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Happy New Year!!!


Welcome to this month’s FREETOGO blog post.


I appreciate your continued support and interest in this website. Thanks to everyone, FREETOGO continues its healthy growth. With that said, and in all respects, everyone is looking for 2021 to be a much more promising year than 2020.


In this blog post, I’d like to bring your attention to three videos.


1. To start the new year on a high note, look at a video in the ‘Special & Unique’ category.

12 Most Beautiful Places on Planet Earth


“The world is still very much a mystery to even the most traveled peoples. That means that there are many mythical places on our planet for you to visit, some of which we’ll be showing you today. These beautiful locations are so enchanting and magical, it’s overwhelming to the human eye and hard to explain them in mere words and pictures, but we’re going to do our best anyway. Here are the 12 Places So Mythical You Won't Believe They Exist. “


2. It is the start of the year, and it is a great time to view this next video which is in the ‘Annual Events’ category. In his video, Rick highlights European Festivals that happen at various times during the year.

Rick Steves' European Festivals


“Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide | In this one-hour special, it's party time in Europe. In addition to all its epic history and high culture, Europe also knows how to celebrate — and it does so with amazing gusto. Joining Rick, we drop in on the Continent’s top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food, and fun with the locals. We run with the bulls at Pamplona, don a mask in Venice for Carnevale, dance with Spaniards at the April Fair, cheer on the horses at Siena's Palio, hoist a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, toss a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, and join European families for their traditional Easter and Christmas celebrations. No museums or galleries…just Europe at play. Filmed on location across Europe, this promises to be a very entertaining hour.”



3. Looking in the ‘Annual Events’ again, and given that it is the middle of winter here, the Polar Bear Plunge comes to mind. This event occurs in numerous places around the world. I have listed below a video showing one of these events.


Milwaukee's 2015 Polar Bear Plunge


“Hundreds of brave souls took part in Milwaukee's annual Polar Bear Plunge at Bradford Beach on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee on New Year's Day.”


Note: FREETOGO is entirely free. As well, there are no ads on the site to interrupt your visit. That is not true for many of the videos because YouTube hosts them. However, if you wish, you can eliminate the ads by paying to become a premium member of YouTube.


You can access YouTube’s Premium Membership signup here:

https://www.youtube.com/premium?ybp=OgIIEEoNCAYSCXVubGltaXRlZA%253D%253D


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I invite you to check out the above videos and the many others curated for this website.


Also, be sure to see all of the many ways people are using FREETOGO at the bottom of the ‘Travel Now’ page.


Most importantly, help to improve the quality of life of everyone. Please share this website far and wide, especially with anyone unable to travel freely. Sign up as a member, leave a testimonial, and visit the website regularly!


Get creative and have some fun traveling virtually. I look forward to the day when the term Virtual Travel will be as commonplace as the term travel.


Thank you.

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