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Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum: How to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day

Every September 19, individuals from around the world trade in their normal attire for peg-legs and abandon their dialect ...

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Share Your Space With a Spook at China's Hungry Ghost Festival

It’s a bit premature for talk of costumes, candy and trick-or-treating in the U.S. but if you’re headed to Asia in the nex...

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Experience the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: the Largest Arts Festival in the World

Festivals are undoubtedly an unavoidable part of our cultural expression. There are seemingly festivals for anything you c...

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La Tomatina: Spain's Biggest Food Fight

While we often associate throwing tomatoes with an unfortunate theatre performance or as a way to humiliate the village id...

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The World's Craziest Soccer Fans

America's national pastime may be baseball, but for the rest of the world it's all about football. We're not talking about the pigskin game though. We're talking about the one with the black and white checkered ball. Back in 2007, FIFA estimated more than 265 million people played the sport around the globe, both professionally and for fun, while millions more cheered them on to victory.

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The Do's and Don'ts For Enjoying The U.S. Open

Not far from The Big Apple’s towering skyscrapers, traffic jams and chaotic atmosphere, there sits a less crowded patch of...

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Up, Up and Away: A Guide to the Best Hot Air Balloon Festivals in the US

It was October in the year of 1783 when the flight-crazed french scientist, Pilatre de Rozier launched the world's first h...

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The Story Behind Lollapalooza, One of the World's Largest Music Festivals

One of the premier music festivals in the country, Lollapalooza is three days of non-stop music, vibes and good times. Dra...