With winter approaching fast, it is time to think about where you will spend your winter holiday this year. These days, when traveling is so easy and affordable, you have almost unlimited choices of destinations for your winter holiday. And if you are not sure what might be the best option for you, keep on reading because this post will help you decide where to go this winter. From isolated tropical islands to freezing cities located north of the Arctic Circle, here are 25 Unique Places to Spend Your Winter Holiday.
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Last month, Mastercard released its Global Destination Cities Index, which provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world. Measured by the number of international overnight visitors, the study, now in its seventh year, predicts which countries will be the most visited in 2016. From the AsiaPacific region to Europe to the Middle East and Africa, here are the 20 cities set to see the most visitors this year.
If you plan on traveling abroad over the upcoming holidays, you should probably do a little research on what may or may not be considered acceptable behavior. Culture runs deep and there are a number of customs and gestures that Americans use without thinking twice, but that are considered extremely rude in other countries. Here are some of the most common, everyday things Americans do that are seen as offensive elsewhere.
China’s new record-breaking Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon glass bridge closed last Friday after being open just 13 days due to an overwhelming number of daily visitors. With a total price tag of 22.5 million Yuan (over $3 million USD), the world’s longest and highest glass bottom bridge opened to the public on August 20. Since opening, the Zhangjiajie… View Article
On Wednesday, the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba in over 55 years successfully arrived in Santa Clara, marking a new chapter in the Obama administration’s effort to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The historic JetBlue Flight 387 flight departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday morning and… View Article
The world’s tallest and longest glass bridge opened to the public on August 20 in China’s Hunan Province following months of several safety tests. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is suspended 980 feet above the ground floor of the deep, tree-lined gorge. The walkway is more than 1400 feet long and 6 feet wide, and… View Article
Earlier this week, JetBlue announced they are considering expanding their service to include trans-Atlantic flights to Europe for the first time. The details came amid the New York-based airliner’s second-quarter earnings report on Tuesday. During the earnings call, JetBlue revealed details about a purchase agreement with Airbus for 30 more A321 aircrafts over the next… View Article
The U.S. government is launching a multimedia campaign Wednesday advising Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other abroad destinations that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for security breaches. USA Today reported that the “Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield” program warns travelers that foreign security services… View Article
The body of a Chinese woman was found in a broken elevator this week after she had gone missing 30 days prior. The incident has caused a backlash in the apartment complex community in the Xiang province who believe the tragedy could have been easily avoided. According to the authorities, the elevator in question became… View Article
Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Tuesday morning after his year-long mission in space. Kelly landed in the Kazakhstan desert along with two Russian astronauts both NASA and Russian mission control confirmed to the media. All three astronauts were rushed to field testing shortly after their landing. The 340 day mission on the International Space… View Article
News outlets are currently reporting that Turkey has come under much criticism by the U.N., as well as Russia for its support of Syrian rebels and issuing airstrikes in the country as a manner of defense, something Russia is clearly against as they support the opposing side of the conflict. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan… View Article
According to Fox News, a former British officer turned adventurer has died Monday morning after attempting to cross the continent of Antarctica alone. Henry Worsley, 55, died from complete organ failure after contracting bacterial peritonitis which affects the interior lining of the abdomen. He was only 30 miles away from his 1,000 mile trek across… View Article