Category Archives: Celebrations

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake

They yelled “Who got the baby?” and the party guest looked bewildered. He took another careful bite, slowly rolling the object with his tongue, and then slowly spit it out yelling “I got the baby, so I’m king for the day!” When I hear such stories it reminds me it’s Mardi Gras King Cake time! […]

Five Spectacular Carnival Celebrations in the World


Carnaval, Carnevale, Mardi Gras, Fasching. No matter how you say it, it’s that time of year when costume-clad, circus-masked party-goers all over the world celebrate Carnival—the time leading up to Lent. Even though the festive season has religious roots, anyone can partake in the season of parties, parades, foods, extravagant balls before the repentant 40-day […]

Bavarian Breakfast

It’s time to stay into the Oktoberfest mood and that means I’m going to talk about food, mainly a typical hearty Bavarian breakfast. Bavaria, Germany’s second most populous state, places great value on traditions such as, Tracht (national costume such as Dirndl or Lederhosen), football, drink (especially beer), and of course food. Bavarian breakfast The three […]

Large Beer Tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest (Part 1)

On September 21, 2013 millions of people from all over the world will flock to Oktoberfest in Munich. As beer loving travelers embark upon the festival grounds known as the Wiesn, they’ll experience a memorable event at one of the 14 large beer tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest. Large beer tent at the Munich Oktoberfest If […]

Small Beer Tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest (Part 2)

We’ve only touched upon the small beer tents at Oktoberfest, so hopefully you read Part 1 of the Small Beer Tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest. If so, have you decided on a small tent yet? If not, let’s look at the remaining small beer tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest 2013 because the world’s greatest beer festival starts September […]

Small Beer Tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest (Part 1)

There are a whopping 34 Oktoberfest beer tents to choose from; 14 large ones and even more small ones. I always recommend the smaller ones to first time visitors even though the international crowd tends flock to the larger ones and get wallowed up. Oktoberfest Small Beer Tents Map The list and details are long, so […]

How to Book a Table at Munich’s Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2013

People ask me all the time how to book a table at Munich’s Oktoberfest, so here’s how you do it. First of all, If you want to book a table at Munich’s Oktoberfest, the world’s greatest beer festival, you’d better act fast since the 2013 season begins on Saturday, September 21. It’s best to book a […]

A Midsummer Night Celebration

It’s nearly June 21st, a time for love and laughter, fairies and butterflies, food and drink—its summer solstice, the official start of summer and the longest day of the year. I think I’ll celebrate the six months before Christmas with a Midsummer night celebration party. Solstice celebrations still center near the day of the astronomical […]