Photo Essay for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Jazzfest 2012: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Photo Essay

This is the second in our series on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. If you have never been to the festival, the following photo essay may give you inspiration to go if you are heavily drawn to either music or culture. Our first stop as we entered the festival grounds led us to the […]


Going to New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012? Some tips for enjoying the festival, including what to bring and how much it costs.

When I lived in New Orleans, the Jazz & Heritage Festival was one of many celebrations on the spring calendar, albeit one of the biggest; an appropriate bookend to a season that begins with Twelfth Night and Mardi Gras, meanders through St. Patrick’s Day, St. Joseph’s Day and Easter, and encompasses the French Quarter Festival […]


Going to Italy in the near future? Check ahead to see if there’s a La Notte Bianca festival – or White Night – being held in the town you’re visiting.
La Notte Bianca

  By Marla Cimini, Contributing Writer Visiting Italy is always a thrill, no matter how many times you’ve strolled across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, devoured a gelato in Sorrento, or tossed a coin into the magical Trevi fountain in Rome. But some of my recent trips have been even more memorable by coinciding with […]


Berlin Festival of Lights

by Chris on October 17, 2010

Planning a fall visit to Berlin? You might want to check out the city’s Festival of Lights. Here’s some photos from our 2010 trip.
Brandenberg Gate, Berlin Festival of Lights, Germany

We were in luck this week that our visit to Berlin coincided with the city’s annual Festival of Lights. Now in its sixth year, the Festival features colorful light shows on more than 60 landmarks, hotels and other buildings during a two-week period in October. The festival seemed popular with tourists and locals alike. On […]


Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, a faux Bavarian town in Washington’s North Cascades.
Oktoberfest, Leavenworth, North Cascades, Washington

I’ve leaving for 10 days in Germany today. With the trip on my mind last weekend, I figured I’d get a headstart on all things Deutsch by checking out the annual Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, a faux Bavarian town in the North Cascades east of Seattle. The natural beauty in the Icicle valley, smack dab in […]