We like to keep an open mind to travel, including when to go. But there are certain times when you simply have to be there. Think of the Titanic-sized thrills of visiting Newfoundland during the Iceberg Festival. You’ll never forget hundreds of hot air balloons ascending the sky, like floating pieces of brightly coloured confetti, during the world’s biggest ballooning event at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Why imagine the beating hooves of Siena’s Il Palio when you can actually be there to feel their thudding beat? We love nothing more than a celebration, so keep an eye out for Globus Festival & Events tours that put you right in the thick of the action.