holidays

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland – What’s It Really Like?

Like many internationally-celebrated holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is seen much differently in Australia or America than it is in its country of origin.  It’s common for non-natives to take advantage of these and other holidays (Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, even Bastille Day) as an excuse to drink and get rowdy. While we won’t get […]

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Top 7 Travel Destinations for Couples

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the idea of a romantic getaway may be on your mind. But before booking a trip with your sweetie, it’s important to know which spots are best for couples traveling together. Whether you prefer the city, beach, mountains or country, there’s sure to be something on this list […]

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Making the Most of your Travel Money: the Backpacker’s Budget

So your tickets are booked, your bags packed, and your bank account is on the decline. Your savings have taken quite the hit (punch) and it’s completely messing with that post-booking high you’ve been riding. The journey is all mapped out, but the finances seem a little slimmer than they should before a big trip. […]

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Around the World in Christmas Traditions

The silly season is well upon us and Christmas is now just around the corner. ‘Tis the season for elaborate decoration, gingerbread baking and big family gatherings… but not for everyone. Depending on where you are in the world, you could be hiding your brooms from wicked witches, or even devouring KFC. Here’s a look […]

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Spooky Halloween traditions around the world

It’s almost Halloween… and tis the season of creepy clowns, scary spirits and gruesome ghosts! You probably know this holiday as a time of dress ups, lollies, and scary movies, but there are actually hundreds of different versions of Halloween all over the world. Depending on where you are, you could be celebrating Halloween by […]

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