travel tips, tourism & vacations
Top 5 Small Towns to Visit

Take your mind off the big cities for a second, wouldn’t it be great if you could spend a nice vacation in an astonishing, but very peaceful place? Small towns have a certain charm that would make anyone fall in love with the atmosphere. Check out these 5 examples of great towns that you can check out for your next trip!

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St Patrick’s Day Celebration Around the World

Also known as “The Feast of St. Patrick”, this celebration is held on the 17th of March every year, which is the traditional date of the death of the patron saint of Ireland.

“Everyone’s Irish on March 17th” – St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. This holiday was originally just another public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is now a great opportunity for celebration in Great Britain, Canada, the US, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Russia and parts of Asia.

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Best countries to visit in 2017 – Macedonia

The Republic of Macedonia is a less popular country among tourists, but an amazing place to visit with many things to offer. The country is located in the Balkans and it is great for visiting April to October, when the average temperatures vary between 13°C and 24°C and the climate is generally dry and warm.

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5 Most Adorable Trips – Swimming with Animals

There is something special about animals and especially the ones that are friendly with humans, that makes any experience a little… ok, a lot better. If you are an animal lover and also a big fan of sunny beaches and exotic trips, you should check out these places and have the time of your life!

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California Travel Guide – Golden State Adventure

Located on the west coast of North America, California is the largest U.S. State by population and the 3rd largest by area. The incredibly diverse state is a delight for any travel, because you can find something for every taste out there. The forested northern coastal regions, along with the rugged interior mountains, the harsh southern desert and the fertile Central Valley have something to offer to everyone. The main regions of California are: Southern California, the desert, the Central Coast, San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento Valley (Sacramento is also the capital of the state), Sierra Nevada, Gold Country, the Bay Area, the North Coast and the Shasta Cascades. Some of the most popular destinations in California are Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Francisco and Napa Valley.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia – Travel Tips & Fun Facts

Siem Reap is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cambodia. It is a great place to go to if you are interested in the Cambodian natural wonders and incredible monuments, because it is, in fact, a pretty laid-back place and, although numerous tourist roam the streets of this city most of the time, it still keeps a relaxing, serene atmosphere. Here are some tips regarding a visit to Siem Reap and a few fun facts about the Cambodian universe:

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Top 3 travel ideas for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s day coming up, many people find it hard to figure out what the perfect gift would be. You have to admit that one of the best ways to spend this beautiful day is by going on a trip to a place where you and your loved one can enjoy beautiful moments and connect even more. There is nothing more beautiful for two people that are in love than being together and enjoying a magical atmosphere in a special place. Here are a few suggestions for travelling with your partner to celebrate love, whether you want to go on Valentine’s Day or any other time:

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year – 2017 dates & traditions

The Chinese New Year is a huge traditional holiday in China. It is also called “the Spring Festival”. The most important event that takes place throughout the year in this country going to be celebrated on the 28th of January in 2017. The celebration is actually going to last longer, with an early start and a later finish. Starting with the eve of the Chinese New Year, until the 2nd of February, all of China will be caught up in the festivities and amazing events. There are also some notable events after this date too.

Here are some of the most interesting facts about the Chinese New Year and a few suggestions for what you can see or do if you decide to visit China during this event:

  1. Starting with the New Year’s Eve, the people living in China put up specific decorations to welcome the new year. Traditionally, houses are decorated with red lanterns, red couplets, New Year painting and others. Also, since this new year is going to be a year of the Rooster, some decorations will be related to this. A New Year’s Eve Feast is also a tradition that the majority of the Chinese families still keep.
  2. New Year’s Eve is also a time where children receive red envelopes with money, as a symbol of good luck and as a way of wishing them health, growth and good studies in the upcoming year.
  3. Firecrackers and fireworks are also an important part of celebrating the New Year. As the clock strikes 12, the sky is lit and there’s going to be a lot of noise. The atmosphere is amazing and so the Chinese New Year will finally be there. There is the world’s biggest annual fireworks usage. Fireworks are actually used to scare evil spirits.
  4. On New Year’s day, some of the most fascinating Chinese traditions are the lion and dragon dances.
  5. From the second day of the New Year until the 7th, most people will visit their relatives and friends, as well as the tombs of their clan or relatives.
  6. Some people avoid going out on the 3rd day, as it is believed that evil spirits roam around.
  7. Eight is the luckiest number in China, so on the 8th day of the New Year, most people go back to work.
  8. The 15th day of the New Year is the date of the Lantern Festival. It is also the traditional end of the Spring Festival celebrations. You can light up a lantern and send it aloft into the sky or let them float on the sea, on a river or on a lake.
  9. You can enjoy the Chinese New Year festivities in China, with Beijing as the busiest and most entertaining place, or you can actually choose from many other destinations. Festivities take place in London – Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and across the West End (29th of January); Manchester – the shopping streets of the city centre and St. Ann’s Square (26th to 29th of January); Singapore – River Hongbao (26th of January – 4th of February); Sydney, Australia – Chinatown, Cockle Bay (27th of January – 12th of February); New York City – Manhattan, Queens, Chinatown (28th of January). Many other cities have amazing celebrations planned for this occasion, so you can go pretty much anywhere and celebrate.

If you are fascinated by this event and the Chinese traditions, plan a trip in one of the destinations mentioned or another of your choice to enjoy the festivities up close. Check out the available flights to your destination and the complete list of hotels in China or any other country on TripEconomy and go celebrate! 鸡年吉祥 (Good luck for this Rooster year!)

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Monte Carlo, for a glamorous vacation

Famous for its luxurious locations, for its beaches and yachts, for the majestic Casino and the parades, Monte Carlo is the principality icon district of Monaco, located on the Lagurian Sea. The city is home for many grand hotels, skyscrapers and fancy restaurants, but also for some interesting attractions, as it is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception or Le Grand Theater. Let’s see the best landmarks of this amazing destination and why you should visit them in a lifetime.

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Visiting Bali – Tips & Fun Facts

Also known as “The Island the Gods”, Bali is a very popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Although many people have been choosing this beautiful island to spend their vacations on for quite some time, it still keeps its spirituality and natural charms, and you can still feel like you’ve arrived in a little corner of paradise if you go there. If you are planning on spending some your vacation there and it is the first time you visit Bali, you should know a few things, in order to enjoy the experience to the fullest. Check out our list of tips, tricks and fun facts!

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Top 3 culinary destinations for 2017

The world is full of amazingly diverse things, from culture and traditions to different lifestyles and so on. People’s eating habits are no exception. Different countries and regions have different traditional foods and all sorts of delicious dishes that you normally wouldn’t even be able to think of. Here are some of the most interesting places that you can visit to try their amazing culinary craze.

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