5 Unique Reasons to Travel in the Year 2012

total solar eclipse

View of a Total Solar Eclipse

When it comes to travel, some people need no more encouragement than that which a valid passport, a few days off and a couple extra dollars in their pocket can provide.

For others, a significant amount of research and planning must be done well in advance to make sure the trip is worth their hard-earned money and invaluable time off work.

Whichever group you find yourself in, here’s a look ahead to 5 unique events occurring around the world in 2012, each well-worth knowing about, and still with plenty of time to put your plans in place to travel and experience them first-hand.

Follow the links for more information about each event:

1. Summer Olympic Games (XXX)

  • Dates: July 27 – August 12
  • Location: London, England
  • Frequency: Every 4 Years

2. Total Solar Eclipse

  • Dates: November 13
  • Location: Best Viewing from Northern Australia & South Pacific Islands (2-3 minutes long).
  • Frequency: Every 18 Months (though not often this visible from land)

3. 2012 UEFA European Football Championships

  • Dates: June 8 – July 1
  • Location: Poland / Ukraine
  • Frequency: Every 4 Years

4. 2012 World Expo – Theme: “The Living Ocean & Coast”

  • Dates: May 12 – August 12
  • Location: Yeosu, South Korea
  • Frequency: Every 2 Years

5. Winter Youth Olympic Games (1st Ever)

  • Dates: January 13 – January 22
  • Location: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Frequency: Every 4 Years (Going Forward)

Do you know of a festival or special event worth traveling for in 2012?  Share your knowledge below!

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2 Responses to 5 Unique Reasons to Travel in the Year 2012

  1. Martin August 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Bonus Event…pure gold!

  2. Joe September 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Haha, loved the Bonus Event. Do I have to attend the first five to qualify for the bonus?

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