Coming Soon in 2017:
First in the Nature Element series
KATHERINE ROEBLING a young woman from Chippewa Falls, WI, embarks on a journey from her quiet academic life studying anthropology at Beloit College to taste the Jet Age. The era of rapid social change, ushered in by faster and bigger jet engines, created stewardesses as the glamor girls. Airlines market these young women as the jet goddess hostess trained to pamper male passengers, mix their martinis, and calm their fears of flying. On the ground these jet goddesses become freedom warriors poised to lead a revolution...read more
Magical Life-Journey Books by Judy Kundert
From the award winning author and storyteller of Women's Fiction and Children's books, come books of self-discovery and journeys into nature and human experience. From air travel to fantasy adventure in a forest, for children age 8-12 to women of any age, Judy Kundert brings us words that inspire self-realizations, leading to success - young or older - in reaching wherever our dreams may take us.
the Legend of the Whispering TreesTwelve year-old Tressi and her friend Ralph Rabbit, a large white rabbit dressed as a medieval prince, open their world to Samantha, a cloistered young violin virtuoso. Tressi’s world consists of trees of all kinds, mythical and real. Forest gnomes help Tressi by transporting a magical chest containing three special volumes of books through the forest. Each book, which she opens for Samantha, contains a story that will inspire and awaken children to enjoy nature and learn to look inside themselves to find their magic. Samantha and the Legend of the Whispering Trees was a 2009 Finalist in the USA News Best Book Awards and a 2014 Mom’s Choice Silver Award Winner. It is the first book in the Magical Chest Series.read more
A new book for children to share with parents, teachers,
and older brothers and sisters packed with helpful tips to
engage and connect them to nature.
From gigantic national forests to the local park in your town to your own backyard, nature is all around us. Join Tressi as she shows children (with a little help from grown-ups!) ten great activities to get outside and back into nature.
Judy Kundert, former airline stewardess in the 1960s, is an award-winning children’s book author and storyteller. She shares her love of travel on her weekly blog. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University, Chicago, a Master’s Degree from DePaul University, Chicago, and a Master’s Certificate in Marketing and Publicity from the University of Denver. She lives with her husband at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.read more
From the beginning of time to the 21st-century people described certain areas as being holy or magical, as having a concentrated power or presence of spirit.
Ancient legends, historical records, and contemporary reports tell of extraordinary, even miraculous happenings at these places where the sick become well; deities appear; artists receive inspiration, prophets see visions and sages attain spiritual enlightenment.
In addition to all the magical wonders offered by these sites, here are six real benefits to help you add zest to your life.
Benefit #1: Relaxation and Sightseeing
The sacredness of an area contributes to a relaxing atmosphere, but people must remember to show the proper respect.
Crater Lake in Oregon. This deep lake’s location is in the center of a collapsed inactive volcano.
Benefit #2: Vortex of Energy – Geological Sites
Sedona, Arizona, has long drawn people interested in healing, spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics, who come for more than just the dramatic, red-rock beauty.
Benefit #3: Cross of Energies Ancient Monuments
Many people say that ancient ruins have a soft place in the hearts of geomancers and shamans when asked if they consider these as among their favored sacred locations in the world.
Bighorn Medicine Wheel is a famed monument in Wyoming. It got its name because of the healing energies believed to be emanating from it
Benefit #4: Undisturbed Natural Life –Sacred Waterfalls
Spending time in the dark recesses of nature, you will feel a connection with the high levels of energy. People believe that these holy places in the world have a strong presence of unfathomable spirits that most spirit-questors have encountered at several times.
Sacred Falls, originally known as Kaliuwa’a, is the sight of the leaking canoe.
The name derives from Hawaiian folklore of a demigod, Kamapua’a, who could transform into a pig, giant pig, or a herd of pigs, plus be a man.
Benefit #5: Spiritual and Divine Energies – Man-made Sacred Temples
What is Holy and sacred in these places is the presence of divine energy that moves religious fanatics or pilgrims to take in the stillness of the area.
Machu Picchu is virtually synonymous with Peru,
Sometimes you hike to get back to nature, other times you walk to discover another culture or a religious site.
Benefit #6: The Energy Signature – Where Great Masters Roam
Aside from the places of worship and the traditional summoning of spirits both elemental and human, there are a handful of tourists who prefer visiting sacred hills where great masters of various faiths once lived.
