Escape the holiday vise on your head: plan now for MLK weekend
I know, I know, travel around Thanksgiving and the December holidays is either….
1) already nailed down at your household, and reservations/tickets have been in hand for months, or
2) OMG, Thanksgiving is when?!
Look, it’s not too late; you can still be a family travel genius.
Monday, January 21, 2008 is the Martin Luther King holiday in the U.S. and a great excuse for planning a trip with the kids right now. Throw in an extra day the previous week or the week after, and air travel might be worth the hassle, but at a minimum you can certainly work out a little 3-5 hour drive somewhere.
Let’s see, depending on where you are, here’s some planning inspiration:
** Celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Lima, Peru.
** Haitianfest explores the music & culture of Haiti and the Caribbean, in Miami FL. There’s also Miami Art Deco Weekend in South Beach, with free events to take you back to the 1920s and 1930s.
** The National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.
** See Tales from an Eruption: Pompeii in a special exhibit at the Birmingham, AL Museum of Art.
** The Inferno amateur ski race in Mürren, Switzerland.
** The January Basho at Tokyo’s Kokugikan Sumo Hall.
** Catch the Sydney Festival for cultural riches in Australia.
** The handy calendar at GoCityKids can help you find U.S. events that weekend.
Look for a chance to reach out….this holiday is often called “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” and a volunteer opportunities map can help you find a way to get involved in your U.S. state.
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