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It’s April in the South

It’s April in the South
spring has sprung in the South and that means colorful flowers, blue skies and unpredictable weather. It also means it’s a great time to get out and enjoy the region in every way possible. It’s April in the South, so why don’t you… embrace the outdoors: Take advantage of the pleasant weather and long days, and go ziplining (also in Georgia and at Ruby Falls.) Try your hand at YOLO boarding. Take a Segway tour around Celebration, Fla.. Go camping. How about participate in geocaching in Amelia...
April 2nd, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Events, featuredarticle, festivals, outdoors, spring

Springtime Walking Tours in Chicago

Springtime Walking Tours in Chicago
Now that the weather is showing some semblance of spring in Chicago, it’s a great time to get outside and tour the city. Chicago is one of the more “walkable” destinations in the U.S. From its neighborhoods that have a variety of boutique shops, cozy restaurants and coffee shops, to move glamorous addresses like Michigan Avenue, the Windy City has plenty to offer by foot. In honor of baseball, which will begin in Chicago in the next couple of weeks, why not take a tour of the city’s famous...
March 30th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: featuredarticle, spring, walking tours, Wrigley Field

Shopping Ideas for Spring Fashions in Chicago

Shopping Ideas for Spring Fashions in Chicago
With 70-degree weather expected to shine on Chicago later this week, it’s a great time to think about shopping for Chicago’s hottest spring fashions. Like with pizzerias, Chicago has an impressive shopping scene, from neighborhood boutique stores to nationally-known chains. Here’s a shopping tip sheet to help perfect your spring wardrobe. Marc Jacobs (11 E. Walton St.; map it) -  Want “fresh-off-the-runway” fashions (with high price tags), then check out Marc Jacobs’ Gold Coast boutique,...
March 29th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Shopping, spring

April Brings Skagit Valley Tulip Festivalf

April Brings Skagit Valley Tulip Festivalf
In one of the best welcomes to spring that I’ve ever seen, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is now in it’s 27th year.  While the festival runs for the entire month of April, the actual bloom date of the flowers is in the hands of Mother Nature. Although there are a wide variety of events scheduled throughout the month, the real highlight of the festival are the fields of tulips.  Field after field, row after row, vibrant rainbow colors of tulips.   The colors are gorgeous, the fields profuse,...
March 22nd, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, spring, Tours

Lisbon celebrates Spring

Lisbon celebrates Spring
Despite the bad weather, spring will come, according to the calendar, next 21st of March. The sun may not be shinning, the flowers may not be blooming and the bee may not be as happy as last year, but we are celebrating spring. 1-      Limpar Portugal (Cleaning Portugal) is an ambitious project that aims cleaning Portugal forests in one day. They are counting with the volunteer help of thousands of people. To take part, you should log in to www.limparportugal.org. 2-      Sunday is Forest...
March 19th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, News, Outdoors & Recreation, spring

Enjoy Over 50 Events at DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Enjoy Over 50 Events at DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival
... all over the National Mall. Images – from personal collection  ©2010, Jon Rochetti Tags: cherry blossom festival, Events, featuredarticle, spring ...
March 18th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: cherry blossom festival, Events, featuredarticle, spring

10 Things to See in Sydney in Spring

spring has sprung, so it’s time to get out, bask in the warmer weather, and enjoy all that Sydney has to offer! Royal Botanical Gardens – it’s a no brainer, but springtime is the best time for checking out this stunning spot. The flowers are in bloom, the birds are chirping, so get out and enjoy this little oasis in the CBD. Footy finals – we’ve still got plenty of local hopes for the NRL title, with Parramatta, St George, and the Bulldogs all in with a chance. No matter who you support,...
September 19th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: farmers markets, football, mamma mia, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, picnics, Royal-Botanic-Gardens, spring, Spring-Cycle, Sydney, Taronga-Zoo, The Mikado, top ten, wicked

Sydney Photo Friday: Springtime Flowers at Government House

spring has well and truly sprung. I’ve moved onto my summer pyjamas, I’m turning on the air conditioner less, and the lamb at the supermarket is delightful. And then there are the flowers, that colourful sign that reminds us the season is well and truly upon us. This gorgeous shot was taken in the gardens of Government House. The caption on Flickr says they’re poppies, but they look much more like tulips to me. Either way, they’re lovely! Image source: Wiki.will @ Flickr Tags:...
September 4th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: flowers, Government House, Photos, spring

Get Out and Get Dirty: Volunteer to Scrub the Las Vegas Wash

... @nvwriter. Tags: birding, community volunteer, groundwater, History & Information, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", spring, vegas, water, wildlife habitat, wildlife volunteer ...
August 20th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: birding, community volunteer, groundwater, History & Information, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", spring, vegas, water, wildlife habitat, wildlife volunteer

Flower Power at Valley of Fire State Park,

... blankets of white flowers covering the desert floor, lavender sand verbena peeking out and now the cactus showing their astonishing flowers.  With spring temperatures still here, make an effort to visit one of our great local parks, like Valley of Fire.  The park offers a number of special programs throughout the month that are worth the scenic drive along Lake Mead. Flower Power at Valley of Fire State Park, Saturday April 25 from 11 a.m. to noon.  Meet at the Visitor Center Theater and Carpool...
April 15th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: bloom, desert flowers, History & Information, park, petroglyphs, Scenic & Short Trips, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", spring, State Park, valley of fire, vegas

Increased service from Edinburgh Airport – Just in Time for Spring

Have I mentioned that it’s finally spring here in Scotland? Sorry to harp on, but it’s been a frosty winter so we’re all revelling in the fact that we can finally defrost a little. Something else is budding – and that’s new service from Edinburgh Airport! Winter has not dampened the spirits of air routes to the Scottish capital, and this week we see several new services, including: Cimber Sterling and Norwegian Air Shuttle service to Copenhagen Ryanair service to...
April 8th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: air service, airlines, Announcements, edinburgh airport, spring

10 Reasons To Love Boston In The Spring

Image Credit: Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau spring is in the air. As the temperature gets warmer and the days longer, Boston bursts with activity. Here  is a list of some of the reasons spring is a favorite season for many Bostonians.   After this year’s winter, row upon row of red and yellow tulips in the Public Garden is a welcome sight indeed. The Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park is Monday, April 6th . And for those lucky enough to have tickets-  a legitimate excuse...
April 2nd, 2009 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 1
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Spring is here! The 4th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

... know it by our seasonably cold weather and all the rain (wasn’t it supposed to be “March winds, April showers”?) but spring is officially here as of Friday March 20 and it’s time for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Last week I actually saw the first buds on the cherry trees in the West End, and if we get a few days of sunshine they’ll soon burst forth.  It’s a spectacular sight to see all the streets around town lined with the Japanese cherry trees and their...
March 18th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: Announcements, cherry blossoms, Events, Family Friendly, festival, haiku, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, spring, Tours

Put some Spring into your Step in Edinburgh

... a huge difference to the locals, but it can also make a different to your visit too.  Here’s some top tips on things to do to put a bit of a spring in your own step on your next Edinburgh visit: Go Watch the Sunrise.  The two obvious choices are Carlton Hill and Arthur’s Seat.  If you go to Arthur’s Seat, keep in mind the ground can be a bit damp and slippery (its like that even during the daytime). Have Breakfast.  Some of my favourites are Clarinda’s (view location)...
March 15th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, breakfast, Outdoors & Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, spring, sunrise