Island Trader Vacations Reviews 4 of the Hottest Vacation Destinations in 2014

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From world events to grand openings, cultural highlights and must see activities, the world is filled with destinations offering unique and exciting events each year. Island Trader Vacations reviews four of the world’s top destinations for travel in 2014.

Island Trader Vacations reviews four of the world’s top destinations for travel in 2014. From world events to grand openings, cultural highlights and must see activities, the world is filled with destinations offering unique and exciting events each year. As 2014 approaches, the time for planning the perfect vacation has arrived.

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil

Host of the 2014 World Cup, the opening game is scheduled to be held in Sao Paulo while the finals are slated to be held in what is referred to as the “temple of football”, in Rio de Janeiro. The games begin in June and continue until mid-July. While the World Cup happens every year, Brazil is considered one of the ideal destinations for enjoying the festivities as it is known not just for its soccer but also its culture, its nightlife and its food. In addition, Brazil is being touted as the team to beat making this one destination that any soccer fan should not miss.

Baltimore, Maryland

Commemorating the role that Maryland played in the War of 1812, Baltimore has been celebrating the Bicentennial of Maryland and the Chesapeake Campaign since 2012. The celebration will culminate with the Star-Spangled Spectacular in September of 2014. This major U.S. event will welcome an international parade of ships into Baltimore in celebration of the Star-Spangled Banner and the National Anthem. A ten day event, ships from the U.S. Navy, Britain, Canada and Tall Ships will all be arriving and lead up to the main event featuring an air show by the Blue Angels, activities, fireworks and events all around the famous Inner Harbor of Baltimore and other historic sites including Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Riga, Latvia

The Latvian capital Riga is celebrating for being named the European Capital of Culture in 2014. Events will be occurring throughout the year and begin on January 17th, 2014. Concerts, historic events, new exhibitions including the 1914 Exhibition in honor of the centennial of the beginning of WWI, are just a few of the hundreds of events and activities honoring Riga and its past and future. Other special events will include the World Choir Games, the biggest event in terms of participants with over 20,000 singers from around the world as well as the Staro Riga Light Festival, Europe’s largest festival of light.

Umea, Sweden

The second city named 2014 European Capital of Culture, this historic and picturesque city is located in northern Sweden. Relatively young, this thriving university city is home to just over 115,000 residents and is known for its arts, shopping, theatre and cultural sites. The most northerly city ever named a European Capital of Culture, Umea will be celebrating its title throughout the year. Festivals, projects, symphonies, exhibits, storytelling and tours represent just some of the almost daily activities occurring throughout the year.

Island Trader Vacations reviews the top destinations for travel. A members-only travel club, Island Trader Vacations offers members only travel benefits.

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