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Valley of Love – Lost Wonders of the World


Friday, June 27th, 2014

The “Valley of Love” is one of the lost wonders of the earth and it was built by a mystery race that inhabited what is now a remote part of Ireland. It was hidden from the world for many years, that the main reason no one ever heard more about it.

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This valley has been more than 3000 years older than Egypt pyramids and still not in knowledge of the world, is something that makes in more mysterious. In the top of the valley you can find the only intact structure referred as ‘Memorial of joy’ and it has an equally flabbergasted interior. This is a superb piece of art and it is said that the structure is fully functional to this day.

When the famous religious malarkey exposer and adventurer, Professor Fangfingers , was asked about his initial impression upon reaching the site for the first time with his team….?

“…all I can say is that it obviously took one hell of a cunning stunt to motivate someone to build this in the first place. ”

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Top 5 Stunning Natural Tree Tunnels Around The World


Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

In your life time have you ever seen any stunning natural tree tunnel? The world’s most beautiful, romantic and amazing tunnels made of beautiful flowering trees. There’s nothing more enchanting than strolling through a tree lined pathway with the light spilling through the branches. When the tree branches bend over to form a tunnel then the sensation is all the more romantic and sometimes even a little eerie. There are several green tunnels all over the world and below we share the top 5 most amazing tree tunnels.

Wisteria Tunnel, Japan

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This stunning flower walkway is the known as the Wisteria Tunnel and it’s situated in the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu. This garden is home of incredible 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species. The different colours of Wisteria flowers – white, blue, purple, violet-blue and pink, is the reason why this tunnel is so colourful and graceful. It is part of a breathtaking view of botanical delights that include zen gardens and a cherry blossom festival. Different types and colors of wisteria have been woven through a cylindrical lattice that becomes a fantastical flower-draped tunnel during the blooming months of April through May.

Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

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The Tunnel of Love located in Klevan, Ukraine is a unique and truly amazing piece of forest and one of the most romantic spots on Earth. As trees were left to grow freely around the rails, the passing train was the only thing shaping its way through. Eventually, by crossing the Kleven village forest back and forth three times a day to provide woods to a local factory, the train shaped a closed tunnel according to its size. A popular spot for lovers’ promises, this tunnel attracts many couples, as well as photographers for its eye catching avenue.

Jacarandas Walk, Johannesburg

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This spectacular tree tunnel is located either in Johannesburg or Pretoria, the Jacaranda City where 70,000+ Jacarandas add vivid splashes of purple-blue to the urban landscape. There are at least 49 species of Jacaranda, most of them native to South America, and the Caribbean basin. The tropical trees were imported to South Africa over one hundred years ago. In October more than 70,000 Jacaranda trees are in full bloom and the whole town is one big purple-coloured sea of blossoms.

Yew Tunnel, UK

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Located in Aberglasney, Wales, UK, the Yew Tunnel is thought to have been planted by the Dyer family during the eighteenth century, and it is possibly unique in the U.K. Their trunks have spread and their branches have fused so that today it is hard to count how many separate trees commingle in the vast mass of this venerable growing gallery.

Autumn Tree Tunnel, USA

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The Autumn Tree Tunnel is located on the way to Smugglers’ Notch, a Vermont state park. This forest located in the mountainous area of America and used to cover to smugglers, hence the name. During all seasons, you have to found breathtaking views and an amazing atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else. Especially in autumn, this place becomes more beautiful and unforgettable. The eye-catching foliage starts changing its colour in the northern region, in response to many environmental factors, and spreads south as the fall season advances.


Few Tricks for Falling Asleep On a Plane


Friday, June 20th, 2014

Are you feeling so tired? But no time to sleep, because you have an urgent air travel? Follow these tricks and you will be sleep in flight and feel fresh after your travel.

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Chose the Right Seat:

Always choose window seats. They are best for sleeping because you have a place to lean against and you don’t have to move to allow other passengers pass.

Buckle Your Belt:

Before sleep makes sure your seat belt is secured so flight attendants won’t have to wake you if there is turbulence.

