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Destination ChristmasSometimes mixing it up a bit for the holidays can be refreshing and fun.  If your budget this year is a little bit bigger (or even if that is not – there are some ways how to travel cheap) consider spending the jolliest time of the year somewhere abroad! Your Christmas memories will be plentiful and you’ll likely score some pretty amazing souvenirs from far away. Review this list of the 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World. Also consider the following five top destinations to spend your Christmas this year.


With one of the oldest Christmas markets in the world and many old Christmas traditions, Germany is worth visiting during the holiday season. Visit the oldest Christmas market in Dresden, dating back to 1435. Other must see markets include Munich’s Marienplatz market and Tollwood Winter Festival. In the capital city, Berlin make a stop at the hugely popular Christmas Market, held in the grounds of the stunning Charlottenburg Castle. And, of course, make sure you try out some Lebkuchen – delicious spiced gingerbread – and a cup of Glühwein – hot mulled wine.

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AirportLayoverLayovers can be the absolute worst part about a trip. A flight can be a fun time, and you get to sit down knowing you’re going to get to your destination soon enough. A positive outlook can turn other travel problems into adventures and stories to tell later. A layover is just waiting around for something to happen, and there is nothing you can do to make anything else happen. You can get through it though, and even have a good time doing so. Here are a few ways to get through that long airport layover you’ve been dreading:

Netflix and Chill

A long time to wait isn’t an issue if you can manage to lose track of time. If you sit down with a good video subscription service and have a miniseries lined up ready and raring to go your layover will fly by as fast as you can say “I need to charge my phone.” Alternatively you could sit down with a good book or listen to a discography of your favorite artist. Just something that you can use to take yourself out of time until an alarm tells you it’s time to board.

Note that if you are outside the country you may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access your favorite shows on Netflix. A VPN is a service that will connect you to an offsite secure server using an encrypted connection, allowing you to bypass regional restrictions and government censorship you might encounter when all you want to do is relax. To be perfectly honest, you should have one anyway due to the dangers of public networks you will encounter in airports and while traveling.

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Los Cabos is located at the Southern tip of the Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. This municipality of Mexico is stunningly beautiful and quite famous for its climate and geography, which includes beautiful sea side beaches and deserts. The towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo to Resorts Corridor offer all kinds of water sports and outdoor activities such as sport fishing, whale watching, night life and golf. Spread along the plentiful beaches in the south are the high class and lavish all inclusive Los Cabos resorts, a perfect holiday destination for honeymoon or family vacations. Read on for the best places to visit in Los Cabos.

Arch of Cabo San Lucas

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas, which is also known as El Arco de Cabo San Lucas in local language, is situated at the extreme Southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Arch of Cabo San Lucas is known for the distinctive rock formation that erupts out from the ocean like an arch. Arch of Cabo San Lucas is also a popular gathering area for sea lions. This place is a popular tourist attraction and undoubtedly one of the important places to visit in Cabo San Lucas. To reach Arch of Cabo San Lucas, you can hire a boat taxi from Cabo San Lucas Marina. And along the way you can enjoy the view of Arch of Cabo San Lucas.

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Want to immerse yourself in Tibet’s spiritual traditions? Want explore the authentic Tibetan culture? Then travel to Tibet to explore the Barkhor Street.

Barkhor is a circuit around the Jokhang Temple. It is a very large area. All buildings are white square structures with flat roofs, highlighted by intricately painted doors and windows and decorations colorful Tibetan door curtains and prayer flags shyly dancing with the breeze. Being the oldest street in Lhasa and the main pedestrian path that circles the Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street is a lively combination of Buddhist pilgrims and marketplace.

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Increasing numbers of students are deciding to study abroad. Usually, young people find it appealing to find part time jobs as a way to help pay off for expenses and to gain experience. Here are a few job ideas while studying abroad in a foreign country.

English teaching jobs

China is one of the best locations for finding a job as an English teacher. Many foreigners give private lessons to Chinese students and rates can go to 100 RMB an hour ($15), and possibly more.  However, to get hired officially as a teacher, you’ll need a Foreign Expert’s Certificate from the Chinese government. This is relatively easy if you have a college degree and a TEFL certificate. (You can get a TEFL certificate online for as little as $200.)

Non-native English speakers can also get a job in China as English teachers or tutors if their English is really good. Still, the best jobs will go to the native speakers. And here’s a secret: most English teachers are male. So, many schools would really like to hire a Western female.

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