Whitsunday Islands

Destination of the Month

Whitsunday Islands

January is the best month to visit Australia after the crowds of December and when the weather's hot but not too hot. The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands that lie off the coast of Queensland and form part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Kiribati

Off the Beaten Path

Kiribati

Kiribati is an island group of 33 atolls in Micronesia and perhaps the world’s most off-the-radar adventure destination. Kiribati has some beautiful beach scenery, is a great place for boating or yachting. Fun fact, the country is the first nation to ring in the New Year.

Goan

Cuisine of the Month

Goan

Goan cuisine consists of regional foods popular in Goa, an Indian state located along India's west coast. It's a blend of Portuguese and local flavours, mainly rice & fish curries along with pickles and fried fish.

Sanskrit

Language of the Month

Sanskrit

Written in the Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script, Sanskrit is shared with Nepali, Marathi and a number of other Indian languages.

Chichén Itzá

Landmark of the Month

Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It was granted World Heritage Site status in 1988 and was recently selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

New Year's Traditions

New Year's Traditions

New Year's Traditions

If you are not yet to be part of any New Years Tradition, you may want to partake in one of these unique traditions!

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