Get a Good Travel Pillow:

In market there are lots of different travel pillows; each with their own pros and cons. Find one that works for you and stick with it. The more you make it a part of your routine, the more likely you are to get comfortable with it. You prefer inflatable pillows because they take less space and are easy to transport.

Cover Your Eyes:

Always keep eye mask on travel. In airplane lights can be turned off and on numerous times. To prevent yourself from being woken up by sudden light changes, invest in an eye mask.

Wear Noise-Cancelling Headphones:

If it is your habit to listen to the music before sleep, try to do the same on a plane or if you prefer to sleep in silence, download a white-noise track to your iPod and invest in some noise-cancelling headphones. This will help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the sound in flight and the noise of your neighbours.

Wear Comfortable Clothes:

Always try to wear comfortable clothes in air travel. Wearing clothing that is constricting makes it hard to get and stay comfortable when you’re in tight spaces.

Flight Time:

Try to make sure that your longest air travel leaves in the late in evening, so you can fall asleep on the plane at a time when you naturally sleepy.

Free Your Feet:

Remove your shoes on plane; it gives some more room to stretch out. Try to bring along travel slippers so your feet are comfortable and not constricted. This is especially important if you are sleeping on a long flight and not getting up to walk around and stretch.


West Virginia Day in United States


Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

West Virginia Day is a state holiday celebrated every year on June 20 in the American state of West Virginia. That day celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the state as a result of the secession of several north western counties of Virginia during the American Civil War.

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Background

During the American Civil War, Virginia should leave the United States and join the Confederate States of America. As a result of this and the early political and social divisions, 50 counties separated from Virginia and the state of West Virginia was created. On April 20, 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed that West Virginia would be admitted to the United States as a separate state 60 days later and West Virginia became a member of the Union. From 1864, West Virginia Day was celebrated informally and became a state holiday in 1927. If June 20 falls on a Sunday, West Virginia Day is observed on Monday June 21.

Public Life

It is a state holiday of West Virginia and many state offices, libraries and schools are closed on this day. Public transit services may operate to a reduced schedule or not operate at all, but stores and other businesses may open. However, in other areas of the United States, public life on June 20 is not affected.

What do people do?

On West Virginia Day a wide range of events are organise in West Virginia. Events include: local arts festivals, displays of Civil War era crafts and industrial processes, exhibitions on the state’s social, serving roadside refreshments, such as a birthday cake and lemonade, agricultural or industrial heritage, the distribution of pins, costume days and special guided tours, re-enactments of Civil War battles, caps and t-shirts promoting the state and brunches, lunches and barbecues.

Special offers on outdoor activities, such as swimming, rafting and guided hikes are also popular and serve to promote the beauty of the West Virginian landscape.

It doesn’t matter where you live, if you want to celebrate and see the charm of West Virginia Day. Just plan a trip and call us @ 877-247-6435 for the cheapest airfare deals to West Virginia.


The World’s Top Five Airports in 2014


Friday, June 13th, 2014

Every year the Skytrax organize an award function and gives annual “World Airport Award” to best airports around the globe for its level of services and facilities. Skytrax bases its rankings on 12.85 million customer nominations across 110 nationalities, and includes 410 airports worldwide. It incorporates passenger satisfaction across nearly 40 categories, from service and shopping to security and immigration. As this award is important to the different portal of entry in each country, majority of airports has continuously aimed to maintain if not make their amenities efficient and world-class.

If you are looking for some of the best airports to land in at least once in your lifetime, here you go: some of world’s best airports.

Singapore Changi Airport

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The ever-entertaining Singapore’s Changi Airport once again topped Skytrax World Airport Awards as the best airport in 2014. Its international transit hub has incredible amenities, like a butterfly garden, hotels, movie theatres, rooftop pool, spas and showers, and even a four-story slide. The airport offers a travel experience in itself.

