The Best Flower Displays in the World

Tulip Festivals of British Columbia – Canada

The Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada, is home to a large percentage of Canada’s most fertile land, and much of this valley is given over to the cultivation of tulips. Canada’s association with tulips began in 1945 when the Dutch royal family sent a gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs to the Canadian government in thanks for sheltering the Dutch Queen Juliana and her children during the Second World War. Since then, Canadian tulip growers have developed new, hardy varieties that thrive in colder climates. In British Columbia, annual festivals like the Chilliwack Tulip Festival and Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival compete to see who can draw the most visitors.

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Furano – Hokkaido, Japan

Furano, located in the Hokkaido province of Japan, is known around the globe for their amazing rolling hills of flowers. In the winter, the hills are perfect for skiing, but in the summer, they’re given over to brightly colored stems of lavender, blossoms, poppies, and lupins. June to September is the ideal time to visit, but if you’re heading there to explore a particular flower, make sure to note that they all bloom at different times. Furano is a photographer’s dream — the bright fields of flowers are incredibly picturesque against the backdrop of the Tokachi mountain range.

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Chelsea Flower Show – London, England

One of the world’s most spectacular displays of cultivated flowers takes place every year in London, England. The Chelsea Flower Show brings together the best floral designers and gardeners in the world and has been a fixture of British society since 1912. It’s regularly patronized by members of the British Royal Family. Hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society, the show features exhibitions by famous horticulturalists, and awards are given out for the top gardens, trees, vegetables, herbs, and floral arrangements. The show is held every year at the end of May, and the public is welcome to attend — general admission starts at $60 USD.

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The Top Travel Trends of 2018

With 2018 winding to a close and people already booking vacations well into 2019, traveling and finding the best destinations to travel to is a hot topic. Thinking about booking a holiday adventure soon? Here are some of the top buzzworthy trips that were trending this year.

10 Interesting New Year’s Traditions from Around the World

In the Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely-used calendar system in the world, the start of the New Year is celebrated on January 1. In North America, bottles of champagne are popped, kisses are exchanged, and everyone sings and makes noise to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Some traditions that we take part in are unique to our culture, even if it seems like everyone does them. In other parts of the globe, the celebration of the New Year looks quite different — some cultures even celebrate it on a completely separate day.

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.