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About Gleni Bartels

Gleni is always on the lookout for a new band to listen to, the best margarita around, and an adventure that combines both pursuits.
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Detroit’s River Days Festival 2017
5 days ago

Detroit’s River Days Festival 2017

For over a decade, Detroit’s RiverFront Conservancy has been celebrating the transformation of the city’s transformed Riverwalk area. The event features great live music, delicious food, and fun activities. On land and water–River Days has become a summer must for locals and tourists alike. This year River Days takes place from June 23-25, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

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Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts Celebrates Its 50th Year
1 month ago

Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts Celebrates Its 50th Year

Since its inception in 1967, the Festival of the Arts has served as the harbinger of spring for residents of Oklahoma City. For fifty years, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City has sponsored a six-day, family-friendly celebration of the arts that ranges from food to music to fine art. Did we mention admission is completely free?

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Your Guide to Coachella 2017
2 months ago

Your Guide to Coachella 2017

Coachella has become one of the world’s most premier music festivals. It’s so popular it had to break into two weekends to accommodate the crowds (and celebs) itching to spend 3 days in the desert soaking up the sun, catching the hottest musical acts, and bringing flower crowns back year after year.

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The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
4 months ago

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

While the saying goes that April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, the inhabitants of the Skagit Valley in Washington state celebrate the bounty of spring—or more specifically tulips—starting the first day of April. The world-renowned Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place all month long and has boasted visitors from all 50 states and 93 foreign countries.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival
4 months ago

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

For over a century, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Winter Carnival has been living up to its original purpose: helping Colorado residents deal with the cabin fever brought on …
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Tips for Ringing in the New Year in NYC
6 months ago

Tips for Ringing in the New Year in NYC

Few things are tied together in people’s minds as closely NYC and the bright lights and bustle of Times Square. It’s the place for souvenirs, for listening to talented buskers, for Broadway shows. And it’s also famously the site of the ball drop that heralds in a brand-new year. Whether you grew up watching the event hosted by Casey Kasem or Ryan Seacrest, there always seems to be something magical in the air in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. If you’re not content to be one of the the one billion people joining the countdown from their living rooms, keep in mind the following while planning your last trip of the 2016.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
6 months ago

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the first National Lakeshore in the United States. While 2016 marks the centennial of the National Parks Service, it also signals the 50th anniversary of Pictured Rocks. With many things to do and see, it’s a must for anyone who loves the outdoors—and is still trying to Find Their Park.

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Explore the Bisti and De-Na-Zen Badlands
8 months ago

Explore the Bisti and De-Na-Zen Badlands

If the hustle and bustle of city living has got you wanting to get off the grid or if you’re curious what it might be like to live on the moon, you might want to take a trip to the Bisti and De-Na-Zen Wilderness Area, a free-to-the-public, year-round, little-visited section of the badlands in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. But before you head off to your own private Burning Man, there are a few things to consider.

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Favorite Drive-Through Safari Parks
10 months ago

Favorite Drive-Through Safari Parks

You don’t need to go buy a plane ticket, pack your khaki bucket hat, and head out to the Serengeti or some other far-off place to experience an awe-inspiring safari. All across the United States are expertly curated safari parks aimed at humanely treating our four-legged, feathered, and reptilian friends and allowing us to get closer than we ever thought possible to exotic creatures big and small. Read More

Top Southern California Beaches
10 months ago

Top Southern California Beaches

There have been countless things produced in homage to California. Whether it’s a photograph of a glorious sunset over the Pacific, a Beach Boys song praising the disposition of the …
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