Orange Fever: Queens Day Parties in the Netherlands

Koninginnedag, or Queen’s Day, is a national holiday in the Netherlands, celebrated on April 30th, or April 29th if the 30th falls on a Sunday. The holiday was first celebrated in 1885 as Prinsessedag (Princesss Day) to honor Princess Wilhelmina on her birthday, but became Queens Day when Princess Wilhelmina became queen. The holiday jumped… More Orange Fever: Queens Day Parties in the Netherlands

Going All Out in Cyprus

This is a guest post by Frances Atkins. Your first thought for travel after college may be getting as far from home as possible to test your boundaries and escape your comfort zone. I’d recommend you spread your wings and head to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus if you want to go somewhere a bit… More Going All Out in Cyprus

Better Than Mardi Gras? The Jazz Fest in New Orleans

This festival takes place during the last weekend of April and first weekend of May. Formally known as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Jazz fest is a traditionally celebration of New Orleans and Louisiana culture, although the festival has become a vibrant and exciting melting pot of cultures. The celebrations began in… More Better Than Mardi Gras? The Jazz Fest in New Orleans

Songkran Water Festival: The Worlds Biggest Water Fight

Celebrated across Thailand, the Songkran Water Festival heralds the new year with a country-wide water fight. It is a Thai national holiday and workers and students are given the days (and often a full week) off. In its early years, the date of the festival varied because it was based on astrological calculations (the date… More Songkran Water Festival: The Worlds Biggest Water Fight

The 100 Most Amazing Temples, Mosques, Cathedrals On Earth

From the extravagant and gold-capped to the remote and mysterious, here are the most beautiful and amazing temples, mosques, cathedrals, churches, monasteries, and holy buildings in the world. If you know the original source of an unlabeled photo, please let me know and Ill add it. 1. Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel A gold-covered… More The 100 Most Amazing Temples, Mosques, Cathedrals On Earth

Customer Service Positions at Rock Harbor Lodge and Marina, Isle Royale National Park

Work in one of Americas most unique National Parks! Experience the northwoods at remote Isle Royale National Park, located in northwestern Lake Superior. One of the most remote National Parks, Isle Royale is accessible only by boat or seaplane. The Park is home to moose, wolves, loons, beaver, fox, and other small mammals and birdlife.… More Customer Service Positions at Rock Harbor Lodge and Marina, Isle Royale National Park

Dye the World Green: What is Saint Patricks Day, Really?

Saint Patricks Day (also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick), was originally a celebration of the beginning of Christianity in Ireland but has expanded into a world-wide celebration of Irish culture. St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the 5th century and forced into slavery in Ireland at age 16, and set to… More Dye the World Green: What is Saint Patricks Day, Really?

Trip Leader at Moondance Adventures, Varied Locations

Our teen summer camp adventure programs range from 13 to 23 days, during which students participate in a combination of adventure activities including backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, alpine mountaineering, fly fishing, surfing, sea kayaking, SCUBA, cultural immersion and community service projects. Moondance provides an unforgettable journey into the backcountry in some of the world’s… More Trip Leader at Moondance Adventures, Varied Locations

Celebrating Cryogenics in Style: The Frozen Dead Guy Days

This strange festival is held each year on the first full weekend in March. The festival began in 2002 to celebrate winter and the frozen corpse of Bredo Morstel that was kept cryogenically frozen in a shack in the town. Bredo Morstel was a Norwegian citizen. Upon his death, his grandson Trygve brought his body… More Celebrating Cryogenics in Style: The Frozen Dead Guy Days