Apple pie, baseball, and pyrotechnics – the epitome of American pastimes! America’s birthday is coming up and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some great food, maybe some live music, but especially with a great fireworks show. And while the Macy’s Firework Show in New York City may be America’s largest Independence Day firework display, it’s certainly not the only one! From coast to coast, check out these hot spots for fireworks that’ll have you packing for a weekend road trip in no time. Read the rest of this entry »
‘City Living’ Category
The sun feels scalding hot, tank top season is in full swing, and sweat is…dripping. Ew. Don’t get us wrong, summertime boasts some of the best times as far as seasons go, but it’s hotter than Brad Pitt/Megan Fox circa, well, any year, out there. And frankly, all we really want to do is dive into an ice cold pool. Don’t have one at your apartment complex? Check out our top tips for staying cool in your apartment when the weather gets toasty. Read the rest of this entry »
Wanna hear a joke about paper?
Nevermind. It’s tearable.
Dads from around the country have provided us with some pretty great jokes. And for that, we are thankful. Not because the jokes are particularly funny, but because our dads think they are, thus giving us a reason to create a subculture of comedy deeply rooted in ridiculous puns. Thanks pops!
When it comes to dad’s special day, we think he deserves more than a new tie or some sweet, shiny cufflinks. Whether you’re in Atlanta or Austin, people all around the U.S. are celebrating Father’s Day withOUT a trip to the local department store, and you can too! Check out these awesome ideas for celebrating dad, and if you live in one of these cities, be sure to swing by and say, “Cheers” or “You’re The Beary Best.” Trust us, one of those phrases will be relevant. (And he’ll love the bear pun.) Read the rest of this entry »
It is finally here and it may be the most important day of the entire year. No, we are not talking about Christmas or even the Fourth of July. June 3rd is National Donut (or Doughnut) Day. Sure, you won’t see any parades, fireworks, or TV specials about this day, which is celebrated every year on the first Friday in June, but you will find people lining up around the country to enjoy one of America’s favorite frosted treats. And if your apartment is in one of the following cities, you’re in luck! Your city has some of the best donuts in the country…drool on to see if your city made the cut! Read the rest of this entry »
TIME… It is said that time will heal all wounds, but that is not the case. Time only serves as a reminder. It is a reminder that the hurt is still there, but is somehow lessened by the fact that we still persevere. For those we honor on Memorial Day, time is a testament. It is the keystone on which the archway of our freedom is formed. As the passages of time roll on, we pause on this day and allow time to stand still. Read the rest of this entry »
It has finally arrived. After years of classes, courses, seminars, and a myriad of ups and downs, you have finally succeeded! Graduation is finally here! And, as you prepare to depart from your student housing apartment, you gaze ahead at the various paths that lay before you. New job opportunities could take you to your next home, or maybe to a cabin in the Rocky Mountains! In any case, most of you will be departing the life you have known and will be venturing to a new city.
From Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day to National Popcorn Day (yes, those are two “real” American holidays), there’s always something to celebrate in the good ol’ U-S of A. Few other days, though, are as important as National Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May.
Thanks to the efforts of President Harry Truman and Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, Armed Forces Day was established in 1949 as a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service. On May 21, join your community in saying “Thank You” to service men and women near or far, with one of these five creative ideas! Read the rest of this entry »
Remember all the times you asked your mom, “Can I go out and play?” or “Do you think this outfit looks okay?” or “What the heck is a tax bracket and why am I paying the government when I make no money. This is ridiculous!” That’s what this day is for – to celebrate the woman who always has the answers. Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 8th, and we’ve got some fun suggestions on how to show her that you care. Read on to find out! Read the rest of this entry »
Happy Rhode Island Independence Day! Okay, so maybe it’s not as well known as the good ol’ U.S. Independence Day, but that’s because it’s so darn special. A little backstory: Rhode Island was the first of the original thirteen U.S. colonies to gain independence, declaring itself independent on May 4, 1776, a full two months before any other other colony. Talk about ahead of the game. In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re giving you a few tips on how to celebrate like a true Rhode Island native. Read the rest of this entry »
Cinco de Mayo has become known as one of the happiest days of the year. The day itself commemorates an against-the-odds victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, and today it’s celebrated in many places all over the world. It’s a chance to relax with some friends and kick back with a cold cerveza or frozen margarita, if that’s your thing. In honor of the 5th of May, here are five cities where you can find the liveliest and best Cinco de Mayo celebrations! Read the rest of this entry »