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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.
When planning a trip to Houston, activities like attending an Astros game or touring the space center come to mind. Many of these activities are family-friendly but geared more toward older children and won't hold the attention of busy toddlers for long. If you are headed to Houston, plan a few activities that will be fun for the youngest members of the family, too.
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.
If ever there was a place where the dead have an axe to grind, it is Salem, Massachusetts. Known as the site of the late-17th-century witch trials and executions of 20 innocents, Salem occupies a unique -- if infamous -- place in American history. Although the trials revealed more about the perils of fanaticism and intolerance than they did about witchery, the town's linkage to witchcraft and hauntings by the displeased dead lives on.
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.
Ireland has much to offer tourists. From breathtaking natural landscapes to ancient and historic sites and castles, it can be difficult for a visitor to decide where to go and what to see. Among the many attractions available, there are 10 that most often appear on "best of Ireland" lists and that shouldn't be missed on any trip to the Emerald Isle.
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.
New York is comprised of a lot more than just New York City. The state is home to 178 state parks, plus forests and mountains for camping and hiking, and beautiful beaches. Go in the fall to enjoy what's called “leaf peeping’ as the trees turn vibrant colors. Throughout the state are small and large towns filled with historical homes, antique shopping and fresh produce stands where tourists can sample what the local farmers have to offer.
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.
Ice castles are a rare winter treat for travelers. One of the most visited ice castles in Scandinavia is the Lumi Linna SnowCastle in Kemi, Finland, located by the Gulf of Bothnia. While an ice castle may be a challenge to find, surrounding hotels are not. Fortunately for visitors, Kemi-area hotels are located just blocks away from the icy attraction.
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.
Denali -- "the Great One" -- is the Athabaskan name for soaring Mount McKinley. It is also an appropriate name for America's most accessible wilderness park. Here, truly wild animals live with little human intervention since cars are forbidden. Wilderness-lodge shuttles are the only private vehicles allowed. Denali's wilderness lodges are located deep in the park near Wonder Lake. Prices are high, but most include room, board, touring and the opportunity to experience Denali's wild heart.
New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, known for traffic-heavy destinations such as Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. For the more adventurous traveler -- to whom falling in line with the rest of the tourists may seem mundane -- New York City has plenty of hidden treasures off the beaten bath.
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.
One problem with traveling to the Algarve is that heavy tourist development has robbed many of the coastal towns of their authentic Portuguese character, but that is not the case in Lagos. Located on the western periphery of the Algarve, Lagos has kept its 14th century walls and other antique features, making it one of the few places in the Algarve where staying in town means staying out of a tourist trap.
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.
The closest resorts to Disney World, Florida are the ones that are on Disney property. In addition to being close to Disney World, staying at a Disney resort offers other advantages to vacationers such as free bus travel to Disney properties, meal plans, special park perks and having your room key, park admission and debit card all tied into one Disney card.