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Top US Festivals You Must Attend

If you are looking for a unique experience in the US, whether you live here or you are coming for a visit, then you should head over to one of the best festivals in the country. The most popular and with the biggest crowds are, as you can imagine, Coachella and Mardi Gras, but in this big country, there are certainly more out there for you to join.

Whether you love music or food, there is the perfect festival for you. These events are the best chance for you to meet new people and have some fun. So plan your year around these dates and never miss out on the fun.

1. Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans

Jazz lovers know to head to New Orlean’s for the best players, but there is nothing that can compare with this festival. During this event, you can enjoy the culture and the easygoing nature of the South. If you are planning to head over to the country’s most well-known jazz festival, then you should plan your holidays around April or May, when this event is normally held.

2. Burning Man, Nevada

As far as festivals go, Burning Man is one of the unique ones. It is not a foodie nor a musical event but instead, it is a festival that celebrates self-expression. Thousands of people join the whole week to participate and then leave as if nothing’s happened. To celebrate this event, a temporary city called Black Rock City is set up between the last week of August and the first week of September.

3. Boston Seafood Festival

In August of every year, Boston becomes the capital of all things seafood. Beyond just offering various food stalls that serve anything fish, crustacean, or chowder, there are contests and demonstrations. Moreover, the Boston Fish Pier becomes taken over by seafood on this day.

4. Sundance Film Festival, Utah

While the Oscars is a huge event in Hollywood, the biggest independent film festival in the country is held yearly in Utah. In January of every year, film buffs can enjoy the works of independent filmmakers all over the world. The Sundance Film Festival draws, naturally, the biggest stars although up-and-coming filmmakers share the spotlight. It is truly popular and almost half a million people attended the festival in the past few years.

5. Eat Drink SF

Food is also a true crowd-pleaser, especially when 120 restaurants from one of the country’s biggest cities participate in this yearly festival. San Francisco features their best dishes during this event, which is mostly happening at the Fort Mason Center. Besides food, wines from 70 Californian wineries are also on display. This event is usually held in the last week of August.

6. Great American Foodie Fest

Another must-see for foodies, this four-day bonanza will feature so many different dishes in the form of “food truck“ food. Visitors should go towards the Sunset Station for their fill of traditional and not-so-traditional, creative dishes. So if you are sick and tired of the casinos and clubs in Las Vegas, this is another highlight during your trip. Just make sure you keep your schedule free between October 6 and 9.

These festivals do not just showcase the best of what the host cities have to offer, but they are just like one huge party that you will never want to miss again. So get your calendar and plan those holidays ahead of time.

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Budget-Friendly Travel Destinations in 2018

Who says that only the rich can afford to travel the world? Satisfy your wanderlust this 2018 without spending beyond your budget. Discover places that are not yet blemished by modernization. Prices are amazingly low and you will be able to stick to your budget with a little extra to buy some souvenirs. Here are the best budget-friendly destinations in 2018.

Tallinn, Estonia

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If you are looking forward to enjoying Mother Nature, learning some history, staying in affordable accommodation, eating good food, and doing some exploration, then Tallinn must be your next travel destination. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is one of the oldest towns in Northern Europe. You can explore this town on foot, and do some sight-seeing along the way. Staying in dorms or private homes will cost you very little. Tallinn is famous for its tasty and affordable street food. For a few dollars, you can enjoy a hearty delicious meal. You can also enjoy food and cooking tours at reasonable prices.

In Tallinn, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Baltic Sea, visit museums, and go on a bike tour. One popular attraction in Tallinn is the underground passages that date back from the 16th century. These tunnels were believed to be the hiding places of the soldiers and their ammunition every time Russian warriors would attack.

With everything that it offers at budget-friendly prices, Tallinn is an ideal travel destination for 2018.

Essaouira, Morocco

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Essaouira is a port city and resort found on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. While some tourists avoid it during the summer season because of the strong wind coming from the Atlantic, wind and kite surfers consider It a paradise as the rough sea becomes their playground. The best time of the year to visit is during autumn and spring. Food is very affordable and delicious, especially the seafood that has just been brought in from the sea. You can stay in the traditional Moroccan homes and palaces called “riads” and experience living in great comfort and luxury at very low rates.

The view is fantastic. The golden beaches and the crowded sea-colored boats make up its picturesque harbor. Explore Skala de la Ville, which is featured in the “Game of Thrones” as the Astapor. A visit to this lovely place will be within your budget.

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh is a lovely city in Scotland. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series, this is your chance to see the place where JK Rowling wove the tales about witches and wizards and about the magical school of Hogwarts, the Scottish castle where students study how to do magic.

Stroll the streets of West End and breathe in the bohemian atmosphere as you shop in one of its boutiques or have a cold drink in the numerous pubs and bars. If you know where to look, you can easily find a dorm or a private accommodation that will not exceed your budget. Food is budget-friendly at £5 for a hearty and delicious meal.

Consider these three affordable destinations in Europe if you are traveling on a tight budget. Accommodation and food are reasonably-priced and most tourist attractions offer free admission. For more inspiration read travel guide book Lonely Planet’s list of the top ten best value places to visit in 2018, or find some more great ideas in this video below: