The Best Flower Displays in the World

Luoping County – China

Every February to April, the dramatic landscape of the Luoping region of China is made even more spectacular when the canola fields blossom. The area is full of incredible hillocks that look like islands floating in the fields and is made even more otherworldly when canola blossoms paint the landscape in shades of bright green and butter yellow. If you want to come out for the day, the fields can be reached by bus from the neighboring towns of Qujing and Kunming. The best views are from the top of Golden Rooster Hill.

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Feria de las Flores – Medellin, Colombia

Every year, the city of Medellin celebrates the Feria de las Flores (The Festival of the Flowers) — one of the most important events in the city’s calendar. Every year, gardeners, farmers, and passionate amateurs gather for exhibitions and a parade which commemorates the end of the country’s slave trade. The silleteros who march in the parade carry gorgeous displays of flowers on their backs, to honor their ancestors who were enslaved as porters, and spent their lives moving both people and cargo up the mountains on their backs. The five-day festival has been celebrated every year since 1957.

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Kyoto – Japan

The Japanese are passionate about many aspects of their natural environment, but nothing elicits as much patriotic pride as their annual cherry blossom season. Kyoto is known for their gorgeous cherry blossom trees, also known as “sakura” in Japanese. The tree peaks for a few days between the end of March and the beginning of April.

There are several places around Kyoto to view the cherry blossoms — the Philosopher’s Path, the Arashiyama district, and the Haradani-en Garden are all known for their gorgeous blooms. Prices for hotels in Kyoto rise to astronomical levels during cherry blossom season, so book early.

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Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.

The Best Canadian Hockey Towns

Canada and hockey go together like peanut butter and chocolate. If you didn’t know that, you either don’t watch hockey or you’ve never been to Canada in the wintertime. Just like any sport, hockey has its hotbeds. Coincidentally, each and every one of the cities and towns mentioned in this article claims superiority. Mind you, in entirely different ways. Some cling to a long and storied history. Others flash around their laundry list of NHL alumni, current Hall of Famers, and future Hall of Famers. Today, we’ll take a look at the best of the best. Lace ‘em up, tape up your stick, and put the foil on. These are the best hockey towns in the Great White North.

Graduated Traveling: 13 Trips to Take After Graduating

While some may be anxious to jump into the workforce and get cracking on that career, as the old saying goes, “you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories.” Instead of diving into the online job ads, hit the travel sites then hit the open road or the friendly skies.