People wearing sugar skull makeup taking part in a Day of the Dead parade The Day of the Dead, ‘El Dia de los Muertos’, is a popular Mexican tradition celebrating the life and death of lost family members and loved ones on November the 1st and 2nd. Rooted in Indigenous beliefs and religious teachings, this celebration is about so much more than sugar skull makeup. Origins Paul Simpson /...

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Children wearing traditional dress as part of the Gai Jatra Festival in Nepal Renowned for spooky sights and horrible haunts, Halloween is a worldwide event. Each culture and country celebrates the dead differently, from walking the streets of America in fancy dress to lighting lanterns on the river in Japan. Read on to see where you can see these wonders for yourself. Barriletes Gigantes, Guatemala Josue Goge /...

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A lesser-long nosed bat feeding from a flower in Mexico and getting covered in pollen The world is full of superstitions, whether they involve walking under ladders or stepping onto cracks in the pavement. Some of the weirdest superstitions, however, involve animals, and I’m not just talking about black cats. From half-man-half-bat demons to fatal moths, here are five weird animal superstitions you have probably never heard of. Aye-aye Frank...

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A mother and her two daughters enjoying ice cones on a Crystal Cruises ship Whether you want to get away with the kids or take a break with your extended family, cruises are a fantastic way to holiday. Still, this doesn’t stop the circulation of a few myths about family cruises! Here are five of the most common, and why you should take them with a pinch of (sea)...

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Moose wading into the middle of a river in Alaska Post updated: 07/03/2019 Seeing Africa’s Big Five is on virtually every traveller’s bucket list, but this exciting continent isn’t the only place home to a group of iconic animals. From frozen wildernesses to unlikely European wildlife hot spots, here are the best places to see a ‘Big Five’ beyond Africa. Antarctica Big Five: Orca, wandering...

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Couple holding hands after wedding cruise Imagine a beautiful personalised wedding ceremony on the sea: a stress-free event you’ll treasure forever. After sealing your nuptials with a kiss, you and your beloved step out on deck to be greeted by a beautiful expanse of sparkling sea. This is a cruise ship wedding, and it is glorious. While rising in popularity, wedding...

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Alaska Winter cruises are cheaper Because families make up a big portion of the cruise market, there’s much less demand when children are in school. But cruise ships need to be filled all year round, meaning that you’ll find some of the best discounts outside of the school holiday periods. Even when you consider passengers without...

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