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Arrrr You Ready (For Gasparilla)?

January is a time for new beginnings, new resolutions, new adventures, and most importantly the season for Gasparilla. Gasparilla is Tampa, Florida’s notorious pirate-themed occasion, with activities this year lasting from January 20th up until March 25th. The annual celebration is inspired by the legend of Jose Gaspar and his pirate operations in the area around in the 18th and 19th centuries, and is ranked as one of the largest pirate celebrations in the country. Here’s a look at all the things to do during this year’s Gasparilla.

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Rock Out in Richmond

Richmond is Virginia’s quirky, vibrant, and historic capitol. The city boasts dozens of museums, arguably one of the finest selections of tattoo artists in the country, and an endless number of restaurants to choose from. It is easy to see why RVA was ranked #24 this year on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Places to Live in the USA.”

Richmond might be most renowned, however, for the impressive array of festivals it hosts every year. Here are only a few of the best ones you should experience:

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