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Santa's Not Just Making Toys in His Village Above the Arctic Circle in Lapland

Culture & History Finland

It’s exactly 3 months until Christmas, and we know Santa and his elves are working full throttle. But not just putting in overtime in the workshop and training the team for their big flight Christmas Eve. Santa's got a new summer gig. Finnish Lapland, with its Arctic landscapes, Northern Lights, ancient...

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Top 3 Travel Destinations to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of WW2 in the Pacific

Culture & History Hawaii

2020 has been an eventful year, with many firsts for the history books. But 2020 also marks some big anniversaries. Earlier this year, the Allies of World War 2 commemorated the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe, the end of the war against the Nazis. And now, short months later, V-J...

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Drink Like the Queen with the First Official Buckingham Palace Gin

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

In the times of COVID, even Her Majesty needs a side-gig. Why not in the tasty world of spirits?In a Royal first, official Buckingham Palace gin has gone on sale to the public – and the first batch sold out online in only 8 hours!The premium, small-batch, London dry is an...

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4 Places to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Culture & History Europe, Anywhere

2020 likely marks the last major milestone anniversaries for the Second World War with living members of the Greatest Generation.May 8th is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day.The day was marked at the time by a spontaneous eruption of joy throughout the streets of London...

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That Time Mr. Bacardi Told Us About His Family Rum - And How To Make Bacardi's Original Daiquiri

Culture & History Puerto Rico

You know the rum, but do you know the story? Bacardi is the world’s most famous rum, but it’s also the largest private, family-owned spirits company in the world.When the first Bacardi traveled from Spain to Cuba in the early 1800’s, he tasted a raw local spirit made from sugar cane. Recognizing...

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Second Chance to See 2020's Once-in-a-decade Easter Passion Play- Oberammergau Reschedules to 2022

Culture & History Germany

It’s been going on for 400 years. Every year ending in 0: 1990, 2000, 2010… and this German cultural tradition was supposed to happen again in 2020.

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Staff Share: What it's Like to be at the Juno Beach Centre?

Culture & History Normandy, France

A visit to the Juno Beach Centre is life-changing. Walking in the footsteps of young, Canadian soldiers who landed on this stretch of beach in Normandy, France on DDay is emotional, eye-opening, and never-to-be-forgotten. Some Canadians do more than visit. They work here. Permanent staff and young Canadians greet and...

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What's your Favorite Experience at the Juno Beach Centre? Reasons to Visit Canada's DDay Landing Beach During its 75th Anniversary Year

Culture & History Normandy, France

Everyone experiences travel differently, and this may be most true of historic sites. Standing on the spot where history was made is a profound experience that transcends any amount of studying, reading, watching documentaries or films. When you are actually there, the sights, sounds, perspective and your historic imagination all...

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50 Years Since John Lennon's Bed-in for Peace: Video Inside that Hotel Suite Today

Culture & History Montreal, Quebec

It was a week at the end of May 1969 that became an iconic, unforgettable moment of 60's counter-culture and protests against the Vietnam War. 2019 marks the anniversary of the legendary time when music uber-star and peace activist John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono booked themselves into Montreal's Fairmont...

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Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

Culture & History Normandy, France

Veterans, their families, anyone interested in history, or the sacrifices of ordinary young men on an extraordinary moment for the world, all Canadians as well as citizens of all the nations who fought or were affected by these momentous times... all should make a pilgrimage to the Juno Beach Centre...

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Grain Silo Transformed into Breathtaking Museum and Hotel

Culture & History South Africa

Within a year of its breathtaking reincarnation, Cape Town's historic Grain Silo has already been named one of the world's top 100 places. When it was originally constructed in the 1920's, the Grain Silo on the city's waterfront was the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a symbol of connection to...

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Searching for 'Hygge' in Copenhagen - and Happiness at Home

Culture & History Copenhagen, Denmark

It's a global buzzword and cultural phenomenon. And today, more and more of us are in need of Denmark's signature recipe for happiness: 'hygge'.Danish 'hygge' (pronounced 'HOOG-uh') is sweeping the world – everyone wants in on Denmark's famously convivial way of life. The Danish are the happiest people on the planet...

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Video: A Canadian Veteran of DDay Explains Why You Should Visit the Juno Beach Centre

Culture & History Normandy, France

There are fewer and fewer veterans of the DDay Landing Beaches to tell their stories, but Canada's Juno Beach Centre introduced us to Jim Parks, who shared his memories of landing on DDay as a young soldier, and why he believes all of us should travel there today.DDay remains the...

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Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

Culture & History

The Juno Beach Centre is Canada's WW2 DDay Landing Beach war memorial and museum, right on the site where Canadians joined British, American, French and Allied Forces on a fateful day in 1944 that was the beginning of the end of the War.Veterans, their families, anyone interested in history, or...

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5 Fun Facts Plus 1 Travel-Inspired Tequila Recipe

Culture & History Tequila, Mexico

Tequila has grown up. No longer a frat house or a blurry vacation cliché, Mexico's national spirit has returned in recent years to its roots, with new premium brands sprouting up that are perfect for sipping and stylish cocktails at home or on holiday. Here are 5 things you might not have...

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Film Set Fantasy: Go On Location in Ireland

Culture & History Ireland

The Emerald Isle is Hollywood gold! Lovers of green beer and big parties may dream of visiting Ireland for St. Patrick's Day festivities. But if cinematic drama is more your style, Ireland is where your fantasy of standing in the spectacular natural setting of some your favorite movies can come...

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Video: 3 Reasons You'll Love Marseille

Culture & History Marseille, France

France's largest port town, on the magical Mediterranean, has been transformed in recent years.  You'll still find the charms of its Old Port, the oldest neighborhood in France, the maritime culture... but there's been a wave of revitalization and stunning builds that make this seaside city spectacular.  On our latest...

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Juno Beach: The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage

Culture & History Normandy, France

The past and next few years mark a number of World War 1 and World War 2 anniversaries. Commemorations take place here at home, and we hope everyone takes a moment to pause and reflect or attend a memorial service. Our thoughts also turn to the lands fought for and...

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