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10 Life-Changing Festivals Around The World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
GOBankingRates

Traveling isn't cheap. But some trips are worth the extra cash and the strict budgeting. If you're looking for a life-changing travel experience that gives you an intimate view of the history and character of a culture or country, consider attending one of these 10 festivals.

Everfest Revolutionizes The Festival App

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Morena Duwe

With the exponential growth of music festival culture comes its exponential evolution. Organizing these events, whether big or small, is no easy feat, and many festivals are extremely eco-conscious, emphasizing the "leave-no-trace" philosophy.

Exploring Europe's Summer Food Festivals

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

Every summer, Europe hosts some of the most incredible food festivals in the world. With the warm weather and longer days, summer is the best time of the year to travel to these amazing countries.

Bill Nye Announces the 2015 Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup and Explains the Axis of Fun

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

Nothing validates a claim quite like hard facts from a scientist, which is why Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin's popular cross-genre Indie music festival, hand-picked Bill Nye to announce the 2015 lineup and provide evidence that this fest is, in fact, the most fun in all the land.

7 of the Most Bizarre and Awesome Festivals On Earth

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Summer is the prime time for taking in your favorite festivals -- the weather is warm, the days are longer, and everyone is looking for a good time. There are always the big productions to look forward to, but it turns out America's smaller towns have quite a bit to offer.

Savor the South at One of These Summer Festivals

Carolyn Bass | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Carolyn Bass

Georgia's private Sea Island will open to the public for its first-ever festival of Southern food, beverages and music. The three-day festival beginning June 19 will take place within the various resort properties that comprise the exclusive Sea Island resort complex.

A Little Taste of the South in Durham

Carolyn Bass | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste
Carolyn Bass

Durham proved once again what an amazing food city it is becoming at the recent Taste 2015 events. The three-day food event kicked off with a VIP rece...

Live and Dangerous: Coachella 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

We combed through the whole roster and handpicked 3 emerging artists that we think are essential to catch at Coachella 2015.

America's First Theme Park Fetes Its Berried Past

Annabel Osberg | Posted 05.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Entertainment abounds in Southern California; whereas agriculture is scarce, so we crave the pastoral idea of it. With the Boysenberry Festival, the relationship between agriculture and amusement has come full circle at Knott's.

America's 14 Best Small-Town Festivals

Fodor's | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

You may not know it, but some of the country's best festivals are held in small towns scattered throughout the U.S. Featuring a wide range of unique t...

Where To Eat In Austin During SXSW And Year-Round, By Neighborhood

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.16.2015 | Taste
Stephanie Keller

Convenience and close proximity often become the priority, which explains the allure of free tacos and BBQ for six meals in a row.

Getting Ready for Mahashivratri, the Great Night of Shiva!

Alka Pratap | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Alka Pratap

India is the land of festivals. In fact, there is a festival for almost every day. This is testimony to the spirit of celebration that underlies India's cultural ethos. Festivals in India aren't just about revelry. They are also a means for spiritual growth.

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...

Turn Left at the Oyster Festival!
A Festival a Month for 2015

Natalie Compagno | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Great festivals are conducive to great travel. They are mankind at its best - free-spirited and welcoming. They also offer countless opportunities for the unexpected. Here is a festival a month to put on your calendar for 2015. And don't worry, January's festival doesn't start until the end of the month, there is still time to get to all of them.

These Photos Show Ukraine's Wackiest Festival

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

The Ukrainian festival of Malanka is as wacky as they come. One night every year, Ukrainian villagers dress up as bears, goblins and other characte...

5 Awesome Festivals in India You Shouldn't Miss

Alka Pratap | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Alka Pratap

Indian culture is pretty damn ancient and the variety of what it has to offer is quite mind-boggling. The festival of Diwali has just gone by for example, with its lights, colors, fireworks and delightful cuisine.

What I Learned From Celebrating Diwali

Alka Pratap | Posted 12.24.2014 | Religion
Alka Pratap

The Indian festival of Diwali is celebrated for a number of reasons. Legend has it that Lord Krishna slew the demon Narakasura on this day, and thus, Diwali has been celebrated every year to commemorate the event.

A Pictorial Tour of Monticello's Heritage Harvest Festival

Carolyn Bass | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Carolyn Bass

Urban farming is sweeping the country as individuals and families seek ways to eat more healthily while also whittling down the grocery bills. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's legendary estate in Charlottesville, Va. recently offered two-days of gardening, farming, and DIY classes and demonstrations during its annual Heritage Harvest Festival.

America's Weirdest Fall Festivals

MiniTime | Posted 11.28.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Whether you're betting on speeding coffins, tasting teriyaki bear or just yelling your head off, autumn brings a sense of excitement to the kookiest festivalgoers.

The World's Most Interesting Festivals

Viator | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Viator

From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you've either seen it firsthand -- or taken part in it -- you'll never be quite the same.

The Biggest, Gayest Music Festival Ever Hits Austin This Weekend

Logan Lynn | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

This coming weekend, September 12-14, over 100 LGBTQ artists and performers will descend upon Austin, Texas for the inaugural Stargayzer Festival -- an epic 3-day queer music & arts mega-fest, previously unmatched in scale.

5 Ski Resort Beer Festivals Not to Miss

Liftopia | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Ski resorts offer large open venues, great views, and a population of eager enthusiasts (AKA skiers) ready to knock back a few pints.

End of Summer Festivals In And Around New York City

MiniTime | Posted 09.27.2014 | New York
MiniTime

From now until the end of September, there's everything from musical and dance events to Italian feasts to a Hong Kong Boat Festival that are out of this world and great for kids of all ages. Here's a shortlist of what's coming up so you don't miss out on their best offerings for kids.

13 Reasons to Travel for a Festival

Adam Groffman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Adam Groffman

Tell me: Do you love festivals? From multi-day music festivals to gay pride events, film festivals, cultural events and art shows -- festivals are a p...

The 2014 American Black Film Festival Premieres in New York City

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In 18 years, the American Black Film Festival has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, to Miami, Florida and now New York City.