There are more reasons to visit Michigan’s Northwest coast than its scenery Leelanau County, Michigan, the Cherry Capital (and home of the Michigan Cherry Festival!) “Mmm, what are these red things in my granola bar?” “Oh, those must be craisins!” “No, I think they’re raisins…” “Maybe they’re dried grapes. Oh, wait, raisins and dried grapes … Read more
Do you hear “free things to do in London” and think “No way!” We’ll have you re-thinking that response in no time. London’s South Bank has so much to offer for both the tourist and the local and is one of London’s most popular and vibrant areas to visit in the capital. The good news is that … Read more
On the third weekend of July 2009, I not only felt incredibly lucky to be visiting Venice with my family, I felt lucky to be in the right place at the right time. [pullquote]The Feast of the Redeemer (Festa del redentore), a huge party that originally began as a celebration that Venice was free from … Read more
We came. We saw. We ate. We drank. The aptly named Euphoria Festival was held in Greenville, S.C. The festival has quickly become a favorite Southeastern jaunt for people near and far. The festival was founded in 2006 by singer/songwriter Edwin McCain and local restaurateur Carl Sobocinski. Food and music together in the setting of Greenville with its award-winning … Read more
Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is celebrated the first two days of November throughout Mexico, as well as in other parts of the world. Combining aspects of Halloween, a funeral and Marti Gras, the holiday boldly incorporates joy, sorrow, darkness and color. Experiencing the celebration last year in Oaxaca, Mexico, I found it … Read more
July is for celebrating and your assignment is to write about a festival you have traveled to, or one that you would like to attend in the future!
Celebrating Thailand’s New Year Every April, the whole country of Thailand takes up arms, rallies, and wages a war that has nothing to do with politics or social unrest. Foreigners and locals fight side by side, and everyone no matter what age is a target in the largest water fight in the world: Songkran. Songkran … Read more