It’s operated by Changi Airport Group and serves as primary hub for Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Tiger Airways, SilkAir, Valuair, Jetstar Asia Airways and Jett8 Airlines. It has a total area of 3,200 acres, 3 passenger terminals and serves more than 100 airlines operating flights to about 250 cities across the globe.

Incheon International Airport

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Incheon International is the largest airport in South Korea and it was opened in 2001. It is one of world’s largest and busiest airports and is operated by Incheon International Airport Corporation. It is located 48 km west of Seoul and serves as hub for Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and Polar Air Cargo.

For nine years in a row (2005–2013), it was rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International. Airport authorities claim that average departure and arrival takes only 19 minutes and 12 minutes respectively, significantly lower than the rest of the world, making it one of the fastest airports in the world for customs processing.

The airport has a spa, golf course, ice skating rink, private sleeping rooms, indoor gardens, casino and Museum of Korean Culture. Its duty-free shopping mall has been rated the worlds best for three years in a row in 2012 by Business Traveller. Incheon International Airport also claims that it has only a 0.0001% baggage mishandling rate.

Munich Airport

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Munich Airport is the international airport of Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria in Germany. It is located 28.5 km northeast of Munich near the old city of Freising and is named in memory of the former Bavarian Prime minister Franz Josef Strauss. The airport is a shopping, business and recreation hub and features aesthetically pleasing terminals on the walk to the gate. Many of the walls and ceilings are made of glass, making the airport feel large and open.

It is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic behind Frankfurt Airport, and the seventh busiest airport in Europe, the world’s 14th busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic and was the 30th busiest airport worldwide in 2013. It’s serves as the secondary hub for Lufthansa including Lufthansa Regional and its Star Alliance partners besides Frankfurt.

Hong Kong International Airport

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Hong Kong International Airport is situated on the island of Chek Lap Kok, also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport. It is main point of entry in Hong Kong and is the home of the world’s largest passenger terminal buildings. It is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong round the clock. HKIA is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways and Air Hong Kong.

The airport receives flights from 90 airlines and is the primary point of entry for destinations in Mainland China and other parts of Asia making it the 12th busiest airport worldwide by passenger traffic. As the airport is a passenger hub as well as cargo gateway it has more than 60,000 personnel to assure only the best service possible.

It was named the best airport for dining and baggage delivery, and also ranked among the top airports for cleanliness and shopping.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 20 minutes southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. It opened in 1916 as a military airfield and has now transformed into one of the busiest airports in the world. It is the fourth busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers.
It is the primary hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Arkefly, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair and Transavia.com. The airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines and as a base for Vueling.

While waiting for their flight departures travellers can enjoy a massage, play a game of poker at the casino, and catch up on some reading at the airport library. According to Skytrax, Schiphol also has excellent dining, shopping, and leisure options.


Interesting Facts of FIFA World Cup 2014


Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The FIFA World Cup 2014 will be the 20th world cup, an international men’s football tournament that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. The organisation of a World Cup always tries to create interesting developments and new records. Do you want to know some interesting facts about this World Cup? We doubt if you know all these 2014 World Cup Brazil facts already!

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Did You Know:

