As crazy as it might sound, sometimes traveling can become boring, especially for those who travel for long periods of time. The reality is that when someone is doing the same thing every day and month, it loses a bit of its initial excitement and it can take a toll on the enjoyability of the experience.
If you’re visiting for the first time, it’s not hard to see that food has become a central part of everyday life. There’s even a specific Spanish word for the leisurely conversation that follows a meal. If you’re traveling through the country, take the time to get to know each region’s unique cuisine, and use this list to help you find your ideal meal.
Leading up to the Games, host countries pour billions of dollars in to infrastructure, building stadiums to accommodate the wide variety of incoming events. Not only are these Olympic venues incredibly expensive, but they’re also flat-out unnecessary in the long term.
One of the most satisfying things to do in a new city is to venture to a lookout point – either somewhere high up or far away – and get a good look at the skyline. Not only is it a spectacular way to get to know the features of this new place, but it can also help you navigate by giving you a sense of the scope of the city. Are most of the big buildings clustered in a small downtown core, or do they sprawl farther than your eye can see?
Located in the area once called the Cradle of Civilization, Israel is a relatively new country that has a unique food scene all its own. Home to many immigrants, as well as locals who have been living in the area for centuries, the food served in homes and on the streets reflect the huge array of cultures that dwell in this area together.
New Year’s is a time to do out with the old and in with the new. So, if you’re tired of staying home and watching the same old ball drop at Times Square on TV, here are some fascinating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events and traditions from around the globe that could spice up your end of year celebrations.