Creative Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Bella Breakdown Christmas might be celebrated all around the world but different cultures celebrate this holiday with some creative traditions. We celebrate some of the most unique Christmas traditions around the world. The Christmas Tree Pickle This fun tradition started in Germany around the 16th century in which a pickle is hidden somewhere within the Christmas tree and the child who finds it gets a gift as a prize. The origin of this tradition has ties with Spain after two young boys were held as prisoners in a pickle barrel who were reduced by Saint Nicolas and brought back...

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Super Nintendo World Is Coming To Osaka In February 2021

Bella Breakdown The legendary Nintendo character Mario is finally getting his own theme park in Osaka, Japan that will be opening in early 2021. Though the long-awaited theme park will be opening next year, they’ve provided a sneak peek to get fans excited for the opening. Japan's #SuperNintendoWorld will open on Feb. 4, 2021 in [email protected] gets a world’s first look at @USJ_Official's real-life #Mario Kart. More: https://t.co/T9nUMnB1UB #任天堂 pic.twitter.com/oZku1gwQTj — Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) November 30, 2020 Super Nintendo World will be featured in Universal Studios Japan but features a couple of cool rides that are ready to operate...

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Airports Support The Safety Of Travelers With New Virus-Killing Robot

Bella Breakdown The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the aviation industry with a majority of airports shut down and changing operations in accordance with recommended health guidelines to keep travelers safe. A new robotic innovation is helping airports keep facilities clean and combat COVID-19. This $125,000 germ-zapping LightStrike robot kills COVID-19 and is being made in a Waukegan factory. https://t.co/Ys9ne0pdiv — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) November 26, 2020 The first LightStrike robot to be featured in a major airport at San Antonio International Airport in Texas and other airports are starting to consider investing in this UV light sanitizer device....

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Lindt Unveils World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain

Bella Breakdown Lindt may have made headlines in August for a factory malfunction that infused the factory’s cocoa powder in the air with snow, causing a town in Switzerland to be covered in chocolate snow. Now the world-renowned chocolate company has opened the doors to the world’s largest chocolate museum by breaking the record for the world’s largest chocolate fountain. The Lindt Home of Chocolate museum in Zurich celebrates the grade opening on Sept. 13 and unveiled the world’s largest chocolate fountain over 30-feet tall. The fountain depicts the iconic Lindt logo with a giant golden whisk pouring a...

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Affordable Vacation Destinations In The U.S.

Bella Breakdown Everyone loves a vacation but hate to break the bank just to have a fun time away from home and work. There are a couple of places in the U.S. that are fun and affordable for thrifty travelers. St. Augustine, Florida St. Augustine was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in the continental U.S. that train tycoon Henry Flager made famous. This area offers a lot of kid-friendly attractions with affordable hotel options by the water for a fun beach vacation. Denver, Colorado Denver is an affordable travel destination offering quality accommodations for the good...

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World’s Last Blockbuster Store Becomes An Airbnb

Bella Breakdown Located in Bend, Oregon, the world’s last Blockbuster video store has officially re-presented itself in a new light: a one-of-a-kind Airbnb. This rental has everything a movie lover could possibly want: a sofa bed, free snacks, a VCR, and a big TV to watch movies on. Sandi Harding, the store manager, has been running the storefront since 2004 when Blockbuster still existed and operated with laminated rental cards and late fees. When Alaska shuttered the chain, the Oregon location became America’s last Blockbuster in 2018, according to Time. Australia ended its chain in 2019. Despite the pandemic,...

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London Offers Unique Ride-Sharing Service With Uber Boat

Bella Breakdown London offers a wide variety of public transport including the tube, buses, ride-sharing services, and now Uber Boat. This new ferry service integration is the latest marketing program for Uber and offers a unique way to get around the city of London. Rather than a ride-sharing service, this new program is actually a ferry integration program partnered with Uber. Uber Boat is made possible through the partnership with the city of London’s commuter ferry service, Thames Clippers, to help rebrand the Thames Clippers ferries to give travelers a unique option for public transportation. The program utilizes the...

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Top 5 Destinations For Treehouse Tourism

Bella Breakdown Traveling the world allows you to see amazing new places but it can be a bit boring staying at another hotel. You can fulfill your childhood fantasy of living in a treehouse with these treehouse destinations from all around the world with some locations featuring more than one treehouse. The Monbazillac Treehouse This treehouse is more like a quaint cottage in a tree located in Aquitaine, France at the Chateaux dan les Arbres that you can rent on Airbnb. This treehouse is made for romantic getaways featuring a wraparound terrace with a hot tub on the deck....

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