This is the time of the year when most people will be on holiday. They don’t need to be Christian to enjoy the festivities that are usually included at this important time of the Christian religious calendar. Over the years, pagan traditions have also been included.

It is only in countries where one other religion dominates (and Christianity is a minority religion) that you are not likely to experience these end of year traditions if your festive spirit includes a sense of adventure and you decide to go away for an extensive holiday.

Our earlier posts give you many ideas where you can spend your Christmas holidays, whether you want to immerse yourself in all the traditional festivities or locate yourself in more remote locations where surroundings do not allow you to be distracted by Christmas cheer.

What Christmas is all about

Homeward bound and determined to make the most of your longstanding family tradition, you may be one of the many who won’t be going on holiday this time around. Keep that in mind, though, because it’s well worth it. We’d like to give you one new approach to Christmas, particularly if you are rooted in the pagan rituals and hadn’t thought of this before. Christmas is essentially about the birth of Jesus Christ. In commemoration of this, why don’t you built your own nativity crib? It doesn’t have to be large; in fact, all it needs to be is intimate enough to stand alongside your Christmas tree and with more than enough room to spare in your living room. And with all the right tools at your disposal, the traditional saw and a portable nailing gun for instance, building your own crib will be easy.

Don’t limit yourself to tradition

But we’re all about travelling to faraway places, even as far as the North Pole where you know who lives. You could have a gorgeous and typical Christmas holiday close to where he lives by visiting any one of the Scandinavian countries in northern Europe. In earlier posts, we’ve mentioned Finland, Norway and Sweden.

But don’t expect to be able to see him this time around. This is his busiest time of year and he is likely to be making deliveries across the globe. In another post, we listed some of the most awe-inspiring concert halls in Europe and elsewhere. Across the world, there are many others too. This is ideal for the traditional lover of Christmas carols.

But for the traditional lover of peace and quiet, we also mentioned some of the most pristine beaches you are likely to find. For this time of the year, beaches are popular destinations so you are going to be challenged. Of course, you don’t need to limit yourself to beaches.

There are many other famous getaways and cultural sites that you should be making time to see anyway. But for Christian holidaymakers, what better place to visit than the place where it all began and within the world’s religious epicenter; Jerusalem.

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Every true fan of hunting enjoyed the time spent in nature and in the hunt for his trophy. Each hunting trip is a new adventure. If you want to expand your horizons and hunting experience, then going on a hunting tour is right for you. Here are some of the world’s best destinations for hunting.

Pripyat river in Belarus is a place where you can try hunting on European bison, which live in the northern part of Belarus, around the river Pripyat. Hunting this animal is part of the national tradition. Besides hunting of bison, you can enjoy hunting deer, moose or wolves. Belarus has very rich wild nature and forests, and real hunters will have a lot of reasons to enjoy. Hunting for bison and moose is a part of the winter hunting season. Bison is hunted from October till March and moose from September to December. Hunting Roe Deer and Wild boar take half year – from May to

Canada is a big country, rich in natural open spaces and places for hunting. If you duck hunting, then the best destination for you is Alberta, especially in September and October, when it is the peak of the duck hunting season. Canada also offers a hunting for moose and grouse, and northern parts of the country can provide you with an unforgettable adventure in the hunt for Seal, Arctic Fox and the Beluga Whale.

Namibia. Want something more exotic? Then you need to visit Namibia. Of course, you need to bring your hunting weapons and other equipment. Good rangefinders such as those offered at the Best of optics there will really be necessary. In the hunt for lion, elephant, leopards, it may be better to observe from a distance and to assess the situation in order not to become prey. Here you can hunt zebras, warthog, eland, hippopotamus, crocodile, giraffes.

Argentina is a great destination for lovers of bird hunting. In the vicinity of Cordoba live about 50 million doves. However, it is not all that Argentina has to offer. It has a really diverse wildlife and bird hunting is just part of the offer. In Argentina, besides birds, you can hunt the stag, puma, water buffalo.

New Zealand is known for its unusual animal and plant species that live there. This is a thinly populated piece of Earth that is rich in natural beauty. Maybe it’s a far destination, but for those people looking for adventure and good hunting, definitely worth mentioning. In New Zealand, you can hunt the red stag, sambar deer, rusa deer, sika deer, wapiti, chamois, fallow deer, whitetail.

Great destinations for hunting can be found in all parts of the world and on all continents. Each region has its own peculiarities, from the looks of the ground to the abundance of the animal world that can be hunted. Love of nature and can be a great motive to get to know all these destinations, so bring some food and step into some of these adventures.

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When spring arrives, you can see the world around you bloom again in full splendor.  Flowers blooming in spring indicate the impending arrival of warm weather. Spring is the best time in the year to visit beautiful gardens. Here are some exquisite gardens you would certainly enjoy visiting.

Laz Pozas, Mexico

This garden situated in the subtropical rainforest region in Mexico is the creation of Edward James a surrealist art patron, eccentric and poet. Created to emulate Garden of Eden this place has waterfalls, concrete structures and numerous exotic and beautiful tropical plants scattered over a huge area of about 80 acres.

Jardin Canario, Canary Islands

Canary Islands are a tiny group situated in the northwest African coast. The Jardin Botanico Canrio Viera y Clavijo has several fascinating plants of which the notable section is the Garden of Succulents and Cacti, which has over 10,000 plants.

Katsura Imperial Villa, Japan

The gardens surrounding this villa are spectacular. These symbolize the traditional Japanese gardening skills. Built during the early 1600s by Katsura royal family, the garden has breathtaking landscaping done with several bridges, a pond, some cherry trees and many more. Seeing the exquisite gardens a visitor is sure to become enthralled and take to gardening. With the advanced technology available now like the led grow lights available at it is possible to grow a garden easily without worrying about the weather changes.

Butchart Gardens, Canada

The area occupied by the Butchart Gardens was initially a limestone quarry owned by Robert Pim Butchart in Victoria, British Colombia. When the limestone was exhausted, the sunken pit attracted Butchart’s wife, Jennie who turned it into a sunken garden. The success of the garden made her add on other gardens that exist now such as Japanese garden, Italian garden, and rose garden. These gardens are now regarded as the best gardens worldwide.

Keukenhof, Netherlands

The tulip gardens in Netherlands are world famous, and have been featured in many films and television shows. This garden is the largest in the world and although the flowers are in endless rows, you will never get tired of them.

Versailles, France

The Versailles gardens were originally built to appease King Louis XIV who was well known for his decadent and luxurious lifestyle. Each and every detail of the garden has been meticulously done without overlooking even a single part making it a dream come true for landscape enthusiasts.

Kirstenbosch,South Africa

This garden is present right at the bottom of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. The place is known for its spectacular scenery in addition to the superb collection of flowers and plants. This garden stands apart from the rest, as it not only looks appealing, but is also focused on preserving some of the plant varieties that are indigenous to this area. This makes the place extremely special and a must visit place. The region is also home to some of the extinct and endangered plants in the locality. The garden aims at propagating these rare species and introducing them again to their original habitat.

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