Monthly Archives: November 2017

Cheap Mini Vacation

Who doesn’t like to spend a quiet time in the woods, eating a hot meal and relaxing by the river side? But alas, this is a too idyllic situation for most of us. First of all, we cannot afford to take a leave, forget leave, most of us are engrossed in work even on weekends! And if one ever gets a golden opportunity of an extended weekend, there are many problems which make this dream even more distant! First of all, one is not aware of mini vacation destinations, that can be thoroughly enjoyed in the short period of two-three days, secondly the popular mini vacation spots are always crowded. And lastly, some really beautiful places that are not crowded and are also nearby, are way beyond your budget. One obviously cannot spend all the savings on a weekend getaway, so what should be done? Well, all you have to do is scroll down and take a look at the ideas given below. The spots mentioned in these budget travel ideas are perfect for you, as they are inexpensive, fun, not far from where you reside and also very relaxing.

Vacation Ideas
Day Trip: All you have to do is, book a flight to your neighboring state. Pack only the essentials and start your journey! Do not make any extensive plans. Just go to your neighboring state, find an inexpensive motel there and spend your weekend lazing around! There are loads of airlines which have really cheap fare, so you won’t be spending much money there. And once you go to your destination, you can do whatever you want. If you only have a weekend to spare, you can go on visiting the tourist attractions of that state throughout the day and sleep in churches at night! I know that is a little overboard, but trust me, it is fun! To truly enjoy this crazy weekend getaway, dine at the small local restaurants, as these restaurants are the ones which serve the actual specialty of their town. You will surely remember this trip for a long time!
Theme Park: If you are in search of cheap family vacations, this is the best one for you. When it comes to vacations, all kids can think of is loads of games and unlimited playtime. And even adults can enjoy some of the games of kids. The games I am talking about is not the regular hop-scotch games, the games are the huge roller-coaster rides and swings of the theme parks! Theme park is one place where adults and kids, both can equally enjoy. And more importantly, they do not cost much! So you can visit a nearby theme park of your state, or go to some bigger theme parks like the Disneyland. If you are visiting a small theme park, visit four-five of them, and of different cities!

The Fascinating Nepalese Culture and Traditions

Nepal is a beautiful country. It is known to be the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The people of this country live in harmony and with religious tolerance. It is a sovereign state which has rich culture and tradition. Due to its landlocked location and historical invasions, Nepalese culture and customs are influenced by Indian and Chinese culture. Large-scale migrations from Northern India, Tibet, China has made a diverse ethnic, linguistic pattern in this country. This country is a potpourri of ethnicity with beautiful cultural landscapes.

The People of Nepal
Nepali, (Gorkhali), which the national language, is derived from Sanskrit. 90% of its inhabitants live in villages and hilly areas. Many races and tribal groups live in different regions of the country. Its population is more than 26 million. Newars are a group of people who are believed to be the original inhabitants, and they live mainly in Kathmandu. Sherpas, one of the major ethnic groups, occupy the central and eastern regions of the country. Some of the other ethnic groups are Magars, Dalits, Kirats etc., Hinduism is the predominant religion.

Brahmins are the upper caste people and Dalits (untouchables) belong to the lower caste in Nepalese society. Freedom and opportunities that are available to women differ by ethnic groups and castes. Women belonging to higher castes do not come out in public because they believe that their family and caste reputation could be affected. Women of lower castes work for long hours for meager wages and are more outgoing. Arranged marriage is practiced in the culture of Nepal. When a child attains the nubile age, parents and elders in the family find a proper mate of appropriate status, caste, education. Usually, sons inherit the lands of their fathers, while daughters are denied from acquiring the property unless they stay unmarried at home above 35 years.

Festivals and Celebrations
Dashain is the most important festival. The festival is religious and it lasts for 15 days. Dashain occurs before rice harvest around September-October. Family members unite and celebrate it joyously. Different rituals are performed on those 15 days of celebrations. This festival is also known to be the “day of victory over evil forces and demons.” Some of their other festivals are Buddha Jayanti (birth of Buddha), Maha Shivratri (festival related to Hindu god Shiva), Mani Rimdu is a festival celebrated by Nepalese living in mountainous regions. They sing bhajans (religious hymns) and celebrate for the good of the world.

