Beat the summer heat by going underground on any of these six caving vacations, designed to satisfy the most adventurous cave explorer as well as the most safety-minded spelunker. View ancient formations and float down a hidden river in Palawan, Philippines, or photograph limestone cliffs during an off-the-beaten-path spelunking trip to Xe Bang Fai Cave in Khammouane Province, Laos.
Happy Ramadan 2019! Or, if you’re traveling to an Arabic-speaking country for Ramadan, wish locals “Ramadam Kareem.” While Ramadan is a religious holiday for Muslims throughout the Middle East, it also is an ideal time for travelers to experience Arabic culture. Observe traditional lantern displays and food-filled festivals in Cairo or witness locals praying at the magnificent Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Backpackers who enjoy quiet days and festival-filled nights should consider spending Ramadan 2019 in one of the top 5 holiday destinations for Ramadan.
Mother’s Day 2019: 5 Getaways that Score Big with Moms
29 April 2019
Moms everywhere deserve a special day, and the chance to reward moms for all their hard work is right around the corner! Celebrate moms on May 12 (in the U.S.) by rewarding your mom with a Mother’s Day 2019 getaway that includes all her favorite things to do. Take advantage of all-inclusive resort and spa packages in Bali or tours in London that end at a Quiet Hotel Room. Go BIG this year, and who knows? Maybe mom will reward your pre-planning with an invitation to join!
Cinco de Mayo 2019 | 6 Places to Celebrate May 5
26 April 2019
Plan a trip to Mexico to experience the original Cinco de Mayo party in Puebla, or travel to Los Angeles, California, or San Antonio, Texas in the U.S. to see Cinco de Mayo 2019 festivals flowing with traditional dance, mariachi music and scrumptious Cinco de Mayo food! Not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day in September, Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May in Spanish) commemorates the 1862 victory of the Mexican Army over the French. The Battle of Puebla took place on May 5, 1862, and while the historic city of Puebla in southeast Mexico is the only city that marks the day with an epic festival, cities across the U.S. have embraced the opportunity to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage.
With extra holidays to mark the ascension to the throne of Japan’s new Emperor on May 1 providing an unprecedented ten-day national holiday this Golden Week, young Japanese adults are taking heed of the advice to take a well-earned break, with 49% of 18-24 year olds and 39% of 25-34 year olds planning a trip according to Agoda’s Go Further and Do More survey. Those aged 55-64 are least likely to go traveling over this period, with only 19% set to do so. Also, 37% of people from the populous Kanto region (dominated by the megalopolis of Tokyo and its suburbs) are travelling this year and almost one third of respondents in Kanto are exploring neighboring cities during Golden Week.
Design plays an important role in shaping the travel experience. Exploring a new city engages all our senses and thoughtful design impacts the memories we create of any new destination. To mark Design Shanghai 2019 which takes places from 6-9 March 2019, Agoda, one of the fastest growing digital travel platforms, shares a list of unique design-led hotels from around the world, which with their thought-provoking and evocative design, each of these beautiful properties promises guests a memorable stay.
Singaporeans who cherish weekend getaways also love to plan quick trips on the fly. Book a resort with pre-planned package tours from your mobile, and you’ll be Snapchatting outside of Singapore before you even need to confirm your check-in!
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Tokyo attractions can be found in every nook and cranny of the world’s most populous metropolitan area. With a history that dates back to the 3rd millennium and a modern transportation system that can take you anywhere in the city, Japan’s capital is a solo backpacker’s dream and also a spectacular place to take a family holiday.
AGODA EXTRA: Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensō-ji, in Asakusa dates back to the year 645 AD. More interesting than that, however, the ancient landmark draws in more than 30 million visitors annually, making it the most widely visited religious site in the entire world.
Seafood plays a major role in Thai cuisine, and whether it’s deep-fried, steamed, curried or roasted, ocean favorites get even tastier with Thai spices. Thai seafood specialties might include salted fish on the street or a plate of steamed clams in a sit-down restaurant, but you won’t find this distinct fusion of spicy, tangy, sour and sweet flavors anywhere else on earth!