4 things that will inspire you to travel this January

From a high-flying festival to a lesser known national park, here’s how to see the world right now.

Go fly a kite? Don’t mind if we do—at the International Kite Festival, January 6-14, in Ahmedabad, India. Fancy flyers, from long-tailed dragons to eerie aliens, draw global kite experts and superfans.

Mudlarking is more than simply scavenging for historic objects on a river’s foreshore. It can be a meditative act in which looking is as enjoyable as finding, writes Lara Maiklem in Mudlark. Travelers can try London mudlarking with tours led by Thames Explorer Trust and others.

It’s nesting time for Magellanic penguins. The monogamous pairs and their chicks can be seen in colonies along the coasts of the Falkland Islands (above), as well as Argentina and southern Chile.

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