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!
It’s a music-lover’s favorite time of year, and with good reason. Festivals are happening every weekend this summer, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to savor the season than by grabbing your crew and absorbing some great live music. Whether you’re a first-timer or a festival vet, here are some tried-and-true tips that will keep you rockin’ well into the fall.
Dubbed the “official start of summer” Memorial Day is usually a favorite holiday across the country. It’s easy to see why, usually by then the weather is beautiful, the grills are out for BBQs and parties, and everyone gets a nice long weekend to celebrate. It’s a lot of fun.
The quaint, historic town of Thomasville, Georgia welcomes visitors with friendly locals and southern hospitality. This is the perfect road trip spot to stop and enjoy local cuisine, handcrafted goods, antiques and lots of history.