Your Next Travel Playlist

Whether you’re chillin’ on the beach, climbing a mountain or soaring through the sky, this is your next Travel Playlist. We’ve found songs that’ll cheer you up, get you thinking or just help you relax. From our blog to your ears! Enjoy!

Clean Bandit – Rather Be ft. Jess Glynne

Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World

Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself

Mr. Probz – Waves

Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy

DNCE – Cake By The Ocean

Charles William – Where You Wanna Be

Tez Cadey – Seve

Kasket Club – Straight West

The 1975 – The Sound

 

 

Top 10 Most Breathtaking Spots on Earth

The most breathtaking spots on earth create such a feeling of magnificence that we had to share some of the ones we’ve found with you. These are from various spots around the globe and destinations you can add to your travel list.

1. Great Blue Hole, Belize 

Great Blue Hole Belize Flickr Kashif Pathan
Photo Credit: Flickr- Kashif Pathan

2. Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Flickr SF Brit
Photo Credit: Flickr- SF Brit

 3. Milky Way, Palau

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Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

4. Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Whitehaven Beach Australia Wikipedia
Photo Credit: Australia Wikipedia

5. Lake Hillier

Lake Hillier Wikipedia
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

6. Manjuyod Sandbar, Philippines

Manjuyod Sandbar in Dumaguete Christian LeBlanc
Photo Credit: Christian LeBlanc

7. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, Arizona Flickr Moyan Brenn
Photo Credit: Flickr Moyan Brenn

8. Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

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Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

9. Etretat Cliffs, Normandy

Photo Credit: Flickr Moyan Brenn

10. Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Flickr 2il org
Photo Credit:- Flickr 2il org

 

The Newest Theme Park Attractions You Don’t Want to Miss

More and more theme park attractions are popping up but we’ve gathered the newest attractions you most absolutely don’t want to miss. From apocalyptic horrors to superheroes, these attractions are definitely worth a visit.

1. The Walking Dead: Battle for Survival (Coming soon)

The post-apocalyptic thriller, The Walking Dead will become a reality when Universal Studios unveils The Walking Dead: Battle for Survival.

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Photo Credit: Flickr- Adam Carlson

An interactive 3D ride, this attraction will feature animatronic figures, physical sets, digital projections and special effects. The maze like experience is one you shouldn’t miss. No date has been announced yet as to its opening but this for sure will be a fun, thrilling, scary and exciting adventure all in one.

2. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Opening June 17)

Star Wars fanatics will enjoy an elaborate fireworks show exhibiting famous scenes and themes from the seven Star Wars movies.

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Photo Credit: Disney

Combining fireworks and projection mapping, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular will celebrate famous scenes and musical themes from the seven Star Wars films.

The nighttime spectacular will start on June 17 and will launch one of the most fantastic pyrotechnical shows including special effects and video projections of the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids, the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base, other Star Wars destinations and a massive lightsaber.

3. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal Studios Hollywood (Open to the public)

Harry Potter has been sharing his magical world at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida and at Universal Studios Japan for a few years now but now they’ve headed to Hollywood. Open as of April 7, fans have been experiencing the mysteries of Hogwarts Castle with thrilling rides and attractions.

Photo Credit: Flickr- Jeff Kern
Photo Credit: Flickr- Jeff Kern

Word so far is even the queue is exciting with oil paintings springing to life and other magical moments. Part of the ride involves Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor™ common room, the Room of Requirement and more.

4. Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal Orlando (Coming Soon)

The masterful and giant Kong reigns Skull Island, his island, his home, his kingdom. Similar to the movies the attraction focuses on Kong’s dominance and your struggle to fight through frightening beasts and predators.

Photo Credit: YouTube- Darth Sidius
Photo Credit: YouTube- Darth Sidius

The ride combines 3D screens, physical sets and gigantic animatronic figures. The attraction will have you joining a research team that brings you deeper and deeper into the jungle.

5. Iron Man (coming soon)

One of the Avengers is getting his own theme park attraction. Iron man, aka Tony Stark will be introducing the Stark Expo to Hong Kong Disneyland. Guests will be exploring the latest innovations from Stark Industries as they journey through the streets of Hong Kong while they battle it out with the evil forces of Hydra with no other than Iron Man himself.

Photo Credit: Flickr- chris Doornbos
Photo Credit: Flickr- chris Doornbos

Ride system tests have commenced so we can expect it to open soon.

