Summer Events in Philadelphia

Summer Events in Philadelphia

It's been quite a while since we haven't written anything new about one of America's most beloved cities: Philadelphia. This historic city has always been a favorite destination for US citizens (and not only). With historic attractions of major importance and a thriving urban culture, Philadelphia is an all year round destination. And it gets even more interesting in summer, when hundreds of events keep culture-hungry tourists busy. Here's a taste of what you could experience this summer ... [ read more ]

Best US Spring Break Destinations for 2013

Best US Spring Break Destinations for 2013

Springs breaks are expected with much anticipation by us all, but it is usually college students who make the best of them. It has become quite fashionable for US college students to spend their spring break abroad, on some exotic beach like the ones in Mexico or the Caribbean. But what about the USA? Has it lost all the appeal? That's definitely not the case. To prove us right, for today's article we have selected a handful of spectacular best US spring break destinations for 2013. Keep ... [ read more ]

Winter Events in San Diego

Winter Events in San Diego

As California's southernmost city, San Diego enjoys long, torrid summers and mild winters. And even though summers are best for enjoying its beaches and beautiful surroundings, it is winter when San Diego reveals its true personality: a multicultural, vibrant city, with lots of touristy attractions but also a rich cultural life. With the summer crowds gone, there will be plenty of sights, activities and winter events in San Diego that you can enjoy at your own pace. Here are a few suggest... [ read more ]

Hottest Summer Festivals on the East Coast

Hottest Summer Festivals on the East Coast

There are few other more pleasant activities than a summer road trip. Include a few noisy summer festivals in your itinerary, and you’ve just obtained the perfect recipe for an unforgettable holiday. Of course, in a big country like the US, and especially in a time of recession, traveling from coast to coast in search for the ultimate summer party might be a bit too costly – if not time consuming. A more budget friendly alternative might be to drive along one of the two coasts: hence the... [ read more ]

Easter Traditions in the US

Easter Traditions in the US

Maybe not as commercial or popular as Christmas, Easter in one of the most important holidays in the United States. Christianity is the most widespread religion in this country, so no wonder that most Americans celebrate Easter and preserve some of the traditions associated with this holiday. Some of the Easter traditions in the US are essentially religious traditions, like attending the Easter mass, but some can be very unorthodox, like the New Your Easter Parade. Also, many of the European... [ read more ]

New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites

New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites

Like the rest of Louisiana, New Orleans is famous for its Cajun cuisine, with its notorious grills and aromatic stews and sea food dishes. Although the Cajun cuisine shows a lot of French influences, it evolved into a very distinct style – a mix of spices and cooking method that blends perfectly into the bohemian atmosphere of New Orleans’ French Quarter. The ongoing Mardi Gras carnival sounds like the perfect occasion to indulge on some of these New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites: ... [ read more ]

Tips for Attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Tips for Attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Travellers and party-goers all over the world, be ready to face a new edition of New Orleans’ famous carnival. The 2012 edition debuts on the 4th of February, with the usual  Krewe de Vieux parade. (For those of you who don’t know,’ krewe’ is a name used to designate the organizations who participate in the carnival parade, similar to the samba schools at the carnival in Rio de Janeiro). Across the next couple of weeks, the city will be the host of numerous parades, parties and even... [ read more ]

US Foods and Traditions for New Year's Eve

US Foods and Traditions for New Year’s Eve

The New Year’s Eve is one of the most expected nights in the year and a huge holiday in the United States. Like in most Christian countries, the New Year is celebrated on the 1st of January, even though it is rather secular holiday, with no religious significance. In USA, New Year usually means white nights, crazy parties, good company, good food and, most importantly, optimism and good time. For anyone interested in spending the New Year in the United States, here are some popular US food... [ read more ]

Best Christmas Markets in the US

Best Christmas Markets in the US

An old European tradition, Christmas markets enjoy an increasing popularity in the United States. A combination of a farmers market and country fair, Christmas markets are usually held during the first week of December, so that people can but the gifts and delicacies necessary for the preparation of the Christmas dinner. Most Christmas markets in US can be found in the major cities on the East Coast. It is cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore or New York, where European settlers of Germanic d... [ read more ]

Warm Christmas Escapes in the US

Warm Christmas Escapes in the US

Tired of putting one layers of clothes and suffering from the Rudolph Red Nose syndrome all the way through the Christmas season? Well, all you have to do in this case is get as far away from the cold weather and as closer you can get to the southern parts of the US. Of course, a place like Australia and the Caribbean could be even better, but considering this is holiday season, I’m assuming you aren’t willing to spend thousands of dollars in air fares and hotel bills. Some warm Christma... [ read more ]