Are you planning to attend Oktoberfest Germany 2017? Each fall Germany welcomes tourists and travelers from across the globe for the ultimate autumnal celebration. From the classic German Oktoberfest in Munich to the surrounding cities, there is something to see, do, eat, and drink in every corner of Germany at this time of year, and in this Drive to Discover guide we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite Oktoberfest locations where you can enjoy an epic celebration this fall.
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The apparatus is simple: a roughly two-foot-square folding board, thirty round checkers in two contrasting colors, two pairs of dice plus a fifth called the “doubling cube,” a scorecard, and a stubby pencil. In serious competition, a pair of alternating timers (similar to chess clocks) are also added, to ensure fair and rapid play. That’s a miniature video camera perched above the table – serious players tape their games, then stay up all night analyzing them.
Murder Point is part of a fledgling movement, just now springing up on this state’s shores, to nurture more environmentally viable food sources. Oysters used to be abundant in the estuaries that flowed into the Gulf of Mexico, but over the decades, development and pollution decimated the colonies. The answer: oyster farming.
This region is rich in history, so there’s much to be explored. There are museums, a Fourth-Century fortress, the mysterious city of Uplistsikhe, carved in rock over 2,500 years ago, and several ancient monasteries and cathedrals open to visitors. You can tour the profoundly ancient city of Kutaisi – the famed setting for Jason and the Argonauts – said to have been inhabited for at least a hundred thousand years.
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Gallup, New Mexico, is a city of throwbacks. Route 66 runs right through the town, with its left-over flickering neon-lit motels. About a hundred trains still rumble through town every day. The El Rancho Hotel stands open for business as it did in the days of John Wayne.
Hawaii’s a dream destination for many people, and as a travel agent, one of my favorite places to sell. But, as I’ve learned from dealing with a lot of first-timers, and even repeat travelers, it’s a destination with a lot of questions beyond the basics — name, birthdate, budget, preferred airline and which island. Sometimes even which island’s up in the air.