As the cherry blossoms bloom and the Washington Nationals throw the first pitch of the season, it can only mean one thing: Spring has arrived in the nation´s capital, and summer is not far behind. Along with longer and warmer days comes a smorgasbord of some of the country´s best festivals, all within a short drive from D.C.
Sweetlife Festival (May)
Brought to you by the brains behind the local healthy food chain, Sweetgreen, this annual music and food festival takes place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., and features musical acts ranging from rock to electronic and everything in between.
DelFest (Memorial Day, May)
Cruise out to Cumberland, Va., during Memorial Day weekend for a three-day festival of music, mountains and memories. The festival features national acts like the Yonder Mountain String Band and Bruce Hornsby, as well as activities for all ages, like water balloon fights!
Roots Picnic (June)
The pier at Penn´s Landing in Philadelphia welcomes The Roots for the ninth year as they celebrate their hometown as only The Roots can. Accompanying acts include Usher, Leon Bridges and Swizz Beatz, among others.
For the past five years in Dover, Del., this music fest has slowly grown into a legendary must for festival fans. Major acts like Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons and Ellie Goulding will be gracing the stage this year.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
The babymoon trend is adding to the number of women traveling while pregnant. Expecting moms often need special items to take on the road. If you plan to travel while pregnant, you may want to consider adding these products to your suitcase.
Online shopping continues to soar in popularity with more people choosing to browse an entire catalogue of options instead of making a trip to the store. It makes sense because people are busy and sometimes don’t have time to spend hours browsing a store only to buy a few outfits. When shopping online, people can buy items sporadically or fill up carts and purchase them later. Online shopping is now more than just searching on the web, it’s also swiping through an app. Apps make it easier than ever to keep up with sales, new items and trends.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.