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Easter Festival in USA


Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Easter Sunday is an important day in the Christian church calendar. Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. Ester is celebrated all across the globe with much pomp and vigor, Easter is one time when people forget their differences and come together in large groups to enjoy this day. The Easter traditions in America mark the arrival of spring and the period to celebrate the rebirth of Jesus Christ. During Easter traditions you can enjoy parades, carnivals, Easter egg decorations, music and much more.



What do people do?

Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ’s rebirth after his crucifixion. Many people also decorate eggs. These can be hard boiled eggs that can be eaten later, but may also be model eggs made of plastic, chocolate, candy or other materials. It is also common to organize Easter egg hunts. Eggs of some form are hidden, supposedly by a rabbit or hare. People, especially children, then search for them. In some areas, Easter egg hunts are a popular way for local businesses to promote themselves or may even be organized by churches. Easter symbols like bunnies, Easter tree, Easter Eggs and Easter lamb make their presence felt in every corner of the street, churches, shops and homes. During Easter time, people in US binge on Easter delights like baked ham, potatoes, vegetables and other homemade delights. Easter wedding is a popular trend in USA. People in USA usually like to their tie nuptial knot on this propitious day.

Background

In Pagan times, many groups of people organized spring festivals. Many of these celebrated the re-birth of nature, the return the land to fertility and the birth of many young animals. In Christian times, the spring began to be associated with Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. The crucifixion is remembered on Good Friday and the resurrection is remembered on Easter Sunday. The idea of the resurrection joined with the ideas of re-birth in Pagan beliefs.

Public life on Easter Day

Easter Sunday is not a federal holiday but a number of stores are closed in many parts of the US and if they are open, they may have limited trading hours.

If you are planning a USA vacation, then why not take at the time of Easter festival. Easter is a major religious festival of Christians that is celebrated in a grand manner. This year, this festival falls on 20th April. It’s a great time to book your flight tickets for celebrating Easter festival in USA. Book with Travelation and get exclusive travel deals to USA.


World’s Top 5 Happiest Places


Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Interested in finding happiness for you? The following cities are in the world’s top happiest countries according commissioned by the United Nations.

Denmark – First Place

Denmark



The country’s mainland area is 150km west of Copenhagen. Denmark is blessed with a large natural harbor named Aarhus. It has the largest container terminal in the country and an industrial waterfront, but also a recreational marina near the city centre where people can water ski and sail. There is something about the high latitude and attitude that makes Denmark the happiest place in World.

Norway – Second Place

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Norway not only scores high on happiness charts again and again, but also ranked 1st in Social Capital and 2nd in Economy ranks and also best places to live in World. In Norway you don’t need a permanent address to embrace the best of the country. Experience the never ending bright nights and the Midnight Sun during the summer Months and the spectacular Northern Lights in the winter months.

Switzerland – Third Place

switzerland



Switzerland is known for its mountains that are Alps in south and Jura in northwest. It also has a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes. Switzerland is home to one of the world’s most thriving economies and also one of the happiest populations on the globe. Switzerland invests more in the health, education and talent of its people than any other country in the world.

Netherland – Fourth Place

Netherlands



Netherland as the fourth happiest nation on earth. According to The World Happiness Report, the Netherlands showed a particular equal distribution of happiness across its whole population. The report noted that social factors such as the strength of social support, the absence of corruption and the degree of personal freedom were more important than wealth.

Sweden – Fifth Place

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The major factors for happiness are income, healthy life expectancy, relationships, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption, and generosity. These factors make Sweden not only the happiest place in the World, but also a place people love to live.

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Six Incredible Adventurous Places For 2014


Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Sail Greece – Enjoy Wonderful Sunset



The Greek Islands claim to some of the greatest sunsets on Earth. The Greek Islands are known for their amazing nightlife. You can sail to world’s most beautiful and famous islands like Mykonos and Santorini.

Egypt – Explore The Culture



In Egypt you can explore the ancient sites along the Nile river and discover the most famous of them all, and the Great Pyramids of Giza. The culture of Egypt and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca. The main attraction in Egypt is Enjoy dinner with a local family, spend the night on a felucca, explore ancient temples and monuments, and hunt for deals in the bazaars, gaze at the pyramids and mysterious Sphinx.

Bosnia and Herzegovina- Three Rivers Rafting



You will enjoy a long walk to waterfalls and through passes, and, you will raft three scenic rivers—the Tara, the Vrbas, and the Neretva. And explore Sarajevo and Mostar and other vibrant cities, and enjoy fine Mediterranean cuisine.

Burma – Experience Their Culture and Buddhism



Burma also known as Myanmar. It has a distinct culture with influences from Buddhism, British colonialism and being a key historical trade route between China, the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Yangon, Monywa, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, and Ngapali beach are the main attraction. Explore the pagodas and monasteries of this ancient land, give a visit to toddy farm and have a local lunch, step back in time at Bagan’s archaeological zone, explore floating villages and daily life on tranquil Inle Lake.

