Europe is a continent steeped in history, where the past comes to life around every corner. Its rich tapestry of cultures and civilizations has left behind a wealth of iconic historical sites, from majestic castles that once housed royalty to awe-inspiring cathedrals that are architectural marvels. Join us on a journey through time as we explore some of Europe's most iconic historical sites, each with a story to tell and a legacy to preserve.
There's a certain magic that fills the air during the holiday season, and nowhere is this enchantment more palpable than at European Christmas markets. Stepping into these markets is like entering a fairytale world where centuries-old traditions, twinkling lights, and the aroma of festive treats converge to create an experience unlike any other. If you're seeking reasons to add a visit to European Christmas markets to your bucket list, look no further. Here's why these markets deserve a coveted spot on your must-experience travel adventures.
While most countries use the solar calendar, some follow the lunar calendar, which is based around the cycles of the moon, or the lunisolar calendar, which reflects both the moon phase and solar year. With the lunar New Year coming up on January 25th comes the Year of the Rat - the very first animal in the 12-animal zodiac, just in time for the new decade! Check out some of the countries that will recognize the New Year this weekend and how they will celebrate.
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!