How to Have the Best New Year’s Any Where in the World

Water throwing in Puerto Rico

In order to cleanse the home and drive away evil spirits, Puerto Rican tradition states that you should throw water out of your window onto the street and sprinkle sugar around your house to prepare for the coming year.

Donut eating in Germany

Berliner pfannkuchen are a popular treat at Silvester (German New Year’s). These delicious little donuts are usually filled with chocolate or jelly, but if you pick the wrong pfannkuchen, you might find it’s filled with mustard or onions, which are said to bring bad luck.

Red underwear in Turkey

If you’re spending the holidays in Turkey, don’t be surprised if you receive a pair of red underwear as a gift. It’s widely believed that wearing red underwear at midnight on Dec. 31st will bring good luck in the next year.

Wishing Spheres in Singapore

Each year thousands of people flock to Marina Bay in Singapore to watch an incredible fireworks display and to write their wishes on floating spheres. Later the spheres are released into the water in the hopes that the wishes will come true in the New Year.

Pork eating in Hungary

New Year’s Eve is otherwise known as Szilveszter in Hungary and to celebrate, the locals indulge in a dinner of roast pork for good luck. The pork fat is said to represent wealth and prosperity for the year ahead.

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Extravagant Hotel Pools You Need to See

For a lot of us, the pool is the holiday and the holiday is the pool. The success or failure of a getaway in the sun is determined by just how good the pool is. Knowing this, many hotels have some truly absurd swimming pools. Absurd for their grandeur and extravagance, these pools alone would make an unforgettable holiday.

Total Relaxation: 10 Best Wellness Retreats

Depending on what kind of relaxation you are looking for, a wellness retreat can offer an extraordinary vacay away from daily distractions of life, while enjoying incredible cuisine, along with fun activities to keep your body moving. Whether you love the idea of some hiking, yoga, meditation, or massages, there are a variety of wellness retreats all across the globe that help you relax, find your inner self, and feel rejuvenated.

Mini Guide to Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and has a population of nearly 150 million, though around 77 percent live in the western part of the country. It’s best known for being the first constitutionally socialist state and its role in World War II and the ensuing Cold War. The country has also many technological accomplishments, including sending the first human to space. Nowadays, it’s the world’s 12th largest economy by GDP, the biggest producers of natural gas and oil, and also a permanent member of the UN Council.