Deciding what to bring back for yourself or others from China can be hard; there are so many options. Any of these items would be great souvenirs or gifts.
Tea plays a big role in daily life in China. Bigger cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu have tea markets for special teas or tea-related products. Most of the shops will have a wide range to fit any taste.
Calligraphy can also be a great souvenir. Pieces of art can be bought at any size to hang on walls. Calligraphy is also available on fans, pottery or cloth. There are many different styles of it, and you can even get them to paint your name in Chinese.
The opera is a huge part of Chinese entertainment, and masks are an important part of the shows. The souvenir stores sell replica masks you can take home with you. They come in many different sizes and color combinations, so pick the one that speaks to you the most.
Major cities across Europe are finding ways to deal with overtourism, an issue plaguing places like Paris, Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Venice. Each city is creating its own strategy to deal with the overwhelming number of tourists that flood the streets, endangering the centuries of history and getting on the nerves of locals and residents.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently made headlines when it announced, for the first time in history, it will offer tourist visas to travelers wishing to visit this mysterious nation. To date the country has only been accessible to a small percentage of the outside world — mainly individuals and their families who were stationed there for work or military purposes and Muslims with a Hajj visa who wished to visit for religious reasons.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Normally when people plan a cruise they want to go somewhere tropical so they can head to the beach. Everyone tends to overlook cruises to the colder destinations, but they have a lot to offer. Next time you are looking for a cruise don’t scoff at a cruise to Antarctica.