Seasonal Travel

Mardi Gras Tips – Everything You Need to Know BEFORE You Attend Mardi Gras

Do you know the meaning behind the Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold, and green?

While Mardi Gras is celebrated in many destinations around the world, New Orleans is THE place to celebrate Mardi Gras season in the United States. Beginning on January 6th (also known as Twelfth Night or Epiphany Eve) and leading up to Ash Wednesday, Mardi Gras is a time for festive floats, glittery costumes, deliciously fattening …

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10 Perfect Places to Photograph the Country Club Plaza Lights in Kansas City

10 Perfect Places to Photograph the Country Club Plaza Lights in Kansas City

With the flip of a switch on Thanksgiving evening, the Seville-inspired Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, is suddenly illuminated with hundreds of thousands of colorful lights that burn brightly each night through mid January. These publicly accessible spots are the best places to photograph the Country Club Plaza lights.

10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Chicago

10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Chicago

Although Christmas is upon us, most of the festive activities to celebrate the holidays in Chicago run through January 6th. Read on for some of our favorites during a recent trip to the Windy City.

New Year Traditions from Around the Globe

New Year Traditions from Around the Globe

New year traditions vary widely from country to country. From foods to fashion, all wrapped with fun superstitions intended to usher out the old and bring in the new, here are some of the ways New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are celebrated around the globe.

Celebrate Christmas Around the World (Without Leaving the US)

Experience Christmas Around the World (Without Leaving the US)

When your family trims the tree, did you know that you’re embracing a Christmas tradition that began in Germany? Here are some other ways to celebrate Christmas around the world (without leaving the US).  

What to Do at Whitefish Mountain Resort in the Summer

What to Do at Whitefish Mountain Resort in the Summer

In the shadow of Glacier National Park, a one million acre (4,000 square km) wilderness area in northwestern Montana, is the resort town of Whitefish. Although it’s best known for its ski slopes, I prefer to visit once the snow has melted. Here are seven things to do at Whitefish Mountain Resort in the summer.

Why Forest Fires Are Good for the Environment (Even Though They Are Terrifying)

Why Forest Fires (Although Terrifying) Are Actually Good for the Environment

According to National Geographic, approximately 4 to 5 million acres of land are cleared by forest fires each year. While they can be destructive and terrifying, forest fires are good for the environment. How are wildfires good for the environment? Here are three surprising benefits they deliver to our forests and the woodland creatures that …

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25+ Amazing Summer Vacation Spots in the US to Inspire Your Next Trip

The Best Summer Vacation Spots in the US

Although summer in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t officially start until June 21st, most Americans kick off the season with the Memorial Day weekend at the end of May. As you make (or finalize) your summer vacation plans, you won’t want to overlook these best summer vacation spots in the US.

7 of the Best Summer Destinations in Europe

7 of the Best Summer Destinations in Europe

While there’s no bad time to visit Europe, summertime is my favorite with its long days and warm weather. If you plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean this summer, here are seven of the best summer destinations in Europe.

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