Famous Easter Egg Hunts

Egg hunting is a popular game for Easter celebration. Decorated eggs or Easter eggs which come in either painted or dyed real hard-boiled eggs, artificial eggs made of plastic with chocolates or candies inside or foil-wrapped egg shaped chocolates  of various sizes are hidden in a place for children to find. The child or children who collected the most number of eggs will be declared as winners and prizes are given out to them.


Here are some of the world’s famous egg hunts, then and now:

Imperial Easter Nest Hunt (Schönbrunn Palace Vienna, Austria)

This event featured an enormous mountain of 40,000 painted Easter eggs in 2014. This Easter Saturday (April 15), the organizer promises  the Easter market to be transformed into a giant Easter basket with lots of surprises waiting for children.

Capella D.C. Easter Egg Hunt (Washington D.C., USA)

In 2014, the Capella Washington DC Hotel hosted this Easter egg hunt through social media, wherein the egg hunters will look for the golden egg posted in Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Prizes were round-trip tickets from Washington, D.C. to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines and overnight stays at Capella hotels.

The Largest Egg Hunt in the World (State Capitol Sacramento California, USA)

This event in 2015 was organized by the Blue Heart International. They tried to break the Guinness world record for the largest Easter egg hunt with over 500,000 Easter eggs.

National Trust Cadbury Egg Hunts

This is one of UK’s best Easter Egg hunt with over 250 hunts taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this year. Everyone who completes a hunt will be rewarded with a Cadbury treat.

Magical Egg Hunt on Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)

This high altitude egg hunt in 2014 featured the Easter Bunny, Easter Fairy and Mad Hatter. Egg hunters were provided with clue cards to help them track down the hidden treasures on top of the Table Mountain.

Center Village Egg Hunt (Copper Mountain, Colorado)

65,000 eggs await children for this year’s Center Village Egg Hunt, also known as Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event takes place on April 16.

Egg Hunt at Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte (Maincy, France)

This April 15 through 17, Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte will host a grand Easter event featuring 35,000 eggs scattered throughout the estate’s picturesque gardens. Families can also take a tour of the historic castle, built from 1658 to 1661. This year’s event takes place April 15 through 17.


Types of Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals usually occur in private properties that is why  there are a lot of accommodations to choose from. Here are some types of vacation rentals that you might consider for your upcoming getaway.


Originally, villas are ancient Roman upper-class country house, but as times passed by, the term has also evolved. In United Kingdom, modern villas refer to high-quality detached mansions in warm destinations. In Australia, the term is used to describe a type of townhouse with 3-4 bedrooms. In New Zealand, villas are wooden weatherboard houses built before WW1.



It is a self-contained type of residential unit that occupies a part of a building which normally without a stair. In British English it is more commonly known as a flat.  In Scotland, it is called a tenement especially if it is a traditional sandstone building.



Cottages were originally a dwelling place for agricultural workers, their friends and families. But in this modern times, cottages are usually modest and cosy dwelling, found in rural or semi-rural location.



Townhomes or townhouses are typically terraced. In Asia, Australia, and South Africa, townhomes generally have high security, resort facilities such as swimming pools, gyms, parks and playground equipment.



More commonly known as condo, it is a type of real estate divided into units. In Singapore and Malaysia, condos have features like security guards, swimming pools or tennis courts. In the Philippines, it is classified into low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise.


Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon which is considered as the world’s oldest annual marathon, began in 1897. It is also known as the world’s best-known road racing events and attracts around 500,000 spectators every year. This marathon which is organized by the Boston Athletic Association, a non-profit organization; is held in several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, USA every third Monday of April.

Photo credit: JD (Flickr)
Photo credit: JD (Flickr)

Notable features of the Boston Marathon

Scream Tunnel

It is a tradition for the students at Wellesley College, a women’s college to cheer on the runners and offer kisses. The students line the course for around 400meters and their scream is so loud that it can be heard from a mile away.

