Speakeasy bars are associated most often with American history and culture due to their rise in popularity during the U.S.’s prohibition years, but technically, an Australian newspaper coined the phrase “speakeasy” as early as 1837, and the British were using the phrase “speak softly shop” years before that. It really doesn’t matter where the phrase “speakeasy” originated, so long as there are still a few around, right? And Europe is one of the best places to find speakeasies that stick to the hush-hush traditions of hidden doorways, secret passwords, and most importantly, knock-your-socks-off cocktails!
Craving a fall family adventure but stumped for ideas? Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that’s what these 8 holiday ideas are made of! Whether you’re planning to carve a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or a bake a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, these awesome pumpkin patches are the place to be. Plan a fall family adventure in the US, Canada or the UK and get ready for hay rides, corn mazes and more family activities (and pumpkins) than you can count!
Studies have shown that viewing groovy architecture can improve a person’s health, so planning a trip to see Swedish architecture should be on everyone’s wellness list! It’s no wonder the Swedes are known as some of the happiest people on earth: Sweden is notorious for its quirky buildings, massive complexes and intricately-designed religious sites. Travelers who explore Malmo in the south to the Swedish Lapland in the north – and of course, Stockholm, in between – will discover Swedish architecture that includes a sauna made of scrap metal, churches fit for royalty and a cemetery that makes guests feel welcome.
Philippines Holiday? 5 Festive Culture Tours & Vacation Packages
21 February 2020
Filipinos love their culture and heritage. In fact, they love it so much that they set aside two entire months for celebrating! Dozens of festivals take place across the islands in May during National Heritage Month. And locals mark History Month in August with various commemorations and festivals. If your Philippines holiday doesn’t take place in May or August, don’t fret! Most national landmarks are open 365 days a year, and there’s a good chance you’ll catch a festival nearby.
Perfect for family holidays, theme park hotels provide entertainment for the whole crew as well as family-friendly accommodations near amusement parks! Save money on transportation and spend more quality time together on any of these all-inclusive vacations.
2019 International Women’s Day: 5 Safe Cities & IWD Events
21 February 2020
Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 with a getaway to five of the safest cities in the world. Whether you’re planning a solo adventure or the ultimate girls’ trip on March 8, get ready to feel empowered, inspired – and safe – at any of these IWD events focused on this year’s theme of #BalanceforBetter.
New Year in Asia: 5 Epic Celebrations & Festivals in 2019
21 February 2020
Celebrating the new year in Asia can mean many different things. When the buzz from traditional New Year’s Eve wears off, Asian new year parties are just getting planned! Ring in the lunar new year with fireworks in Ho Chi Minh or splash in to the solar new year with a water fight in Yangon.
When the sun beats down on Australia, Aussies travel for winter to the northern hemisphere for cold-season fun! For some Aussies, it’s a chance to enjoy snow sports with their fellow mates, for others, it’s a mission to find some alpine pleasures without being surrounded by their Down Under neighbors. We’ll let you decide which group you’re in. However, if you’re looking for thrills – and a few frills – follow their lead because, let’s face it, Aussies totally know how to travel!
Light on luggage but heavy on savoir-faire, flashpacker journeys are making backpackers rethink their traveling style! Ditch the couch surfing and instant coffee, and embark on a one-bag wander coupled with pre-planned tours, local delicacies and snazzy accommodations.