Boryeong Mud Festival

Boryeong Mud Festival 2022, South Korea

July 16 - August 15
At the Boryeong Mud Festival 2019 in South Korea, everything revolves around one and one thing only: mud. During 10 days the beach of Boryeong transforms itself into a mud heaven...
Fringe by the Sea

Fringe by the Sea 2022, Scotland

August 5 - August 14
Forget the Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe by the Sea returns to the East Lothian town of North Berwick in August for ten days of music, literature, film,...
Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022

August 5 - August 29
One of the largest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place in the Scottish capital from 5 to 29 August, 2022. The world’s oldest fringe festival...
Edinburgh Festival EIF

Edinburgh Festival (Edinburgh International Festival)

August 5 - August 28
The Edinburgh Festival, or Edinburgh International Festival, kicks off on 7 August, 2021. This year’s programme features some of the best...
feria de las flores

Feria de las Flores 2022, Medellin Colombia

August 8 - August 15
Medellin Colombia is a city transformed and what better way to experience this wonderful city than by visiting its annual Feria de las Flores, or Flower Festival, the highlight of...
The Elixir of Love

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022, UK

August 12 - August 20
Just like most festivals and events in the Uk this summer, the Waterperry Opera Festival has faced numerous challenges. However, the team has devised an innovative approach...
Nehru Boat Race

Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2022, Kerala, India

August 13
Held every year on the second Saturday of August, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race that sees huge, iconic snake boats engaged in a fierce and colourful contest, has turned into...

Pukkelpopkwartier / Pukkelpop 2022 Belgium

August 18 - August 21
From roaring rock, pumping house and blazing metal to low-fi singer-songwriters, indie and pure pop, young and old will love the Pukkelpop music festival in August featuring one of the...

Enjoy YOFEST Until 30 September

Following the success of last year’s festival, YOTEL has announced the return of YOFEST – a series of events taking place at YOTELs and YOTELPADs across the world – this…

Trans Bhutan Trail Scoops Top Sustainability Prize

The Trans Bhutan Trail has been awarded Best Sustainable Travel Experience in the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2022 in a ceremony held on 20 July…

Singapore Airlines: Sustainable Fuel Flight

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Airlines (SIA), and GenZero, an investment platform wholly-owned by Temasek that is dedicated…

Fine Arts Museum Antwerp To Reopen

The Fine Arts Museum Antwerp (KMSKA) will re-open on 24 September 2022 after being closed for 11 years.  Some 615 specially selected artworks are busy being hung in the newly…



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Experience the Trans-Bhutan Trail Responsibly

Activist holiday company Responsible Travel has launched two local-guided Trans-Bhutan Trail adventures to mark the reopening of the trail. The 403-kilometre trail reopened in March 2022 for the first time in…

A New Beginning for Bhutan

Reopening to tourism for the first time since March 2020, the land of the thunder dragon will once again invite visitors to discover its awe-inspiring landscapes, nurturing people and incomparable…

Intrepid Travel and Byway Partner for Slow Travel

Travel B Corps Intrepid Travel and Byway have teamed up to make it easier than ever for UK travellers to explore Europe 100% flight-free. Travellers who book a European small group adventure…

Learn to Surf at The Sea Retreat Spain

When summer comes to an end in the UK, clouds roll in, rain begins to fall, and the days become shorter. The Sea Retreat in El Palmar, Spain, is the ideal getaway: with highs of 24°C throughout autumn…

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