Author: Lillian Africano

Coffee Tourism in El Salvador Jolts Interest of Worldly Travelers

(BPT) – Americans’ love for coffee is inspiring them to embark on java journeys around the world, leading them to stunning locations like El Salvador where coffee is an important part of daily life. In fact, coffee farming has fueled the economy in El Salvador and defined its rich culture for more than 200 years. Today, it is estimated there are nearly 20,000 Salvadoran coffee growers producing the elite Bourbon and Pacarma varietals throughout the growing regions of Apaneca-Ilamatepec, Chichontepec, the Cacahuatique Mountain Range and Tecapa-Chichontepec. The end product is shipped around the world and enjoyed by millions of...

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017: 91 and Counting

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017, in New York City, the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will delight the millions of people who watch either the NBC broadcast or via Live Steam. The parade will start at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, at the corner of Central Park West and 77th Street and proceed downtown along a 2.5-mile route, to Columbus Circle, then along Central Park South to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 34th Street, then finally along 34th Street to Macy’s Herald Square (34th Street). This continues a tradition that started back in the 1920s, when America’s doors...

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TCS New York City Marathon: 47 Years and Counting

On the first Sunday in November, November 5, in spite of a terrorist attack just a few days earlier, millions of locals and tourists of all ages and accents will line the city’s sidewalks to cheer the beautiful diversity that is the TCS New York City Marathon. (Out of respect to the eight victims of the attack and their families, some ceremonial events were postponed.) It’s that enormous cheering crowd that makes the New York race different from other marathons; it’s bigger, louder and more dedicated. New Yorkers seem to identify with this contest of human endurance—perhaps because just...

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Away From Home for the Holidays

Yes, it can be fun to celebrate at home with family and friends. But sometimes it’s even more fun to leave behind all the preparation, the cleaning and wrapping and cooking in favor having it all done for you. This year, there are so many options for carefree holiday celebrations. Here, we have a few. Busabout offers several trips to celebrate the holidays in exotic locales among like-minded fellow travelers. These trips combine food and fun in fantastic European locations that are steeped in holiday spirit. Eastern Festive Trek: This December, discover all the jingles and bells of Eastern...

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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is Oct. 21-22, 2017

Lighthouses and select museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.  This is an opportunity to visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend as you tour the state to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey’s history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for three centuries. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to learn...

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