrated around the globe as you think about your own resolutions - and get some travel inspiration!
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!
Few places in the world inspire such personal reflection as the temples of Asia. Buddhist, Hindu and countless other Eastern religions felt a mysticism and deep connection to these sacred areas, some of which are still in use as holy sites today. Take a moment to read up on the 10 most spiritual landmarks of Asia and, maybe, find your next destination to reflect: