• Italy

    Italy is the world's fourth most visited destination with very good reason: it has so much to offer for everyone, from the art lover to the hopeful romantic to the gourmet to the beach devotee to the sports purist. Help care for the homeless in Rome and gain insights to what it is like to live on the streets, then explore the Eternal City, and after, head to wherever gives you the most joy.

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  • Guatemala

    Central America's most populous country is full of dramatic history. There's a millennia of Mayan culture as well as centuries under the Spanish empire.

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  • Ecuador

    From the jungle of the Amazon to the biodiverse Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a land of outstanding natural wonders. The Andes are a peaceful contrast to the vibrant cities, such as Quito, with its centuries-old churches.

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  • New Zealand

    Mountains, beaches, geysers, lakes and wine country. New Zealand has it all, no wonder that its high on many peoples’ bucket lists.

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  • Australia

    A land as huge, broad and varied as your imagination. This fascinating country is still ripe for exploration, and blessed with some of the most iconic scenery on Earth.

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  • Hawaii

    Beaches, rainforests, waterfalls and volcanoes – the six main islands of Hawaii really do deliver the goods. The surf is irresistible, the climate is tropical and the scenery spectacular.

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  • Rwanda

    Known as the ‘Land of a thousand hills’, Rwanda is emerging from its troubled past and is welcoming to travelers. There’s breath-taking scenery to be found here, from the Nyungwe Forest to Lake Kivu, and of course tracking the magnificent mountain gorillas is a highlight.

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  • Namibia

    An accessible African destination that nevertheless retains its adventurous edge. There’s prime wildlife watching to be had in its National Parks, staggering sand dunes, unique tribal cultures, and desert elephants and rhino roaming in the remote northwest.

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  • Mozambique

    Mozambique is one of those little known destinations that has emerged out of Civil War and now beckons with its beautiful beaches and swaying palms, its cultures, and its opportunities to make a difference on your luxury adventure. The azure waters abound with shoals of resplendent fish, largely pristine corals, remote islands, and elegant dhows to sail on, or just admire from afar.

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  • Nepal

    Don't let the recent earthquake put you off  - Nepal needs you more than ever. There’s an air of mystery to this proud nation, secluded in the Himalayas.

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  • Cambodia

    A newly-stable economy with attractions along the road less traveled in this fascinating east Asian country. Outside the buzzing capital of Phnom Penh, there are incredible sights to be seen, especially the overwhelmingly beautiful royal city of Angkor Wat.

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  • Burma

    After decades of repression, the country is blossoming like never before. Shut away as it was for many decades, little has changed in modern day Myanmar since colonial times.

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  • Bhutan

    Still mysterious and exotic, exclusive Bhutan is a Himalayan nation with a wealth of culture. It is forward thinking: preserving its mineral resources for future generations, and instead of GDP, Bhutan measures "Gross National Happiness".

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  • India

    A land of culture, history, spirituality and enormous cities, India has long inspired and mystified. From the sprawling mega-cities of Delhi and Calcutta to the scenic vistas of Rajasthan, Goa and Darjeeling, India has something for everyone.

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Ideas by month

  • Carnaval

    Carnaval is celebrated in February or March (the week before Lent) and ends on Ash Wednesday. Ecuador has a unique...

  • Semana Santa

    Holy week is an extremely important event throughout Peru and people flock from far and wide to view the spectacular...

  • Waiarapa Hot Air Balloon Festival

    The four-day festival in March usually hosts approximately 25 balloons from around New Zealand and from overseas each year. The...

  • Paro Tsechu

    At the Paro Tsechu Festival locals come from neighbouring communities to participate in this spectacular event. The first day usually...

  • Punakha Domchoe

    Punakha Dromchoe is a five day long festival dedicated to the goddess Mahakala. The religious aspects are performed in the...

  • Talo Festival

    The three-day Talo Tshechu is well known for its maskdances and the atsara dances. An equally popular attraction, which has...

  • Tharpaling Thongdrol

    Tharpaling Thongdrol festival is held annually at Tharpaling Monastery. Tharpaling festival is mainly a display of the giant thongdrol (appliqué...

  • Corpus Cristi

    Corpus Cristi is held on Thursday after Trinity Sunday. The celebration is much more popular in the highlands, in the...

  • Spring in Morocco

    Spring is an ideal time to visit Morocco, with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine make it the perfect time to explore the...

  • Hokitika Wild Food Festival

    Seagull eggs, huhu beetle grubs, whitebait patties and mountain oysters are just some of the delicacies on offer at the...

