Just imagine yourself floating down a river in Tokyo, Japan, as you are flanked by a seemingly endless number of cherry-blossom trees in full bloom. Or have you ever considered celebrating Holi, arguably the world’s most colorful and sociable religious holiday, in Fiji? Go off the beaten path, and travel to the Galapagos Islands off the shores of Ecuador. Enjoy jazz? Travel to South Africa for “Africa’s Grandest Gathering,” the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.