Arunachala in India is the temple of Lord Shiva. Every year during the months of October and November, the Karthigai Deepam, the Indian term for light, is lit on the top of the hill.
See all these sacred sites in this video.
What are the benefits for children from reading literature?
Many educators agree that reading literature gives children these valuable life skills:
Literature provides pleasure to listeners and readers. It is a relaxing escape from daily problems, and it fills leisure moments.
Literature builds experience. Children expand their horizons through vicarious experiences
Literature provides a language model for those who hear and read it. Good literature exposes children to correct sentence patterns, standard story structures, and varied word usage
Literature develops thinking skills.
What special life lessons have British authors taught children about life?
For example, let’s look at the life lesson from A.A. Milne’s classic, Winnie-the-Pooh. In quirkbooks Elizabeth Browne’s “Ten Things Winnie the Pooh taught me about life,” she lists ten items. For instance, she lists such character aspects as, positive thinking, empathy, and gratitude.
The list of British authors, who gave us life long lesson and memories, is varied and remarkable. Authors such as Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Michael Bond still fill bookshelves and libraries around the world.
So wouldn’t it be a wonderful gift to you adults, who’ve probably read many of their works, and your children to walk through their worlds and experience their creativity in their homeland?
Where to find the adventure.
Here’s some tours that to get you started on planning a trip to this spring or summer.
In LondonPerfect, “A Tour of Children’s’ Literary Land,” reviews such authors’ sights as: A.A. Milne, Michael Bond, and Warner Brother’s Studio where all the Harry Potter movies were made.
In ciabambino “Discovery literary London with kids,” gives pointers on such sights as: the London Zoo for a statute of Winnie the bear, who became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh; Peter Pan’s Statue in Kenning ton Garden; and the Imperial War Museum where an exhibition of author Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories Spies exhibition is based.
Finally, for the budding young authors there is the Discover Children’s Story Center at Stratford-on-Avon where children 11 and up can create their own stories
The VisitOxfordandOxfordshire, provides information on the Oxfords’ Children’s story tours to experience the Oxford of Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and Phillip Pulman.
Thanks for visiting.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. Lewi
We’d love hear your responses to:
“What’s the best thing you’ve learned from reading literature?”
Why should you get outdoors?
Numerous scientific studies found that nature improves our health and well-being in at least three ways:
- Physical activity increases when we get outdoors. Nature makes us move.
- Nature revives and helps us recover from stress. We find our concentration improves, and we can also reduce our pulse rate and blood pressure.
- Outdoor activities promote our social well-being and sense of community. We look at others in a more positive way, and our mood is quickly improved.
Why visit Finland?
Finland offers a broad range of outdoor activities, whether you like to walk in the wilderness along well-used tracks or a short nature trip with your family, or just wander around picking berries in the forest. The country’s unique national parks are the gateways to Finnish natural wonders.
Finland is a clean and quiet country where the feeling of space, the calm of the wilderness and the bustle of the lake districts is present throughout the year.
What are some things to see and do in Finland?
Would you like more details on a vacation in Finland?
For a visit to Finland, you may want to visit: visitfinland
For a visit to Helsinki, you may want to visit: visithelsinki
For more outdoors information, you want to visit: outdoorsfinland
Norway the 4th happiest country in the world beckons travelers to come and find happiness and much more. Travelers to Norway continue to find inspiration in its combination of gorgeous, harsh landscape, myths, and legends.
For many people when they think of Norway they think of the Vikings, and it’s colorful images of horned helmets, berserkers, longships, Valhalla, the one-eyed god Odin and men dying sword in hand or drinking out of skulls. The intrigue of the Vikings calls them to come and see their ancient world.
And they will find that Viking sites in Norway are among the oldest in the world. And it’s amazing that Viking history is still alive in pop culture since more and more people are gaining interest in the Viking Age.
As Ivar Peersen, co-founder and guitarist in the Norwegian “Viking metal” band Enslaved says, “At some point, you realize that there’s a lot more to the mythology and history. It’s about philosophy as much as anything else,” says Peersen. “You start discovering the nuances and appreciating the things that are more … subtle. The beautiful things.”
