Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest, an event that combines beer (or wine) with music, dancing, rides, games, food, and vendors. The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 in Munich, but today, the fun is celebrated around the world in countries including the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, and China.
It's hard to believe that autumn is here. It seems like only yesterday that spring flowers were starting to bloom. You may even still have a hearty assortment of favorite plants and blossoms around your home, but don't let them fool you — winter is on the way.
When you’re preparing for your wedding day, there seems to be an endless number of tasks on your to-do list, appointments to attend, and decisions to make. And since there’s an equally long list of things that can go wrong on that special day, the planning process can be intimidating.
Halloween isn’t just about trick-or-treating; a fun house party is a great way for people of all ages to celebrate the holiday. But hosting a great Halloween party takes more than just a spooky sound effects CD and some punch. If you want to create the kind of mood that makes your party one for the ages, there are some essential Halloween decorations, entertainment, and treats you just can’t forget.
Whether you’re watching majestic eagles soar high in the air or hummingbirds flit from flower to flower, bird-watching can be a rewarding hobby. Sure, you sometimes have long, tiring days where you don't see much more than a pigeon, but with the right gear, you can stay comfortable and maximize your chances of seeing some rare and exciting birds.
It's easy to stay active during the summer when the weather is nice and warm, but as the seasons change it can be challenging. It's easy to cancel parts of your daily activities that involve outdoor activities in exchange for spending more time indoors, but don't let the onset of autumn stop you from maintaining your active lifestyle. After all, it's not just about getting out of the house, but a commitment to staying fit and healthy.
Empty nesters aren’t the only ones who have a hard time when kids go away to college: the kids themselves often get homesick. Freshmen in particular tend to miss everything from family members to their pets and favorite foods. No matter how independent they are, every college kid misses home at some point.
FITNESS is the kinetic musical union of Max Collins, EVE6's charismatic frontman, and Kenny Carkeet, former AWOLNATION multi-instrumentalist wizard. Together, Max and Kenny write, record, and perform vibrant songs that are excited to be alive.
Every parent wants their child’s bedroom to be functional and well-organized, and every kid wants a comfortable space that reflects their personality. If achieving both on a budget seems like a tall order, we've got you covered. Whether you're giving your kids’ room a facelift, or starting from scratch, check out our tips to find out how you can set up a brag-worthy kids’ bedroom without breaking the bank.
Hitting the open road in your car is one of the best ways to enjoy gorgeous scenery and local culture. But a road trip can go off the rails in a hurry if you aren’t careful, which is why you’ll want to take a little time to plan a disaster-proof excursion.
Summer is a most highly anticipated season — which is probably why it flies by before you know it. But you don’t have to give up all the things you love best about summer just because the weather’s cooling off. Even if the calendar tells us we’re inching toward fall, there are plenty of summer activities that can help you transition to the cooler weather — activities that allow you to make the most of the remaining sunshine.
In the summer, the humid air can be kind to your skin. Many people stick to lighter beauty formulas during the summer because they simply don’t need much extra moisture. But when the weather cools down and the air loses moisture, your beauty routine definitely needs some tweaks to keep you looking as good as possible.
Sending the kids off to college can be an emotional time for parents. The pride you feel at watching your children venture off into the world is only tempered by the sadness of having to say goodbye to them. What makes the whole experience worse is having to go back to an empty home.
In the internet age, picking up a new skill is often just a YouTube search away: Experts from all over the world are giving free, high-quality lessons on everything from tuba repair to car maintenance, and most of the time, all you need is the right gear to get started.
This is the school year that you and your kids are going to get organized and stay organized. You really mean it! And we really believe you. That’s why we’re here to recommend some tips on how to efficiently pack and maintain a backpack. These pointers will help keep your child’s backpack from turning into a mobile personal trash can and save you from the nightmare of lost permission slips and “missing” report cards.
It’s hard to go to the movies or turn on the TV without seeing a movie or show based on a comic book — whether it’s traditional heroes like Batman or cult classic series like The Walking Dead, many of the most successful franchises out there got their start on the pages of comic books.
Preparing for your big Halloween event is all a part of the fun. But the best part is having everything you need to have a great time with your guests. So pick out your costume, make your list of the ghouls you want to invite, and check out the great deals we've found on Amazon this weekend that will add a little bit a trick and a lot of treat to your Halloween bash.
Whether it’s the first match of the season or a championship bout, getting together with family and friends to watch the big game is always a treat. But if you’re watching with kids, they probably get a little bored during halftime. Planning a fun game for the entire group to enjoy during the break in the action is a surefire to keep everyone entertained.
As winter sticks her icy fingernails into the soil and frost brings growing season to an end, you may feel a twinge of sadness. A warm and vibrant part of your world has transitioned into a bleak, lifeless landscape. The flowers are gone, the grass is scraggly, and the trees have become skeletal remnants of their former selves.
Most new moms eagerly await the day when they can dust off their pre-pregnancy jeans, pull them on – and actually manage to fasten them. Shaking off that stubborn baby weight is difficult enough, but between endless diaper changes, feeds, and everyday chores, finding the time to regain your pre-pregnancy body can seem downright impossible.
You might have heard of "hygge," but what exactly is it? Well, hygge (pronounced "hue-guh") is a Danish word that refers to a feeling of coziness, comfort, charm, and specialness. While it can refer to all aspects of life, it's recently been used in common parlance to refer to a certain decorative style. If you're trying to hyggeify your bedroom, you've come to the right place.