Autumn leaves are a draw every year for travelers. Nothing sets the scene for the changing season like a street full of falling foliage. Here is a list of the top 10 trips for the lovers of changing leaves!
Halloween ~ Ireland is where it all began! The country of Ireland is the birth place to an ancient Celtic ritual called Samhain, but in modern times Halloween is celebrated much like it is in the United States and Canada. Children dress up and go round their neighborhoods for treats.
If you have ever watched a show about Australia, you may have heard people in Australia referred to as “Aussies.” Aussie a term adopted during World War I used to identify those of British and Irish ancestry. After World War II it was used to distinguish those born in Australia from the new immigrants from Europe.
New Zealand does not have any four-legged animals native to the country. Bats are its only indigenous land mammals. The first Maori settlers and the animals they brought with them were the first non-flying mammals ever to reach the islands of New Zealand – this happened about 735 years ago.
The Te Waikoropupu Springs are unique in the world. These natural wonders produce more fresh water than any other spring on Earth. It pours out one to two billion liters of water a day! These springs could support the H2O needs for the entire population of New Zealand.
There are many interesting facts about Nicaragua, but of the most interesting is that in 1856, an American, William Walker, decided he would make himself Present of the county. He wanted to turn the country into a slave state. He was ejected from Nicaragua in 1857 by the citizens and his fellow American, Cornelius Vanderbuilt.
Alaska is the biggest state in America. A testament to this is that it has 3,000,000 lakes and it has more bald eagles than all the other states put together. In addition, it has forty active volcanoes.
Italy has more UNESCO heritage sites than any other country in the world. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. For a full list of these sites, please visit, http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/it
In many cultures in Africa, weddings are held only when the moon is full or very bright. Holding a wedding without a bright moon is considered bad luck.
For the tribes in Africa a wedding is a joyous occasion. In many cultures, the brides parents do not attend because giving their daughter away in marriage is a sad moment for them, but the wedding must remain a happy event.