The Best Flower Displays in the World

Mullik Ghat Flower Market – Kolkata, India

In Kolkata, the Mullik Ghat Flower Market is bustling 24 hours a day. Orange and yellow marigolds dominate the market — strands of these bright flowers are used for celebrations, festivals, and other religious rituals as both decorations and offerings. Marigold sellers sit atop their massive piles of loose flowers, which you can buy by the bag, while others perambulate slowly, laden with pre-strung strands of musky-scented blossoms. The market is located beneath the Howrah Bridge, just beside the Hooghly River.

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Wildflower Season – Western Australia

Residents of Australia will tell you that their country is one of the most wildly beautiful places in the entire world, and nowhere is this assertion more evidence than in Western Australia during the wildflower season. Every year starting in June, over 12,000 different species of flowers bloom across the outback plains, painting the arid landscape with all the colors of the rainbow. Sixty percent of the wildflower varieties in the outback cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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Hitachi Seaside Park – Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park, which is located at the foot of the Pacific Ocean in the Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan, is made up of vast fields of cultivated flowers crisscrossed with bike trails, walking paths, and amusement parks. The most popular flower in the park is the blue nemophila, a flower whose sky-blue blooms regularly attract huge crowds when they bloom between late April and early May. Other fields are planted with lake tulips, narcissus, cosmos, and red kokia. Visiting the seaside park is an easy day trip from Tokyo.

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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.