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Consisting of over 80 separate islands, Vanuatu is nestled in the southwest Pacific Ocean to the north of New Zealand and east of Australia. Palm trees, shockingly clear turquoise blue waters, misty volcanoes, dense jungle, and vibrant coral reefs are all part of the post-card worthy views. Of the 80+ islands, around 65 are inhabited, …

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After a comprehensive review, the Government of Canada has announced that the United Arab Emirates meets the requirements to allow citizens of the UAE to travel to Canada without a visa. The changes will come into effect as of June 5, 2018. The announcement was made in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, after a meeting between Sheikh …

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The start of a new year is time to take pause and think about the year that was and the year that will be. A big part of this is often making new year’s resolutions. For some it’s vowing to hit the gym to get in shape. For others, it’s making and sticking to a …

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Nobody else in the world celebrates Christmas quite like the United States of America. But with a massive population and influences from many different countries around the world, there is no one quintessentially American way to celebrate. Instead, every individual family has their own traditions that draw on many different influences to celebrate the season. …

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Christmas in the UK is nothing short of magical—a light dusting of snow covering historic villages, lights shining on glistening cobblestone streets, and an all around festive air—what’s not to like? But what makes Christmas in the UK so unique is many of today’s traditions draw on ancient traditions that have been passed down for …

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Dominica New Year’s Eve in Dominica is typically a festive occasion, and though this is a relatively small country, there are still plenty of events to keep would-be revelers occupied. Not to mention a few options for those looking for a more low-key experience, too. On New Year’s Eve, many Dominicans will kick off the …

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Although every family has their own Christmas traditions and the day means different things depending on where you are in the world, your beliefs, and your own personal feelings, one thing can unite us all—today is a perfect opportunity to spend time with the people who are most important to us. Our employees are from …

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Portugal Christmas in Portugal is a quiet, family affair usually celebrated on Christmas Eve (December 24) rather than on the 25th of December. Traditionally, Portuguese families gather together for a large meal on Christmas Eve of cod fish, potatoes, and cabbage followed by sweets like Bolo Rei—or King’s Cake—a type of pastry with candied fruit …

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Unlike most Eastern European countries, Bulgaria uses the Georgian Calendar, and as a result celebrates Christmas on December 25 rather than on January 7. But for many Bulgarians, preparations begin 40 days ahead of time on November 15 with the kickoff of Advent. According to Bulgarian legend, Mary gave birth to Christ on December 24, …

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Canada is a vast country that encompasses a lot of different cultural influences when it comes to Christmas. As a result, Christmas traditions often borrow elements from many different places from all around the world. Because of the climate, snow is often a big part of celebrations and many will often hope for a ‘white …

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