Shape Your Travel Plans Around These Unique Festivals

Art, music, film, literature, food - we’ve found festivals to suit every palate. Tailoring your travels around a unique cultural experience assures that you’re in for a once in a lifetime vacation. With so much on offer, we’ve narrowed down our top picks to make planning a breeze.


Eastern Europe is the latest trend in travel. With the popularity of Game of Thrones at an all time high, the region has seen a steady rise in tourism. This year is an especially good time to visit Estonia, Lithuania or Latvia, countries celebrating their centennial in 2018. The Song and Dance Festival in Riga, Latvia between June 30 - July 8, 2018 is one of the largest choral festivals in the world, and on UNESCO’S list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

Just for Laughs’ is a festival to tickle your funny bone in Canada, the land of maple syrup and hockey. On between July 25 - 28, 2018, the annual festival in Montreal boasts a great lineup of comedians from around the world including Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, Dylan Moran, Tiffany Hadish, Jimmy Carr, Russell Peters and Aparna Nancherla to name but a few.


Argentina is home to several natural wonders from the Perito Moreno Glacier to Iguazú Falls. Schedule visits to these stunning locations around the Tango Festival, which runs from August 9 -22, 2018. With free workshops catering to beginners and experts alike, the festival is crowned by the World Tango Championships. Watch the sensual dance form on a global stage or put on your dancing shoes for memories to carry home.


If you are in the United Kingdom, we have just the event for you. The Victoria and Albert Museum is playing host to the traveling exhibition, ‘Making Herself Up’, between June 9 - September 9, 2018. Based on the artefacts and clothing of legendary artist Frida Kahlo, it explores her life through her iconic wardrobe and makeup choices. Seen for the first time outside Mexico, this one is not to be missed!


The 25 year old Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is a grand excuse to visit Australia. Take time off from adrenaline pumping adventures along the Gold Coast for some R&R in the vibrant city of Melbourne. World class chefs and homegrown culinary savants flex their skills, promising a diversity of cuisines, one bite at a time.

Follow the links for more information or to book workshops and events in advance. Make 2018 a memorable year with incredible travel experiences that feed your soul!

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