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Beyond Coachella: 5 Music Festivals Across the U.S.
Festivals / Pop Culture Travel

Beyond Coachella: 5 Music Festivals Across the U.S.

Coachella begins today, unofficially kicking off summer music festival season. While it’s likely that at least one of your favorite bands is playing at Coachella, you may not live nearby… Read More…

Five Cities with Real Christmas Spirit
Festivals

Five Cities with Real Christmas Spirit

More than 90 million travelers will hit the road this Christmas, but will their travels lead them to festive Christmas celebrations or just long lines to see Santa at the… Read More…

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Festivals

What Americans Don’t Get About Oktoberfest

German ex-pat Cathrine Schermann shares what most Americans don’t understand about Oktoberfest and how you can party a bit more like the locals.

12 Family-Friendly Ways to Travel to Summer Festivals
Entertainment / Family/Kids Travel / Festivals / Travel News

12 Family-Friendly Ways to Travel to Summer Festivals

You’ve visited your relatives, hit up the theme park, gone exploring in a state or national park…so what’s left to do this summer? Why not check out a music festival?… Read More…

Eight Weird and Wacky U.S. Festivals
Culture / Festivals / Road Trips / Specialized Travel / USA

Eight Weird and Wacky U.S. Festivals

What do giant mushrooms, mullet fish, washboards, and turpentine have in common? They are all themes of annual festivals held right here in the US of A…and the list doesn’t… Read More…

Travel Tip: Unusual Summer Festivals
Festivals / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Unusual Summer Festivals

We’re coming up on summer festival season, but I’m not going to tell you about the ones everyone knows about. I’m talking about the quirky events that really reflect the… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Montreal—The City of Festivals
Canada / Culture / Festivals / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Montreal—The City of Festivals

Montreal is known as the City of Festivals and one of the best ways to experience a festival is to roll up your sleeves and volunteer. This week, our voluntourism… Read More…

Travel Tip: Spring Flower Travel
Festivals / National Parks / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Spring Flower Travel

It’s springtime, boys and girls, and you know what means…the flowers are in bloom. So while it might be a cliché to stop and smell the roses, this is exactly… Read More…

Travel Tip: Volunteering At Film Festivals
Festivals / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: Volunteering At Film Festivals

Why go to a film festival just to sit in the theater?  Some festivals have participatory events off screen that can make the experience even more meaningful. Volunteer for just… Read More…

How to Be Irish All Year: St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Beyond
British Isles / Cultural Immersion / Festivals / Travel News

How to Be Irish All Year: St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Beyond

St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that originally paid tribute to the bishop who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century, has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish…. Read More…

Beyond SXSW: The Top 6 Festivals for Music & More
Culture / Entertainment / Festivals / Travel and Music

Beyond SXSW: The Top 6 Festivals for Music & More

SXSW starts tomorrow, but music insiders are already complaining that this year’s festival has become too commercialized….Have you seen that one of the stages is sponsored by Doritos? If you’re… Read More…