Sunday, 4 June 2017

Best Places to Travel in June


Best Places to Travel in June
Whether you're a passionate foodie, a nature lover or an adrenaline-junkie, get your summer season off to a sizzling start with these festive events. From lobster festivals to dragon boat racing to hitting the slopes, here are the best places to travel in June.
Barbados
The international World Flower Show is in full bloom this June at its selected location of Barbados. Peruse innovative floral exhibits, sit in on flower-arrangement lectures hosted by floral designers, or take a scenic tour of the island's flora and fauna and learn about its own national flower, the Pride of Barbados.
Belize
Calling all lobster lovers: celebrate the opening harvest season of the crustacean at Lobster Fest. Bring your appetite for this 10-day all-you-can-eat event held in San Pedro, Placencia, and Caye Caulker, as the price of lobster is at its lowest. Take a break between meals and chat with local fishermen, participate in lobster-themed water sports and dance the night (and calories) away at the beach parties.
Hong Kong
Celebrated for more than 2,000 years, the three-day Duanwu Festival (dragon boat festival) commemorates the death of the patriotic poet Ou Yuan who drowned himself in the Miluo River when the Chu capital fell to the Oin army. Chinese communities honor him every year with traditional customs including dragon boat racing, where locals paddle out in colorful boats and beat drums to keep the fish and evil spirits away from his body. Other customs include drinking realgar wine (known in ancient times to drive away evil spirits) and eating sticky rice dumplings or zongzi.
England
Head to the Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival to observe the sun reaching its highest point in the sky on June 21 at 4:15 a.m. Gather around Stonehenge and camp out at this four-day festival to celebrate the longest day of the year. Craft beer, food vendors and live music are also on deck.
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Brother and sister team Jill and Jonathan Burkhart founded the Nantucket Film Festival in 1996, and now the event is one of the biggest in the film industry. Screen indie movies and Hollywood's next blockbusters, attend round-table discussions, see comedians like Whitney Cummings and Kristen Schaal and don't miss the Screenwriters Tribute awards, hosted by Ben Stiller.
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