With cooler weather, Galveston comes alive in the fall with its popular outdoor events and festivals – some popular traditions and activities that both locals and visitors look forward to every year. As the leaves turn colors and as the beach crowds wane, the focus is now more on the arts, theater, music, dining, sightseeing, bike-riding and walking along the Seawall to enjoy the cool breezes. And then there are the holiday events – from the spooks and ghosts of Halloween to the island’s longstanding “Dickens on The Strand” festival.

Here are seven highlights of just some of the things you can do in Galveston this fall:

Harvest Moon Regatta (Oct. 5)

Come out and watch as hundreds of sail boats take to the Gulf of Mexico for the annual Harvest Moon Regatta. This year, the race will start and finish in Galveston, with the start of the race located at 25th and Seawall Blvd. The boats will race on a distance established before the start between 100 and 170 miles.

ArtWalk (Oct. 14)

For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced an ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. Now spreading to other parts of the Island, ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. Not a street festival, ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls" — restaurants and retail stores. One of the Galveston Arts Center's largest programs, ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art.

Galveston Greek Festival (Oct. 14-15)

Galveston’s lively Greek Festival brings together top Greek dishes along with a variety of Greek ornaments, icons, jewelry and artwork that will please the most discerning shoppers. In its 34th year, the festival will include traditional foods like beef souvlaki, gyro, pastitsio, tiropites (cheese puff triangles) and favorites spanakopita (spinach triangles), dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and keftedes (meat balls). And don’t forget the Greek salad with olives and feta cheese.

Galveston Heritage Day (Oct. 21)

This annual event is a celebration of Texas immigration in Galveston. Enjoy music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and associations throughout the day while learning more about the early days of Galveston's immigration movement. Admission is absolutely free from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hendley Green for fantastic live music, delicious food trucks, captivating craft beers and much more!

20th Annual ARToberFEST (Oct. 21-22)

Sponsored by the The Grand 1894 Opera House, ARToberFEST is the island’s biggest art event bringing together more than 125 artists from all over the country, each showcasing their creations – paintings, sculptures, drawings and more. Enjoy the bursts of colors from the artistic works while “sipping and strolling.” Have children? ARToberFEST offers a wonderful kids area that encourages them to create their own paintings and other works of art.

36th Annual Galveston Island Oktoberfest (Oct. 27-28)

Oktoberfest has been bringing Galvestonians, visitors of German heritage and those who just enjoy a great time together for 36 consecutive years. This fun, family festival weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, authentic German food and libations, Cake Wheel, fine arts, crafts and gifts; an exciting auction, exciting family and children's activities and much more. Oktoberfest will be held on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie - in historic downtown Galveston. Admission is free. German costumes encouraged.

Mini-Monster Bash (Oct. 28)

Saengerfest Park will be the central location for fun. There will be games, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and a costume contest. Contestants will compete for Cutest, Scariest, and Most Creative for age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11. The festival will be free to the public and include Trick or Treat Stops at local businesses throughout Downtown Galveston.

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Plan uw reis goed kunt u geld besparen en uw vakantie vrij van stress kan maken. Hier zijn enkele van de beste praktijken voor het plannen van uw reis in het buitenland.

Activiteiten en attracties-bestemmingen

Waar wilt u naartoe? Welke plaatsen u wilt bezoeken in het buitenland? Activiteiten zoals u?

Lijst van de dingen die je wilt om te 'zien' en 'doen' op uw vakantie. Dit lijkt misschien de gemakkelijkste stap voor alle, maar het is belangrijk om ervoor te zijn duidelijk over dit één zodat u uw uitgaven goed kan plannen.

Accommodatie

Er zijn zoveel factoren te overwegen bij het kiezen van een plek om te verblijven. Doe een veel onderzoek, lees betrouwbare reviews en zorg ervoor om te kiezen voor een hotel dat zal niet alleen passen bij uw budget maar is niet een totale duik.

En tijd-efficiënte doorvoer

Als u van plan een auto te huren of verhuren van een chauffeur service bij aankomst, is het beste vooraf te plannen die details. Kies de meest kosteneffectieve en tijd-efficiënte manier om alle plaatsen in uw reisroute samen stuk. Huren van een auto kan u een hoop stress geven vooral op de werken van papier en zo veel tijd in beslag kan nemen, waardoor het beste te huren een chauffeur service efficiënt tijd te maximaliseren uw plezier en minimaliseren van de tijd in transit.

U kunt het vertrouwen van Tokyo MK Taxi zoals u verkoos chauffeur service over Japan, Korea en de Verenigde Staten. Als u wenst te reizen met comfort en stijl, groep Tokyo MK Taxi functies Lexus liefhebbers luxe sedans zoals Lexus LS600hL en Lexus LS460, een prachtige rit voor uw ideale reis.

