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Mardi Gras Indian Tribe Celebrations: Saint Joseph Night, New Orleans

Mardi Gras Indian Tribe Celebrations: Saint Joseph Night, New Orleans

thefisher March 24, 2014

Mardi Gras Indian Tribes Take Over the Streets of New Orleans The night of March 19 (Saint Joseph Night) Mardi Gras Indian tribes come out in droves. In the Central City neighborhood and in

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Bioluminescent Puerto Mosquito Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico

Bioluminescent Puerto Mosquito Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico

Stephanie Spavento March 24, 2014

On the Southern shore of Vieques Island in Puerto Rico lies Puerto Mosquito, an unassuming, calm, little bay that is beautiful, but fairly unremarkable by daylight. At night, however, millions of microorganisms called dinoflagellates turn

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Saint Joseph Day, New Orleans – A Sicilian Tradition in America

Saint Joseph Day, New Orleans – A Sicilian Tradition in America

thefisher March 23, 2014

Celebrating Saint Joseph Every year on March 19, Catholics set up elaborate altars to honor Saint Joseph. On Tuesday in New Orleans, visitors can stop by altars in different locations around the city, covered

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North Side Skull and Bone Gang: A Mardi Gras Tradition

North Side Skull and Bone Gang: A Mardi Gras Tradition

Maria Clark February 28, 2014

The Mardi Gras Northside Skull and Bone Gang is one of the oldest and lesser known New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions dating to the early 19th century. It was too early Mardi Gras morning 2012 when a call broke my sleep. I looked out my window

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Cajun Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Cajun Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Maria Clark February 28, 2014

Far from the crowds, the flying beads and the parade floats, Mardi Gras in the small bayou towns in south Louisiana is drastically different. The celebration is steeped in tradition. Revelers dressed in brightly

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Communing with Oahu

Communing with Oahu

thefisher February 25, 2014

Communing With Oahu by Atreyee Gupta. Courtesy of Yourlifeisatrip.com.   The first time my father took me to the island of Oahu, it was not to see the popular beaches. Instead we went straight to

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Take a Trip – Get a Life!

Take a Trip – Get a Life!

thefisher February 24, 2014

By Nancy King, courtesy of Yourlifeisatrip.com! A New Mexico Road Trip The phone rang, a welcome break from correcting student essays. “Want to take a road trip to New Mexico?” asked my son. “I’ve

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Mardi Gras Season Kicks off Early with Krewe Du Vieux, 2014

Mardi Gras Season Kicks off Early with Krewe Du Vieux, 2014

Maria Clark January 28, 2014

One of the best parts of living in New Orleans is that the fun doesn’t end with New Year’s. In fact, New Year’s is a minor celebration in comparison to what’s just around the

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American Roadside Attraction: Swetsville Zoo

American Roadside Attraction: Swetsville Zoo

Luci Westphal January 24, 2014

American Roadside Attractions – something about them is quite mystical. They evoke the image of America as an adventure land without borders, crisscrossed by long highways, strewn with fascinating characters on and off the road,

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History Today: Classic American Cars

History Today: Classic American Cars

Luci Westphal January 11, 2014

What is our fascination with classic American cars all about? Why do so many people turn their heads or even stop in their tracks when they see an American car from the 1970s, 60s,

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