You know about kissing on New Year's Eve, but what about the invading elves and marauding demons of New Year's folktales from around the world?
Heading to a new city to explore? A hard copy map and trying local foods are just some of the things you can do to aid your adventuring.
With 17 years of guiding experience, Dipak Lamichhane can show clients the highest mountain in the world, Everest, or the beautiful city of Pokhara.
With 10 years experience running his own family heritage tours company, Sean Quinn prides himself on finding clients' ancestors' exact living spot.
New York City is the Big Apple and England is Old Blighty - check out the stories behind these quirky nicknames.
USA and Route 66 guide Jim Conkle has travelled the Mother Road more than 260 times in his life and can show clients the "secret" Route 66 handshake.
Morocco trekking guide Rachid Ait Elmahjoub has walked from the roof of Africa to its floor.
Ever wanted to jump off a pier into icy waters dressed as a chicken, or ice skate to 11 cities? Then these winter events might just be for you.
Casey Mowers counts clients' eyes lighting up when fishing or duck hunting as one of the best parts of his job.
Steve Bryson has been fishing for 35 years and guiding for 10, and can show clients what to look for in a fly, or how to fish the beautiful Hiwassee.
If spending Christmas at the beach with flowering Christmas trees sounds like your kind of holiday, you might want to consider Austraila or New Zealand.
A secluded gem in the gorgeous Coromandel Peninsula, Pokohino Bay is a tiny, beautiful beach well worth the steep descent through the NZ bush to access it.
Dragons, an ancient language, beautiful countryside and legends of Arthur - Wales is a gorgeous country that is not to be missed.
The home of poet Dylan Thomas and of beautiful views of the Welsh countryside, the tiny town of Laugharne is a gem for fans and newcomers alike.
Winter is Coming and with it, skiing costs. So save your wallet and check out these five cheap, fun alternatives.
Speaking fluent English, Persian and learning Italian, Sima Jahandideh can tell you the best places to see and dishes to taste in Iran in three languages.
A UNESCO listed town square, a comics centre and a sculpture of a boy urinating, Brussels is a quirky city with some great fun to be had.
You've heard of the sights you have to see, but what are the myths and legends behind them? Witches, wizards and demigods, that's what!
Join food guide Martine Bertin-Peterson and take part in cooking classes with local chefs as you are introduced to the fabulous food of Provence.
Pack your stretchy pants and join Cajun food guide Marie Ducote-Comeaux in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Rio de Janeiro guide Emel Mangel can show you the wonderfully artistic side of this Brazilian city.
A New York City landmark with featured cameos in many a movie, the Empire State Building is on almost every traveller's places to see list.
The Crossroads of the World and an overwhelming display of electronic light, New York's Times Square is a jaw-dropping visual experience for first time travellers.
The Hobbit trilogy is over, but your Tolkien travels don't have to be with these six locations for fans to see.
With more than 30 years' experience running fishing charters, Captain Wally Phinney can help customers with their catch - and waltz - in South Carolina.
Guiding since 1995, Diederick Hodge can show travellers the island of St Maarten and fill them in about its intriguing history.
John Sappington has been fishing full time for 20 years and guarantees clients will catch a fish with him no matter the conditions!
With nearly 17 years' experience, Morocco guide Abderrahim Chaair can share the beauty of the Sahara Desert and his passion for the south.
With more than two and a half thousand years of history, and some of the best gelato in the country, the Eternal City, Rome, is a must-see for all.
Travel scavenger hunts can push you to try new things, talk to new people and get super creative when exploring a new country or the city you live in.
A sophisticated city dripping with history, there's just too much to do, see and learn in Berlin - so what are you waiting for?
See Nepal with Tilak Thapa Magar! Guiding since 1992, he now operates Accessible Adventure Travels and Tours and Nepal Trailblazer Trekking.
The home of Mozart, gorgeous baroque architecture and the setting for the film The Sound of Music, prepare to find a city filled with culture and beauty in Salzburg.
A city rich with legends, beautiful architecture and with a delicious dessert as its symbol, it's pretty dang hard not to like Milan.
Travelling just isn't complete without getting the low-down from locals in the countries you visit, whether you're invited to party or made to smile again.
The country of beer, Bruges and Tintin, what's not to love about fascinating and beautiful Belgium?
Having played polo since he was 10 and coming from a family which breeds polo ponies, Nacho Echezarreta can show you the polo ropes.
With more than 13 years of guiding experience and a Masters in History, Oğuzhan Abacı can show travellers Turkey, the 'cradle of civilisation'.
Sure, you've seen the main sights in Rome, but as a lover of the ancient world have you seen these six off the beaten track sights?
With 10 years guiding experience in Israel, Zel Lederman can show you the beauty of Jerusalem at dawn and the best dish to eat as a first time traveller.
Gari Garces has been guiding around Tena in Ecuador since 1998 and can show you how to make chocolate, raft on the Napo and interact with monkeys.
Sure, eReaders are new and flashy, but here are six ways the humble book can still beat out devices when it comes to travellers.
With nine years' experience guiding in Nepal, Hari Khadka can keep travellers entertained with jokes and show them eco-tourism in the country.
The jewel of Barcelona and the magnum opus of architect Gaudí, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia cannot be missed for travellers to the city.
With 13 years of guiding experience, Hmad Oussou can show travellers Morocco, the desert lakes of his home town, Merzouga, and more.
With 11 years of experience, Rwandan jungle tour guide Reginal Hakizimana can tell you why you shouldn't sneeze near a gorilla and more.
Maldives guide Hussain ‘Kamey’ Fayaz can show guests the islands and varied sea life of the Republic of the Maldives.
Guiding travellers since 2012, Budapest guide Brigitta Malik can show you the hidden gems and old houses of the city.
A former poker player, Rolf Schreuder turned his passion for history and people into a full time career as an Amsterdam guide in 2009.
Fishing guide Cliff Moors has more than 25 years' experience with saltwater fishing and can even send clients home with a recipe for their catch.
Tour guide Nesime Kaya Tanış adds personal touches to her tours to show you Turkey, the 'cradle of civilisation'.
Cycling guide Mark Collins takes small groups on tailor-made cycling tours around beautiful Florence, with stop off options for espressos, gelato and more.
Jamaica horseback tour guide Paul Washington went from investment banking to showing people cascading waterfalls and other Jamaican gems.
Urban Hiker San Francisco founder Alexandra Kenin guides people across hilltops and up stairways to find the city's secret spots.
Paris speed boat guide Xavier Hesse conducts tours that cruise along the Seine, taking in sites such as the Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower.
Having kite surfed in a hurricane, Jeff Andrade knows a thing or two about water sports, an array of which he teaches in St Kitts.
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