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  • Top 5 U.S. destinations to visit this summer

    School is already over – have you planned your summer vacation yet?

    No doubt most of us have spent more time in making summer and travel plans than studying for exams. But if you are more of a  “last minute” person and you still haven’t decided what destinations to visit this summer- take a look at our Top 5 US destinations.

    1. Las Vegas, Nevada

    Las Vegas – the Mecca for movie-making, gambling and unexpected weddings! World famous casinos and hotels, world-class entertainment shows and glittering nightlife – this is just a small part of the wonders that Las Vegas offers to tourists. You will be amazed by the diversity – just in one day you can step back in time to ancient Egypt, travel the canals of Venice, ride a roller coaster through a model of New York City or enjoy the amazing Bellagio Dancing Fountains.

    Visiting Las Vegas is a dream come true for most travelers although it is considered to be quite expensive destination. So it is advisable to do a bit of research to find good hotel deals and special offers if you choose Las Vegas for your summer destination.

    1. Grand Canyon, Arizona

    There is no doubt – Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most spectacular and colorful landscapes. More than 4,000,000 people visit the canyon each year, making it the most visited national park in the United States. You wonder why? Go and see for yourself all the amazing canyons, painted deserts, and interesting volcanic and geological figures carved by the Colorado River. Take one of the Grand Canyon Tours by helicopter, motor coach, water float or even by foot – see this amazing landmark from different perspectives in order to find its entire beauty.

    1. Niagara Falls, NY

    Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls which determine the boundary between USA and Canada. Niagara Falls is one of the favorite attractions for students to visit. Peak season, of course, occurs in the summertime. Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and feel the thunder of the water crashing down. The view is more than spectacular daytime and even more beautiful at night – thousands of colored spotlights illuminate Niagara’s Horseshoe and American falls and create worth seeing light show.

    1. Walt Disney World, Orlando – Florida

    Every kid’s dream is to visit Disney World and be part of the magic cartoon world even for a day. And even if you insist you are grown-up now that little child in you may dreams to visit the Disney Resort.

    Disney World in Florida has four unique theme parks to visit.  In the MagicKingdom you can see the popular CinderellaCastle which it is the best place to watch the night fireworks.  EpcotPark will fascinate you with its Future world section and World Showcases area where you can get to know the culture and cuisine of many countries all around the world – France, Japan, Canada, UK, Morocco, etc. without even leaving the resort.  In Disney-MGM Studios you can see interesting behind-the scene looks of popular movies and TV shows. When you get tired, you can relax in the Animal Kingdom with its exotic landscapes and supernatural creatures.

    1. Yosemite National Park, CA

    Are you keen on camping, rock climbing, water sports or other outdoor adventures? Then YosemiteNational Park is the right place for you and 2014 is the perfect time to visit it – the park celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.  Thunderous waterfalls, majestic peaks and breath-taking mountains, grassy meadows beside a bubbling river – the nature wonders here are countless. You can relax under the beautiful shadows of huge thousand-year-old sequoias or go hiking to the beautiful MirrorLake. The possibilities of having fun are so many and the beauty of YosemiteNational Park is simply astonishing.

    Do not hesitate- pack your bags and hit the road to your dreams! No matter where they take you- have an amazing summer!

  • Sports

    The end of the school year is approaching and you will have a lot of free time in your hands. This means that this is the perfect time to find something new and exciting to do in your spare time. Why not try sports?

    Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical activity or play.

    Most American universities host athletic camps during the summer. These camps are a great opportunity for a college coach to see what you can do – and you will get invaluable, unbiased guidance about your ability level compared with student – athletes.

    This can be the perfect opportunity for you to be active during the summer and continue this valuable activity during the winter as well.

    Here are some general tips on why sports are good and how to choose the best one for you:

    Why play sport?

    1. It keeps you healthy – Physical activity is the most obvious benefit of sports. Sports practices and games provide an opportunity for exercise that can keep you in shape and healthy.
    2. It builds character – One of the most popular sports philosophies is to valuing sports because they are seen as having a positive impact on your personality, character and makeup. Sports build belief in one’s own abilities, which leads to being more confident in everyday life.
    3. It improves your social skills – Sports are a great way to build friendships and form new connections, which can create a support system that leads to future opportunities and life-long bonds.
    4. It helps you be more successful – Students who play sports learn they are rewarded for their efforts. This often drives academic success, which leads to better college and career opportunities.
    5. It has positive impact on your attitude – Exercise elevates mood and relieves stress so that people can channel their energy towards something positive, like improving strength and endurance.
    6. It teaches you to set your goals – Achieving and setting goals are a big part of sports. This involves hard work and discipline which helps you attain skills you need to score, to win, or to finish strong.

    How to choose the perfect sport for you?

    1. Select a few sports, which seem interesting to you and try them all – this way you will see what you enjoy to do and what you are good at
    2. Compare the sports you like to your body type – for example if you are tall you might want to try basketball; if you have strong hands – you could try wrestling. Don’t push yourself to do more than your body can endure.
    3. Try both individual and team sports – decide for yourself  how you feel better – to practice with a team or just by yourself. If you’re not a team player you might want to try karate, tennis, swimming or cycling. If you enjoy playing in a team you could try football, soccer, baseball or dancing.
    4. Decide how much time you would have for practice – try one you can find time for in your full schedule, so you don’t have to miss your other activities
    5. Examine how you feel after a work-out – above all you should feel relaxed and more energetic. Don’t feel bad if you have muscle cramps – they’re normal when you haven’t practiced any sports recently
    6. Learn more about the sport which you are interested in – there might be many interesting facts you had no idea about. You can learn a lot about the history of the sport and it’s best players. Read about their achievements and goals – you can feel more motivated during practice

    Once you find a sport that you love start practicing it on a regular basis. You will feel much better when the sport you have chosen takes a place in your schedule.

    Sports also provide a positive learning experience – perhaps the greatest life lessons are learned in sports. Winning does not come easy; you’ve got to work for it. “Winners never quit and quitters never win”

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