For the traveler longing to visit Norway’s Viking Sites here are some must-see sites.
Lofotr Museum in the Lofoten Islands
In the Iron Age, 10-15 Chieftains held seats in northern Norway. One of these seats was at Borg in Lofoten and is the only original Chieftan’s home. The Lofotr museum consists of several rooms such as living quarters, guildhall (dining hall), and an animal stable. The stable is also an exhibition room.
Stiklestad Cultural Center, outside Trondheim
The location for Norway’s most historic battle, the Battle of Stiklestad. The battle occurred in 1030, and it became the most important marker as the country’s transition from paganism to Christianity. At the end of July, visitors can experience “St. Olav Days at Stiklestad” with concerts, plays, guided tours, lectures, excursions, and activities.
Located in a heritage rich landscape echoing the Viking era, Middle Ages, and World War II, the Trondenes Historical Center offers an exhibition of multimedia, featuring vision, music, light, and smell.
Viking Swords Monument, Stavagner
Commanding visitors’ attention at Hafrsfjord is the Three Swords in Stone monument. This towering monument commemorates the legendary Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872, after which Viking King Harald Fair Hair united the three districts of Norway into one kingdom.
Historical Borre at Borrehaugene, Horten
This is the largest Viking graveyard of Scandinavia with significant discoveries from ancient times. The Midgard Canter has information on the barrows and graves. Local folklore tells that early in the mornings you can hear the elves play on “The Fiddler’s Mound” on the vicarage field.
Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
The most popular Viking site in Norway is The Viking Ship Museum, which presents Viking ship discoveries from Gokstad, Oseberg, and Tune and other finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. Things to see in the museum are an incredible collection of artifacts and information on the world’s two best-preserved Viking longships from the 9th Century.
The Viking City Kaupang, Larvik
Kaupang, the first city in Norway, was established around year 800. It became a center for skilled craftsmen and did business with visitors from near and far.
This Viking site is a reconstructed settlement from the Viking Bronze Age. It’s known for its fertility labyrinth, archery, and story telling.
Avaldsnes, once the seat of the highest Viking Kings of Norway, is a pristine Viking settlement surrounded by breathtaking landscape. This site is just a 10-minute walk from the historic St. Olav’s Church. To see how the Vikings lived from day to day, Norwegian History Center offers an incredible permanent show on Vikings and their ancestors, inclusive of their beliefs, which are the Norse Mythology.
Kvernes Kirkeomrade, Averoy
This site consists of a museum and ancient burial ground that span 4,000 years of Norwegian history. There’s also a church and cemetery that’s still in use.
Want more details for an adventurous Viking vacation to Norway?
More details for a Norway vacation, please visit. visitnorway
Iceland, the 3rd happiest country in the world, is a land of magic. Starting with the name Iceland, which may inspire you to conjure up images of ice and icy landscapes. You’ll have to trek to Greenland for the ice and icy wonders of your dreams. Vikings from Norway settled Iceland sometime in the 800s. Connecting the Icelandic horses in the country today is unique in the fact since they are direct descendants from their ancestral Vikings’ horses.
Magical sites to explore in Iceland
The tallest building in Iceland and one of the most visually impressive, rising 244 feet above the streets of Reykjavik is Hallgrimskirkja, It is situated in the capital city’s center and has become one of Reykjavik’s best-known symbols.
Learn about Iceland’s hidden folk at this school dedicated to the study of elves.Road crews in Iceland will sometimes hire folklore experts to determine if certain boulders are homes to elves, and will divert the road around the boulder if it turns out there are little people living within it.
The Volcano Show at Red Rock Cinema
A charmingly eccentric magma chaser presents his complete history of the island’s eruptions since 1947, in cinematic form, just for you. Hidden on the back quarters of a house on one of Reykjavik’s many hills is a bright red oversized garage known as the Red Rock Cinema. Inside, a man by the name of Villi Knudson has spent years showing just one movie, albeit in three languages depending on the day.
Magic abounds around Iceland’s “Smoky Valley” which is a beautiful river that is shrouded in a constant cover of steam clouds. It’s located within the vicinity of the quaint town of Hveragerði, just 45 kilometers away from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. This smoke-shrouded, hidden valley is a part of one of the largest geothermal areas in the country. For the adventurous, there is also a popular local hiking trail leading into the valley after about an hour’s trek, which is eventually dominated by a gorgeous geothermal river.
