Travel Tuesday: The St. Lucia Jazz Festival!

BY: - 21 Feb '12 | Travel

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We love getaways here at BMWK and we think attending music festivals is a fabulous way to enjoy a beautiful destination and wonderful music with that someone special. We have a great one coming up Mother’s Day weekend. So grab your sweetheart, make flight reservations and pack a bag for St. Lucia!
One of the Caribbean’s’ most popular music festivals is back! The St. Lucia Jazz Festival kicks off Wednesday May 9th with an awesome opening night performance lineup with Jazz great Joshua Redman. Friday night the music party continues with the Gipsy Kings and a member or reggae royalty, Ziggy Marley (separate performances).

Performing for the first time at the festival on Friday night is R&B princess Keri Hilson. Later that evening, bringing a little gospel to the festival stage is gospel favorite Kirk Franklin. Headlining the festival and wrapping the party up on Sunday night is Canadian songstress and R&B princess Melanie Fiona. Melanie Fiona shares the main stage with icon Hugh Masekela and one of the original Commodores, Lionel Richie.

Make your travel reservations now, especially your hotel reservations. Some of the popular hotels are booked a year in advance for this event. Boutique hotels like the Coco Palm, Ginger Lilly Hotel and the Caribbean Jewel are beautiful hotel options with fabulous amenities like private pools and swim up suites. Visit the festivals’ website for more hotel suggestions. Concert prices start at $40 (US currency) for some concerts and “VIP Gold” passes are also available for select concerts. Children’s tickets are available for $20; children ages 6-12, children under 5 are free! For more information or to purchase your concert tickets please visit: www.stluciajazz.org.

Celebrate an anniversary or surprise your wife for Mother’s Day with the gift of travel. Celebrate with music!

See you down front!

By The Travelin Diva (Kirstin N. Fuller)

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Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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  1. The Travelin Diva

    I forgot to mention…Coconut Bay Resort & Spa is another great resort on the southern tip of the island.   It’s beautiful but a ways away from the festival grounds.   Sandals also has several resorts on the island.  

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Travel Tuesday: The Int’l Civil Rights Museum!

BY: - 28 Feb '12 | Travel

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As Black History Month comes to a close, I find myself watching a lot of wonderful documentaries on significant moments in our history. This weekend I’ve watched “Slavery by Another Name,” Independent Lens’ “First Lady of Little Rock: Daisy Bates,” and “February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four.”

There have also been a lot of media on the ground breaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History & Culture due to be completed in 2015.

While we wait for this long overdue honor to be created, there’s a museum in Greensboro, NC that has wonderfully captured a crucial moment in the history of the civil rights movement. The International Civil Rights Museum opened on in 2010 and chronicles the journey of the North Carolina A&T/Greensboro Four students and the sit-in movement they started with one courageous act on February 1, 1960. The museum is located in the actual (F.C.) Woolworth’s store where the students started the sit-in movement at the segregated lunch counter. Using the authentic counter and the actual stools that the students sat on as a backdrop, visitors view recreations of the six-month effort that resulted in integrated lunch counters at Woolworth’s.

The museum also features sixteen moving exhibits like “I’ll Make Me a World,” “Hall of Shame,” “Jail, No Bail,” “And Still I Rise,” and “A Changed World.” “A Changed World” chronicles the struggle for civil rights around the world.

Be sure to also visit the AT&T campus to see the beautiful bronze statue of the Greensboro Four (David Richmond, Ezell Blair, Jr., Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil). The statue was dedicated on Feb. 1, 2002 and brilliantly captures the strength, courage and determination of the four students/brothers on their path to destiny.

Create your own family history. Take a weekend out of the kids’ spring break vacation or summer break and visit the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, NC and share one of the most important moments in black history with your family.

For the complete list of museum exhibits and hours of operation, please visit: www.sitinmovement.org.

By The Travelin Diva (Kirstin N. Fuller of Reservations Travel Guide)

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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