Start verpakking en bereiden uw reisdocumenten

Start vroeg verpakking en pak licht. Nemen alleen de essentie en verlaten van de items die u absoluut niet nodig. Bovendien, zorg ervoor dat u alle nodige documentatie om te reizen. Niet verlaten dingen voor de laatste minuut voorbereiding. Of anders, kon u uw reisplannen geblokkeerd omdat u niet op voorhand van plan vinden.

Blijf veilig en geniet van!

Als u van plan uw reis met zorg en detail dan bent u meer kans op een echt heerlijke vakantie dus geniet en leven in het moment!

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Planning a trip to Texas? Galveston may be a bit of a drive but it is worth a trip. Various people are making their way to this island all year round for a lot of reasons and enjoyments – beautiful Gulf beaches, wildlife displays, a cruise to the Caribbean, specialty cuisines, thrill rides, museums and many other attractions.

There is so much to do in Galveston, good thing the island offers a wide variety of hotel options for tourists who want to visit and explore their charming big city. Some of these hotels are just steps away from the beach and within walking distance of fishing piers, fine restaurants and family entertainment.

Romantic Getaways in Galveston

If you are seeking for an ultimate thrill-seeking romantic getaway with your partner then Galveston Island is a perfect choice! The bizarre charm of this island will definitely give a brand new energy into your relationship. From a charming bed and breakfast to romantic evenings, spending “island time” here can rekindle your romance.

Galveston Family Vacation

Travel with your family and stay at one of Galveston’s family friendly condos and hotels. You can find cheap deals near Galveston’s top attractions, all it takes is a little research to find just the right spot for your family while staying on budget.

Discounts at Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens is an education tourist destination in Galveston, because it’s spring break, they now offer discounts, new attractions and plenty of activities to provide an enjoyable vacation for you and your friends!

Pier 21 at Galveston

Pier 21 is an entertainment destination located on Galveston’s historic harbor in The Historic Strand Seaport Area. Some attractions at Pier 21 are theaters, seafood restaurants, boat rides and world class museums which offer the opportunity to explore the rich history of Galveston. Dining options include Nonno Tony’s World Kitchen and Olympia Grill with a view of the Galveston’s Harbor.

Galveston – not just for Vacation

Planning a business meeting? Galveston is known as a vacation destination, yet it can also be a perfect place to satisfy all of your business meeting needs.

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People flock to Galveston year-round for lots of reasons. They enjoy the beaches, attractions and wildlife for weeks at a time, or for just a night or two before setting off to cruise the Caribbean. Fortunately, the island offers a wide variety of accommodations, from swanky resorts and beach houses to budget-conscious lodging and cozy bed-and-breakfasts. Choosing the place that’s right for you may seem like an overwhelming task, but the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help! Call their toll-free visitor line (888-GAL-ISLE) for suggestions.

Hotels for Every Need

Whether you want luxury or just a clean place to crash after a day on the beach, Galveston has dozens of hotel options, most near the center of the island and major attractions.

Charming Bed and Breakfasts

Quaint and cozy, bed and breakfasts shouldn’t be overlooked. They offer all the comforts of home and are particularly suitable for couples seeking romantic getaways or picture-perfect places for weddings.

Family-Friendly Houses and Condos

These range from upscale condos with luxury amenities to beachfront homes that sleep entire families. Though situated all over the island, those on the West End offer a bit more privacy, as well as plenty of room (typically) for large groups.

Moody Gardens Offers New Attractions, Discounts for Spring Break

Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions, experiences and discounts to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas.

Galveston's Pier 21 - An All Day Affair

Galveston’s Pier 21 has restaurants, an exclusive hotel, marina, theater, harbor tours and attractions.

#lovegalveston Photo Contest - A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston

There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses.

10 Reasons You Should Get On "Island Time" in Galveston

The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.

Exploring Galveston's Past through Museums, Attractions and Historic Buildings

When visiting the beach or relaxing at one of Galveston’s renowned resort hotels, the island’s historic past might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach

The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston's seawall.

Planning a Meeting? Why Not in Galveston?

Most visitors come to Galveston to relax on the beaches, stroll the Strand, maybe visit museums and to dine at some of the island’s most popular restaurants. Yet despite it being a vacation destination, Galveston is also a great place to hold meetings.

Rosenberg Library Presents Its January 2017 Treasure

On January 1, 1999—New Year’s Day—thousands of emotional Galvestonians gathered to witness the implosion of the Buccaneer Hotel—a beachfront icon which stood for more than 70 years on Seawall Boulevard.

