Saturday, September 27, 2014

October Travels

October is one of my favorite months.

*The highs drop but still remain in the 60's
*Fall colors appear
*Festivals every other weekend

I am sure there are a ton of things to do in the month of October that are best suited for this month...
but I honestly can only think of 2 that I am dying to do....and none of them involve halloween.

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October 4-12

Hot air balloons are fantastic, every year I say that I am going to finally try it but each year slips by.  While I probably will not ride my first balloon in Albuquerque, this is high on my bucket list!  New Mexico in itself is an amazing destination but when you add a festival of balloons it makes the journey much more fun!

Informacion sobre festival de globos
(information of the balloon festival)

For 9 days over 500 hot air balloons will take flight twice a day on the "Spirit of the Winds" and put on a show that will leave any person in wonder and amazement.  Not only does this festival offer the chance to watch world class balloons fill the air but also a chance for you to go up in one!  
Rainbow Ryders is the only company at the festival authorized to take you up and for a limited time they are offering $50 off.  Join the pros for a once in a lifetime opportunity.
 General Admission tickets (one session only): $8 per session
5 day general admission tickets: $35 per pack
They offer many other types of ticket packages depending on what you want - view the details here

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2. Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

The festival started on September 20th and ends on October 5 so you still have 8 days to enjoy the festivities! 

This Bavarian festival is a perfect treat for any of our troops stationed in Germany or Europe!
Known by the locals as the Wiesn it takes place in Theresienwiese and it is a series of large fields filled with 14 beer tents, carnival activities and of course food vendors specializing in brats!!

Different beer tents:

Hofbru-Festzelt: this is the largest and most popular tent with a capacity of almost 10,000 seating inside, on the balcony and outdoors as well as the standing-room only space by the band.
Hippodrom: Here is the most popular with the young, internationals and also where a celebrity sighting is not uncommon.

Hacker-Festzelt: Hacker is the most traditional offering bands that represent Germany on a revolving stage and paintings depicting classic Bavarian scenery.
Schottenhamel: the oldest tent and also the spot where the mayor of Munich taps the first keg of beer to kick off the festival.   

Oktoberfest tip: You need to reserve a table ahead of time for groups larger than 5 and you MUST be seated to be served.  Also, tipping your servers will guarantee you'll see them more often for refills.

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