Best summer festivals in Europe

The continent of Europe is named after a princess called Europa. It is a continent where Democracy was established two thousand years ago. Europe ranks second in the world’s smallest continent and largest population list. It has forty different countries and five peninsulas. Europe is known for its vibrant festivals and a wide array of traditions and cultures followed by its countries. Music festivals, dance festivals, summer festivals and the categories go on. Here are some of the best summer festivals celebrated in Europe.

Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain:

Sonar Festival is one of the many music festivals celebrated in Barcelona, Spain (created in 1994). It falls under the electronic category of music. This festival is a gargantuan celebration of electronic music. It takes place for three days. The programs are scheduled under two divisions as Day and Night. The main goal of the Sonar Festival is to create a link between creativity and technology. Now this festival organizes more than fifty events every year and has become a reputed International festival for music.

Exit Festival, Serbia and Sea Dance Festival Montenegro:

Exit festival was started as a movement for fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia. It started as student movement. This music festival has won many awards all over the world. This festival has been awarded the Best Major European Festival. It has also won awards at UK Festival awards. This festival is celebrated in the Novi Sad city of Serbia. It has got six stages- main stage, dance arena, explosive stage, happynovisad stage and elektrana stage. Each stage is located is different place and used for specific purpose. Now they have arranged Sea Dance Festival for the first time which is celebrated for three days followed by the four days celebration of Exit festival.

Roskilde Festival, Zealand, Denmark:

Roskilde Festival, Zealand, DenmarkDenmark is a country of islands, it has four hundred and six islands. Zealand is the largest of all. Roskilde festival is one of the largest music festivals in Europe. It was started by two high school students and then the festival was taken by its own foundation. Non- profit foundation started for the development music and students culture. Their stages were named by their colour until 2003. The Saturday of the Roskilde festival conducts naked run in which one male and one female winner are given the tickets for the next year.

Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, Spain: 

The four day festival is one of the largest festivals of Europe. It is commonly abbreviated as FIB. The music includes pop, rock and electronic. The other parts are short films, fashion and art. This festival is reputed for being the best among all the international festivals. The starting day of the festival is second Monday of July.

Bilbao BBK Festival, Spain:

Bilbao BBK Festival is a very easy summer festival to reach. It is located in mountain and that adds beauty to the festival. It is a very modern city with exotic bars and restaurants. This is a festival of rock and pop music.

Best bungee jumping spots in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the beautiful countries in the world. It is an island country. The people in this country are called as Kiwis. English, Maori and sign language are three main languages used in New Zealand. The capital city of New Zealand is Wellington. The animal population of New Zealand dominates human population to a very large extent and they are the home for small dolphins. Blue lake located in this country has the clearest water in the world and it has very beautiful sight. Also the sport Bungee jumping was first started in New Zealand. The geographical conditions made the kiwis to start the bungee jumping. The kiwis are adventurous in nature and Sir Edmund Hilary was the first to climb Mount Everest. This nature made them to start a sport like this. This country has the best bungee jumping spots in the world.

Nevis Bungy and Swing:

Nevis bungy and swing is one of most adventurous spot of New Zealand. It is scattered between the hills and the Nevis River. It attracts most number of visitors for bungee jumping. People who attempt this sport in Nevis bungy experience an undisturbed fall for nine minutes. This spot also provides a ride in sing between the hills. The height below your body doubles up the adrenalin in your body. This swing is the world’s largest swing.  Some people in order to push the adrenalin to an extreme point attempts this ride in swing after the bungee jump. They give you a bungee jumper certificate along with bungee jumper t-shirt.

Kawarau Bridge Bungy:

Kawarau Bridge BungyBungee jumping in this place was started over twenty five years ago. This place represents the birth place of bungee jumping sport which was started by two adrenalin obsessed people.  Every adrenalin junky wants to try this place because of it coveted descent.

The Ledge Bungy and Swing:

The swing which rests fine at a height of four hundred metres in Queensland offers breath taking experience. This spot is the best descent in town and offers breath taking experience to the visitors who attempts this sport. The 400 metre ride in the swing over the town is a beautiful sight to watch.

