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.
If you’re already dreading the thought of sleeping with electric blankets, wearing a thick coat just to buy a carton of milk at the store, or spending loads of money on heating bills, you’re not alone. The good thing is that there are plenty of cheap hot places where you can stretch your legs at the beach and enjoy the sun.
Sometimes it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Flying might be faster, but you also have to endure waiting in long security lines and potentially being fondled by TSA agents. Railway travel, however, is a classically vintage mode of transportation suited to the more leisurely traveler who enjoys beautiful views, drawn out meals, and plenty of legroom.
If you look outside and there’s snow on the ground, chances are your thoughts go one of two ways — either you’re desperate to get away from it, or you see the snow as a herald of winter fun. This approach is pretty typical of most American families. They either spend their holidays soaking up the sun as far away from snow as possible, or they strap on their winter gear and go in search of somewhere where the snow never melts.
If there’s anything cooler than a helicopter tour, Travelversed hasn’t found it yet. Why do we love helicopter rides so much? Because they’re romantic, awe inspiring, cost effective, and unforgettable. Why buy a ticket to a local show when you can fly over the city at night? Why opt for a hike when you can take to the sky and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the mountains?
For backpackers and travelers, there have been literal volumes written about the prospect of a destination in Asia that remains untouched by hordes of tourists. Many people who travel frequently in Asia are tired of going back to the same places only to find that they’ve been taken over by beer-swilling tourists.
For many people, a visit to a religious building is a normal part of everyday life, while for others it’s a rare experience. Whether you practice a certain religion or actively don’t practice a religion, there are so many beautiful buildings in the world that were built specifically for the worship of a higher power that are worth a visit.