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Top 5 Theme Parks to Visit with Family this Summer

If you are looking to have some fun in the sun with your family, then perhaps you should consider planning for a summer trip to either of the available parks. Get to enjoy the sky-high roller coasters and revel in an old fashioned family fun experience at the amusement parks such as the Disneyland. This piece will take care of the top 5 family theme parks known to men that will immerse your family in a fun filled fantasy that is full of thrills and adventure.

a)      The African Safari Wildlife Park     

The African Safari Wildlife Park

The African Safari Wildlife Park

If you fancy a bit of some African savannah native animals, perhaps making plans to visit African Safari Wildlife Park might not be such a bad idea. Get to know and interact with the animals that are cherished throughout Africa in the likes of Giraffes, Zebras and water Buffalos. The animals in the park are friendly and are used to being fed by the visitors. So, it should not come as a surprise to you if a giraffe reaches out to you.

b)      Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

The cedar fair parks are famously known world widely for their sky-high roller coasters. Since the late 1800s, Cedar Point has been one of the top attractions in Ohio and continues to welcome thousands of touring families. The many years of its existence does not however mean that the park is old fashioned. On the contrary, over the years the park has evolved and so far it has managed to keep pace with the world’s changing times. The world class rides of offer can fully attest to the progressive transformations experienced in the park. Some of the traditional entertainments on offer include; merry-go-rounds, water parks and fairway-style games.

c)       Disneyland

Disneyland

Disneyland

 

Since its official opening dating back in 1955, Disneyland continues to entertain families. Dubbed as the Happiest Place on Earth, everything about Disneyland is welcoming. Visit the park and get to enjoy from a mixture of your favourite fairy tales, themed adventures and stupendous thrilling mountain experiences. Make your way to Disney’s California Adventure and pay tribute to the dreams and the dreamers of the so called Golden State. It is without a doubt that Disneyland remains as one of the top amusement parks in the world.

d)      Universal Island of Adventure

Universal Island of Adventure

Universal Island of Adventure

 

Just as the name suggests, the Island theme park is full of adventure. While in the Island, you get to explore and experience the amazing worlds of the Incredible Hulk, Harry Potter and Dr. Seuss. Besides that, you also get to have a feel of the Jurassic Park River Adventure and the amazing 3-D Adventures of the Amazing Spider-Man.

e)      LEGOland 

 LEGOland

LEGOland

 

The park is specifically designed to take care of the needs of the younger set aged between two years to 12 years. Unlike in other parks where kids tend to get frustrated while trying to reach out to some height, LEGOland takes care of this problem to give kids a lifetime experience. The rides here in this park are one of a kind and are full of creativity.

 

Top 5 Best Ski Resorts for Summer Vacations 2014

Both Europe and America are known for their top ski resorts that attract thousands of tourists from all the corners of the world. The best thing with the summer season is that it marks the end of the snow fall and presents skiers with an amazing opportunity to go out and enjoy one of their best leisure sports. Most of the best ski resorts in America are usually frequented by both the local and international tourists who only have one thing in mind; to ski the best way they know how. As for these top 5 ski resorts, they have come to acquaint themselves with a skier’s pressing needs hence have designed their resorts to meet these needs.

a)      Chamonix, France

Chamonix, France

Chamonix, France

When it comes to skiing, Chamonix is the motherland. The valley stretches about 10-miles to give you that steep slope that’s vital for skiers. To help you reach the top fronts of the Mont Blanc, you can use the Aiguille du Midi cable car that raises 9,187 feet to deliver you. You can either choose to go for a 2,600 foot down the valley or go for a less spicy 13 mile long rolling schuss. Throughout France, Chamonix is best known for the best lift-accessed steeps.

b)      La Grave, France

La Grave, France

La Grave, France

The La Grave is popularly known as one of the best resort for Ski mountaineering. The resort came to light in the 90s when Doug Coombs set up a camp site here. What is even interesting about the resort is the presence of a 500-person town that is located about an hour from Grenoble, La Grave. The village provides an intimate family feel for visitors. There are no tour guides to help you but if you want, you can hire one to help you survive La Grave.

c)       St. Anton, Austria 

St. Anton, Austria

St. Anton, Austria

 

St. Anton is most definitely one of the top ski resorts in the region and is popularly known for its charming slopes. The resort offers a 200 mile stretch of runs. To help you manage to transverse the area, you are best advised to hire a guide. Besides skiing, St. Anton is also known for her partying abilities. To have a blast, make sure you head down to the Mooserwirt. You’ll be surprised by how people love partying. Most of the clubs here are usually full by four o’clock in the afternoon.

d)      Timberline Lodge, Oregon  

Timberline Lodge, Oregon

Timberline Lodge, Oregon

This lodge is without a doubt one of the best ski resorts in America. In North America, the lodge runs one of the longest seasons. The lodge is usually open on a daily basis starting somewhere between late May and early September. The resort is known to have a number of lanes across the Plamer Snowfield.

e)      Zermatt, Switzerland 

 Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

 

The resort gives you a 25 km of summer skiing experience above the Theodul Glacier. To access thepeak of the resort, use the Klein Matterhorn cable car. The resort is usually open every day from May to mid-November.  Zermatt has 13 runs all of which are divided into reds and blues.

