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Everything You Need to Know About National Tequila Day

If you’ve ever needed an excuse to celebrate Tequila, we’ve got it: July 24th is National Tequila Day! Below, we've got everything you need to know about the holiday and the drink that inspired it all. Tequila may have originated in Mexico, but Tequila Day is all American. Mexico is all aboard to join the party though! Approved by their Senate last year to help promote the booming industry, Mexicans celebrated their first National Tequila Day on March 16th this year. Modern tequila can find its roots in an ancient Aztec drink invented before the Spanish arrived in the 1500s. By the time Mexico was a colony of Spain, locals in the city of Tequila were developing a drink similar to their ancestors'. Made by fermenting the agave plant, the original concoction wasn’t a true tequila, but more like a Mezcal wine. Our modern version of tequila wasn't created until the 17th century, when the [...]

Celebrate The Potato This National French Fry Day

You can bake ‘em, you can mash ‘em, you can cover them in cheese, but our favorite form of the potato is hot, crispy, and fried. They’re by far one of the most popular side dishes in the United States, where the average American eats about 30lbs of them a year. July 13th is French Fry Day, and this is a holiday we can really sink our teeth into! Is The Fry Really French? The origin of French Fries is somewhat disputed, even to this day. Both the French and the Belgians claim to have invented the dish, and it’s often said to have been discovered by American soldiers during World War I. But other sources point to the old-English verb to french, or to cut lengthwise, as the origin of the name, and it seems the term “french fries” was in use in the United States as early as 1899. Thomas Jefferson is even [...]

The Best Way to Spend Your 4th of July

Summer is in full swing and we’re enjoying everything the warmer months have to offer, including the biggest holiday of the season, Independence Day. This 4th of July, we’re celebrating 243 years of American greatness with everything we love: fun, sun, and fireworks! Whether you plan to stay at home with family and friends or step outside for something more exciting, we’ve got some ideas for celebrating our favorite patriotic holiday. Go to the Lake! Just 45 minutes north of Atlanta lies Lake Lanier, and with nearly 60 square miles of water, and almost 700 miles of shoreline, it's the perfect spot for the Fourth. Whether you bring your jetski, rent a boat, or spread a blanket on one of the many white sand swimming beaches, there are many great ways to soak up the sun and enjoy the lake. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the water parks or book a zipline canopy tour. [...]

Fun Ways to Celebrate The Summer Solstice

With vacations booked and chairs out by the pool, it may feel like summer has already begun, but officially, it isn't summer until the solstice. The first day of summer in 2019 arrives on Friday, June 21st at 11:54 a.m. EDT, when the sun reaches its highest peak in the sky. It's called the summer solstice, also known as the longest day of the year, and it marks the official return of the late sunsets, fun festivals, and laid back barbecues that make summer great. What is the Summer Solstice? The summer solstice occurs when the sun takes its longest path to reach its highest point in the sky. In the Northern hemisphere, this creates the longest day of sunshine for the year, and the shortest night. For those who live in the Southern Hemisphere, it's the shortest day of the year, marking the arrival of winter. The solstice happens at the same time for [...]

Father’s Day Schedule: How to Plan The Best Day with Dad

Father’s Day falls on June 16th this year, and all he really wants is to spend time with you. Make the most of the day by planning ahead. We’ve put together a father’s day itinerary designed to satisfy his appetite for food and fun. Early Morning: Breakfast in Bed Sundays are great for sleeping in, but when it’s time to rise and shine, wake dad up with a Father’s Day meal he’s sure to love. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or brunch buffet style, tempt his sweet tooth with pancakes or waffles topped with whipped cream and fresh summer fruits. You might even lure him out of bed before breakfast is ready with the smell of sizzling bacon and eggs, or cheesy hashbrown casserole. Late Morning to Early Afternoon: Go Fishing Dad doesn’t have to be an avid fisherman to appreciate some one-on-one time in the great outdoors. After breakfast, stake out your favorite fishing [...]

Everything You Didn’t Know About National Rosé Day

We don’t really need an excuse to open up a bottle of wine, but just in case, June 8th is National Rosé Day! This perfectly pink wine is bright, light, and flirty, ice cold, and ideal for sipping on the patio, by the pool, or at a backyard barbecue. It’s the official wine of summertime, and it has its very own day of celebration. Rosé: A History Rosé is a distinct type of wine bridging the spectrum between red and white and dating back as far as 600 BC. In the mid-1940s, a wine merchant from Portugal introduced American palates to the wonders of this pink drink, and by the 1970s it was officially a hit. It’s a misconception that rosés are made by mixing red and white wine. Generally made from the juice of red grapes, the color of rosé varies based on the time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice. [...]

Sip and Sprint 4 SeizuresSaturday, August 17th

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