This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile tectonic plates. The rift sits in the gap between the North American and Eurasian continental plates, where an imperfect seam allows explorers into the watery depths an opportunity to dive towards the center of the Earth
It rises from the sea like a stone monster. Starting as the plug of a volcano, over the years the craters surrounding the rock plug gave way to the pounding Atlantic Ocean to leave the outcropping Hvítserkur behind. Icelandic legend has it that the rock was a troll who forgot to retreat from the light and was turned to stone in the sunrise, though from some angles it is said to look like a dragon drinking from the water.
Víddaflakk (Interdimensional Hopscotch)
Check out the plaque that tells one part of Eliala Mei-Ning’s story in an imagined parallel universe. Kcymaerxthaere is a “parallel universe that intersects with much of our linear Earth, but with different stories, creatures, peoples, even laws of physics and qualities of existence.” It has been likened to a novel with every page in a different place.
A “simple-hearted artist” turns an isolated Icelandic valley into his own art museum. Farmer-turned-Folk artist Samúel Jónsson never managed to make much of a living as a painter, but after he retired the “simple-hearted artist” devoted his last years to churning out as much creativity as possible.
Stykkisholmur, Iceland- The Library of Water
This collection of unique liquids allows visitors to wander the waters of Iceland’s glaciers Known as “Vatnasafn” in the native Icelandic, the Library of Water is a long-term project that has set out to capture the spirit of Iceland through its waters, weather, and words.
Are you interested in more Iceland magic?
Pick up this book.
The Little Book of the Hidden People: Twenty stories of elves from Icelandic folklore by Alda Sigmundsdottir (Author, Translator)
Icelandic folklore is rife with tales of elves and hidden people that inhabited hills and rocks in the landscape. But what do those elf stories really tell us about the Iceland of old and the people who lived there? In this book, author Alda Sigmundsdóttir presents twenty translated elf stories from Icelandic folklore, along with fascinating notes on the context from which they sprung.
Not only is Switzerland the United Nations’ 2nd Happiest country in the world, but it has most interesting secret places to expand and add wonder to any weary tourist’s vacation hopes.
So let’s hop aboard and let’s visit Switzerland ‘s best trains.
Where to start: Transportation
The best way to explore Switzerland, whether it’s the secret parts or not, is on the country’s super-efficient rail network. Trains are clean, comfortable, run on time, and offer a moving view of some of the world’s most postcard-perfect scenery. For the best value is the SwissPass.
Best secret places to add to your travels through Switzerland:
Despite thousands of years of human settlement, Chur, the capital of the Graubünden region, is rooted in the present as much as in the past. A regional center for culture, the city is also an adventure lovers’ dream town, with summer mountain biking and winter skiing opportunities all around.
Founded in the 8th century, Disentis Monastery is today the spiritual and educational center of the Upper Rhine Valley (Vorderrheintal). A cultural history exhibition depicts the history of the Benedictine Abbey as well as ecclesiastical art.
The most scenic railway in the entire world, the GlacierExpress runs through central Switzerland. For a true Old World experience, order a delicious three-course meal and enjoy it in the historic dining car.
St. Beatus Cave
The legend of the cave revolves around its namesake, St. Beatus, a monk living around 100 AD, who chose the cave in which to spend his pious hermitage. However, he discovered someone was already living there; a horrible dragon, who shot lasers of fire from his blazing eyes. St. Beatus held his ground and did not run out of his cave, He fought the beast by holding up his cross to the beast. The monk’s action invoked the Holy Trinity. Thrown into a hysteric fit, the dragon ran down the cliff and threw himself into Lake Thun below, causing the placid clear water to rise and boil.
Stretching over an arm of Lake Triftsee (itself a product of the Trift glacier), hidden among the high Swiss Alps, the Trift Bridge is a thin modern suspension bridge that looks like it could blow over with one stray wind, but is in fact quite safe.
Maison d’Ailleurs, or the “House of Elsewhere,” revolves around extraordinary journeys. It is a museum of science fiction, utopias, and other futurist writings. The museum has had an intense history since its creation in 1976 and originally located in a three-story townhouse. In 1991 the collection moved to former prison built in 1806 in the middle of the city.
