• Phlox Moss and Japan’s Unknown Flower Festival

    Springtime is possibly one of the best times to visit Japan. And it’s impossible to think of this season without an iconic image of cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Flowers are deeply symbolic to the Japanese, with flower viewing or hanami the nation’s favourite pastime. The blooms symbolise...

  • The Abu Simbel Sun Festival with Life Part II

    In March we invited world traveller Jonathan Look, Jr. to try our Abu Simbel Sun Festival Tour from the perspective of a “mature traveller”. Jonathan took early retirement in 2011 to explore the world, take pictures and write about it on his blog LifePart2.com. Given his vast experience, we were...

  • Christmas Traditions From Around The World

    Christmas … a time to eat, drink, be merry and enjoy festive traditions. Everyone has their favourite Christmas rituals, whether going carolling or starting the day with champagne and mince pies. Countries also have their weird and wonderful customs they follow year on year. We take a look at...

  • The Best Places to Celebrate Halloween

    Halloween is celebrated around the world. While you may be familiar with the traditions of trick or treating, apple bobbing, fancy dress parties and pumpkin carving, these aren’t the only ways Halloween is observed. We take a look at the best places to celebrate Halloween. Oaxaca, Mexico The city...

  • Inti Raymi Photo by Photo

    Every year on the 24th of June, the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, Cuzco celebrates the Inca Festival of the Sun. Inti Raymi was the greatest festival in the Inca calendar and still remains an important date today. However the festivities have very much changed over the last 500...

  • Easter Traditions From Around The World

    Easter is a holiday filled with chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and Bank Holidays. But did you know it is also a time for crime thrillers, kite flying and fancy dress? We take a look at some of the world’s more alternative Easter traditions. Norway Easter is a time...

  • Holi

    Honouring the death of winter and the re-birth of spring, there is nothing quite like experiencing the vibrancy of Holi festival with the powder-throwing colourful celebrations mimicked all over the world. However there is no where better to throw paint and celebrate the triumph of good over evil then...

  • Where to See Cherry Blossoms in South Korea

    Think cherry blossom and you’ll likely first think of Japan as the best place in the world to experience it. Who hasn’t seen pictures of Japan’s most iconic landscapes decorated with the delicate pink hues of its world-famous cherry blossom trees? Often overlooked by Western travellers, across the sea...

  • The best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve

    As the clock strikes midnight on 31st of December, salutations are cheered and bottles popped throughout the world as everyone raises a glass to toast to the adventures 2017 holds while remembering all that passed in 2016. Whether you fancy a vibrant party in South America or want to marvel...

  • Sunken Cities – reviving interest in ancient Egypt

    The 2016 Sunken Cities exhibition at the British Museum in London helped to reinvigorate the world’s interest in all things Ancient Egypt with an evocative display of groundbreaking underwater discoveries. New technology, ancient marvels The show brought together an impressive collection of artefacts discovered on the seabed around the...

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