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PHOTOS: Massive Hot Air Balloon Party Kicks Off

Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel

The world's largest hot-air balloon rally kicks off this weekend, as the 41st annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta lifts off Saturday morni...

PHOTOS: Leaf Peeping Up The Hudson River

Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

The loudest spot in Bear Mountain State Park on a fall weekend isn't in front of the polka band blasting out indecipherable German tunes or among the ...

Oktoberfest Beyond Munich

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

For hops afficionados, there's more to Germany than Oktoberfest. This autumn, consider these alternative destinations to quench your thirst for good brew.

Partying for the Planet and Dancing With God (at Burning Man)

Leah Lamb | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Leah Lamb

There is an expression one uses after an exceptionally good day or night on the playa... "I won Burning Man." It means you did it right, you slipped into the flow of the universe and something magical happened.

WATCH: Get Artsy In Edmonton

Karen Schaler | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

Known as one of the cultural capitals of Canada, the thriving city of Edmonton has this eclectic artsy vibe that makes it a fascinating yet still affordable place to visit.

All About 'Devil’s Curry' In Singapore

KF Seetoh | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel
KF Seetoh

It's not quite Halloween, but come every 7th month of the lunar calendar in Singapore, trick or treating gets mystifying and complex.

Uncovering 40 Hours Of Contemporary Art

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

In Northern Portugal, the Serralves Em Festa keeps attendees busy with its 240 plus activities and events over the course of 40 hours. The backdrop of this contemporary arts festa, or festival in Portuguese, is Portugal's second largest city, Porto, already well known for its famous port wine.

In Germany, Disguising Documentary As Art

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

The 13th Documenta Festival has taken over Kassel, Germany, filling the city's museums, abandoned buildings, parks and even a railroad station with documentary disguised as art. Held every four or five years, the 100-day festival embraces the idea that art is not limited to paintings on the wall.

WATCH: Summer In Oaxaca From Beginning To End

Bricia Lopez | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel
Bricia Lopez

Summers in Oaxaca are launched with the Guelaguetza festival, a two week long celebration of life and culture.

What Do You Regret Doing or Not Doing at Burning Man?

Quora | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Daniel Super, Lead Game Programmer, Atheist, Burner As a quick note to begin, Burning Man 2012 will...

PHOTOS: Peruvians Mock Their Conquerers

Andrew Burmon | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

Peru's Christian faith is a spoil of war, but no less genuine for being coerced. Likewise, the Incan culture is mourned despite being obviously extant.

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Start Of Summer In Portugal

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 07.17.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

The first of several saints days celebrated in Portugal, it marks the beginning of the city's many summer festivals.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Cities To Celebrate Bastille Day

Cheapflights | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

This Saturday, July 14, cities in France and around the world will set off fireworks, storm faux bastilles and honor all things France in celebrations that will have everyone shouting, "Vive la France!"

Grand Teton Music Festival Opens Triumphantly With Beethoven and Wagner

Laurence Vittes | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Given the quality of the music, it was immediately clear that this festival is developing along the Aspen model, presenting classical music of the highest quality in surroundings of formidable luxury (symbolized by a Four Seasons hotel) against a backdrop of iconic mountain majesty.

Stratford, Canada: A Place Where Beauty Matters

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

My annual pilgrimage to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival stimulated the thought once again about what it's like to be in a community that devotes itself to beauty. That beauty matters in a town of Stratford's size and geography is not only unusual these days, but it summons a reflection about what beauty entails and why it is important for our lives.

Elderly Thrill-Seeker Gored In The Leg At Bull Running Festival

AP | ELSA FRAILE and HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

PAMPLONA, Spain — One elderly thrill-seeker was gored in a leg and five others slightly injured as thousands of adrenaline-fueled runners raced ...

PHOTOS: The World's Greatest Rodeos

Cheapflights | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

There's nothing like letting the wild, bucking bronco in you loose and heading out to the fairgrounds to take in the rustic tradition of the rodeo.

PHOTOS: Spain's Most Famous Festival Is Underway

AP | ELSA FRAILE | Posted 07.06.2012 | Travel

PAMPLONA, Spain -- Tens of thousands of revelers showered each other with sparkling wine and waved red kerchiefs as the blast of a small rocket signal...

PHOTOS: Boothbay Harbor's Windjammer Festival

iLoveInns | Posted 08.18.2012 | Travel
iLoveInns

Every year Boothbay Harbor, Maine, hosts a celebration of their rich maritime history. Don't miss this year, the 50th anniversary of the festival.

Taste of Randolph Street 2012 (PHOTOS)

Mike Sternoff | Posted 08.18.2012 | Chicago
Mike Sternoff

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PHOTOS: The Amazing Amazon Festival Of Boi Bumbá

John Oseid | Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel
John Oseid

A parrot as tall as a four story house, a serpent big enough to swallow an SUV and a pink half man-half dolphin hover in the air. Sounds like a world out of Hieronymus Bosch.

PHOTOS: Petra Prepares For A 200th B-Day Celebration

Posted 05.23.2012 | Travel

The stunning archaeological site of Petra, Jordan is preparing for the 200th anniversary of its rediscovery, coming up this August. The Jordanian t...

PHOTOS: Mexico's Whale Shark Festival

Posted 05.22.2012 | Travel

The fifth-annual Whale Shark Festival hits Isla Mujeres, Mexico on June 21, offering visitors to the island off the coast of Cancun the rare chance to...

Diverse Wine Festivals Around The U.S.

Lisa Lubin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
Lisa Lubin

What better way to shake off the winter chills than enjoying a glass (or three) of vino accompanied by artisanal foods and cheeses?

7 Great Festivals Across The U.S.

Travelzoo | Posted 07.06.2012 | Travel
Travelzoo

May and early June are great times to save on travel; we've even found deals that are valid over Memorial Day weekend.