Alaska – Mendenhall Glacier



When people come to Alaska they want to see bears. At Katmai National Park which is popular for the world’s largest brown bear population. The teeth and claws of bears are mighty sharp. And the other place of attraction is the National Park. It is the most popular destinations in the state. You can enjoy a spectacular region that can be experienced by safari, bus trip, hike, raft, or flight seeing. And another main attraction is Juneau. Alaska’s capital, Juneau, is surrounded by ice and water and can be reached only by boat or a plane. The best way to understand this is to fly over the ice fields just outside the city and visit the Mendenhall Glacier.

Southern Iceland – Land of Ice and Fire



Southern Iceland is also called the Land of Ice and Fire. This Island is with small hills, mountains and low ridges. We can also call the Land of Thundering Waterfalls or Home of the Northern Lights. If ever a country was blessed with natural scenery, it is Iceland. This year, you can discover the beauty in a new and unexpected way.

Rio, Brazil – Musical Experience



Across half of South America, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. If you are fond of music, then Brazil is the best place. The main attraction in Brazil is White-sand beaches, tropical islands, music-filled metropolises and charming colonial towns. The other places that attract the tourist are consisting of waterfalls, wetlands filled with wildlife, and the untouched wilderness of the Amazon rainforest.

If you are looking for adventures trip to any of these places, then our travel experts can help you. For more details call the experts @ 877 – 245 – 8620.


Top 8 Travel products of 2014


Monday, January 6th, 2014

Valid Passport

British Passport with Microchip


A valid passport with at least 6 months left before the expiry date. This is a very essential travel item and hence it should be at the top of the list. Every country demands to see a valid passport for travel. After all you can’t even get out of your own country if you don’t have valid passport.

Credit Card


When you are planning for travel, speak to your bank to let them know you’re going around the world travelling so that they can advise you about the international usage fees you may be charged.

Rucksack


You don’t want a heavy suitcase when you go around the world travelling; you need a Rucksack which is more comfortable and easy to carry.

Clothing and Footwear


Choose appropriate clothes and footwear by keep in the mind of weather of the place where you are going.

A Padlock


Always carry a padlock for the safety of luggage. And also some of the cheaper hostels and guesthouses may require you to use your own padlock on your door. In some places you may feel safer by adding your padlock to the door.

A Guide Book


Always carry a guide book of the place, you are going to. It can be a good way of learning about places that you never heard but may like to visit. It is good to carry maps, local directory.

First-Aid Kit


Always carry essential medicines in your first-aid box. Band aids, painkillers, medical tape, bandages, antiseptic cream etc.

Camera


Wherever you go camera is one of the most essential product. You can save that photos as a memory and also you can share your experience with others.


America’s Top 10 Iconic Drives


Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia to North Carolina


Nearly 500 miles of blacktop twisting through the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah national parks was built for travelers. It is a wonderful drive for all seasons.

Going-to-the-Sun Road, Montana


One of America’s most inspiring public-works projects winds through Glacier National Park’s snow-covered peaks, and lakes across the Rockies.

Hill Country Highways, Texas


The geographical center of the Lone Star state, the sparsely populated Hill Country region mixes sagebrush plateaus with deep canyons and fast-flowing rivers. And just outside the idyllic hamlet of Utopia, a series of winding roads.

Columbia River Scenic Highway, Oregon


The route winds past a series of lovely waterfalls while taking in the best sights of the Columbia Gorge, east of Portland.

Olympic Peninsula Loop, Washington


Highway 101 loops around the largest road-free area in the continental U.S.

Route 6, Massachusetts



This 117-mile route links Cape Cod’s network of sand dunes, beaches, marshes, tidal ponds, and quaint fishing towns.

Bayou Cruise, Louisiana


Garlands of moody Spanish moss dangle from mighty oaks and cypress trees, while alligators and herons splash about in the swampy lagoons. The best road to drive is Highway 31, which winds along Bayou.

Route 66, Illinois to California


For sheer driving, the best stretch has to be the mountainous run west from the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River, climbing up from a desert plateau and twisting past the old gold mines of the Black Mountains.

Highway 12, Utah


The red rock majesty of Utah is on triumphant display on State Route 12 winding between Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon national parks.

Overseas Highway, Florida


One of the country’s most popular scenic drives, from Miami to Key West, owes its existence to a devastating tragedy.


Best place to visit in USA! Yosemite National Park


Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Located 200 miles east from San Francisco, Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular parks in the USA. Planning for a visit to Yosemite? At least 4 million people visit every year. So it’s always a great place of attraction. Yosemite National Park is famous for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea. At there you can do multiple things like hiking, rafting in Merced River, professional photography, camping, horseback riding, biking, snowshoeing at the Badger Pass, and skiing.



The park has a range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet. Most visitors will spend their time in the popular seven square miles of Yosemite. There is an additional 1,193 square miles of beautiful terrain. Camps are far away from the traffic to immerse you in the great outdoors.

Galen Clark and others stop the Yosemite Valley from development, ultimately leading to President Abraham Lincoln signing the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Later, John Muir led a successful movement to establish a larger national park not just a great valley, you can find grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Outside and within park ground are a series of small general supplies, and a few lodges and snack bars. The mountain room restaurants, which are located within the park, are highly recommended by the tourist.

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