Shotover Canyon Swing:

The best place to try bungee jumping in a different style is at the Shotover canyon swing. The shotover canyon swing is placed over the turquoise waters of Shotover River. This different style of bungee jumping provides different adrenalin rush. The jump not only gives you the adrenalin rush but also gives you the sight of beautiful shotover canyon.

Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy:

Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy has become the famous spot for its crazy adrenalin activity. You also get to have a good walk to the bridge. They offer different options of bungee jumping. Water touch being one of them is the best among all.

Agroventures Bungy:

This spot for bungee jumping is the best for the beginners and people who are concerned about money. It is only for short duration and that’s the reason it is suitable for the beginners.

Top five richest countries in the world

Being rich is nothing wrong until when it harms self and the society around. It is bound to create problems when it is the wrong hands. However this article doesn’t hover around the debate on the pros and cons of being rich. Below are a few good things that some of the richest countries offer to their fellow citizens. The country’s wealth is assessed through a wholesome comparison of the living standards between the countries. This can be arrived with the help of using a using a component called per capita GDP on the basis of purchasing power parity (PPP) un the existing rate of international dollars ($). It is otherwise referred to as Geary – Khamis Dollar, which considered as a assumed currency unit having the same Purchasing Power Parity as that of the US Dollar’s Purchasing power Parity at a given point of time.

5. Brunei Darussalam

Brunei DarussalamFamously known as “The abode of peace” is a country in the East, which is abundant of natural gas and petroleum fields. The country got its independence in the year 1984. Post independence, the economy of Brunei gained its momentum through its two natural resources, which had a huge scope for both domestic and foreign entrepreneurs. The country has one of the best and advanced health care systems in place where health and medical care are availed to citizens at B$1. Health care for children below 12 years of age are provided free of cost. Some of the Government run educational institutions provides free education, boarding and lodging to their citizens.

4. Norway

Nicknamed as the “Land of midnight sun”, Norway is the fourth richest country in the world with a per capita GDP of  $55,000. Only in the late 1960s the country happened to explore its natural resources, which was plenty with oil and gas. The boost in economy was aided by the free market activities and the majority of ownership being vested with the state governments in the important sectors. While blessed with a sound economy, the country has in possession, the scenic beauty like the mountains, northern lights, fjords, and of course, and the midnight sun! Norway provides its citizens – free education, healthcare and subsidized higher education and a good security.

3. Singapore

It is a market-based economy, which is a hub for diversified and globalized investments. The economy heavily bets on trade and manufacturing.The world’s third largest country with a Per Capita of $61000 provides free primary education through government run schools while providing subsidized education at secondary and pre – university level of education. This small country in terms of size has in place, the most efficient health care systems of the world. Singapore has one of the highest life expectancy rates of 80 years (males) and 85 years (Females) as per the World Health Organization’s data. The main reason for such high life expectancy is the quality water and sanitation facilities are accessible to the entire population of Singapore.

2. Luxemburg

The country is bestowed with scenic attractions, lakes, and reservoirs with a per capita GDP of $77000. The economy is highly dependent on steel, banking, chemicals sectors etc.; the citizens are availed with maternity, sickness and paternal benefits. It has the best healthcare system of the entire Europe, providing basic medical amenities to all of its citizens.

1. Qatar

QatarQatar, the world’s richest country has the third largest oil and natural gas reserves in possession. With a per-capita GDP of $102000, the country is under the monarchy of the Al-thani family since the 1800s. The state of Qatar provides free education from school to college, free books, water, electricity and health care. The citizens can easily access low interest housing loans, residential plots.

Advantages of going on a family vacation

In today’s world, not only the family system has changed on account of hectic and professional careers but also on the amount of time spent for l with their family members. Increased cost of living, financial losses and adverse economic situations also had made families unaffordable to take a break.  Just like attending to the daily chores, going for a vacation is equally important to lead a balanced and a healthy life. Taking breaks from demanding work hours, both at work and at home is quintessential for a happy and a healthy life to self and the family.  Here are a few things below, which enlists the benefits of spending time with the family and demystify the actual meaning of a vacation.