There are wonderful waterfalls in the world, such as the Niagara and the Victoria, that draw thousands of tourists each year to marvel at their natural wonder, but there is one hidden away in the alps of Switzerland the notorious Reichenbach Falls. It looms larger than other falls in the world, since it’s the final and deadly confrontation between Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis, the Napoleon of Crime, Professor Moriarty.
In July 1916 German artist and poet Hugo Ball stood in the tiny performance space at Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire, and read the first Manifesto introducing the world to a new concept in thought and culture. This was Dada: “An International word. Just a word, and the word a movement.”
Lucerne’s Spreuer Bridge looks to be a peacefully bucolic old-world span, the kind where medieval lovers might have met on a warm spring day, but hanging beneath the covered roof are dozens of historic paintings of skeletons and reapers collecting souls. They all remind travelers that every second is one closer to death.
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Today you’re here.
But you dream of being here
Here’s help with your Caribbean island getaway dream.
Five tips on finding your special Caribbean Island
“Top 25 Things to Do in the Caribbean: 2016 Viator Travel Awards” by the Viator Staff
The Caribbean spans over hundreds of islands, ranging from tiny to expansive and offering a diverse range of activities. From adrenaline junkies looking for their next daring adventure to shoppers hoping to find that perfect travel souvenir, plus lots of hiking and nature found in between, the Caribbean does not disappoint, regardless of one’s activity level.
For details, please visit: Viator
Easy Planet Travel’s “Quick and Easy Guide To the Caribbean Islands”
The Caribbean, with more than 700 gorgeous islands, is the perfect spot for a winter vacation. December to April is the best time to visit, and yet, you can go year-round and find beautiful weather too (it’s a little more of a gamble during hurricane season from August to October, but you can still get a sunny and hot week). Scattered across the Caribbean Sea, the islands are close enough to make it the world’s premier holiday spot for cruising, but still so different, that it’s sometimes hard to choose one over another. Here are a few pointers to help you choose between them.
For details, please visits: easyplanettravel.
Lonely Planet’s “How to choose a Caribbean island”
The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.
So for the Caribbean-bound visitor, which island among the many to choose? Big or little, near or far, urban or lost are among the many considerations that can turn choosing a carefree holiday into a perplexing chore. Happily, our Caribbean Islands primer can take the pain out of choosing what’s right for you. We’ve got the low-down on all the most-visited islands, complete with what’s best about each one.
For details, please visits: lonelyplanet
Washington Post’s writers, Cindy Loose and Gary Lee’s “Finding Your Place in the Sun”
The unwitting traveler who heads to the island of Saba dreaming of white-sand beaches, duty-free jewelry shops and steel bands playing till dawn will have a rude surprise. Yet Saba would be the dream destination of a lifetime for the diver who also happens to love handmade lace and quiet nights where the only sounds are of waves crashing into volcanic rocks. In other words, choose your island wisely.
Washington Post’s chart is a quick reference for matching your desires to your destination. It lists the major Caribbean islands, plus Bermuda and the Bahamas, and notes the island’s strong points in 11 areas of interest to vacationers. A check means that the island is a good choice for that subject; a star means it excels. Once you’ve narrowed your search to the perfect island, you’re practically on your way.
For details, please visits: WashingtonPost
Luxury Retreats’ writer, Katherine Scott’s “Where to go in the Caribbean”
With so many to choose from, picking a Caribbean destination for your next villa vacation can be a challenge. Which islands generally include chef service? Where can you find the best beaches? Can you catch a direct flight? Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or on-island excitement, take our Caribbean quiz now and find your perfect match!
For details, please visits: luxuryretreats
Enjoy your trip to paradise.
When you get home, please send a comment on your trip.
In 2012 the United Nations started to report on the quality of life for citizens around the world. The same 13 countries dominated the top of the list. Out of these thirteen countries, Denmark gained the 1st place each year. The United Nations determined the quality of life for citizens around the world through surveys and data analysis. The analysis found that the happiest countries possess a winning formula of good governance, strong sense of community, respect for fellow citizens, and general high quality of life.
If you’re inspired to live like the world’s happiest country, but can’t travel there here are some suggestions to make your home a happy Danish home.
