Make an excuse for a sunny getaway this February, when you head to Barbados Feb. 10–17 for the annual Holetown Festival. Taking place in beautiful Holetown, Barbados, Holetown Festival celebrates the arrival of the first settlers in the area, Feb. 17, 1627.
The first Holetown Festival took place in 1977, the 350th anniversary of the first English settlement on Barbados. A week-long celebration, it takes place every February and includes lots of cultural activities and Barbados traditions, from folk singing and dancing to sports and games, parades and vendors to traditional cuisine. Some of the highlights include an opening gala, carnival, pageant, classic car parade and nightly concerts and karaoke competitions.
If you’re visiting Barbados during the festival, it’s also the perfect time to take a bus tour. These two-hour guided tours kick off at the Holetown Library at 10 a.m. on both Feb. 13 and 15, and the tour is only $25 per person. It’s an excellent chance to check out more of the area’s history.
If you love traveling with charity runs in mind, this is another opportunity to do so. The Sagicor/HIV AIDS Commission 7K Road Run and The Michael Parravicino 7K Road Walk both take place Feb. 18. The registration fee is only $10 and the races start at Frederick Smith Secondary School.
Several educational lectures are also given as part of the festival. Check out speakers covering topics like the anatomy of Barbados place names, the island’s historic aristocracy and more.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
There are many different ways to consume the news in today’s world. Traditional newspapers have become a thing of the past with more and more people choosing to get news from digital outlets. In the age of technology, the issue that arises is there are so many different websites and news outlets to gather information. It’s difficult at times for consumers to figure out which app or website gives them the information most important or relevant to them.
Among the world’s most coveted food capitals today, Macau (officially a Special Administrative Region of China) tops many a list. The 12-square-mile city is home to 19 Michelin-starred restaurants, nine Bib Gourmand and the world’s first fusion cuisine, and was recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its singular culinary scene, but its street food culture may be its most popular feature with in-the-know travelers. Here are five top street dishes to prowl for in Macau.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Shrimp is a summer staple. Seafood in general is consumed more during the summer because many travelers make their way to coastal destinations, but shrimp is king. Shrimp is added to many dishes and served in different forms. All summer, people purchase pounds of shrimp and cook them however they desire to go along with their meal. Several different ways to prepare shrimp are highlighted here to expose travelers to the world of shrimp.