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7 Festivals and Events that Make Hawaii Irresistible This Fall

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You may think of Hawaii as a Pacific paradise. But there’s so much more than mind-boggling sunsets over endless beaches, tropical breezes and scents, hula and ukeleles, surfing and luaus, poke and shave ice. The fall months bring some of Hawaii’s...

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This Island's 'Crop Over' is the Hottest Harvest Festival of the Summer

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Move over pumpkin patch. Step away from the apple bobbing booth. Harvest festivals aren’t limited to rural and small town traditions of northern climes memorialized in Norman Rockwell artwork. Almost every culture in the world with agricultural roots has some kind...

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Fun Facts About Your Favorite St. Patrick's Day Drinks

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What’s the best part of celebrating the day named after Ireland’s patron saint? Is it the ‘wearin’ o’ the green?’ The irresistible beat of Irish music that makes every listener’s toes tap? Your hilarious attempts at an Irish jig or your...

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Masking Up for Fun: the World's Top Carnivals

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“Carnival” and “Mardi Gras” evoke some of the world’s most legendary, annual, pre-Easter parties. The two events are related, with a shared origin and even some of the same cultural traditions. Carnival is a whole season, but Mardi Gras is...

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7 Top Caribbean Destinations to Ring in the New Year

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Can you imagine a better way to greet the New Year than on a tropical beach in the Caribbean? Plan ahead to make this travel dream a reality next year. Several Caribbean island destinations have unique, local traditions that will make...

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Theme Parks and Beyond: Nearly 2 Dozen Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando This Season

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Orlando’s claim to fame is its extraordinary collection of family-friendly theme parks standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the balmy weather of the Sunshine State. But the warmth of the holiday season in Orlando outshines even the Florida sun.From Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration, to re-imagined Christmas and New...

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Best Reasons to Travel to Europe's Christmas Markets this Year

about Central Europe, Anywhere

If you’re like most of us, your holiday season last year fell a little bit short on the fa-la-la’s. This year, it’s not too late to double down on , and make up for lost time with 'peak Christmas' at the...

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3 Million Lights for 101 Nights of Niagara Falls' Festival of Lights this Winter

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This holiday season will be the brightest ever in the most popular tourist attraction in Canada – and one that conveniently spans the border with the U.S. - just as the land border between the neighboring countries is set to...

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The One-of-a-Kind Festival that Lights Up Montreal This Fall

about Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is a year-round global capital of celebration. The world’s second-largest French-speaking city (after only Paris) is famous for its cosmopolitan flair, cuisine, fashion, as a UNESCO City of Design, the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil - and a full...

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8 German Words You Need to Fit in at Oktoberfest

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It’s Oktoberfest time again. The festival traditionally held annually in Bavaria’s capital of Munich, with similar events throughout the entire region, is one of the world’s most epic celebrations. Name notwithstanding, Oktoberfest actually runs for just over two weeks from...

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Rum and Cigar Festival Elevates St. Barts to New Levels of Luxury Island Lifestyle

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 It’s a tiny island with a big reputation as one of the most chic destinations in the Caribbean. Legendary St. Barts combines French ‘art de vivre’ with a lush tropical setting and an exclusive atmosphere. If you’ve been waiting to discover...

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You’ve Missed Danube Day But You Can Still Discover Europe’s Record-Breaking River

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Every year on June 29th, eighty-one million people in 14 European countries celebrate the single river that ties them together and provides drinking water, food, power, recreation, jobs and transportation. Danube Day annually marks the signing of the Danube River...

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