Looking for any excuse to get away this winter? We have a lineup of warm-weather festivals all winter long, deep in the heart of Texas.
In Luckenbach, Texas, guests and locals celebrate the 12th annual celebration of blues, art and history, Jan 19, 2019. Hosted in the Luckenbach Texas Dance Hall, guests enjoy live performances from an array of music talents. Luckenbach is about 15 minutes from Fredericksburg and about an hour from Austin.
The Round Top Antique Show, hosted Jan. 24–27, 2019, attracts antique lovers from all over for unique pieces and one-of-a-kind oddities. Now open for the 50th year, guests can shop vintage items, repurposed furniture and goods.
Picture a Wild West ghost town, and you might have Terlingua, Texas, in mind. The historic locale attracts visitors from all over during the annual Dutch Oven Cookoff with music, auctions and good Southern cooking, Feb 3–4, 2019.
Over in San Antonio, locals flock to the San Antonio River Feb. 9, 2019, to release lanterns over the water to honor lost loved ones, or release their hopes and well wishes into the universe. Participants often decorate and personalize their own eco-friendly lanterns before releasing.
Celebrated in The Woodlands, Feb. 14–18, 2019, guests enjoy the five-day cinema event, Inspire Film Festival. Audiences head to the annual event for inspiring films and human interest pieces, just 30 miles outside of Houston. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Jazz may not be the first genre you think of when you hear Texas, but, in San Angelo, travelers enjoy a whole afternoon of it during the West Texas Jazz Orchestra, Feb. 17, 2019. Expect the sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller along with many others.
For the animal lovers and birdwatchers in the family, the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas, Feb. 21–24, 2019, is the world’s last naturally occurring population of whooping cranes. Sit in on workshops and guest speaker panels or hop on boat and bus tours to get a better look at the cranes.
Mardi Gras is always a good time and this year in Galveston, Texas, guests celebrate in the historic town with parades and parties, Feb. 22–24 2019. There will be live musical performances, dancing, street parties and enough food to feed an army.
Captain Cook Cruises, also known as Fiji’s cruise line, reopened Tivua Island for day cruises. For travelers visiting Fiji, or locals needing a staycation, Captain Cook Cruises offers everything from dinner cruises and three-day journeys to seven–11-day adventures through Fiji’s must-visit surrounding islands.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
All airplane flights begin on the ground. An airport is the starting point, but airspace issues continue to expand from the terrestrial to the aerial. Altitude is no barrier when countries claim sovereignty from the Earth to beyond the stratosphere.
Cruising is among the best ways to see a region’s highlights without the hassle of driving, foreign languages or changing hotels. But veteran cruise passengers often get a lot more value from their experience than first-time cruisers simply because they know the ropes.
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
Flanked by the ski resort-studded Balkan Mountains and situated directly downwind from the fragrant pine forests of the Vitosha mountain, Sofia’s gorgeous landscape and strategic location between Asia and Europe put it at a crossroads where business and pleasure intermingle effortlessly. In recent years Bulgaria’s capital city has ranked as one of the top 10 best places in the world for startup businesses, and the onslaught of new tax exemptions for businesses looking to invest in the country make it an attractive option for many corporations to begin operations within the city.