With the New Year right around the corner, celebrations are sure to ensue! For those lucky enough to travel during the holiday, there are tons of amazing traditions all across the globe. Each country has their own, unique way of ringing in the New Year and celebrating what’s to come.
Invaluable created an infographic that highlights some of the most interesting celebrations, festive foods, and New Year’s Eve facts from all different cultures. Discover why it’s customary to wear white in Brazil, why patrons smash plates in Denmark, who drops ice cream at the stroke of midnight, and so much more.
Check it out below, and use it as inspiration to plan your next New Year’s adventure abroad.
For more details on each tradition, read the entire blog here
Billings, Montana blew me away with their food scene. Between classic western diners, to modern martini bars, to the only walkable beer trail in the state, there was so much happening here it needed a separate blog! Here are just a few of the incredible places to stop when you visit Billings.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I visited Billings Montana. I guess I thought it would be completely flat and maybe have good burgers. Man, was I wrong! I mean not about the burgers…but we’ll get to that.
I love any opportunity to get to travel and adventure with my dog Millie, but it’s definitely not always easy. From restaurants, to adventures, to hotels, it’s a LOT to coordinate and figure out where to go.
Lunchtime at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey can feel like a busy Saturday flea market with shops and restaurants clamoring for your attention and business. There’s one restaurant that isn’t begging for business and shying customers away with their cat calling (chowder calling?)
The realization that I can work from anywhere, combined with filming a travel show around the country has given me new perspective when I go to new cities. Every time I travel it is now with the mindset of “Could I live here?”
Canada ranks very high on the list of the best countries for adventurous travellers. Whether you love skiing, cycling, hiking, or watching wildlife, the country has something for you. Here are five of the best places in Canada for adventurous travellers:
When we arrived, there was one other person who had signed up for a wet-suit who changed her mind so out of hundreds of people snorkeling for the day it was just Kristin and I braving the cold. We were told it was the choice between driving a school bus and driving a Ferrari, of course we chose the Ferrari!!!
There are SO many hiking trails around Southern California that this list could be endless! And I have only explored a small section in my eight years living in Los Angeles. Going off of the many places I’ve had the pleasure of hiking, here are my top 10 favorite hikes around Southern (and a couple in Central) California!
when I was invited to try my hand at skiing again last year at Mountain High Ski Resort I was excited but cautiously nervous as well. As soon as I got there, I realized this would be a TOTALLY different experience.
One of the big reasons that I started Monica Goes was because I saw so many amazing blogs and vlogs of experts going on epic adventures but I kept thinking “What about the rest of us? What about the people like me who loved the outdoors but had NO clue where to start or what I needed? The ones who are scared of the unknown and intimidated by the adrenaline junkies but want to give it a go?”