 

Sources:
http://www.cntraveler.com
http://www.latimes.com
http://experience.usatoday.com

Food Festivals You Should Visit

One of the best things about traveling is getting to try different cuisines. Each country has their own special palate and we’ve come up with a list of food festivals you should visit to explore a variety of dishes.

Make sure to keep these food festivals on your list when you visit any of these countries. Hopefully, your trip coincides with these festivals as you’ll get an opportunity to try a smorgasbord of culinary delights.

Salon du Chocolat Festival

Salon du Chocolat Festival

(October 28 – November 1 2016)


What:
Over 500 participants from France and abroad participate in the Salon du Chocolat Festival where various chocolate related activities transpire. From a fashion show to an awards night this festival is certainly one you shouldn’t miss.

Where:
Porte de Versailles, Paris, France

What to expect:

  • Pastry show
  • Cocoa Show
  • Chocosphere
  • Chocolate Bookshop
  • Chocoland
  • Chocolate Fashion Show
  • The Chocolate Awards


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Bacon Festival

(January 25-31, 2016)


What:
Imagine a land of bacon or at least a festival where everything involves all natural and factory farm made bacon. The Bacon Festival has over  100 participating local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, bars, coffeehouses, ice-cream shops, grocery stores.

Where:
Sacramento, California

What to expect:

  • Bacon and Beer Bus Tour
  • Bacon Fests in various restaurant establishments
  • Bacon Fest Chefs Competition

South Beach Wine & Food Festival a

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

(February 22-26, 2017)


What:
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival attracts more than 65,000 guests annually to its over 80+ events. Popular chefs, renowned wine and spirits producers and food celebrities visit the Sunshine state to indulge in delectable fare being offered throughout the 5 day food festival.

Where:
South Beach, Florida

What to expect:

  • Star-studded affair
  • Tasting activities
  • Recipe Contests
  • Musical performances

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La Tomatina

(August 31, 2016)


What:
A long standing tradition, the La Tomatina celebrates a festival of tomaotes. Since 1945, the people of Buñol gather to have an intense 1 hour long battle where about 22,000 people face off using what else, tomatoes. Though this tradition started in anger it has become a yearly event that unites the people to enjoy the firm yet flavorful fruit.

Where:
Buñol, Spain

What to expect:

  • Musical shows
  • Parades
  • Dancing
  • Fireworks
  • Paella cooking contest

 


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Oktoberfest

(September 17- October 3, 2016)


What:
You usually associate Oktoberfest with beer but its also a festival of German delicacies. The mayor of Munich taps the first keg of beer to start the festivities after which all can quench their alcoholic thirst.

Where:
Munch, Germany

What to expect:

  • Beer Serving
  • Fairground attractions & sideshows
  • Traditional costume parade through Munich
  • Riflemen’s Parade
  • Oktoberfest mass

Source:
http://edition.cnn.com
http://www.foodnetwork.ca

Top 10 Beaches

With so many beaches to visit you might have a hard time deciding where to head next so we’ve come up with a list of the most stunning beaches in the world.

Here are the Top 10 Beaches you have to make a point of visiting (in no particular order):

1. Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands

PhotoCredit: Flickr-Damien Dempsey
PhotoCredit: Flickr-Damien Dempsey

2 .Valley Church Beach, Antigua

Photo Credit: Flickr-Roberto Faccenda
Photo Credit: Flickr-Roberto Faccenda

3. Maho Beach, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Photo Credit: Flickr- Matt Wade
Photo Credit: Flickr- Matt Wade

4. Lagoon Hauru Moorea, French Polynesia

Photo Credit: Flickr- dany13
Photo Credit: Flickr- dany13

5. La Digue Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles

Photo Credit: Flickr -Didier Baertschiger
Photo Credit: Flickr -Didier Baertschiger

6. Horseshoe Bay Beach Southampton Parish, Bermuda

Photo Credit: Flickr- Jeremy-T. Hetzel
Photo Credit: Flickr- Jeremy-T. Hetzel

7. El Nido, Palawan Philippines

Photo Credit: Flickr- Jerick Parrone
Photo Credit: Flickr- Jerick Parrone

8. Chalk Sound Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Photo Credit: Flickr- Tim Sackton
Photo Credit: Flickr- Tim Sackton

9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Photo Credit: Flickr- Shi Devotion
Photo Credit: Flickr- Shi Devotion

10. Baia do Sancho Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Photo Credit: Flickr- Almir de Freitas
Photo Credit: Flickr- Almir de Freitas