Northern Louisiana is so well-known for its Ruston peaches that people arrive by the carload to buy them, and the city of Ruston, Louisiana celebrates their sweetness every summer at the Louisiana Peach Festival, which begins today.
In short, it’s a weekend-long, sangria-soaked taste of Spain, New Orleans-style. Have you heard of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain? San Fermin is loosely based upon that tradition, except instead of bulls, you have the Big Easy Rollergirls and ladies from other roller derby leagues across the country who chase runners down, try to “gore” them with their horned helmets, and smack them with plastic Wiffle Ball bats.
If you’re tired of the standard watermelon-crawfish-blues fests, try these seven unique Alabama festivals, two that feature poisonous animals and plants.
I had never been to Detroit, so I was excited last month when the writing assignment landed on my desk. Sure, it was a business trip, but business trips can be fun, right? I spent a week planning ways to maximize my free time. And then, I flew 1,027 miles to waste 111 hours staring at the wall.
Mardi Gras colors are purple, green, and gold, right? Wrong. Well, sort of wrong.