The first step in the making you home a happy place is to have a change in mindset. Revamp your approach to the long cold winters. Stop plodding through the cold dark chill of the snowy, icy season and discover and embrace along the attitude of hygge. What is hygge? Roughly translated, hygge is a Danish word that means cozy. For the Danes, it’s a sensibility of warmth, of togetherness, intimacy, and well-being.
How you can you have hygge at home.
Hygge is more than a cozy room full of candles, company, and good food. Hygge is a philosophy. It’s a way of life, which helped Danes understand the importance of simplicity. In our hectic, tech wired lives; it offers time to unwind and slow down the pace of life. Hygge originated in Denmark, but you can practice Hygge at home!
11 ways to enjoy the Hygge experience in your home
Get the right lighting
Hygge lighting is about creating a warmer light that feels cozy and comforting instead of harsh. Decorate your space with lamps (which don’t have to be expensive) and warm white bulbs. Fairy lights are also a winner.
Create a hygge corner
A hygge corner is a space in your house that feels like the perfect little cozy nook. Fill it with cushions, blankets, low lighting, and anything else that makes it snug. Best uses for this comfy corner are reading, journaling, or meditating.
Make a winter reading list
Invite friends and family round
Getting together with friends in a small and cozy scale is the center of hygge. Danes make their cold long Denmark winters, into wonderful time to stay home and socialize at each other’s houses. A hygge get together is about simple but good food.
Indulge in sweet treats
The hygge factor is also a time to enjoy cake, pastries, and cookies factor into hygge!
Join the slow food movement
Take a full afternoon to cook or bake is very hygge because cooking can be so relaxing and nourishing.
There must be something good about coffee since Danes are Europe’s biggest coffee drinkers. The benefits of coffee drinking are many. Some of them are: coffee can improve energy levels and make you smarter; coffee can help burn fat, and coffee may lower risk of Type II Diabetes.
Cozy up with soft furnishings
Awaken your senses and treat yourself to some new cushions and a blanket. If you can do it’s best to have them made with natural materials like wool.
Start a new tradition with friends or family
Start a new social connection tradition by inviting your circle of friends to a monthly board games night.
Connect with nature
A venture into nature is a remedy to escape our technology engulfed lives. Time in nature is free, but its benefits are countless; such as reductions in stress, increased creativity, and restore mental energy.
Snuggle up in your woolies
Socks, jumpers, hats, and scarves are all hygge, the more woolies, the better for a hygge tradition.
See Hygge in its country with this YouTube from Visit Denmark.
Do you want to start the New Year with a bang? Would you like to hop on a plane where you can visit a world-class country? Then put a trip Scotland on New Year’s celebration list.
Why is Scotland the place to welcome in the New Year?
To start, Hogmanay is Scotland’s New Year celebration. It’s the biggest holiday of the winter season.
When winter is the coldest and darkest time of the year, the Scots’ make it the boisterous time of the year. The whole country takes two days off, and every town and city have its own Hogmanay celebration. It usually includes:
Fine food with a splash or three of whiskey
Edinburgh’s New Year fireworks are one of the biggest displays in the world.
While some villages, such as Comrie and Stonehaven have spectacular fire festivals.
Another reason to welcome the New Year in Scotland is to sing the illustrious song in its homeland. It’s the nostalgic one that the world sings to welcome the New Year. We have the Scots to thank for the creation of the beloved New Year’s song Auld Lang. In 1788, Robert Burns wrote the poem from an ancient song which he was the first to record it on paper.
The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake,’ and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.
If you welcome the New Year in Scotland, you will have an opportunity to join in the much-loved Scottish tradition to sing the song just before midnight.
Visit visitscotland for details on Hogmanay and New Years Celebrations around Scotland.
You and your children will have fun visiting some of the 160 countries that celebrate Christmas around the world. This is a fantastic cultural experience for your children since they’ll discover other countries’ different traditions and their various way of celebrating the holiday season. Grab your children and settle in to view this entertaining YouTube video sharing around the world Christmas celebrations.
Marco Polo Presents – Christmas Around the World
For more Christmas Around the World celebrations check out whychristmas where your children will discover: the 160 countries’ Christmas traditions including: Christmas Around the World – the Christmas Story and Christmas Fun and Activities.
To you and your family