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Inspiration and information surrounding arts, history, and culture in a destination, such as museums, festivals, and events.

Discover St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world

Legend has it that St Patrick banished the serpents from the Emerald Isle. Pretty amazing, right? But perhaps even more amazing are the astonishing number of wild parties thrown in honor of Ireland’s patron saint to this day. While you might not be able to twirl your partner at a ceilidh this year, you can still get...

Wellness rituals from around the world to try at home

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Necessity is the mother of invention, as the old proverb goes. And in tough times, finding creative ways to unwind is definitely a necessity. Whether you’re picking up your paintbrush or strumming a ukulele, your wellness ritual can take whatever form you want. Draw inspiration from different cultures around the world, from India to Iceland. Here are...

10 tempting travel documentaries for foodies

To sink your teeth into a different culture, first take a good look at your plate. Be it a steaming bowl of bibimbap, or a spicy Venezuelan arepa, there’s no better place to start. Traveling to a country where the dinner table is a sacred site is a pilgrimage for foodies. Don’t know your dhansak from your...

8 best travel movies

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You’ve dusted off the suitcase in the attic. The passport was under the sofa. Your feet are itching for that next big adventure. Now, just one more detail: where to go? Sometimes it’s hard to know how to satisfy that wanderlust. When traveling beyond the living room is tricky, you can always find inspiration on Netflix. Kick...

Try the ultimate festive travel quiz (it’s tougher than you think)

It’s here! The only quiz you’ll need this season — full of travel trivia, festive traditions, and surprising facts from around the world. It’s perfect for a virtual games night with friends or a get together with family.  Expect 40 fun questions over 4 rounds, with rules, hints, and tips (and of course, all...

5 ways to experience the holiday spirit in Lapland

Victoria runs Bridges and Balloons, a blog that specializes in special places to stay and carefully curated itineraries and guides for creative people and families. For me, there’s nothing quite as magical as a winter wonderland, and Lapland is the perfect place for that. My 4-day trip to Lapland in winter helped me craft...

5 New Year’s resolutions for travel lovers in 2021

A new year brings new resolutions, exciting plans, and, hopefully, travel opportunities aplenty. You may not be venturing forth on a far-flung adventure just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore your city and your country. What’s more, traveling in your local area might help you tick off some of those New Year’s resolutions. Here are...

Images of iconic cities during COVID: A photography exhibition at Tour Montparnasse

Even though the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be felt for months — if not years — to come, the deserted streets following complete city lockdowns this spring are already a fading memory. The Montparnasse Tower in Paris — the city’s most spectacular 360 degree viewpoint — is hosting a very special charity event called...