What’s on in San Sebastián: Olatu Talka Cultural Festival

What’s on in San Sebastián: Olatu Talka Cultural Festival

If there’s one thing you’re almost always guaranteed to find in San Sebastián, it’s a cultural festival happening somewhere. Throughout the year, the city finds numerous ways to honour its culture and heritage, and one of the most well-known of these events is Olatu Talka. This festival is linked to...

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What to expect at Songkran in Chiang Mai

What to expect at Songkran in Chiang Mai

In April, Thais celebrate one of the most important festivals of the year: Songkran — also known as the water festival. This celebration of Thai New Year is a big wet and wild party, with buckets of water being thrown, water guns being blasted, and everyone in the streets ending...

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Celebration tips for Mendoza’s Vendimia Harvest Festival

Celebration tips for Mendoza’s Vendimia Harvest Festival

If wine is your thing and festivals are your thing, then you’re going to want to put the Vendimia Harvest Festival in Mendoza on your travel wish list! This annual party has been named one of the top harvest festivals in the world by National Geographic, and is ranked alongside festivals...

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San Sebastián Day is the city’s best day

San Sebastián Day is the city’s best day

Spain is well known for its summer festivities, but San Sebastián will celebrate its biggest party of all in just a few days, on January 20. While most nearby cities celebrate their main festivities in the summer, San Sebastián plays it different and goes for a winter event that’s 24...

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Celebrating the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Celebrating the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

November is best time of year in Chiang Mai, when the rainy season ends and winter begins, with temperatures averaging 14 to 28 degrees Celsius. There’s warm sunshine during the day, and cool early mornings and evenings. It’s also the time of year when the magical Festival of Lights takes...

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Wet and wild! A Songkran survival guide

Wet and wild! A Songkran survival guide

You’ve likely seen photos of it — even if you didn’t really know what it’s all about. The Songkran Festival (or Water Festival) is one of the most famous Thai celebrations and, at first glance, looks like nothing more than a wet and wild party. And yes, that’s kind of...

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Photo of the Week: The Baianas of Carnival

Photo of the Week: The Baianas of Carnival

We’re sure all of Brazil is still sleeping it off. Carnival — one of the world’s biggest parties — was on last week and, in Rio de Janeiro, we celebrated right along with everyone, partying in the streets with locals and capturing moments like this one: a group of Baianas...

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Photo of the Week: Carnevale in Venice

Photo of the Week: Carnevale in Venice

Elegant and mysterious, Carnevale in Venice is a magical time when the city is transformed into a living theatre full of masked figures. We wouldn’t want to meet this masked character in a darkened alley, but in the light of day, his presence brings welcome drama to an ordinary day in...

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A street party guide to Rio Carnival

A street party guide to Rio Carnival

Mention the Rio de Janeiro Carnival to anyone and the first thing they’ll probably think of is a big parade — the big parade — with everyone dressed in colourful clothes (or not very much clothing at all) and a massive explosion of pure joy. And they’d be right. That’s...

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Photo Of The Week: Octopi In The Sky

Photo Of The Week: Octopi In The Sky

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an octopus?! Our friends at San Francisco Urban Adventures had their eyes on the skies this weekend during the Berkeley Kite Festival. Only a short drive from San Fran, this awesome local festival showcases the best kite sights with the incredible Octopile fleet...

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