The Best Flower Displays in the World

The Flower Fields – Carlsbad, USA

Located in southern California, The Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch were first planted by an enterprising settler in the 1920s, and since then have attracted visitors from around the world who come between the beginning of March until the middle of May to catch a glimpse of the acres of multi-colored Tecolote Ranunculus bulbs in bloom. After you buy an entry ticket, you can explore the fields on foot, or take one of their tractor-pulled wagons.

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Ben Binh Dong Flower Market – Saigon, Vietnam

Every year, celebrations for Tet empties Saigon of much of its population, as many people head into the country to spend time with their families. Before they go, many city dwellers visit the Ben Binh Wharf to buy the traditional Tet gifts of kumquat trees and hoa mai flowers for their family and friends. These blossoms are sold from hundreds of wooden boats that moor at the wharf in the days leading up to Tet. Check out some of the fabulous kumquat trees for sale- elaborate specimens of these lucky trees are regularly sold for thousands of dollars.

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Provence – France

One of the most iconic images of France has to be the rolling fields of lavender that have made Provence a world-renowned tourism destination. If you’re interested in photographing, picking, or learning how to distill lavender, a holiday in Provence should definitely be at the top of your bucket list. The best time to go is between June and August, and the best areas for lavender-spotting are in the Luberon, Sault, and Valreas regions. If you’re interested in history as well as lavender soaps, syrups, and sachets, there’s a Lavender Museum in Cabrières-d’Avignon that’s definitely worth a visit.

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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.