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Ecuador, Where Zorro is Real
Every year, a small city in Northern Ecuador puts on an epic equestrian event that turns traditional fox hunting on its head
New Year's Eve with Al Capone
Ring in the new year on board a boat once used by Al Capone to run booze from Cuba to the US during prohibition.
And They're Off! Drunken Horse Racing in Guatemala
Trackside for a crazy Mayan tradition.
All of the Trimmings & None of the Stress
Head to these hand-picked hideaways across the US and let someone else handle all of the Thanksgiving details.
Halloween Hot Spots
Get your spooky celebration started in these frighteningly good Halloween destinations.
The Newest New Year's Eves
Start the new year off right with fresh festivities in Monterey, Telluride, and New Orleans.
Easter over the top
Inside Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala, the largest and most mind-boggling Easter week celebration in the Americas.
Happy Birthday America
The Best Red, White & Boom Fourth of July celebrations across the US for Every Day with Rachael Ray.
Forget Fruitcake: Mexico's Rosca de Reyes
In Guadalajara, Mexico they make a traditional Christmas cake that's a quarter mile long and full of history (and surprises).
Honduras in history's wake
The town of Gracias, Honduras pulls out all the stops to celebrate its most beloved indigenous hero.