Increase in Vitamin D

Exposing the skin to sunlight is essential for availing Vitamin – D in the body. Vitamin – D, a fat-soluble vitamin, enables healthy bones and normal functioning of the central nervous system and the immune system of the human body. Vitamin – D, though available as a supplement, exposing the skin to sun while playing outdoors or resting in seashore provides the above mentioned benefits. Above all, it doesn’t cost a penny for exposing the skin under the sun. Vitamin D prevents various types cancers in the body viz., colon, prostrate and breast.

family vacationStress free life

People who go for a vacation or break at regular intervals are less prone to hypertension, depression, tiredness and fatigue. Without breaks, one tends to spend life in boredom, tiredness and insomnia. A few stress busters on a vacation are lying on the beach with a book, going for spa or a massage etc.,

One can break the rules at times

Spending time with kids has numerous benefits. One such benefit comes from playing with them. Since playingengages surprises, joy and happiness, it brings about a work-life balance in adults who are freed from rules, responsibilities and other restrictions for a while.

Improved mutual bonding

Time spent with the spouse enriches the bonding and mutual understanding of the married couple. Only on a vacation, both of them can sit together and speak about things freely without any time or place constraints. This helps them to come out of the coldness existing in the relationship due to lack of understanding.

Happy and healthy children

Children feel safe, affectionate, and loved with their family members for considering them as important in life. While having fun from playing with parents and grand parents, children also learn important lessons and values about life, which can be easily imparted in them at a very young age.

Memories unlimited

Spending a vacation in new places brings in a lot of memories, experience and learning about the places visited for the first time. They also get to expose to new culture, people and language.It also enhances the bonding between the family members by understanding their interests and desires. This holds true especially true while shopping, exploring new things, dining, and relaxing the leisure hours together. Such activities ensure the time to be well spent.

Cruise packing tips

Typically, most of us prepare a checklist for packing the right things for the trip well in advance. This is to ensure reduced space and money spent on essentials in the holiday destination. But this might not be of much use while filling the luggage for a cruise trip. The essentials should be of the highest priority than for the space it occupies. Cruise packing that focuses on clever space saving practices takes a toll on the fun to be had during a cruise vacation. The things forgotten in this process will cost time and money in shopping. Also, those things are very expensive in a cruise ship and are seldom used post-cruise. Here are a few tips regarding packing for a cruise trip. The packing list can be customized and varies based on the number of the days of the cruise travel. The following tips would be ideal for a week long cruise trip.

Cruise packing tipsTip 1:

Clothes that are to be packed should be Properly arranged after ironing them. The ironed clothes can be wrapped with a tissue, which eliminates wrinkles and spares extra space for some clothes. This neatness also gives an extra high when worn during the cruise. These tissues can also be used for re-packing the things that are bought during the cruise.

Tip 2:

The things that are to be in the carry on bags should be packed thoughtfully. The main reason is that, if the luggages are lost in flight transit to the cruise ship, those essentials packed in the carry on bags comes to the rescue. Also, if there’s a delay with the luggage reaching the cabin, the traveller can get refreshed using the essentials right away. This in turn doesn’t delay the traveller to enjoy the on-board activities as soon as he/she enters the cruise ship. The essentials that are to be ideally packed in a carry-on bag are:

* Wallet
* Passport and other relevant immigration documents
* Cruise boarding pass
* 1 Bathing suit
* Toiletries
* Medical first-aid kit
* A set of Change of clothes

Tip 3:

Separate luggage for him and her. Clothes of “his” and “her” should be packed in separate suitcases. If any of the baggage is delayed during the transit, this eliminates mixing up of the clothes when either of them wants to change his/her clothes. However this is not applicable for travellers who have tight flying schedules with no long breaks during transits.

Tip 4:

Undergarments should be first packed in a compact bag viz., pack-bag, zipper kitchen utility bags, and then can be put in a suitcase. This compressed packing of inner garments occupies lesser space in the suitcase. Also such packing ensures the clothes to remain dry even during heavy downpours.

Tip 5:

Every suitcase, which has to be taken for the cruise trip should be wrapped with a duct tape. This secures the baggages in adverse situations wherein the zips or locks of the suitcases are blown out or opened in the conveyor belt.