  • Semana Santa

    Easter, or Semana Santa (Holy Week) as Bolivians call it, is celebrated throughout the country with elaborate festivals and processions....

  • The Green Season in Zambia

    Between December and June, the Luangwa Valley empties of people.  Swollen thunder clouds gather and turn the bush into an...

  • Carnaval

    The annual carnival in Rio is by far the biggest carnival celebration around the world a rambunctious series of parades...

  • East Africa Arts Festival

    In March each year, Nairobi hosts the East African Art Festival, the biggest of its kind in the region, which...

  • Melbourne Comedy Festival

    The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe...

  • Adelaide Festival of Arts

    The Adelaide Festival of Arts has created a strong tradition of innovation since 1960, inspiring, challenging and entertaining artists and...

  • Cape Town Jazz Festival

    Cape Town International Jazz is a two-day festival featuring some 40 international and African acts performing on five stages to...

  • Holi

    Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colors or the festival of love. It is an...

  • Semana Santa

    Holy week is an extremely important event throughout Peru and people flock from far and wide to view the spectacular...

  • Paro Tsechu

    At the Paro Tsechu Festival locals come from neighbouring communities to participate in this spectacular event. The first day usually...

  • Ura Yakchoe Festival

    This annual festival held in Ura in Bumthang is known for its famous dance called the “Ura Yakchoe”. A sacred...

  • Domkhar Festival

    The Domkhar festival (Tshechu) is one of the most popular festivals among the locals in Bumthang. It marks the birthday...

  • Warbirds Over Wanaka

    Warbirds over Wanaka is a biennial air show in Wanaka, held on the Easter weekend of even-numbered years since 1986....

  • Jazz Festival

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and...

  • Gumboot Festival

    The Gumboot Throwing competition, held on Every year in Taihape, a couple of hour's south of Taupo, people from all...

  • See the waterfalls in full force

    The falls straddle the border between Brazil and northern Argentina (you can view them from both sides), and are one of the...

  • Swim with Whale Sharks

    Every year from April to July, the world’s biggest fish congregate along the Ningaloo Reef. These are the whale sharks....

  • Spring in Morocco

    Spring is an ideal time to visit Morocco, with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine make it the perfect time to explore the...

  • Semana Santa

    Easter, or Semana Santa (Holy Week) as Bolivians call it, is celebrated throughout the country with elaborate festivals and processions....

  • The Green Season in Zambia

    Between December and June, the Luangwa Valley empties of people.  Swollen thunder clouds gather and turn the bush into an...

  • Thingyan Festival

    Thingyan, Myanmar's Water Festival, takes place toward the end of the hot, dry season and brings in the Myanmar New Year....

  • Songkran

    The annual Songkran Water Festival is celebrated in Cambodia as it is in Thailand as it coincides with the New...

  • Sindur Jatra Festival

    Nepalese devotees smear vermilion powder to participate in the Sindur Jatra festival in Kathmandu. Sindur Jatra, or Vermillion Powder Festival,...

  • Melbourne Comedy Festival

    The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe...

  • Hue Festival

    In this special event, a variety of traditional Vietnamese activities such as calligraphy and kite flying  are displayed. Also, special events are...

  • Songkran

    The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides...

  • Cuenca’s Independence Day

    Cuenca hosts a citywide party celebration to celebrate its Independence Day on November 3. The usual array of parades, fireworks...

  • Fiestas de Quito

    An eclectic mix of events marks "Fiestas de Quito", which runs from November 28 to December 6. Notable elements include...

  • Puno Week

    This week celebrates the founding of the city by the Spanish and hosts a fascinating re-enactment of the appearance of...

  • Franschhoek champagne festival

    You can experience an unrivaled culinary showcase in a grand marquee situated on the lawns surrounding Franschhoek’s iconic Huguenot Monument, while local...

  • Pushkar Camel Fair

    Held each November, the Camel Fair is a mind-boggling experience, with over 11,000 camels, horses and cattle on show, with almost half a million...

  • Melbourne Cup

    The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a nation", it is a...

  • Kite festival

    Every year in Guatemala on November 1st, families flock to cemeteries to paint communal tombs and celebrate those who have...

  • Loi Krathong

    Loi Krathong, the lantern festival, is celebrated on one night during full moon of the 12th lunar month. ‘Loy’ signifies...

  • Triple Crown Surf Championships

    With the sport of surfing tracing its origins back to pre-contact Hawaii, it’s fitting that the North Shore of Oahu...

  • Mombasa Carnival

    November is when the city of Mombasa celebrates Kenyan culture with a carnival by the Indian Ocean. Artists, dancers, musicians...

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