Boston Red Sox

Since 1903, the Boston Red Sox, an American professional baseball team; play a home game in Fernway Park at 11:05 am. When the games ends, everyone from the event would empty into Kenmore Square to cheer the runners entering the final mile.


Every year, some people choose to run the course in a variety of costumes. In 2014, runners and spectators were discouraged to wear costumes covering the face or bulky outfits for security reasons.

Dick and Rick Hoyt

Dick is the father of Rick who has cerebral palsy. With the help of technology, they were able to communicate with Rick and discovered that one of Rick’s passions is sports. The father and son tandem started competing in charity runs, with Dick pushing Rick’s wheelchair. In 2012, the duo, known as “Team Hoyt” completed their 30th Boston marathon.

What to expect for 2017 Boston Marathon

One of the highlights for this year’s Boston Marathon is the return of the Six Champions. This Patriot’s Day, April 17, 2017; some of the previous winners of the race will aim for their second titles on the Boston marathon.

Top American Olympic medalists, such as Galen Rupp and Shalane Flanagan are also coming to Boston to compete.

Why Staying in a Vacation Rental is the Better Option

The renting out of a furnished apartment, house, or professionally managed resort-condominium complex on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to a hotel is known as vacation rental. It is gaining popularity among tourists, backpackers and travelers across the world nowadays for several reasons.


1.Vacation rentals are economical and practical especially for large groups of tourists because they can share a house. Sharing a house promotes better bond and togetherness for the family or for the group since they can share meals and other activities in one place.

2.A vacation rental yields more space at a lower price than a hotel room.

3.Vacation rentals are more private and homey. You will not be required to dress up before breakfast or dinner unlike in many hotels.

4.Vacation rental lets you live like local and gives you better adventure. If you are a traveler who wants to blend in or discover the local culture of the new place, then you should consider vacation rental as they are usually located in residential areas where you can hang out in local destinations and get to know your neighbors.

5.Vacation rentals offer more flexible schedule for tourists. While some hotels have minimum stays, vacation rentals are viable option especially when you only want a short city breaks or an overnight stay.


Space Healers – Lincoln Ascott

Lincoln Ascott is trained in several different schools of healing, having trained in the Chakra Energy System at the C.P.S (London) and in the (South American) Inca Shamanistic System of Healing with (Four Winds UK). He offers a professional, personal healing either person to person or as with many of his American and European clients, remote healing by Skype or telephone.

In addition he works with clients to help clear spirit attachments and various other blocks in their lives. He also deals with peoples personal property (houses, land or business) helping to either clear unwanted energies so that they can live more harmoniously in their homes or to help sell properties which may have become stuck in a chain or not be bringing in suitable buyers’.

Let’s hear more about it from Lincoln himself.

Please share a little bit about yourself as a business owner.

The nature of my business is one of continual development both personal and through my clients’ needs. I rely on listening to their personal stories and helping them to transform old patterns and wounded selves, bringing them into a state of wholeness and wellness. So my success and challenge as a business owner depends on being able, through my own integrity, authenticity and spiritual connection, to guide my clients to their own place of healing successfully.


Why did you venture into your current business?

I ventured into the business of healing over 20 years ago. Initially after I had a major accident in my life. Having received 3rd degree burns from scalding water I healed myself from that injury almost instantaneously. That led me on a journey of self-healing and training in the healing arts from which I started to heal others. Initially I worked in a private clinic and then in private practice for over 15 years.

What do you like to do in your free time or currently find interest in?

I have an on going interest in studying the Inca shamanic traditions of healing practices in South America. I have and continue to travel around the world and take any opportunities to visit sacred sites to perform healing ceremonies and learn from other indigenous cultures about their healing practices.

Do you have any special promotions this year that you would like to share with our site visitors?

I offer an initial consultation of a maximum of up to 30mins to establish the root of the underlying causes and symptoms of the situation be that of personal healing or property and land. An initial consultation can lead to a free full 2-hour healing session.