British Columbia or "BC" as it is commonly known, is home to an immense diversity of wildlife; bears (black and grizzly), wolves, caribou, moose, whales can all be seen. In addition, each January a month long festival celebrates the largest gathering of Bald Eagles anywhere in the world.
The wonder of Hong Kong lies in its unique blend of influences, combining true multicultural modernity with ancient Chinese traditions. The 15 day long New Year festivities should not be missed.
A few miles off the coast of northern Kenya coast is the beautiful Lamu archipelago. The local dhows are a common sight and a great way to enjoy the island on a short cruise. What's more, each January these craft are raced by the locals which makes for a spectacular sight.
Every year, on the days leading up to Elvis' birthday, Memphis celebrates with a variety of Elvis-themed events. Usually held around January 8th when Elvis was born, there are concerts, Graceland tours, ceremonies and speakers who knew Elvis personally. If you're a fan you will be in your element!
The hot and dry Kalahari springs into life when the rains come at the start of the year. Lush green grass grows from the previously parched earth attracting herds of plains game and the zebra migration.
Taking place every January the Pongal harvest festival is one of the biggest annual harvest celebrations in Tamil Nadu. This festival provides a wonderful opportunity to see rural Tamil Nadu life at its best and to learn of the many legends behind this celebration.
On January 26th, 1950 the Indian Republic was formed and has been celebrated as the Republic Day ever since. If you are in Delhi on this date you will see a parade by India's armed forces, followed by displays from other Indian states, depicting their local activities, music and songs.
The Tet Festival is the most important festival in the Vietnamese calendar and offers a wonderful opportunity to observe Vietnamese culture and life.
With beautiful views, upmarket restaurants, museums, galleries as well as historic suburbs and several popular swimming beaches, Wellington is one of the world's nicest cities. Add to this Wellington Cup Week - the city's premier racing event - and you have a great reason to visit in January.
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