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The Perfect Beach To Retire In Latin America

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

On the golden coast of Panama's Azuero Peninsula sits the town of Pedasi, large enough so you could actually live there yet small enough to make you feel like an active stakeholder in a thriving community.

Artist Christopher Healey Travels To Mexico And Captures Fat Tuesday On Film

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christopher Healey, Courtesy of Christopher Healey Sending anyone into a carnival with a camera and asking for good photos is ki...

Germany, Off the Beaten Path

Findery | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Findery

These are all worthy of discovery and showcase a lot of what the world knows and loves about the country and the culture. But if you want to see Germany in a different way, take the train or rent a car and head to the south to the countryside.

Carnival Looks Pretty Wild In Europe, Too

AP | Associated Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — The wild and colorful costumes and masquerades that precede the Christian season of Lent have created popular festival traditions in S...

Bonaire's Adorable Little Kids Carnival (PHOTOS)

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Carnival season is marked by parades, costumes, music, dance, and parties. From New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro, every city has its own unique charm when it comes to carnival festivities.

These Captivating Photos Of Carnival Show Latin America Knows How To Celebrate

The Huffington Post | Christy Havranek & Ana Benedetti | Posted 04.30.2015 | Latino Voices

A procession of colorful floats and samba dancers in Rio de Janeiro may be what comes to mind when talking about carnival, but the annual celebration ...

Mardi Gras: History, Traditions And Little-Known Facts

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

Mardi Gras falls on February 17, 2015. As it is commonly understood, Mardi Gras is a raucous celebratory affair that serves as a final shebang before...

10 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of Rio's Carnival

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.16.2015 | World

Thousands of dancers hit the streets of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro this weekend to celebrate the first days of the country's Carnival festivities. The 5-...

How The Grand Tradition Of Carnival Influenced Performance Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts

The celebration known as Carnival has no singular description. In Trinidad and Tobago, it's celebrated before Ash Wednesday, sometimes with participan...

2 Shot Along Mardi Gras Parade Route, Police Say

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.14.2015 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 19-year-old man opened fire near a popular all-female Mardi Gras parade, killing two people in the latest spate of violence to ...

This Is How One Spanish Town Gets Ready For Lent

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion

Lent starts early this year -- but these Spaniards are ready. Hundreds of cheery festival-goers poured into the streets of the Galician town of Xin...

Dancing to the Rhythm of Caribbean Folklore: A Not-to-Miss Party in Colombia

Joanna Riquett | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

I'm sitting in the terrace of a nice dessert restaurant in my hometown Barranquilla. It's five in the afternoon and the breeze is cool and soft. As I admire the sky changing colors I remember it's the last day I'll be enjoying this Caribbean breeze.

Amazing Photos From Spain's First Carnival Celebration of the Year

HuffPost Spain | Ana Aldea | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts

The first carnival of the year in Spain is La Vijanera, which draws thousands of people to the Cantabrian town of Silió on the first Sunday in Januar...

12 Street Performances That Are Better Than Anything You'll See On TV

Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Step right up, folks! And welcome to the oldest, grandest, most splendiferous show on Earth. Matriculants of this ancient open-air university include ...

Here's The First Footage From 'AHS: Freak Show'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

Prepare to freak out. "American Horror Story: Freak Show" unveiled the first footage from Season 4 of the series in a new trailer, and things defin...

The Evolution of Anya: The Fashion Designer, the Mentor, the Winner

Danielle James | Posted 11.15.2014 | Style
Danielle James

Her presence is undeniable -- as all eyes turn to her in intrigue. Dressed in a zebra print jumpsuit (her own) and Gerard Yosca jewelry, a New York born and raised designer, the amalgamation of an island queen with a city chic cool style is here.

The Real Superheroes of P'Town Carnival

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

While inarguably P'Town is known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast, and this year marked the 36th anniversary of Carnival, our presence wasn't always as welcoming as it is today.

Up Hill Down Hall. An Indoor Carnival. Tate Modern, London (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

London's Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals in the world. Starting its life as a local festival set up by the West Indian co...

Carnival Announces Plans For Cruise To Haiti

AP | By DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A major Florida-based cruise line has signed a letter of intent to develop a new port on an isolated Haitian barrier island...

Provincetown: The Famous Beach Town That Lets You Be as Gay as You Want

Jim Werner | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

It's Summer 101: P-town rules as an LGBT beach town -- a well-deserved rep. Proximity to a major city, idyllic beaches, fabulous and fabulously affordable art and an unpretentious, relaxed vibe. Packing yet?

Bound By Flesh: The Story of Violet and Daisy Hilton

Alex Doll | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

As a curiosity, full of salacious possibility, or as the heartbreaking tale of two women, unprepared for independence after success, Bound By Flesh is a humanizing and powerful must-see recounting of the rise and fall of these fascinating women.

"Geek Love" Author Champions Film

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

American's have long been fascinated by the lives of "freaks." June 27th the award-winning documentary Bound by Flesh opens.

Can Freaks Find Love?

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

When vaudeville superstar Violet Hilton one half of Siamese twins tried to marry the musical director of her band, Maurice Lambert in 1934, she had every confidence she would succeed.

The Ten Best State Fairs in the United States

Hopper.com | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Here are 10 of the best-loved and most widely-attended fairs in all of America, so grab a cotton candy and take a seat.

The Right All-inclusive Trip for You

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When planning a vacation, sometimes it's simpler to pay one flat fee that covers it all -- lodging, food, drinks and activities. It takes the stress out of figuring out where to allocate funds and counting coins when the check comes.