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The Best Fall Festivals Around the World

Loi Krathong, Thailand & Laos: Loi Krathong means “to float a basket” and in Thailand, along with parts of Laos, this festival involves sending decorated baskets (known as krathongs) down river and decorating the home with candles.

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A Photo Journey – The Rocket Festival in Vang Vieng, Laos

A Photo Journey - The Rocket Festival in Vang Vieng, Laos - Peanuts or Pretzels

Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand - a haven for elephants rescued from abusive situations. If you are interested in ethical travel, you may wish to research the elephant situation in Thailand before deciding to ride one.