Tropical Vacation Destinations

Do you always bring home vacation brochures in the hopes of selecting one of the tropical destinations mentioned in them? You have always wanted to discover what the world has to offer and the new possibilities it holds. Work pressures, family commitments, and/or the need to settle down as soon as possible can hinder the plans for a holiday. There are many beautiful destinations all around you that may have been calling you for a while now. So instead of worrying about your commitments to other things in life, think of yourself and the responsibility you have towards you. Take a look at some popular vacation spots that might just tempt you to call off any other engagement and head out for some fun. Check out these amazing beach vacations that will blow you away.

Destinations You Should Not Miss

A tropical vacation has to furnish lots of sun, best beaches, and tons of relaxation excuses. I, myself, am a beach lover, so whenever I try to plan for a vacation, I always, without a doubt pick a place where I can get to lie in the sun. It helps me avoid winter time and gives me an opportunity to come upon wonderful paradises our planet has to offer.

Seychelles, Africa

It’s a group of 115 islands (granite and coral) from the east coast of Africa in the western Indian Ocean. With year round warm, tropical climate, you can visit the islands any time of the year. You can enjoy bird watching, diving, fishing, hiking, sailing, snorkeling, and surfing during your stay.

Yasawa, Fiji

Remember The Blue Lagoon movie? Yasawa island is a remote getaway in Fiji with white sandy beaches and only 1 resort on the entire island. If you wish for a romantic, private, and quiet time on your vacation, then Yasawa is the place for you. You can enjoy exploring the caves, diving, snorkeling over world’s most uncorrupted reefs, surfing, sailing, and much more.

Jumby Bay, West Indies

A private, luxurious, and breathtakingly exotic vacation spot off the coast of Antigua, West Indies. Jumby Bay has vacation homes to many celebrities, which also renders white sand and every water sport you can imagine. If you’re not the adventurous kind, then just lie in the sun, get that tan you always dreamed of, and spot some endangered birds/lizards while you’re there.

Koh Lipe, Thailand

Koh Lipe, meaning paper island, is a small island situated in the southern part of the Andaman sea in Satun Province, close to Langkawi island (Malaysia). There are 3 main beaches on Koh Lipe: Sunset Beach, Pattaya Beach, and Sunrise Beach. You can visit the island from December to February, and enjoy your time at one of the most exotic tropical locals.

The Most Amazing Places in the World

This world truly is blessed with immense beauty…, a beauty that is a combination of nature’s creation and mankind’s creativity! We are born in a small corner of the world, and there are many people in this world who never see how magnificent the entire world is because they never get a chance to explore. Have you ever thought of the fact that we live this life only once, and the reason why God has sent us to this world is because we can marvel on how beautiful and amazing the experience of living in this world is? What if we could spend a few days every year in seeing and exploring some of the most amazing places that are on this earth? What if it is a compulsion to go for a holiday, like a medical checkup? If you are willing to do the same thing, then read further and have a look at some of the most popular places in the world.

Top 10 Must-see Places in the World

Wouldn’t it be sad if we just spent our entire life studying, working, and paying our utility bills? And then one fine day, flipping through the channels of Discovery or National Geographic, we realize that there was so much to witness, so much to explore! Life is short, and the places are way too many to visit! Which is why, we will take you through the 10 most amazing places in the world, at least in theory, so that you can imagine what is feels to step into their soil and relish their beauty and culture.

Rome, Italy

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, which is eat, drink, and dine! The Roman Empire was one of the most greatest and powerful civilization that ever existed on the earth. With monuments and artifacts dating back to more than 3,000 years, it is a delight for people who want to witness some great work of art that exists in the city. You can find massive Colosseum, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and the Baroque Trevi Fountain, among the many interesting places to visit in Rome. Also known as the ‘Eternal City’, Rome is an ultimate destination for the Roman Catholics because of the Vatican. Other reasons to visit this city are the Seven Hills, Three Coins in the Fountain, and the La Dolce Vita. Rome is also one of the leading fashion capitals in the world. So, if you are a fan of art, food, and fashion, then Rome awaits you eagerly!

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Next on the list is the marvelous city of Brazil―Rio de Janeiro! Famous for its beach culture and carnivals, this city is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. It is the perfect place for someone who wants to experience the landscape which is truly breathtaking. The harbor of Rio de Janeiro is listed among one of the natural wonders of the world. With a beautiful combination of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf mountain), Tijuca Hills, Corcovado Park, and the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer; Rio de Janeiro is a wonder of nature at its best. For those of you who are interested in sports, you have a reason to visit Rio de Janeiro in the near future, you know why? Because the 2014 FIFA World Cup is being held over there. Not only this, the marvelous city is also hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. So, you have something to look forward to.