Tagged: Christmas

27 cosmic Christmas gift ideas for travellers

It’s that time of year again and if you’re not one of those super-organised people who were Christmas-ready by mid-November, there’s still time for some festive gift shopping. These days, many of us are changing our approach to Chrismas presents as it’s potentially a source of stress and a possible fast-track to personal debt. And I wholeheartedly agree that there’s too much pressure and temptation (and waaay too much waste), but far be it for...

Top Winter Solstice Celebrations in the Northern Hemisphere

The December solstice, often misleadingly called just the ‘winter’ solstice, is a phenomenon which marks the point of midwinter in the northern hemisphere (and conversely, midsummer in the southern hemisphere). It occurs around the 21st December (it can vary slightly) on the longest night of the year – or of course, the longest day if you’re in Australia or Patagonia, for example! In simple terms, we experience the solstices because the Earth is tipped at...