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Travel and Usher in New Year in Style

Across the globe, people usher in the New Year in style. There is dancing, drinking, family gatherings, church-going and parties that take place. This is one of the best times that you can visit new destinations and experience how locals celebrate it. Every destination that you visit will give you a unique experience and it’s an amazing way to immerse yourself in varying traditions. 

London

If you are in London and you want to experience how Londoners usher in their New Year, you should head to the world-famous London Eye and Big Ben. Mostly this is where people gather including the Mayor of the City. Once Big Ben strikes at midnight, fireworks can be seen in the sky. It’s advisable to get your tickets in good time for the event.

Dubai

If you are in Dubai, you will have one of the most beautiful experiences. There is a light display that happens at Burj Khalifa at midnight with beautiful sights in the sky. For about 10 minutes, there are musical performances and there is a light show during the Light Up. This happens on a 109,252 square of this gigantic building. Dubai is a fun place to spend your New Year’s holiday. 

New York

When traveling to New York, head to the famous Times Square. The start of the year is marked by the ball dropping once its midnight. This is literally a ball dropping event where a ball is placed at the top of One Times Square and in 60 minutes, it drops 141ft in time for midnight. Once it drops, there are concerts, partying and entertainment. You have to be there by 5 PM so as not to miss out on anything. 

Sydney

Visiting Sydney? Head to the iconic Sydney Harbor where there are a lot of celebrations that are light by musically-choreographed twin fireworks. They are lit from the surrounding barges and the Harbor Bridge itself. It’s amazing to go on a cruise during these celebrations and appreciate the harbor as well as the city at night from a different angle. The harbor of Light Parade is mesmerizing.

As you ponder on where to spend your New Year, do your best to join the locals in iconic places to usher in the New Year. Sydney, Barcelona, London, New York, and Dubai are some of the destinations that should be on your list. You can never go wrong in these places. 

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Some of the Small Towns that Are a Must Visit in California

When you are in California and you would like to experience how locals live like, it would be best that you visit its many small towns. There are plenty of them and each offers a unique experience.

•          Explore the Village of Jenner

The village is small and calm making it a perfect destination to unwind on a weekend. Besides admiring the spectacular stunning vistas of the village, there are several other activities to engage in. Visit the Sonoma Coast State Park and enjoy a hike along the beach. When it’s time to eat, you should not worry about it. Enjoy some roasted organic coffee, clam chowder and taffy.

•          Witness thousands of Monarch Butterflies in Pacific Grove

When October finds you in California, you should visit the ‘Butterfly Town USA’. Why is October the best month to visit this small town? This is because it’s during this time of the year, monarch butterflies stop by as they head down to Mexico for winter. This small town otherwise known as Pacific Grove is dotted with butterflies of all colors and sizes.

•          Enjoy Beach Revelry at Hermosa Beach

If you are looking for a fun beach revelry, you should head to Hermosa Beach which is located at the Santa Monica Bay, California. The streets of the small town come to life with outdoor concerts and festivals often as well as live music on the beach. Other activities include; biking, walking, and surfing.

One of the most breathtaking experience is taking a walk along Pier Avenue as you watch the ocean. When it comes to food, there are plenty of options from seafood, Mexican cuisine, craft beer to tequila drinks, you will be spoilt for choice.

·         Experience the Life of Danish in Solvang

This is a double treat particularly to those that have always wanted to visit Denmark. Solvang is a small Danish town located in California that gives you an amazing experience to a point that there are buildings that resemble those in Copenhagen. You will also find windmills, a lot of kitsch and tulips.

For a diverse Danish experience, head to Solvang towards the third weekend of September when the locals have an annual festival. Don’t forget to try some Danish meatballs, duck-fat fries, ableskiver, and other pastries.

Small towns are more rewarding when you want to immerse yourself in the local culture. California is no exception as it offers plenty of small villages that you can visit. While you immerse yourself in the Danish culture in Solvang, you could later enjoy some beach revelry in Hermosa Beach.

Great New Mexico with marvelous scenario !

New Mexico is a huge state with many wonders to visit and not always known.

Entering from El Paso, Texas, and the first stop is the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a World Heritage Site, they are caves that stretch up to 230 meters below the surface.

Arrived down there is the self-guided path along 1.6 km. A unique show, stalactites, and stalagmites at every corner seem to have ended up on the bottom of a fossilized prehistoric ocean.

Not every day you can visit this show because the caves are also the den of some fantastic animals, bats! When these little creatures go out in flight you cannot enter, on the other hand, you can attend a whole other show.

Next stop is the picturesque Roswell, twice named All-America city by the National Civic League, whose main attraction is the UFO Museum, a mecca for all the proponents of the extraterrestrial plot! Visitors can explore all the background of what happened in

Obviously, there is also a small store where you can find all the most absurd alien-themed things. Beyond this Roswell is a very welcoming town and the citizens are friendly and nice.

The shortstop in the jewel of the state, Santa Fè! The old capital, very typical, takes us back to the days of the far west, with its adobe buildings in the center that serves as an open-air museum. A lot of space is given to the local art of the Native Americans which also includes a museum and a special space in the main square used for the sale of jewelry and handicrafts. There are many churches including the cathedral of San Francesco. The first house and the first church built in the city are very informative and beautiful to see.

Rio Grande Mountains is another heritage of humanity, is located in Taos Pueblo. Considered the uninterruptedly inhabited community of the oldest United States. With paid entry, which helps to preserve the village, a guide from the tribe takes visitors around and explains the history and the ancient and current customs. Before leaving us, the girl also taught us some words in their mother tongue Tiwa.

The last stop Chaco Culture Historical National Park. Ruins of an ancient community that are divided between the top and the bottom of the canyon (so comfortable shoes and backpack on the shoulder), reachable in half an hour of the dirt road in the car (not always feasible). Very impressive, especially seen from the top of the canyon. At the visitor center the rangers involve visitors with practical explanations of what was the Chaco culture, it is possible to weave fabrics and sharpen arrowheads.

 

 

 

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