Many people choose to spend Thanksgiving with their families and loved ones, while others choose to bust out of the traditional shackles and use Thanksgiving as a time for vacation and relaxation. For those who prefer to travel for the holiday, here is a list of ten extraordinary places to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Head to Christmas Island to celebrate the New Year ahead of the rest of the world, watch the stars fade over the Sahara desert as 2011 comes to a close or dive to the depths of the ocean for a truly other-worldly experience… Whichever you choose, these 10 suggestions are sure to trump the average New Year's Eve party.
The Bosphorus Strait is the thin strip of water that bisects Istanbul and splits the landmasses of Europe and Asia apart. Kirk Shackleton explores the opposing banks from the strait itself, and observes what happens when East meets West.
Prince William and Kate Middlton don't have a choice where and how their wedding of the decade takes place. But Inka Piegsa-Quischotte looks at 10 destinations and ceremonies they might have chosen instead of Westminster Abbey.
Istanbul may be famous for its tasty food, fascinating historical sites and interesting culture, but Helen Simpson explores the city's natural side with some of Istanbul's best beaches, parks, forests and more.