While most hurricanes come and go from the media cycle in a flash, the effects are long-lasting where they strike. The British Virgin Islands has been painstakingly rebuilding since the major hurricanes that ripped through the region in 2017, Irma and Maria, and is celebrating this year’s Food Fête with added enthusiasm, announcing the nation’s comeback while drawing visitors for the sixth annual event.
Started in 2014 to draw attention to BVI’s culinary scene, Food Fête combines award-winning U.S. chefs with local BVI stars to highlight top foodie favorites of the Caribbean destination. This year’s sixth edition of the increasingly popular event will span seven days, Nov. 7–Dec. 1, with events held across six islands.
For the first time, hotels and resorts will offer promotional packages with tickets to Food Fête events along with accommodations, including properties like Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, celebrating its grand reopening since suffering extensive hurricane damage and hosting this year’s Gourmet Soiree, the elegant event launching the week-long festivities. The BVI Food Fête package includes 20 percent off a stay, tickets to the Soiree and free ferry service to Tortola for an additional event. It can be booked here.
Other events throughout the week are considerably more casual, maintaining those Caribbean vacation vibes, and include the family-friendly Taste of Tortola, the Cooper Island Rum Festival, the lively Jost Pork and More, the jazzy Taste of Virgin Gorda and the two-day Anegada Lobster Festival. Expect additional events and packages to be announced through November.
For some extremely last-minute holiday gifts this year, you can still give back by gifting with the all-new Adopt an Animal program with Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Based in Springfield, Missouri, the museum’s virtual program allows would-be guests and nature lovers around the country to connect with the 35,000 resident animals of Wonders of Wildlife.
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New Year’s Eve is going to look a little different this year. With celebrations scaled back and reduced gatherings, people seek different ways to ring in the New Year. Whether spending the holiday in your hometown or going on a little getaway for a change of scenery, check out these cities to spend the holiday.
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