Festivals and Events


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Belle and the Beast topiaries at Epcot
Belle and the Beast/Christine Dayao

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival (running this year through May 30) is one of the most beloved events at Walt Disney World. Celebrating the beauty of nature, the festival brings together botany, farm-to-table food, and entertainment. Best of all, admission to the event is free with your... Read More

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 Courtesy Bryan Rupp
Courtesy Bryan Rupp

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is home to nearly 300 vineyards; and this May, for Oregon Wine Month, The Vintages Trailer Resort — a collection of trendy, mid-century-inspired trailers in the heart of Oregon’s wine country — is offering well-priced accommodations and a wine package, to boot. The You Had Me at Pinot package, $75, includes two sets... Read More

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 Manang / Chabad of Nepal / Chabad.org
Manang/Chabad of Nepal/Chabad.org

Holidays tend to feel a little less holiday-like when you’re on the road and far from home. But those traveling this weekend at the start of Passover — which begins on Friday, April 22 — can celebrate at one of the thousands of seders hosted by Chabad.org, which brings Jewish traditions to people... Read More

Light City Baltimore from ShermansTravel on Vimeo. Whether it’s an illuminated parade at Disneyland or holiday fireworks, a nighttime light display never fails to please. The city of Baltimore is betting as much with its newest festival, Light City, which is taking over the Inner Harbor in the evenings through April... Read More

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Arizona
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick/Flickr/Dru Bloomfield

Catching a Major League Baseball spring training game is a must for every baseball fan. With 10 stadiums and games every day now through April 2, there’s still time for fans of the Cactus League — the 15 teams training in Arizona — to watch before Opening Day. The... Read More

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A view of the stars from Elqui Domos in Pisco Elqui, Chile
Starry view/Facebook.com/ElquiDomos

There’s nothing quite like looking up and setting your sights on the stars. The weeks ahead and spring are prime viewing times, too, thanks to celestial events like a super-bright full moon on February 22; close encounters with planets (Jupiter on March 8 and Mercury on April 18); and... Read More

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Olympic rings/Flickr/Shawn Carpenter

Why watch the 2016 Summer Olympics on TV when you can experience them live in the host city of Rio de Janeiro from August 5 through August 21? Although most people who will be attending the games began planning months ago, it’s not too late. (In fact, there are actually... Read More

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Rio
Rio/Keith Flanagan

As the Brazilian city buzzes in preparation for August’s Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is certainly one of today’s most talked about destinations. But perhaps you’re not keen on seeing the latest developments while jostling with the event’s anticipated 380,000 foreign visitors — which is why we suggest sneaking... Read More

A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Paris/Flickr/Omarukai

What’s on your travel to-do list in 2016? Wherever you’re planning — whether it’s a far-flung island jaunt, or a weekend getaway to seek out a new brewery or restaurant — we’re all looking to stretch our budgets, find the best quality for our dollars, and follow exactly the itinerary we want. The list... Read More

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St. James Court in Louisville
St. James Court/ Connie Hum

Louisville, Kentucky is, of course, the famed home of the Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Slugger, and Kentucky Fried Chicken, but there’s much more to this city. There are a number of under-the-radar spots worthy of attention and exploration. Here’s a sampling… Architecture buffs will fall in love exploring the homes in Old Louisville... Read More

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New York Hayride in Randall's Island Park
Facebook.com/NewYorkHayride

Ready for evil clowns, an immersive insane asylum, and chainsaw maniacs? With October comes Halloween, and with Halloween comes the inevitable barrage of haunted houses, costume parties, and — of course — haunted hayrides. Here are some of our favorites… ... Read More

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Crape Myrtle Allee at the Dallas Arboretum
Crape Myrtle Allee/Dallas Arboretum

[Updated August 2016] Ready to see a 2,000-pound pumpkin? Or a cannon that shoots pumpkins hundreds of feet in the air? Here are five of our favorite pumpkin festivals happening this autumn… Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival (Clarence, NY) Clarence rolls out its red — or maybe orange — carpet each fall for the Great... Read More

Crop Over in Barbados (a lesser known Caribbean festival)
Crop Over festival/Barbados Tourism Marketing

You’ll always find positive vibes in the Caribbean, but the celebratory mood is nothing short of infectious during big hooplas like Carnival. If the crowds scare you, though, we have good news: There are a handful of lesser-known but just as amazing festivals across the islands. While most happen over... Read More

Public Radio International
Public Radio International

April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. London and other spots in the UK are gearing up to celebrate his life and works. Here’s a sampling of the trip-worthy special performances and exhibits that any Bard-lover should be booking now. ... Read More

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Gothenburg Harbor, Sweden
Göran Assner for sweden.se/Gothenburg Harbor

Stockholm gets all the attention from travelers, thanks to its chic cafes and trendy restaurant scene. But those in the know are heading out west to Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg, that’s equal parts university town and seaside retreat. Known as the Gateway to the West Coast, it’s the perfect starting... Read More