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Introducing the ski-free ski holiday

Introducing the ski-free ski holiday

February 16, 2012 · ,

Rising with the lark to put in eight hours on the slopes before collapsing in a sweaty heap, ski holidays could often be synonymous with a hard grind — but not any more. These days a ski break does not have to involve much actual skiing at all. Spas, good food and wine, nature treks [...]

Last Minute Savings on New Year’s Escapes with Expedia!

Last Minute Savings on New Year’s Escapes with Expedia!

December 29, 2011 · , , , ,

Get cozy with hot deals around the globe. Expert travelers agree—this is the best time of year to beat the crowds in Europe or join the party on the lido deck in the Caribbean. Don’t let those vacation days go unused…It’s not too late to warm up this winter and save with Expedia! Right now, [...]

Irish at home, worldwide cheer St. Patrick’s Day

Irish at home, worldwide cheer St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2010 · , , ,

Much of the world is turning green Wednesday for St. Patrick’s Day, the annual celebration of all hues of Irishness. Half a million people were forecast to line the 3-kilometer (2-mile) route of the flagship Dublin parade, which is exploring the theme “The Extraordinary World.” It is a nod to Ireland’s increasing multiculturalism — as [...]

Where was the first U.S. Mardi Gras held?

Where was the first U.S. Mardi Gras held?

February 16, 2010 · , ,

The merriment and mayhem of Mardi Gras comes to a climactic end on Fat Tuesday. But where did the celebration begin? Despite the holiday’s rich history in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mayor Sam Jones of Mobile, Alabama, says the first Mardi Gras celebration in this country actually took place in his city, and most Mobile natives [...]

10 great places to have a slice of National Pie Day

10 great places to have a slice of National Pie Day

January 22, 2010 · , ,

When it’s time for dessert on Saturday, make sure to order pie. It’s National Pie Day — as if the American Pie Council really needed to give us an excuse to have a slice. Whether sweet or tart, flaky or crusty, pie is an American tradition, says Ed Levine, founder of SeriousEats, a website devoted [...]

Fantastic New Year’s Eve destinations

Fantastic New Year’s Eve destinations

A couple million people will hit Brazil’s Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro as the final minutes of 2009 are counted down, ready for a mix of spiritual observances, fireworks and full-tilt partying. Thousands of miles away, a much more low-key style of New Year’s revelry will be happening on a tiny island off the [...]

Barack Obama’s Hawaii holiday may boost tourism

Barack Obama’s Hawaii holiday may boost tourism

December 28, 2009 · , , ,

Tourism officials hope images of a president celebrating a warm Christmas in Hawaii will remind mainlanders that a sunny getaway awaits them if they’d just hop on a plane and leave the frigid temperatures and mounds of snow behind. While officials don’t expect President Barack Obama’s visit to attract tourists immediately, they hope it will [...]

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