• This Will Be The First World Cup Ever With Goal-Line Technology. Finally!
• It’s The 2nd Time Brazil Will host A World Cup
• Brazil Is The 5th Country To Host World Cup For The 2nd Time
• The Local Organisation Committee Includes Five Brazilian World Cup Champions
• It Took 36 Years Before South America to Host A World Cup Again
• 17 Cities Showed Interest In Being A 2014 World Cup Host City
• Argentina And Colombia Also Showed Interest In Hosting The 2014 World Cup
• For The First Time 2 Consecutive World Cups Are Not Hosted In Europe
• Brazil Will Use Drones and US Robots During The World Cup
• The 2014 World Cup Official TV Opening Is An Animation Video
• 2014 World Cup Is The Most Expensive World Cup Ever
• A Paraplegic Teenager Will Take The First 2014 World Cup Kick
• Referees Are Allowed To Stop Matches 2/3 Times Due To Weather Conditions
• FIFA Scraps 2014 World Cup Speeches To Avoid Protests
• Official 2014 World Cup Song Is Called ’We Are One’
• Official 2014 World Cup Anthem Is Called ’Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)’
• Coca-Cola Official Anthem For The 2014 World Cup Is Called ’The World Is Ours’
• Shakira Recorded Another World Cup Song
• Ricky Martin Performs Winning Song Of World Cup Brazil Sony Contest
• The Official 2014 World Cup Music Album Includes 17 Songs
• France Demanded 2 Types Of Soaps In Each Hotel Room
• Germany Built Their Own World Cup Hotel And Training Camp
• The FIFA World Cup Trophy Embarked On A 267 Day Journey
• A Simpsons Episode Has Been Dedicated To The 2014 World Cup
• FIFA Received A Record Number Of Volunteer Applications
• Brazil Is ‘The Most Expensive Team’ In The 2014 World Cup
• Lionel Messi Is ‘The Most Expensive Player’ In The 2014 World Cup
• 2014 World Cup Champion Will Win 35 Million US Dollars
• Vanishing Spray Will Be Used To Provide A Temporary Visual Marker
• FIFA Will Ban Players From Showing Messages Under Football Shirts
• 3 World Cup Qualifiers Will Have To Travel More Than 14,000 km In The World Cup
• Bosnia And Herzegovina Is The Only Country To Have Qualified For The First Time
• Germany Will Play Their 100th World Cup Match When Playing Portugal
• Ronaldo Might Lose His Record of 15 World Cup Goals
• Honduras And Bosnia And Herzegovina Are The Only Countries Which Have Never Won A World Cup Match
• No Scandinavian Country Will Participate In World Cup Brazil
• 2014 World Cup Will be Watched on Multiple Devices
• FIFA Fan Fest Will Be Back For The 2014 World Cup
• Most of 32 Teams Have Picked Their Camps Near São Paulo And Rio De Janeiro
• The World Cup Will Be Broadcast Over The Whole World
• 25 Referees Will Officiate The 2014 World Cup
• FIFA Has International And National Sponsors and Supporters



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Father’s Day Celebration Ideas


Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the honour of all the fathers in the world. It’s the time to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. All fathers work hard day and night to give the best life to their children and they never ask for anything in return. On the occasion of father’s day, you have to thank to your father and tell your dad that how much he means to you. Plan something to surprise your fathers and make that day memorable with retro sweets.

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This year, take advantage of our Father’s Day travel deals and take your Dad on a trip, he always wished for but could never make it. Choose a travel destination according to your dad’s hobby or where he wants to go for a holiday. Here are few ideas:

For dads who love beer & sports…

If your dad likes beers and sports, then New York City is the best option for you. Take a long drive through the streets of New York City, watch the Yankees play or drive through Oregon or Washington State’s brewery trials.

For dads who like camp and fishing…

If your dad likes camp and fishing, then Father Hennepin State Park is the best option for you. This Park situated on the southeast shore of Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota. It is very popular place for camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking and picnicking.

For dads who wants to relax on the Gulf…

For the dad who wants to relax on the Gulf or remember his wild spring break days, then South Padre Island in Texas is the best holiday destination for him. South Padre is home to limitless beach activities such as jet skis, kite boarding, dolphin watching, beachside horseback riding, and ecological tours.

For dads who love to try different foods…

For the father who likes to pun and wants fish & chips in the desert, then Phoenix in Arizona is best for your dad’s vacation. Try The Codfather Restaurant in Phoenix, they offer bubble & squeak, bangers & mash, hand-made sausage rolls, shepherds pie, cornish pasties, chicken curry, mushy peas, baked beans, pickled onions and other surprises.

If you know where your father always wanted to go for holidays, then Father’s Day is the perfect day to give a surprise trip to your father. At SmartFares, we try to make this Father’s Day very special for all with our wide range of travel deals to top tourist destinations worldwide. So, what are you waiting for? Check our all airfare deals here: http://www.smartfares.com/affiliates/fathers-day-sale and book now and show your Father how much he means to you.

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