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5 Easter Pilgrimages for 2012

Easter Pilgrimages

As Holy Week approaches, Catholics all over the world make pilgrimages to holy places to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. You can visit exotic locations or stay close to home; any pilgrimage is worthwhile if you have spiritual experiences and come back with new understanding of how God works in your life.
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Infographic – Smart Phones on Holiday

Mobile Phones on Holiday

Technology has always had massive impacts on the way people travel, from the advent of cheap air travel to online bookings, but one of the latest is the smart phone. With amazing functionality packed into your pocket, smart phones are allowing us to play and manage our travel on the move, find or way and even to work from abroad.

This new info-graphic from Cheap Flights shows us how smart phones are influencing our travel habits, and how different tribes of smart phones owners (Apple, Android and Blackberry) like to do different things an visit different places while away.  Enjoy!

Smart Phones on Holiday – how do you travel? |Infographic

Inforgraphic provided courtesy of: Cheapflights.co.uk

Ten Colourful Festivals to Visit in 2012

Festivals can be a great way to experience local customs, traditions and flavor. Some of the most colourful festivals of 2012 will delight you with more than enough entertainment, food and festivities to make visiting any of them a memorable experience.

Here are ten colourful festivals you will not want to miss this year. Some festival cities offer special travel packages specially designed to give guests more bang for their buck. It’s never too early to start planning!

1. Holi: The Festival of Colours (March 8, 2012)

Colourful festivals - Holi festival of colours in India

Festival of Colours – Image by anupama kinagi

Journey to Jaipur, the capital of the desert lands of Rajasthan, for Holi. The annual festival is the least religious of the Hindu celebrations. The festival is celebrated throughout India, but your best bet to enjoy the exhilarating experience of this festival is in India’s major cities. Colour is a big part of the festival in every way from the food to the decorations.

The festival serves to welcome spring and celebrate several notable events in Hindu mythology. The real colour in this festival comes from the tradition of spraying friends and family members with coloured water and powder and really let loose. Add to that public bonfires and it is to see why this festival is such a memorable experience. Click here to read more »

A Guide to the Best Pub Grub in Devon

There are few things better than good food, great drinks and a wonderfully friendly atmosphere. When you are out there, in Devon, there are plenty of places where you can enjoy every single element associated with legendary British pubs.

Here’s a look at some of the best places in Devon where you get the best pub grub:

Drewe Arms

Best Pub Grub in Devon - Drewe arms pub

Drewe Arms – Image by Louise and Colin

When you are near Broadhembury, you are greeted by a beautiful thatched village and an equally beautiful 15th century inn that is the Drewe Arms. The pub has created a brilliant reputation for fantastic fine dining and is constantly booked at all times. If you are looking to walk into this pub, you can forget about it.

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Packing Women’s Essentials for Travel

Getting ready for a trip doesn’t have to be a long, involved process. A little creativity and planning can make packing relatively painless with everything you need right there when you need it. Start by eliminating what you know you will not need.

If you are going to Hawaii you can probably skip the parka. If you are heading to Alaska you can probably leave the suntan lotion at home.

Here are a few female travel tips to help you get ready for your trip, including a general list of items that should be on your packing list.

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Makeup Basics

• Bras – Take a few comfortable bras. Your main goal when traveling is comfort. In a pinch you can use your bikini top. Just remember to tuck the straps in at the neck and you are all set.

• Personal care items – This includes a hairbrush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant or talcum powder, razor, eyeglasses, contacts and related supplies, dental floss, eye mask, hand sanitizer and anything else you use on a daily basis.

• Feminine hygiene products – If you are traveling within the United States, you are fine. You can get whatever you need wherever you travel. However, if you are traveling overseas, you should be prepared since products vary in style and design in other countries. Make a list of what you will need based on the number of days of your trip. Click here to read more »

Visiting the 5 Largest U.S. Cities

If you want to see the hot spots of the United States, you may as well go big or go home. You’ve got 50 states and countless cities to choose from, so why not start with the largest cities in the country? Don’t miss these featured attractions in each of the 5 largest cities in the United States:

new-york1. New York City

Even if isn’t New Year’s Eve, a visit to Times Square is a necessity if you’re going to be in the Big Apple. From there, be sure to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s largest art galleries. Schedule ample time for a long stroll through Central Park — and by long, we’re talking about 2.5 miles of attractions.

From hot dog stands to street performers to an actual zoo, the park has more than enough to keep you busy and interested for several hours. Other notable attractions not to miss in NYC include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Grand Central Station.

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Mexico – The Land of Opportunities?

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Mexico – Image by schlaeger

Mexico is currently America’s second largest source of energy related imports, sending around 1,300 thousand barrels of crude oil per day to the United States. Only Canada supplies more crude oil to the USA. Mexico’s future looks pretty bright, too. The country has some large untapped natural gas reserves; enough that if the country developed them properly, it could become energy independent. Click here to read more »