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Where to Buy Authentic Alaskan Gifts

Chachki; Also known as unnecessary, sometimes meaningless crap, cluttering up bookshelves, tables and walls of homes the world over. Whats more, it doesn’t matter where you go in the world, there’s a million shops bursting at the seams with cheap, made in China crap, slapped with whatever the name of the destination is, just waiting to be snapped up by Chachki…

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National Geographic Journeys: Day of the Dead

It’s time to start thinking about your next cultural adventure! The Day of the Dead is one of Mexico’s most beloved festivals and G Adventures has teamed up with National Geographic to take you on an incredible journey to celebrate this macabre yet beautiful celebration of ancestry. Elaborate street parties, larger-than-life pageantry combined with picturesque landscapes and a fury of flavours promise to deliver an experience you’ll never forget. This is your backstage pass to exploring not only the cultural significance of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), but learn how family, community, food and art all ties in with this colourful tradition.

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Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson

Blue Caterpillars, caviar scotch eggs and applewood smoked croque-monsieur. Not exactly the traditional fare one expects to find on a table set for English high tea, but find it we did. High Tea is often thought of as a ‘touristy’  London activity, but I assure you, this English ritual is steeped in tradition, and any tradition that includes Devonshire cream, sweets and exotic aromatic teas is not one I want to miss out on. Full disclosure, the main reason I chose the Sanderson was because Claridge’s and the Palm Court at the Ritz were booked up until September. My beau had never experienced a proper high tea, so I was a little disappointed when the preferred venues weren’t available. However, when I heard the Sanderson was celebrating the 150th anniversary of one of my favourite childhood books, I couldn’t wait to tumble down the rabbit hole.

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