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The raucous sounds of cadences, calls and boots stomping the ground fill auditoriums, stadiums and arenas. Audiences sit enraptured at the coordinated movements of step teams, fierce competitors who train for their moments in the spotlight. Historically the domain of African-American fraternities and sororities, step teams offer a way to enjoy exercising, socializing and a link to the past all wrapped up in one fast-paced activity. You need not go Greek to participate in a stepping team; start your own by hitting the ground--loudly.
Sebastian, Florida is located just north of Vero Beach and south of Melbourne, with the Intercoastal Waterway spanning the length of the town. It is set on that part of the coastline known as the "Treasure Coast," so-called after the ships from a Spanish fleet that were sunk during a hurricane in 1715. While in the area, visitors could take a day trip to Cape Canaveral, a two-hour drive to Orlando, or visit the attractions offered in Sebastian.
Hillside is a township with a population of approximately 21,000 people in 2.8 square miles. The township is located in Union County, New Jersey. Visitors who seek out attractions in the area should understand that Hillside is a relatively small area of land carved out from Newark, Elizabeth and Union; entertainment in Hillside is limited to the offerings of the township, residents, small businesses and Kean University.
Cebu City, the second largest city in the Philippines, is a major tourist destination for foreign travelers. Cebu has an international airport and the amenities visitors can expect from a large metropolis, such as shopping centers, restaurants and a modern transportation system. Cebu has a long and fascinating history that you can explore by visiting some of its major landmarks.
The city of Chicago is not the only fun place to visit in Illinois.The northwest suburbs, located outside of Chicago, have a lot to offer to both locals and tourists alike. Whether you are looking to shop, eat or simply have fun and be entertained, these popular Illinois attractions have a little something for everyone to enjoy.
Step back in time while visiting Ghana's historical sites, or go the eco-tourism route to explore the country's natural beauty. A coastal country on the Gulf of Guinea that borders the Ivory Coast in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana was the first African country where Europeans traded in gold and subsequently slaves. It was also the first country to gain its independence from Great Britain. Traveling to Ghana is relatively easy as most international airlines fly to and from the international airport in Accra, the country's largest city.
Baguio, nicknamed the Summer Capital of the Philippines, attracts domestic and international travelers due to its mixture of urbanization and natural landscapes. Visitors entering the city are greeted with hills covered with pine trees and fragrant flowers. Located 155 miles north of Manila, the city features historic attractions, such as huts dedicated to the indigenous people who lived there prior to development. Visitors stroll downtown or take leisurely walks through Baguio's parks and gardens.
Pennsylvania's size and topography give it a unique advantage over neighboring states: an abundance of tourist attractions from museums and restaurants to national parks and sailing. If you're looking for something to do in the state at night, you're in luck: Nightlife throughout the state is vibrant.
The Tri-Cities area of Tennessee, tucked away in the southern Appalachian Mountain foothills of southwest Virginia and east Tennessee, has a long history of hauntings. Novice ghost hunters can take a guided tour of known ghostly locations in the area that encompasses the cities of Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia; Johnson City, Tennessee; and Kingsport, Tennessee; or can travel about on their own in the search for a first-hand "spiritual" experience. As a warning, play it safe when you visit these locations. Many of these places are guarded, and permission is required before visiting them without a guide.
The island nation of Madagascar is located directly off of the southeast coast of Africa. It is known for the incredible diversity of the plants and animals that inhabit it. Although Madagascar is not a wealthy country, and the tourism industry is still developing, tourists will find attractions that are ideal for nature lovers and beachgoers.
Bridal showers are gift giving parties where the bride-to-be receives gifts for her upcoming nuptials and marriage. These bridal showers can take place in any number of locations but many restaurants and other dining establishments offer space and catering for this occasion. Long Island is located just east of New York City and in the southeast part of the state.
Livingston County, Michigan, is approximately 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Ranging from suburban to rural, Livingston County offers teens opportunities for fun in both indoor and outdoor venues. Teens can take advantage of local parks and lakes or head inside for paintball, go-karts and other entertainment. The range of activities is sure to offer a fun option for any teen.
New Jersey, one of the United States' original 13 colonies, is home to nearly nine million people. Although it's the fifth smallest state, New Jersey has a diverse topography that is divided into five regions: the Appalachian Piedmont, the Appalachian Valley, the Coastal Plain, the Ridge and the Appalachian Plateau.
The Anne Frank house is a famous home in Amsterdam, Holland. In 1942, a girl named Anne Frank went into hiding in a "secret annex" of the home. The secret apartment concealed her family and eventually, four other Jews. In 1944, the Nazis found them. Anne later died in a concentration camp. The story stands out among the countless stories like it from the Holocaust because Anne Frank left behind a detailed diary of her time in hiding.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is 19 miles east of Washington, DC, but there's more to Upper Marlboro that just its proximity to our nation's capital. Settled in 1695, it's one of the oldest towns in Maryland, and today it's the county seat of Prince George's County. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day taking in nature or a day of thrill rides, Upper Marlboro has a fun place for you to enjoy.
Visitors and residents of Shakopee, Minnesota, can take advantage many different types of options when considering fun activities in the area. Shakopee has the advantage of easy proximity to the Minneapolis area but also maintains its own sites that can provide an enjoyable day of excitement. Local resources allow people to appreciate Shakopee's small-town atmosphere while accessing the types of historical, cultural and amusement venues available in any large metropolitan area.
Port St. Lucie is a town located on Florida's Atlantic Coast. Incorporated in 1961, the town has a population of more than 150,000 people. It is located about 90 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale. You can take your kids to the beach in Port St. Lucie but there are numerous other options available as well.
Sacramento, California, is home to many famous ghosts. Parks, tunnels, businesses and private homes are reportedly haunted by the spirits of the dead. The spirits of governors, transients, actors and regular people stir in the shadows of old Sacramento buildings. Visitors to Sacramento who want to experience a haunted place can arrange tours or explore on their own. Private homes are generally off limits, but there are plenty of haunted public spaces for visitors explore.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is north of Green Bay on Lake Michigan. Its strategic location makes it a shoo-in for water-oriented attractions and activities: visiting lighthouses, harbor cruises and kayaking on Lake Michigan or Sturgeon Bay. There are also plenty of opportunities to fish with a charter service or walk on the highest sand dunes in the state. Additionally, kids are sure to enjoy a farm visit, where they can milk goats and cuddle with sheep.
Upstate South Carolina includes 10 counties and is located in the northwestern part of the state. This area welcomes large numbers of visitors each year and includes the cities of Greenville, a commercial center of the state, Spartanburg and Anderson. For adventure-seeking locals or visitors, whether believers or not, there are a number of sites in the area that are reportedly haunted.