Get Ready for the Upcoming Trans-Pecos Festival 2013

Get Ready for the Upcoming Trans-Pecos Festival 2013

Marfa is a small town in Texas that is best known for its love of art, culture, food, and music. The beauty and uniqueness of this one-of-a-kind town have lured visitors from all over the world, and some fall in love with it so much that they decide to move there.  In fact, a large portion of Marfa’s residents come from other places.

One of the town’s most popular annual events, the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love, is celebrating its 8th year this year and will be taking place September 12th-15th.  The event centers around music, but it also includes many workshops, art, vendors, and other instalments that make the three-day festival an experience to remember.

The 2013 music line up is spread out over three days and includes a wide range of artists.  On Thursday, September 12, the line up includes: Hayes Carll, Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, Dan Dyer, and Hotel Brotherhood. Friday, September 13, will be featuring: Junior Brown, Robert Ellis, Tift Merritt, Jenny O. and the High Society, and Charlie Mars. And Friday, September 14, will feature: David Garza and the Cosmico Family with very special guest Margaret Cho, M. Ward, Nicki Bluhm & the Gamblers, and Will Johnson.

One of the most fun parts of the festival is that attendees camp out every night.  You can either bring your own tent or you can rent one from the festival, which will be erecting them throughout the area for  people who do not want to deal with the hassle of setting up their own camp.

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The Picturesque City of Cape Town – The Best of South Africa

The Picturesque City of Cape Town - The Best of South Africa

Cape Town, also known as the “Mother City” and the “Tavern of the Seas”, is located in South Africa and considered to be the legislative capital of the country and also the oldest city in South Africa. Cape Town is part of the Top 10 Best Cities in the World and has also garnered fourth in the annual “World’s Best Awards” of the Travel and Leisure magazine claiming a spot in the magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Some of the best hotels in the world are found in Cape Town. The Cape Grace Hotel ranked 26th out of Travel and Leisure’s 44, making it to the hall of fame. The Mount Nelson Hotel made it to the 6th spot, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa ranked 10th, the One and Only Cape Town Hotel is 11th on the spot and the Victoria and Alfred Hotel earned the 13th spot. These five hotels are all the proof that Cape Town needs to truly call itself one of the best in the world.

There are several tourist spots in Cape Town which are well-known around the world. One of these is the Cape Floral Kingdom which is famous for its richness in exotic floral species, not found in any other part of the world. Another famous spot is Table Mountain, which is a flat formed mountain that enables the tourists atop the mountain to witness an amazing expanse of the city of Cape Town; you can reach the top of the mountain through cable cars or you can hike your way to the top.

Cape Town is also gifted with a breath taking shoreline which offers tourists a chance to have an encounter with many magnificent experiences, chief among them –  penguins! The shoreline of Cape Town has established several cafes which offer various kinds of dishes, specifically seafood dishes which tourists usually enjoy partaking in while enjoying the view of the ocean.

On a travel logistics note, Cape Town does not require a visa, especially for tourists from United States of America who are vacationing less than 90 days.

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A Luxury Vacation to Santorini

A Luxury Vacation to Santorini

Santorini is officially known as “Thera” and is said to be one of the most magical and “must-see” vacation locations on earth. The island itself is shaped like a crescent, and was born a thousand years ago from a strong volcanic eruption. Its remarkable beauty, spectacular views, breath taking sunset and memorable landscape makes it suitable for everyone who wants to experience a luxurious vacation.

The island, which is located in the Aegan Sea about 200km south-east from Athens, Greece, is surrounded by small towns and villages. Most of its buildings are colored with their iconic dazzling white buildings and bright blue domes.

There are many things to experience and places to stay in Santorini, including many luxury hotels. Each of these hotels have customers who keep coming back year-after-year. When choosing your luxury hotel in Santorini, make sure it has a room that is facing the ocean at sunset. The number one reason why Santorini is considered as an excellent destination is because of its sunset, and it would be a tragedy to miss it.

Most of the luxurious hotels in Santorini are situated in the villages of Oia and Fira, both villages offer fabulous views over Caldera. Whichever luxury hotel you stay at in Santorini, each own a prime location to view the Volcano and the spectacular sunset over the Aegan Sea.

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