Author: Norina Masaki-Joyce

5 bewitching versions of Halloween from around the world

It’s almost time to get your Harry Potter or Wonder Woman costumes ready for Halloween. Nearly every culture has a festival that’s similar to it, from the Festival of the Dead to the Hungry Ghost Festival. While most people these days associate Halloween with scary costumes and candy, this festival, Irish in origin is not just about pumpkin carving, but marks the time of the year when the spirits of the dead were believed to return to earth and became especially active. This tradition was not unique; in fact, cultures all over the world have similar beliefs and traditions. Here, Skyscanner has collected some of our favourites.

Where to go for your December holiday

Christmas trips are an extra special experience for families and friends, and picking the perfect destination is very important first step to ensuring that everyone has the best time. So, where shall we go this year? Take a look at Skyscanner’s compilation for your end-of year holiday.

What dreams are made of: Experience these incredible accommodations

What makes a destination a dream destination? What excites our imaginations about these far-off places? In a recent Skyscanner survey, one of the top reasons for…

12 best places to visit in September

For those looking to travel and are asking "Where to go in September?", the world is your oyster. The summer crowds have thinned out slightly, yet the weather remains gorgeous and mild in more places than one. From Koh Samui and Athens to Barcelona to Beijing, check out Skyscanner‘s vacation guide for city breaks with amazing seasons, plus the best events in September.

Top 10 year-end destinations for Singaporeans

The end of the year is closer than you think! Where are you going to celebrate Christmas and New Year to finish off your 2018? Take a look at Skyscanner’s handy guide to the top 10 destinations that Singaporeans are searching for their year-end holidays so that you can plan your dream year-end vacation right now!

Experience Bali, the ‘Island of the Gods’

First time in Bali? Figuring out what to do can feel like an impossible task. Maybe you’ve already been to Indonesia but trust us, Bali is very different. There’s just too much to choose from! From Kuta to Ubud, from the beach to the volcanoes, sacred temples and profane party spots, Bali will leave you breathless with excitement. Fear not! Skyscanner is happy to help you figure out all the best things to do on your first trip to Bali.

Japan beauty guide: where to buy cosmetics, makeup & skincare during your next holiday in Tokyo

Some of us love Korean beauty items while some of us believe Japanese skincare products are amazing, don’t we? But Tokyo is a big place, and if you’re not sure where to go for Japanese cosmetics or makeup Skyscanner is here to help you find the best places for makeup brands such as Shiseido, Kose, and more.

Hong Kong on a budget: travelling under SGD 400

On a tight budget? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy an exciting vacation in dynamic Hong Kong packed with things to see and do from trawling the night markets around Temple Street to chilling on the beach at Shek O. Get the most out of your dollar using these money-saving tips from Skyscanner for a great value holiday to Hong Kong.

Where to go for June school holidays: 18 family vacation ideas

Haven’t started your family’s June holiday planning just yet? Fear not! If you’re not sure what to do for this year’s round of school holidays, Skyscanner has a great selection of family-friendly destinations to recommend. In fact, we’ve got enough vacation ideas to cover the school holidays all year round!