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Food is more than just a necessity to survive, it is a representation of the culture it comes from. That’s why food festivals are so popular. Its a chance for people to try foods that they have never tried before. Food festivals are places where well known chefs showcase new products and dishes and new chefs can make a name for themselves. Here’s a list of some of the best food festivals to go to.

 

Taste of Chicago

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Chicago is famous for the deep dish pizza and Chicago style-hot dogs, but those are not the only culinary staples that Chicago boasts. That’s clear at Taste of Chicago, one of America’s premier food festivals, held annually since 1980. Held in Grant Park, the festival last for 10 days and all the restaurants in the city participate by sharing their finest cuisine. Some of the most notable treats to try is  the Banana Leaf restaurant’s jerk chicken wings, and the turtle cheesecake from Eli’s.

Mountains are seen as rough uninhabitable terrains that only skilled climbers can enjoy. People see mountains as cold, snowy, barren terrains. That is not all the way true and this list will prove. Here we have some of the best mountain resorts and lodges to visit in North America. Some are best in the winter other are enjoyable in cold and warm months. Look through the list and see the many different mountain destinations.

 

The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, New York

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When you think of New York, you think of busy streets, and bright lights. If you travel upstate the image is washed away by staggering mountain paths and resorts. The Sagamroe in Bolton Landing, New York. It sits next to Lake George and had green precisely cut grass. You’ll quickly understand why this is the premiere mountain get away in the Adirondack mountains. The hotel take advantage of the landscape to offer swimming, boating, para-sailing, banana boat rides, fishing, a fitness center with aerobics classes and yoga, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, summer camps for the kids, and a new outdoor pool and hot tub. Its a family place so bring the kids.

Scuba diving has become one of the greatest and most enjoyed water activities in the world. People are learning how to scuba dive almost on a daily basis. With the increase of interest in scuba diving, finding the right diving destination has been a priority for new and experienced scuba divers. This list has some of the most beautiful and exotic diving destinations.

 

The Red Sea, Egypt

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The Red Sea has hundreds of miles of coral, a wealth of sea life, and crystal-clear waters. It is one of the best dive destinations on the planet. The water is warm, reaching 75 to 82 degrees, with great visibility, and availability of excellent instructors make this a good spot to learn how to dive. Most scuba activity here is based out of Dahab, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Safaga, and Sharm El-Sheikh.

Winter is quickly approaching and while some people dread the season others enjoy it. With winter comes winter sports like ice skating, hockey and skiing. Other activities include building a snowman, and having a snowball fight. Winter can be fun and this list has places that embody that notion. This list includes places that are one the highest mountain tops and are in snug tucked away spaces.

 

Goa, India

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Goa is definitely among the best winter destinations in the world. Between the months of December and February, millions of people from the west visit this small Indian state. This is the best time to visit Goa, because the temperature does not drop to a freezing cold point. The average temperature during daytime is between 68-86 degree Fahrenheit. Here, winter marks the beginning of  the festive season. Also, unlike many other Indian state Christmas is celebrated, due to majority of the locals being Catholic. There are some popular music festivals, the carnival of Goa, and other festival happen during this period of time. The only thing that is missing is snow.

The beach is the ultimate vacation destination. There is always an abundance of sun, water and fun. Depending on the time of year and where you go, some beach destinations like Miami and Panama can be crowded and quite frustrating. This list introduces you to some of the most exotic beaches the world has to offer. Some are big tourist attractions, while others are remote and don’t see much human presence.

 

Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesian Islands

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Matira Beach is located on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora. This beach is for the adventurous and the laid back personality. There are activities that fit all age groups. Its turquoise water reflects the sunlight in the perfect way. You can stay in a regular hotel or go for a more lavish setting and stay in a bungalow on the water. Either way it is budget friendly.

Many people dream of touring Europe. The many countries, cultures and traditions give Europe a rich history. Many of the cities in Europe are perfect for romantic getaways. The cities that are know for being a place for romance like Paris and Venice are on the list. Some of the other entries on the list may surprise you.  Not only does this list tell you where you and your significant other can got it suggests something to do.

Traveling abroad is fun and exciting. It can potentially be dangerous as well. Commercials on TV and the pictures in brochures only show you what you want to see. It’s up to you to research the current events of the country you want to visit. The U.S. Department of State issues travel alerts that traveler should pay attention to. The following list includes the top 10 countries travelers should avoid.

    Planning a trip can be very exciting and very tedious. Making sure you have the hotel, flight and activities scheduled and paid for is a cause for a vacation itself. That’s is why all inclusive vacations are simply the best. A basic all inclusive vacation includes lodging, three meals a day, and non-motorized water activities. Others may include more and the best all-inclusive resorts are in the Caribbean. Here are the top 10.

    Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

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    The Spice Island Beach Resort has six different rooms to choose from and allows two to three people in each one. In their all-inclusive package a buffet and the mini bar are included. Activities like sailing, snorkeling, spa treatments and access to a nine-hole golf course are included as well. Kids are welcome and have their own variety of activities to choose from.

      One of the most important aspects, if not thee most important aspect of a vacation is the hotel  room you will stay in. The quality of a hotel room can make or break a vacation. The following hotel rooms are a far cry from the rooms at the Holiday Inn or Howard Johnson Hotel. This list will show you the most spacious and luxurious hotel rooms in the world.

      Hotel Ink48, Heaven-Over-Hell’s Kitchen Suite, New York

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      Hotel Ink48 was once a printing plant, in a location in New York called Hell’s Kitchen, not to be mistaken for Chef Ramsey’s restaurant. The suites name, Heaven-Over-Hell’s Kitchen was an accurate description of what used to be a rundown part of the city. Today you can come and stay in one of the best hotel room in the country. It is a 1,100 sq ft space with floor to ceiling windows, that leads to a view up the Hudson River from the living room.

      There is nothing like taking a nice swim in a pool. Depending on where you are in the world, enjoying a dip in the pool is a priority. Some people swim for fun, some for sport, for others its a chance to relax. There are many types of pools with different purposes. The following is a list of some of the most peaceful, entertaining, exotic and simply incredible pools in the word.