Who would have thought that February, which many do not consider the ideal month to travel in to also be one of the most popular months of the year for tourism.
Certainly you have to list the sunny shores of Florida and the Daytona 500, which happens to be February 26th this year, as one of the key reasons to travel south, especially if you live in the frigid northern climes. Just being able to shed all those extra layers of clothing and drink in the sea air is enough reason to trek down I-75 or I-95.
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The saying, where does the time go certainly applies when looking back at our travel blog. While researching topics to blog about, we might take the cue from our readers, a specific location, special events that have yet to take place or upcoming holidays. Before we know it the present and future have become the past. We try to provide our readers with timely information, … Continue reading Time for Reflection . . .
The saying, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” might be a popular catch-phrase, but relative to the history of Mardi Gras it is not a phrase so much as a beginning. It seems in ancient Rome, when the early church leaders accepted Christianity, they felt it would be better to include some of the pagan rituals as part of the new faith rather than to ignore or abolish them altogether. Thus, the Christian interpretation of Lupercalia (a circus like festival preceding Lent) is similar to today’s Mardi Gras, filled with galas, parades, the donning of masks and the ever popular bead throwing.
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