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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mardi Gras Travel Destinations on a Budget!

I just recently found this great travel blog that talks about travel destinations on a budget! Which is very timely these days: everyone wants to get away but no one has a lot of money to spend on vacations. The HostelBloggers.com website has some great features on Mardi Gras destinations and history. Check out HostelBloggers.com for some great Mardi Gras Vacation getaways on a budget!

According to the HostelBloggers.com website, the top 3 Mardi Gras vacation spots are:

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2. New Orleans, Louisiana USA

3. Venice Italy for their Carnival!

Here is something I didn't know:

Five Lesser Known Mardi Gras Celebrations

Aside from ‘The Big Three’, there are actually many other Mardi Gras carnivals held around the world, including
1) Nice Carnival in France
2) Carnaval de Dunkerque in Belgium
3) Spain Carnival (particularly the festivities in Tenerife and Cadiz)
4) The Germany Carnivals of Dusseldorf and Cologne, known as Fasching
5) Carnival of Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean
For more on these, take a look at our top 10 carnival destinations.

Mardi Gras Recipes and Traditions

Can’t get to Rio or Venice? Then celebrate Mardi Gras where you are! Try cooking a traditional Mardi Gras recipe such as pancakes, King Cake, or gumbo and then drink as many Mardi Gras cocktails as you can.

Then once the merriment is flowing, try some of these Mardi Gras traditions…
- Throw eggs and flour at each other.
- Throw water balloons at each other.
- Sing satirical songs.

Not in the mood yet? Check out this amazing video of Carnival in Rio Brazil:

Make sure to heed the tips for making the most out of Mardi Gras! Plan ahead of time and make sure that you dress the part! Whether you just want a simple mask or full costume regalia, we have what you need at www.MardiGrasCostumes.com.

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