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14 travel features tagged “Holidays”

Independence days around the world

While the US celebrates with hot dogs and fireworks, freedom festivities can take many forms.
04 July 2013


Celebrate Lunar New Year in New York City

Experience the most important holiday in Chinese culture with citywide events throughout February.
Read more… 28 January 2013


An icy dip off the coast of NYC

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year’s Day plunge into the frigid waters of the Atlantic offers a memorable way to kick off 2013.
Read more… 31 December 2012

Worldwide Weird

Giant gingerbread houses across the US

From California to Missouri to Minnesota, the tiny holiday decoration is practically life-sized.
Read more… 28 November 2012

The Passport blog

The 2012 Thanksgiving travel race begins

With some key tips, tools and reminders, one of America’s busiest travel times doesn’t also have to be the most tormenting.
Read more… 21 November 2012

Worldwide Weird

Extreme US pumpkin events

Beyond acting as an ingredient in pies, bread and spiced lattes, people country-wide have found strange but creative uses for the seasonal squash.
Read more… 09 October 2012

The Passport blog

An Alaskan-style Fourth of July

In the small town of Seward, Independence Day is celebrated with a 3,000ft scramble up a mountain in the United States’ oldest trail race.
Read more… 04 July 2012

Worldwide Weird

Odd ways to ring in the New Year

Forget New York City’s Times Square ball drop, many cities across the United States prefer to put their own spin on the now traditional event.
Read more… 30 December 2011


The secret to skipping New York’s holiday crowds

See the city’s iconic Christmas tree or take a spin on one of the city’s many ice skating rinks, without elbowing your way through the masses.
Read more… 22 December 2011

The Passport blog

Seasonal cheer in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’

Philadelphia’s holiday season is the perfect combination of old traditions and new celebrations.
Read more… 21 December 2011

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