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As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America’s heartland-integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods.
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Warning: You will be bitten by the travel bug after seeing this post. Today we’ve rounded up eight of the most beautiful water landscapes in the world. Which of these places do you want to visit?
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Clouds Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa, marries the best of the natural and modern world, showcasing clean architectural lines and picture perfect views. Overlook the rich colours of Simonsberg Mountain and the Banhoek Valley while sampling delicious Cape cultivars from the surrounding wine lands.
Romania enchants visitors with its scenic mountain landscapes and unspoilt rural areas, but also with its historic cities and its busy capital.
(Pictures:1. One of the few steam power engines still in work, 2 Draculas’ Castle ( Bran Castle), 3. Voronet Monastery) For more places and pictures visit: trendy-starter.blogspot.com
1. San Antonio
There is no shortage of things to do in New Braunfels. Visitors enjoy Schlitterbahn Water Park, floating or fishing on the Guadalupe River, horseback riding, touring local vineyards and more.
Galveston Island is truly a year around destination. With plenty of attractions, world class hotels and restaurants, and, of course, miles of sandy beaches, Galveston is a perfect vacation spot any month of the year. However, this historic island really shines in summer.
6. San Marcos
Home to Texas State University, San Marcos is also home to great watersports on the San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers, Wonder World, Aquarena Springs, and many more attractions, not to mention a huge Outlet Mall.
7. Canyon Lake
Due to its location on its namesake lake and the Guadalupe River, the town of Canyon Lake proclaims to be the “Water Recreation Capital of Texas” and offers visitors numerous water and outdoor recreational opportunities as well as quick access to a number of Hill Country attractions, towns and cities.
8. Del Rio
10. Port Aransas
The ferry ride over sets the mood for a relaxing visit to Port Aransas. Birding, nature watching, fishing, shopping, and surfing are just a few of the activities located on this enchanting middle coast island.
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Europe’s museums are steeped in history and filled with literally millions of priceless pieces of art. Wherever your travels take you this summer, a stunning and awe-inspiring museum is apt to be nearby. The following is a list of the most noteworthy and a link to their mobile apps to guide your way:
The Louvre Museum, Paris
With 8 million visitors a year, The Louvre is the most well-known and most visited museums in the world. Housed in what was once a royal palace, the museum has a collection which spans eight thematic areas and features 35,000 works of art. The most famous of these is Leonardo da Vinci’s, Mona Lisa, which is generally surrounded by camera-wielding tourists. The museum first opened its doors in 1793 and has been in a state of recreation ever since culminating with the addition of the now famous glass pyramid which serves as the main entrance.
The British Museum, London
The British Museum is the history and culture of humanity in one building. It has over 8 million objects in its permanent collection and is among the most comprehensive collections in existence. The museum also has the largest museum online database of objects numbering over 2 million which is free to access. Created in 1753, the museum’s collection moves from pre-historic to modern times. Visitor favorites include the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies and Parthenon sculptures.
Southwind – A cinematic journey thru Southeast Asia – Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II – Music composed by: Chris Cutting