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¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!

There are of course a bunch of Mexican patriotic holidays that come around every year.  But the that's caught on most outside Mexico is Cinco de Mayo – especially in the next-door United States, most notably out on the West Coast, but really, pretty…


Added by David Paul Appell on May 5, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments

Spring Festivals in Southern Europe

Has spring sprung yet where you live? Or perhaps you're in the Southern hemisphere, and summertime is easing its way into warm fall days. This "shoulder season" time tends to provide perfect traveling conditions in many parts of the world, when you can avoid the summertime crowds and heat, and the weather is just right for doing plenty of walking.…

Added by Sara Cooke on March 26, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

China's Winter Wonderland: The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2013

For those who think China does not embrace the winter spirit, Harbin's festivals will be an unexpected delight.

Since 1963 Harbin has hosted the Ice and Snow Festival which showcases an entire themed city cast from ice blocks produced from the Songhua River. The festival includes an…

Added by The China Guide on December 12, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Gau Tao Festival of Vietnam's Hmong Ethnic Minority

Every year, when spring and the Tet  holiday come, if you go on an excursion to highlands and the northern mountainous provinces, you will be glad to see blooming peach trees and plum and to discover the mysteries in the Hmong minority’s customs and habits, to welcome New Year, usually celebrated in early January in the lunar calendar.

The Tet holidays last 12 days, with many community activities, and the most typical is the Gau Tao festival, one of two important events each year to…


Added by Vietnam tours on November 13, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Brewfest Debut

Autumn is harvest season and that means tons of festivals across the world marking the occasion. Food, wine, and of course beer are all fair game. I was extremely psyched to attend Mohegan Sun’s First Annual Brewfest and have my pick of sampling over 100 different brands. I quickly discovered that not only…


Added by Steve Mirsky on October 18, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

Tips for First-Timers to Fantasy Fest in Key West, Florida - Mardi Gras on Steroids!

Hello all FantasyFesters! Less than 50 days to go! (Oct. 19-28, 2012). And the parade's main theme this year (Fantasy Fest #33) is "A-Conch-Alypse" alluding to the end of the world in Dec. based on the Mayan Calendar.

The TravelSlut® 's Top Tips for First Time Fantasy Fest…


Added by Ann, TS on September 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Sanborn & Culbertson in Temecula Wine Country

The Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series in the formerly “undiscovered” Temecula, CA wine country has set a standard for big names and great performances in an intimate venue, but this 24th season just might boast their best lineup ever.  It’s more than remarkable that a venue seating less than 600 can bring in the likes of Chris Botti, Bobby Caldwell & David Benoit, Dave Koz, George Benson, Boney James, and Peter White, just to name a few.  And a beautiful venue it is, with…


Added by Rick Grandi on July 14, 2012 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

A Day at the Races: China's Dragon Boat Festivals

With summer in full swing, this year's series of Dragon Boat Festivals is underway today throughout coastal China; called Duan Wu Jie in Mandarin, they're normally held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Historically, this festival marked the beginning of summer and was celebrated to honor the gods in hopes of a good season. While Hong Kong is said to be the best place to go to take part in the festivities, each major coastal city on the mainland holds its own…


Added by The China Guide on June 23, 2012 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

San Francisco Pride Celebrates Global Equality

The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration, usually known as San Francisco Pride, is dedicated to education, to the commemoration of LGBT heritage and to the celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. The parade and festival are celebrated every year, for the past 41 years, in the city of…


Added by TripButler on June 22, 2012 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Sun BBQ Fest at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino Resort

Mohegan Sun here in Connecticut’s Mystic Country held its first annual BBQ Fest, and I was honored to be invited and check out the festivities, running Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3. I picked a Saturday visit, which turned out to be the rainiest! Originally scheduled to start…


Added by Steve Mirsky on June 8, 2012 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Nick’s Picks: Three San Francisco Street Fairs Not to Miss in the Month of June

Being a native San Franciscan makes me somewhat of an expert on the events, the people, and the pulse of one of the most traveled cities on the planet. In the month of June, in the “City By The Bay,” marks the beginning of what I call “Street Fair Season.” Almost every week in June in San Francisco neighborhoods celebrate the arrival of summer with blocked off streets, arts and crafts, and just about every imaginable type of  succulent street food. Get your groove on at these “San Fran”…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on May 25, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

International arts festival lights up San Jose

Giant puppet horses, giraffes on stilts, reggaeton superstars, Korean musicians and dancers, British rock legends and a host of other artists, musicians, dancers and actors will enliven
 San Jose


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 11, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Madrid’s Classic Fiestas of San Isidro

by Cristóbal Ramírez

Parasols, lace dresses and suits, fancy fashionable hats, and a field filled with people - that’s how the great Francisco Goya portrayed the fiesta honoring Madrid’s patron saint in his painting San Isidro…


Added by Iberia Airlines on May 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mexico's San Pancho Music Festival 2012

Visit Puerto Vallarta Mexico for more information on the area.

More on San Pancho…


Added by Pablo Gonzalez on February 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

At the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Books as Well as Movies

Sometimes the best vacation is one where you don't go anywhere at all. For the last three years Ray and I have been spending a week in Palm Springs just like the other tourists going to the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Sonny Bono started the film festival 23 years ago and it keeps getting better every year.

The weather was warm and sunny, the relatives flew in from Florida to join us, and we got to do my two favorite things, go to the movies and…


Added by Cara Bertoia on February 14, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

An Arts Festival on Costa Rica's Paradisical "Lost Coast"

Thinking of coming to Costa Rica, and looking for something different? An experience off the beaten path and unique? Check out Costa Rica’s “lost coast” from Dominical to Uvita. This lesser-traveled region along the southern Pacific Coast is a magical place where lush, green, rain forested mountains tumble down…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on February 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana

The Lake Charles, Louisiana, Mardi Gras Museum is housed in a building that was once a school. Today the building is the Central School Arts & Humanities Center.  The Mardi Gras Museum is just one of the organizations housed in the building. The museum claims to have the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes on display – they are fantastic.  Besides the amazing costumes they have animated mannequins that tell the story of Mardi…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 9, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

The Great Chardham Yatra Festival in India's Holy Town of Uttarkashi in April 2012

With an endeavor to revive Hinduism, the great Hindu reformer Adi Shankaracharya founded the Chardham Yatra during the 8th century AD. The name “Char Dham” rightfully refers to four abodes of the Almighty, namely Gangotri, representing Ganga-the godess of power, Kedarnath depicting the dwelling of Lord Shiva, Badrinath symbolizing the home of Lord Vishnu and Yamnotri signifying the godess of strength Yamuna. Housed at the Himalayan base of Garhwal (Uttaranchal), all the aforesaid locations…


Added by Global Tourism India on December 30, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Attain Spritual Satisfaction By Chardham Yatra

India is known as one of the most wonderful place which is rich in culture, history, religion and natural beauty. India offers a complete leisure trip to pilgrims, adventure seekers or any type of tourists.

Chardham tour in Northern India is the most suitable place for the pilgrims. The pious Dhams are located amidst lush green surroundings and majestic Himalayas. Thousands of pilgrims from all around the world plan every year to go on Chardham. This year there is good news for the…


Added by Global Tourism India on December 29, 2011 at 6:20am — No Comments

In India's Nagaland, the Hornbill Takes Off

(From the first of the daily updates from the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland... Read more on

The bull and the bolero became one. Colour charged the air. You could…


Added by Thommen Jose on December 9, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

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