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Carnival Time: A guide to Rio de Janeiro

by Travelbag on 13 February 2020, 16:02PM Carnival Time: A guide to Rio de Janeiro Every year, in the lead up to Lent, Brazil’s former capital transforms into one giant party. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the largest carnival in the world, with two million people per day taking to the streets. This year’s official celebration will happen across five days, from 21st to 26th February, culminating on Fat Tuesday. Although, in reality, the festivities usually last far longer. During carnival, a contagious holiday atmosphere overtakes the city and Rio comes alive with the sound of samba. Block parties – known as ‘blocos’ – happen in every neighbourhood, while Rio’s best samba schools put on spellbinding performances at the Sambódromo. Wherever you go, you’ll see people decked out in feathers, sequins and gravity-defy...
How to Spend 40 Days in South America

How to Spend 40 Days in South America

This month, we’re celebrating 40 years of Travelbag. We’ve been offering unforgettable holidays since 1979, to help you experience more of the world. In celebration of the past 40 years, we’ve created a series of unique 40-day itineraries for bucket-list destinations. And this one is designed to help you discover the very best of South America. It’s a continent that some...
by Travelbag on 10 July 2019, 10:07AM



Blockbuster Film Locations for your Bucket List

Blockbuster Film Locations for your Bucket List

At this time of year, there’s nothing nicer than curling up on your sofa and watching one of your favourite films. You can escape into a whole different world – but what if you could visit it in real life? We’ve looked at some of the biggest movies – past and present – and uncovered where they were filmed, to help you get inspired for your next adventure. From snow-...
by Travelbag on 25 February 2019, 09:02AM



10 Best UNESCO Sites in South America

10 Best UNESCO Sites in South America

Vast South America is arguably the most diverse continent on the planet. From its glaciers and rainforests to its coastal cities, South America encompasses a range of temperatures, altitudes and cultures. And it’s much bigger than you think – Brazil alone could comfortably fit the whole of Europe inside its borders. So it’s not surprising that there’s an endless amount of...
by Travelbag on 15 February 2019, 10:02AM



10 Best-Value Destinations for 2019

10 Best-Value Destinations for 2019

When you’re thinking about where to go on holiday in 2019, cost is bound to be a factor. And we don’t just mean the price tag on your hotel. We’re talking about all the little extras, like meals and drinks – all of which need to be paid for with foreign currency. So which destinations offer the best value for money? Our friends at the Post Office have worked it all out. ...
by Travelbag on 14 January 2019, 09:01AM



A Guide to Global Etiquette

A Guide to Global Etiquette

Going on holiday is one of the most exciting, rewarding and relaxing pastimes that us Brits have come to adore, but travelling to foreign counties is not without its difficulties. There can be language barriers, cultural mishaps and things to do – or not do – to avoid insulting the locals. We conducted a survey to uncover the habits of Brits abroad and to see whether cultural differ...
by Travelbag on 13 December 2018, 15:12PM



A Global Festival Tour: The Best Festivals Around

A Global Festival Tour: The Best Festivals Around

There are some incredible festivals all over the world in stunning locations, from Fuji Rocks in the mountains of Japan, to Magnetic Fields festival in Rajasthan. As well as being able to enjoy great music and delicious food, you can see some of the world’s most well-known landmarks and breathtaking backdrops. Festivals abroad are about so much more than muddy fields and crowded campsites....
by Travelbag on 19 April 2018, 10:04AM



The A to Z of Places You Need to See

The A to Z of Places You Need to See

Holidays and bucket lists go hand in hand. Whether your list features countries, cities or specific landmarks, it's always good to have a list of places you'd love to visit. But what if you don't know where to go? We've drawn up a list of worldwide holiday destinations for you to tick off – and we've helpfully put them in alphabetical order. Maybe you can sit there smugly as you've been to...
by Travelbag on 17 June 2016, 15:06PM



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