As the New Year’s Eve hangover starts to subside, the reality that January and the start of normality is coming begins to set in. The festive season is over and there’s no escaping the blues… or is there?
The vibrant spirit of New Orleans makes it a top destination throughout every season, every year. As with everyone of their celebrations, for Christmas, they go big. The unique and captivating culture and history of the city creates a season of festivities like nowhere else. Gingerbread displays, the annual Sugarbowl Football Game, hundreds of thousands of lights and an unforgettable Christmas Eve bonfire tradition: New Orleans is the ultimate festive city.
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What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a last-minute getaway to somewhere picturesque for a Christmas adventure? From winter wonderlands to fairytale villages; here’s the top places to get Christmassy this season.
Strasbourg in December resembles a scene out of a classic Christmas film. Proudly named Capital de Noël, or Capital of Christmas, the historic town transforms into a festive wonderland throughout the period. Take a trip this year and enjoy the magic of the town’s lights, mulled wine, and sounds of carolling that drift across the canals and wind through the cobbled streets.
Tired of the long days and the dark nights already? Mozambique is the destination for holiday sun; tropical reef scuba dives, wild safaris in vast nature reserves, and laid-back island life all in one place.
The festive season is upon us. The Christmas light switch ons have commenced and some early birds are even pulling out their decorations from the attic. How better than to get into the yuletide spirit than by visiting one of the UK’s Christmas Markets for a cup of mulled wine and some carol singing? Here’s our top picks for 2018…
Brave the icy town at the edge of the world for a winter adventure in Churchill, Canada this month. Polar bears, northern lights and barren ice lands will make you feel as though you’ve stepped out of the wardrobe of coats into the depths of Narnia.
Over the last few years, Bonfire Night has come to mean more than a wonky Catherine Wheel scorching a hole in your neighbour’s garden fence. Now, towns and cities come out in force with artistic firework displays, marching bands, light shows, parties, fairgrounds etc. We’ve picked the top places in Britain to celebrate Bonfire Night this year. Oh, and excuse the cheesy title; it was too hard to resist.
Every year throughout October the UK celebrates Black History Month. Since its establishment in 1987, by activist Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, this national month has seen wide spread events ranging from cooking classes, to conferences, theatre and concerts. Here’s some of the highlights from this year’s calendar…