When you think of Miami, FL, you probably think of the gorgeous beaches and vibrant culture of the city. From the world-famous nightclubs, five-star restaurants, and miles of beautiful beaches, Miami is full of heat and excitement. There is a strong presence of Latin culture in Miami, so it’s no surprise that one of the biggest events of the year is Carnaval Miami.
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.
Beads and costumes and music…oh my! Mardi Gras time has to be one of the most fun times of the whole year. Although Mardi Gras itself in New Orleans may not be the ideal place for young children and families, the celebration in Lake Charles, Louisiana is fit for all to attend! Are you interested in experiencing Mardi Gras the Lake Charles way? Read on to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras experience happening in late February.
Though the summer months are rapidly drawing to a close, readers can take comfort in the fact that Labor Day is just around the corner! Our team at DrivetheNation.com has searched high and low for the best Labor Day events throughout the country. Check out our top Labor Day attractions that you won’t want to miss!
If the unseasonably warm temperatures weren’t indicative enough, the calendar has officially declared what the rest of us already knew: it’s summer! The summer solstice marks the onset of summer and falls on the longest day of the year. In 2016, it’s taking place on Monday, the 20th of June.
For most people, taking a ride in a hot air balloon is one of those “bucket list” items, a lifelong dream. What most people don’t know, however, is that being able to hitch a ride in a hot air balloon is actually a lot easier than you think.
And, regardless if you’re an old pro at hot air balloons or have always wanted to give them a shot, you’re in luck. There are a number of amazing hot air balloon festivals that happen each year across the U.S.
Even though pretty much everyone in the US knows about the fun to be had on Cinco de Mayo, the actually origins of the date might not be quite as well known.
The original Cinco de Mayo occurred way back in 1852. On that day, the 5th of May, the Mexican army unexpectedly won a huge fight, called the Battle of Puebla, against the French. This victory, played an important part in the histories of both Mexico and the United States, indirectly.
Because winning this battle was such a big surprise, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the Mexican people decided to celebrate, hence the beginnings of Cinco de Mayo. Today, this holiday is something that is celebrated in over 120 different cities and spots in the US.
It’s almost time to bring your flower crowns out of retirement. Festival season is quickly approaching. And while everyone knows about Coachella and Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapolooza, there are plenty of other festivals happening around the United States that’ll inspire you to dance in the streets (or open field, or parking lot)–and just might be a bit closer to home.
With long travel days and back-to-back meetings, business trips can be exhausting. While it might be tempting to kick back and relax, business travelers might miss a valuable opportunity to explore a new city and all it has to offer!