Galveston.com Announces 2016 Best of the Island Winners

After weeks of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, we at Galveston.com are thrilled to present the Winners of the 2016 BEST OF GALVESTON AWARDS, "the Oscars of the Gulf Coast" according to The Houston Chronicle.

Home and Other Short-Term Rentals a Good Choice When Planning an Island Visit

Thinking about where to stay when spending time in Galveston? Why not try something new!

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Do you feel protected from hackers? Do you still think that until now, your online accounts or money hasn’t been hacked yet? Whether you know it or not, hackers have probably hacked your online accounts already. And maybe, your personal details are currently in the black market on sale and available for viewing.

While it may be pretty much difficult to completely protect yourself online, taking some basic precautions can make your identity less appealing target for cybercriminals.

Take note of the following simple ways to keep your identity safe when you’re online:

1. To check if your personal information has been already compromised, you can check it by using this site: hasmyidentitybeenstolen.com which is a legit site that lets you input your email to determine whether your details have been stolen or not and if it is already available for viewing in the black market.

2. Regularly monitor your online bills and statements for any suspicious transactions that you know for yourself you haven’t made. Checking account balances and financial transactions using a software application like Mint.com or CreditKarma.com are one of the best ways to help detect fraud and stop it before it gets out of control.

3. Make sure to boost the security of your Wi-Fi connection at home by resetting the factory password on your wireless router. When accessing public Wi-Fi, do not choose to bank online or login your social accounts because free, public Wi-Fi and hotspots are prone from cyberattacks.

4. For added security, ensure that your system is up-to-date. There’s a reason why your software is requiring for an update so don’t get annoyed with the constant notifications that keep on popping up on your computer or device. Downloading the latest version of your software will guarantee that you’ve got the most current security measure in place.

5. Be cautious of phishing scams, they will send legit looking emails claiming that they are from a reputable company and will ask for the confirmation of your personal and financial details. Do not fall for this kind of trick!

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Warning about phishing malware email claiming to be about donation to Migrant Helpline charity

Staffordshire residents are being warned to watch out for a new internet scam aimed at stealing personal banking details.

Police in the county have shared an appeal, from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, advising people not to open emails claiming to be from the charity Migrant Helpline.

A link in the email, which thanks the recipient for making a donation of just under £200 to the charity, downloads phishing malware onto the victim's device.

Although Migrant Helpline is a genuine charity, police say fraudsters are using it to trick members of the public into becoming victims of this fraud – and emphasize the fraud is in no way related to the real charity.

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Here is what you need to know.

What email address does the scam email come from?

The email address sending the majority of emails is noreply@yeshivadonations.com, however multiple email addresses have been seen.

What does the e-mail say?

The subject line currently is 'Thank you for choosing to donate to Migrant helpline' – although this is understood to change.

The person who receives the email will see their name and telephone number in the second paragraph – police say these tend to be the correct details for whoever has received the, seemingly targeted, message.

The body of the message reads: "Thanks again for donating We're sending it straight to Migrant Helpline so you'll be making a difference very soon.

"Your donation details: First name: **** Last name: **** Tel. ********* Amount: £196 Donation Reference: 09493495

"If you have any questions about your donation, please follow this link and download Your (Donation Reference 09493495), with the transaction details listed above.

"With your help, YeshivaDonations can continue to work in Syria and neighbouring countries to deliver clean water and life-saving supplies to millions of people.

"Your generosity is bringing much-needed assistance to families who have lost everything as a result of the crisis in Syria. Warm regards, YeshivaDonation."

So, how does the scam work?

As well as the above text, the email also contains a link which, once clicked, downloads malware onto the victim's device.

This malware is equipped to target and steal corporate banking details – and even the most up-to-date virus protection is sometimes not enough to prevent your device being infected according to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.

What can I do if I think my financial information has been stolen?

If you think your bank details have been compromised, you should contact your bank immediately.

Victims of this fraud, or similar schemes, should contact Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

What actions can I take to avoid becoming a victim?

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has the following advice to avoid becoming a victim.

  • Don't click on links or open any attachments you receive in unsolicited emails or SMS messages. Remember that fraudsters can 'spoof' an email address to make it look like one used by someone you trust. If you are unsure, check the email header to identify the true source of communication.
  • Always install software updates as soon as they become available. Whether you are updating the operating system or an application, the update will often include fixes for critical security vulnerabilities.
  • Create regular backups of your important files to an external hard drive, memory stick or online storage provider. It's important that the device you back up to is not left connected to your computer as any malware infection could spread to that as well.

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