Lady of the Dead: Mictēcacihuātl
November 02, 2017 by Camilla Bradshaw, 3 minute read time
Each year, on Día de los Muertos, the souls of the dead are welcomed back to Earth to visit their loved ones. As Queen of the underworld, Mictēcacihuātl presides over this ancient Aztec festival.
Nyepi Holiday: A Spiritual New Year Celebration
March 23, 2017 by Laura Mitchell, 5 minute read time
Silence isn’t one of the things you associate with New Year celebrations; however, for the people of Indonesia, it plays an important cultural and ceremonious role. Last time I left for Bali, I arrived just days before the country was set to bring in the New Year.
Hindu Weddings of Northern India
February 16, 2017 by Elisa Picazo, 3 minute read time
On her travels through Rajasthan last April, our Asia Trip Planner experienced first-hand a side of the Northern Indian culture known for ceremonial grandeur and an infectiously fun atmosphere.
Culture-Swap: Practices of Love
February 09, 2017 by Laura Mitchell, 2 minute read time
Embrace the traditions of another country this Valentine’s Day. Take a culture-swap trip + explore romance + love in a place that means something special to you + your partner - or perhaps just you
How will you be travelling this year?
January 26, 2017 by Laura Mitchell, 4 minute read time
At the start of a new year, our mind inevitably turns to hopes and plans for the year ahead and, more often than not, the aim to have a fresh approach and outlook.
The Year of the Rooster
January 19, 2017 by Laura Mitchell, 5 minute reading time
A festival celebrated by almost a fifth of the world's population. Often called the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditions in their festive calendar. And it begins on January 28th.
Autumn Adventures in Japan
January 12, 2017 by Elisa Picazo, 2 minute read time
Japan will enthral even the most jaded of travellers, but what many have yet to discover is the stunning natural phenomenon which occurs during the Autumn months - the Fall Foliage.
The lesser known Southeast Asia
January 05, 2017 by Elisa Picazo, 4 minute read time
Winter has arrived, but not everywhere. As the cold sets over Europe and America, we begin to dream of tropical islands, white powder sand beaches and sunny warm days. And Southeast Asia's best season is about to begin...
Escape beyond ‘The Big Island’
November 28, 2016 by Chris Brunning, 4 minute read time
The Hawaiian Islands are an alluring haven that calls to those that have grown weary of the harsh northern winter, but there’s so much more to experience beyond the white beaches this Christmas and into the New Year.
12 Days of Christmas
November 28, 2016 by Laura Mitchell, 4 minute read time
From the slopes and heights of Courchevel to the streets and lights of Paris, here's to an elegant European winter....with a hunt for Santa to kick off the holiday season