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24 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

The Passport blog

Should museums be free?

A class action lawsuit against New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Arts for deceptive ticketing practices raises questions about the pricing of museums across the US.
Read more… 29 March 2013


Living In

Living in... cities known for art and culture

Five urban areas where the creative spaces and innovative atmosphere benefit locals and visitors alike.
Read more… 20 March 2013


Localites

Celebrate Lunar New Year in New York City

Experience the most important holiday in Chinese culture with citywide events throughout February.
Read more… 28 January 2013


Worldwide Weird

In North Carolina, woolly worms predict winter weather

Banner Elk, North Carolina organizes a Woolly Worm Festival every October to celebrate the black and brown caterpillars’ prophetic capabilities.
Read more… 16 October 2012


Beyond the Headlines

The geography of American barbecue

Across the US, local styles of barbecue have been honed to perfection. Let this roadmap be your guide to the regions that have elevated the act of slow-cooking meat to an art form.
Read more… 24 August 2012


Worldwide Weird

Ohio’s cream of the butter crop

Butter sculptures of cows, pigs and people have been an Ohio State Fair staple since the early 1900s, and recently artists have been submitting more modern entries, like Darth Vader.
Read more… 24 July 2012


Worldwide Weird

Maine’s moose calling championship

During the three-day event, 50,000 applicants will replicate the eerie sound a moose makes during mating season in the hope of winning one of the few available hunting permits.
Read more… 19 June 2012


Touring the American Southwest in a cowboy’s boots

From outlaws and ghost towns to horse riding and boot shopping, this informative, historic and culinary trip goes back to the Old West in eight states.
Read more… 15 June 2012


Virginia’s colonial-era river adventure

The James River Batteaux Festival is a 120-mile-long, eight-day, time-travel boat ride re-enacting a nearly forgotten era of local trade.
14 June 2012


The original home of Mardi Gras

Mobile, Alabama puts on a celebration to rival New Orleans with mystic societies, masked balls, family-friendly parades and a legacy all its own.
Read more… 21 February 2012


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