While the saying goes that April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, the inhabitants of the Skagit Valley in Washington state celebrate the bounty of spring—or more specifically tulips—starting the first day of April. The world-renowned Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place all month long and has boasted visitors from all 50 states and 93 foreign countries.
It’s a time-honored way to ring in the new year, and fun for the whole family to boot. First Night Boston, established in 1976, is a completely free outdoor extravaganza that celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way. As long as you bundle up and plan ahead in terms of logistics, you can have a blast!
Roswell, New Mexico, is the fifth-largest city in New Mexico. An otherwise unassuming city, originally home to farmers and ranchers and industrial workers, Roswell came to be part of the country’s general consciousness when, in 1947, an air force surveillance balloon crashed at a ranch and prompted witnesses to believe an UFO had touched down and was subsequently covered up. An event now known as the Roswell Incident. Whether or not you believe this long-held conspiracy theory, Roswell is definitely worth a visit (but especially if you have a thing for aliens).
Sometimes the best destinations are the unexpected ones, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Yes, you could go to Times Square, or the favorite spot where you have gone for many years. But if you are looking for a new twist to bring in the New Year, here are some suggestions.
With long travel days and back-to-back meetings, business trips can be exhausting. While it might be tempting to kick back and relax, business travelers might miss a valuable opportunity to explore a new city and all it has to offer!
It’s a music-lover’s favorite time of year, and with good reason. Festivals are happening every weekend this summer, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to savor the season than by grabbing your crew and absorbing some great live music. Whether you’re a first-timer or a festival vet, here are some tried-and-true tips that will keep you rockin’ well into the fall.