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8 of New Orleans' Best Festivals

For a fun and authentic New Orleans experience, all you have to do is attending a local festival. And in the home of Mardi Gras, you don’t have to try too hard to do that. Festival season is a year-round in the festival capital of the world, celebrating everything from NOLA’s best eats to music and culture.



So here are eight other New Orleans’s festivals worth making the trip down south for.

 

Sing Along at a Music Festival

 

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Added by Ann Hoge on December 5, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments

5 Don’t-Miss Destinations in the Kimberley, Western Australia

The Kimberley region is a rugged and remote area in northern western Australia. It can only be described as a magical place. It is largely uninhabited, but the scenery is beautiful, breathtaking, and very dramatic. You will need to rent a four wheel drive vehicle to traverse the rugged terrain, but the scenery is worth the bumpy road. One way to see most of the Kimberley is…

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Added by Jason Hall on December 4, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Wonderful Ways to Roam the Streets of Rome

When you are a first-time visitor with plans of many things to do in Italy, exploring its greatest cities can be quite an overwhelming prospect. Although the chaos is definitely part of the journey’s charm, it could also sometimes be considered a major drawback for visitors who would want to explore as much as possible in the least amount of time. While the "Eternal City" is a top choice on every first-timer’s…

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Added by Simon Hopes on December 3, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

Things To Remember Before You Travel To Israel

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Israel is undeniably a small nation, but it is rich in history and culture. This country has a great amount of history to offer its visitors.

Traveling to Israel? Here are some things to keep in mind before you go travel to Israel:



First off, passport stamps are no longer. Nowadays, a paper visa is issued at entry which shows your stamp. The visas are issued on arrival — free of…

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Added by Dawn B. Rivera on December 2, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Yorktown, Virginia's New American Revolution War Museum

The Sounds of Fifes & Drums



Driving along the beautiful Colonial National Parkway along the York River toward Yorktown, one can almost hear the sounds of fife and drums, regimental bands and the blistering sounds of a cannonade. Yorktown, the pivotal battle in Virginia which caused British General Cornwallis to surrender his army to combined American and French forces led by George…

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Added by William Annis Davis on December 1, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

12 Giants of 'World Music'

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Globalization has been a sometimes controversial mixed bag in different areas and different parts of the world, but I think we can all agree that on the plus side, one of its grooviest benefits has been to bring to spread many of the exciting cultural achievements of societies much different from our…

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Added by Max Pesling on November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Sweet Surfing in Essaouira, Morocco



The historic, atmospheric city of Essaouira
, on Morocco's Atlantic coast west of Marrakesh, is fronted by 10 kilometres of white sand swept by the trade winds that are so coveted by kite surfers and windsurfers. These winds, known locally as Chergui, are ideal for…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 29, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Visiting Another Side of Mexico: the Yucatan Peninsula

There is Mexico and there is the Mexican state of Yucatan. The former gets a lot of negative (and often unfair) press and the latter hardly gets mentioned (unlike the resorts of next-door state Quintana Roo, Cancun and the Riviera Maya).  Being inquisitive slow-travelers who prefer the “unusual,” we did a lot of research and discovered the essence of a…

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Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on November 28, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Fun Things to do in Lagos, Nigeria During Christmastime

Discover Lagos this Christmas…



Lagos is the largest Nigerian city and the financial center of a metropolis known for its beautiful beach resorts, boutiques, and nightlife. Also, this is known as a home to…

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Added by Lia Issabelle on November 27, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Where ''Spain'' Began: Venerable Valladolid



Settled by Celtic peoples even before the Romans ruled the peninsula they called Hispania, the capital of today’s autonomous community of Castile and León holds a special place in this country’s history. It was the first capital of…

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Added by Jose Balido on November 25, 2016 at 11:15am — No Comments

Giving Thanks for Voluntourism



It's Thanksgiving Day in the USA, and despite all the world's controversies and problems, many pause to reflect on what in their lives they're thankful for, and perhaps, too, the travel-minded a bit on how they can give a little back of their own good fortune the next time they travel.



It's certainly…

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Added by David Paul Appell on November 24, 2016 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Koh Tao – Thailand’s Island Paradise

A cloudless sky, the song of birds carried in the wind laced with the calm sound of waves crashing into each other and scent of the sea filled air. White sands and a turquoise sea that is so clear you can see the fish swimming. Have you ever wondered what paradise would be like? Stop wondering, paradise is a plane ride away in Koh Tao, Thailand.…

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Added by Nancy Ahuja on November 23, 2016 at 10:50am — No Comments

6 Best Budget Ski Resorts in Europe



by Felice Hardy



Skiing in Italy
‘s fabulous Sella Ronda in the Dolomites recently, I was stunned by the low prices I found for food and drink. In cute little mountain restaurants I paid 1.10€ for coffee, 2€ for soft drinks, and…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on November 22, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

I-95 Burnout? Brake For Florence, South Carolina

by Mary Gallagher / Photos by Will A. Davis

 

If you've driven up and down a lot of the USA's Interstate 95 between the Northeast and Florida numerous times, how many countless…

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Added by William Annis Davis on November 20, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Would You Eat This? 17 Foods for Adventurous Travelers

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Added by Max Pesling on November 19, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

My 4 Top Choices for My Europe Ski Trips in 2017



Europe has the ideal combination of tall mountains and lots of snow and that means it has plenty of great skiing destinations come winter.



Of course, you don’t want to waste your time hitting average ski resorts or slopes, we want the best there is. I will share my research on the…

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Added by Robert Walsh on November 18, 2016 at 8:48am — No Comments

The Remarkable Jewish Heritage of Girona, Spain

photo:  Lena Serditova





It is a January morning in Girona, an ancient city of modest size…

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Added by Harvey frommer on November 17, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

Marriott Opens a Courtyard in Northern New York's Lake George

 

Newly opened this past August on Canada Street running through the heart of Lake George Village, Courtyard Lake George represents a community effort to expand this iconic seasonal lakefront retreat into a year round…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on November 16, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

Salvador, Brazil's Cool São Joaquim Market

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When visiting the boisterous city of Salvador da Bahia, besides walking through the Pelourinho district, visiting the monuments and churches of the historical quarter and indulging in the street festivities, you should set aside an hour or two for the largest popular market in the city: the Feira de São…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 15, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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