Early spring is a special time around the world. The flowers start to bloom; the trees regain their leaves; and most of all, the cold winter weather has said goodbye. Spring brings about the first month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar and the Chinese New Years Celebrations. The New Years Celebrations end with the Spring Lantern Festivals. One of the largest festivals is the Taiwan Lantern Festival.
Spain is a vast country with a wide range of local customs and practices. The diverse nature of Spain makes it a perfect country for an extended visit or a study abroad opportunity. Spain has the Pyrenees Mountains to the north and then a Mediterranean coastline as well as an Atlantic coastline. It has many valleys that are famous for their wine and history, and cities that are known for their festivals.
Florida is the perfect state for a vacation. With over 663 miles of beaches, the state has plenty of choices for a beach getaway. In addition to the beaches, the state has numerous state parks and freshwater springs to explore. The choice of watersports is endless from surfing to SCUBA diving to water skiing. Florida is home to numerous types of wildlife from alligators, crocodiles, Florida panthers, black bears, thousands of bird species, and thousands of fish species. For those looking for theme parks, Orlando has a great selection of theme parks from Universal to Disney.
Los Angeles one of the most popular tourist cities in California. The city is famous for many things, from Hollywood to Griffen Park. While exploring Los Angeles, make time to visit the beaches of Costa Mesa and Disneyland in Anaheim.
The midwestern region of the United States incorporates part of the Great Lakes as well as the much of the Great Plains. The region is focused on agriculture with a few large cities sprinkled though the area. The modern cities are a stark contrast the plains of the region.