Planning for Mardi Gras: Let the Good Times Roll

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 24, 2011

Let the Good Times Roll, Mardis Gras, Shreveport Louisiana

In the midst of making holiday plans – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are right around the corner – you might also start thinking about plans for another holiday.  Equally full of fun and excitement, Mardi Gras can be a fun, and family friendly experience.  I had long wanted to experience Mardi Gras, but felt […]


Fall Festivals in New York City

by Jessica Colley on September 19, 2011

After summer winds down in the Big Apple there are plenty of events for New Yorkers to look forward to. The autumn is packed with festivals in a variety of categories that remind locals and visitors alike that New York is an incredibly vibrant, cultural city. From September through November, some of the most famous […]


The 500 Festival Celebrates Miles of Indy Memories

by Jenni Ingersoll on May 9, 2011

Indy car Indianapolis

There are certain times of the year when I like  living in Indiana more than others.  Take March for instance, when a Madness for basketball sweeps across the Hoosier state. Then there is the month of May, when a sense of excitement and anticipation hits as all eyes look toward Indianapolis and the events leading […]


Summer Music in Belgium

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 21, 2011

Les Francofolies, Spa, Belgium

It’s a spring and summer of music in Belgium, with events and festivals spanning a variety of musical genres.  Belgium is easily accessible from many other European countries, so a musical getaway is affordable and enjoyable.  Take a look at what’s on the calendar: Botanique Nights Festival – Brussels, May 13-22, 2011.  The Botanique is […]


A Year of Festivals in Berlin

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 30, 2011

Brandenburg Gate Berlin

Each year, Berlin offers a growing list of festivals, parades, celebrations, and annual cultural highlights that make it a wonderful destination for travelers wanting to experience the country’s local flavor.  Whether you’re looking for historical sites and museum events, cultural events and musical performances, or something a little quirky, you’ll find plenty of activities all […]