new year’s eve

The Spaniards are best known for their festive parties and hedonistic indulgence. New Year celebrations are no exceptions — expect phenomenal feasting, plenty of dressing up, drinking and partying till dawn. From Christmas Day till the Three Kings’ Day (Dia de Los Reyes Magos) on 6th January, the celebrations almost […]

New Years in Spain

I’ve been semi-unplugged for a few days (long overdue, I might add) but want to recommend that you keep a lookout in December for any First Night celebrations – we’ve gone to several with our kids and they’re a nice way to spend New Year’s Eve. This year’s First Night […]

First Night Austin: family-friendly music and theater

Note:  Family Travel is taking a blogging break until Monday, January 7 2008 in order to whittle down the “Honey-Do” list before Sainted Husband returns to work. Thanks for your patience.) This is a six-minute video clip that I filmed at First Night New Year’s Eve celebrations on December 31, 2007 in downtown […]

Happy New Year from Family Travel

Tourists planning to welcome in the new year in Bali might have to celebrate indoors, with the meteorology and geophysics agency predicting the resort island will continue to experience heavy rains until at least February. Rain has poured down across the island for the past few days, triggering a landslide […]

Rain for New Year’s Eve Predicted: Bali

Wherever you are in the archipelago there is something happening for New Year celebrations. I can recall during the era of Soeharto there was a time when all the major cities in Indonesia competed [unofficially of course] to see who put on the best celebration. But for my money the […]

Year-End Festivities