Liverpool’s year of culture begins

Each year in Europe, two cities are named to be the continents Capitals of Culture for the year. It gives sometimes little-known cities the chance to make their name on the world scene – like one of this year’s Capitals, the town of Stavanger in Norway – and others the opportunity to recover a reputation. […]

Lonely Planet’s Year of Festivals Book Review

Deciding where to go on your next big trip is sometimes difficult – it’s a big, wide world out there. But now that I’ve got a copy of Lonely Planet’s new A Year of Festivals: A Guide To Having the Time of Your Life, choosing a destination gets easy, and it all depends on the […]

The Bahamas: Junkanoo

If you’re looking to visit the Bahamas and really experience the culture, you’ll want to attend a Junkanoo. A Junkanoo is a Bahamian traditional parade that celebrates the country’s culture and art with colorful costumes, rhythmic dancing and cowbells, drums and whistles accompanying.