Add A Lock To Love Lock Bridge In Paris
Love lock bridge is situated in Pont de l’Archevêché crossing the river Seine in Paris and contains thousands of locks that have been placed there by lovers from all over the world. The lovers tend to inscribe vows to each other onto the padlock and then throw the keys into the river….. I know, that is the cheesiest thing I have ever heard.
Start A Love Lock Display
Go one step further than adding a lock to love lock bridge and start your own love lock display somewhere in the world. You never know how many locks it will take to get the ball rolling and other people adding to the site but I am sure if it’s somewhere that gets a lot of traffic you may only need a few. Now that’s what I call spreading the love.
Road Trip In Japan To See The Springtime Cherry Blossoms
Spring time in Japan is something amazing because of the world famous Cherry blossoms that mark the transition from the Winter into the Spring transforming the Japanese landscape into a flowery sight to behold.
One thing that I’ve wanted to do for a long time is to follow the cherry blossom as it blooms, gradually moving northwards from Okinawa up the country.
Because the Southern parts of the country like Okinawa are closer to the equator they receive the first hint on Spring in February and therefore the first flowering of the blossom.
You can actually follow the blossom as it moves North, because if you stay in one place then it only lasts a week or so. Starting in Okinawa in February and ending in Hokkaido in mid-April the cherry blossom paints a streak of color from the bottom to the top of Japan
The Japanese people love the cherry blossom and play close attention to the ‘cherry blossom forecast’ that predicts when it will happen. When it does, people gather in public places to celebrate together.
To do the cherry blossom road trip you’ll need a decent car or motorbike. A motorbike is an excellent way to see the Japanese countryside. It’s fast, efficient and perfect for witnessing the full extent of the Japanese countryside.
Celebrate The Summer Solstice At Stonehenge
The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, in the Northern hemisphere this takes place between June 20 -22nd (depending on leap years.) On the evening before and morning of the summer solstice thousands of people come together to celebrate at the historic monument of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.
People come to Stonehenge for the summer solstice for different reasons; many come just to party and enjoy the atmosphere, which with over twenty thousand people attending and partying away until to morning, can be something special.
Others are there to worship, as some Pagans believe the Stones have religious significance. Many Pagans travel to the stones for the longest day of the year to get married. However don’t feel like you can’t attend if you’re not a hippy or a pagan. Many people go just to enjoy the 4.25 am sunrise, the friendly vibes and relaxed music.
On the morning of the summer solstice an observer standing within the stone circle looking towards the ‘heel stone’ would see the sun rise directly over the stone. For this reason the stones are believed to be of astrological significance.
There are many historic aspects of Stonehenge that are very much open to debate. To start with, the culture that erected the stones left no written records of doing so. Even today no one knows for sure how Stonehenge was constructed and how the massive stones were moved from where they were originally quarried.
Create A Summer Mixtape
Well, you’re going to need a soundtrack to your summer, especially when you’re running around ticking off things you’ve done from your Summer Bucket List, so why not create a summer mixtape? This is such a cool idea I just can’t get over it.
If there’s a special someone in your life (that knows about you, or not) then dedicate the mixtape to them. That always goes down well doesn’t it. Remember to include Celine Dion for lovers.
Watch The Northern Lights In April
The northern lights are apparently one of the most amazing things to see in the world. This absolutely has to be one of the things you see before you die.
Unfortunately, because it obviously needs to be very dark to see the lights and the northern latitudes stay light 24 hours per day in the summer, this idea has to go on the winter bucket list. March – April is the best time to see them because it’s still dark enough but not too cold.
The Northern Lights are created because streams of photons are attracted to the magnetic poles of the Earth. As these streams oof photons that are being radiated out from the Sun come in contact with the Earth’s atmosphere they bump into other gaseous particles.
Energy is transferred from the photon into the gas which excites the electrons and causes them to glow. It’s all pretty cool and spectacular.
The best way to capture the Northern lights is through time lapse photography or using a long exposure setting on your camera. The Northern lights can be seen from Northern parts of Canada, Scotland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and many more.