 

Top 10 Best Destinations for Family Vacations Summer 2014

The summer holidays are here which makes it obvious that people are looking for best vacation spots in the world to take their families on vacation. After a hectic schedule in school, kids are also looking forward for the holidays and see what is in store for them. Whether you are looking for the top vacation spots in the US, this piece will help you make incisive decisions.

10) Riviera Maya, Mexico   

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya, Mexico

If indeed you are looking for perfect vacations for kids, then you should most definitely try the Riviera Maya. The rich culture of the residents will act as a perfect learning experience for your kids. The can also have a lot of fun on the beautiful beaches.

9) Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Its location is what makes it perfect for family vacations. Santa Fe is situated amidst the Tesuque valley on a 450 acre of land. The resort offers visitors an extensive line up of both family and friendly activities. Some of the activities include; sunset cookouts, kids camps and multi-sport kids programs.

8) West coast of Vancouver Island, Canada  

West coast of Vancouver Island, Canada

West coast of Vancouver Island, Canada

 

Visit the Island and we can guarantee that you’ll have a blast! You’ll be amazed by what you will be able to see within a single day. Do not be surprised to see dozen bald eagles, a pod of whales and a trio of bear all within a single day.

7) Singapore

Singapore

Singapore

The small size of the Garden City has little to do with what it offers. There are tons of family friendly fun activities that people can enjoy. The Singapore Zoo provides visitors with world class wildlife attractions and the lush gardens offers a one of a kind scenic view.

6) Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, California/Nevada 

Lake Tahoe's North Shore, California/Nevada

Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, California/Nevada

 

Throughout the seasons, Lake Tahoe’s North Shore has something to offer for everyone. Skiers and snowboarders can have a blast during the winter while water enthusiasts have a lot of stuff to do during the summers.

5) Kansas City, Mo

Kansas City, Mo

Kansas City, Mo

 

For top class vacations for kids, a visit to Kansas City is a must. Some of the kids friendly spots to visit include; Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun and the LEGOland Discovery Center. In 2014 Kansas City aims to become of the top must go destination for families with the opening of Verruckt.

4) Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

 

Over the years, Orlando has remained as one of the most favoured family travel destination. The slew of theme parks is what put Orlando on the radar. With the expansion of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom taking place this year, Orlando is surely a top attraction for kids.

3)   Norway

Norway

Norway

Norway is also known to have some of the best vacation spots in the world for families. If you have watched the latest Disney’s animated film ”Frozen”, you’re likely to have a feel of what Norway has to offer.

2) Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

 

Also known as ‘one happy Island’ Aruba stands out as one of the top destinations for families. There are a number of wide range activities on offer including windsurfing, cave exploration among others. You can choose to attend the Aruba’s Carnival one of its treasured activities.

1) Sonoma County, CA

Sonoma County, CA

Sonoma County, CA

 

The Sonoma County forms part of top vacation spots in the US. Come and explore a number of outdoor adventures with your kids and to hike the redwood forest.

Top 5 Beaches to Visit for Summer Vacation 2014

Beaches are part of the top attractions for visitors who intend to make the most out of the coastal life. They are perfect when it comes to offering the best beach family vacations where families can connect, bond and re-establish their family ties. What we can all agree on is that each and every traveller has their own fantasy about what an ultimate beach vacation entails. As for the adventure seekers, they are always on the lookout for the best beach vacation spots; spots that can guarantee them both excitement and beautiful attractions. The jersey shore beaches are a perfect example of the most sought after beach vacation destination. Here is a list of some of the top beaches that are most ideal for the summer vacation.

a)      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Soccer fanatics are busy making plans to attend the summer FIFA World Cup which are going to be held in Brazil starting June-12. Even if you are not a soccer fan, you can still plan your to Rio de Janeiro and still have a blast. Rio’s chic beaches are amazing to be around and fun to watch.

b)      Ocean Grove, New Jersey Shore

  Ocean Grove, New Jersey Shore

Ocean Grove, New Jersey Shore

 

Jersey Shore receives thousands of tourists every year all of whom have one objective in mind; to come and see what the jersey shore beaches have to offer. The numbers though should not frighten you; you can still plan your trip for this summer and still have a blast while at it.  Despite the fact that Jersey Shore has not yet rebounded from the category 3 Hurricane Sandy that hit it in October 2012, there is still a lot on offer. The 130 miles stretch of the beautiful beaches offer travellers wonderful opportunities for enjoying some beach sports and amazing sunbathing experience.

c)       Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize

 

Nature lovers can make their way to the Central American nation to see what Belize has to offer. With non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Belize provided by Delta, you have more reasons to head down to the country. The Ambergris Caye is one of the largest Islands in Belize and provides home to travellers visiting the country. The one mile stretch of the white sandy beach provides perfect beach family vacations.

d)      Soufriere, St. Lucia    

Soufriere, St. Lucia

Soufriere, St. Lucia

Soufriere is perfect for honeymooners. It is the allure of the small but vibrant town that is appealing to thousands of tourists. In the 1700s, the Soufriere was a domain of French plantations but over the years the Island has transformed into an epicenter for tourism. The gorgeous beaches, the laid back resorts, the natural attractions and the luxurious state of the Island are what attract travellers here.

e)      Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena boasts of having some of the most alluring beach vacation spots in South America. The numbers of tourists are gradually increasing even as the economy continues to stabilize. The city is known as a historic center with the Spanish architecture and monuments giving you a bit of history lessons.