Need a Break? Here Are the 11 Most Relaxing Cities in the World

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Bondi, Australia

The small city of Bondi is home to numerous beaches that can all be accessed via the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Trail. Delicious cafes are scattered throughout the city, providing some of the best brunch you can imagine and a perfect spot to rest. You don’t even have to wear shoes if you don’t want to – many of the locals don’t!

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

Also known as The Blue Pearl, this city is famous for its beautifully blue painted doors and walls. The calming color is sure to relax you as you stroll through the city’s gorgeous craft market full of handcrafted blankets, soft leathers and colorful dyes. At the edge of the market you can gaze upon the restful Rif Mountains as you enjoy a soothing cup of fresh mint tea.



Weirdest American Holiday Traditions

The holiday season is here and businesses across the United States are going all-out to make sure that their decorations are better than the year before. The majority of Americans get so excited about holidays that it’s easy to forget how many traditions are strangely unique to the American culture. Actually, there are a large number of uniquely American holiday traditions that seem strange to those who didn’t grow up here. Let’s explore some of the weirdest American holiday traditions that are out there today.

The World in Liquor

When you go out for a night, how many options for liquor does your home base bar have on offer? Sure, they’ve probably got some standard gins, vodkas, rums, whiskies, and tequilas—but probably not much of anything else. If you’re traveling, one of the best ways to start to get to know the local culture is to indulge in a popular local drink.

The World in Soda

Our taste buds can tell us a lot about ourselves. While giants like Pepsi and Coca-Cola still rule the worldwide soda market, smaller brands that represent local tastes have maintained their loyal followers for years in places like Switzerland and Barbados.