First held in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is one of the city’s most popular annual events. Thousands of musicians, chefs and craftspeople flock to the Fair Grounds Race Course, not far from the French Quarter, to celebrate two weekends of New Orleans music and heritage.
More than 400,000 come to participate in the event. Local businesses serve traditional Louisiana cuisine like jambalaya, crawfish and Po-boys from two large food areas. Local and international artisans demonstrate and sell their work ranging from jewelry to paintings to home furnishings. Musicians perform on multiple stages. Jazz isn’t the only type of music represented. The festival celebrates the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, incorporating blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, folk, country and bluegrass, to name a few. The list of performers will be announced in December.
The next festival runs April 24–May 3, 2015. Hours are 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Travel packages are available. Due to the popularity of the event, hotel rooms fill up quickly. Be sure to secure your room early.
Second-city travel is one of the hottest trends of 2020. It involves avoiding the over-crowded, over-touristed cities that are historically top travel destinations and visiting nearby, lesser-known destinations instead. Travelers are learning that, while well-known destinations are popular for a reason, less-popular cities also have plenty to offer with fewer crowds and cheaper costs.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Since the first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014, the concept has been a hit and the success spurred new editions to open in cities around the world. In 2019, Time Out Markets opened in Miami, New York, Boston, Montreal and Chicago, and this year, Dubai will be the next city graced with a massive food market.
Many of your favorite celebrities have an additional talent you may not know about: restaurant ownership. Famous actors, musicians and other personalities have tried their hands at opening restaurants throughout the country. Stop at one of these spots.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
When planning a trip to India, the first thing you need to know is you are in for a life-changing experience to one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Here are a few tips that can help take out some of the guesswork.