Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the traditional start of Lent. It is the last day for many Roman Catholics to go whole hog on rich, fatty foods (and other things) before giving them up until Easter. Carnival refers to the festive period between Epiphany (January 6) and Ash Wednesday that ends on Mardi Gras. Both Mardi Gras and Carnival feature large public celebrations with processions, dancing, music and masquerade. Most people think of New Orleans as the place to go for Mardi Gras, and while it is one of our picks, there are many other destinations where you can celebrate both Mardi Gras and Carnival.
Though the city has slowly been picking up the pieces over the last five decades, a number of abandoned buildings still litter downtown, serving as reminders of the city that was.
Love the lush and lovely Napa Valley but hate how expensive it can be? You're not the first. But there are a number of things you can enjoy in California's premiere wine region at no charge.
What do you know about Arkansas? Beyond being the former stomping ground of Bill Clinton, probably not much. But that's about to change with this tour of only a small chip of it.
Cocktails are being touted as back in vogue. To celebrate, here is compiled a list of cocktails made famous by Hollywood and where you can buy them.