Friday, December 1, 2017

Utah A Place You Can Consider Home This Christmas

It's the first day of December, here comes all the holiday ideas, planning, and the happy cheer we all wish for. I don't know about you but when the ber-months sets in, that joyful feeling of Christmas goes along with it. 

Where are you planning to spend Christmas this year? Would you indulge a week at home, laid-back, relax and peaceful? Or, would you rather spend it outside the country, visit friends and family abroad? There are a lot of options and ways to spend this merriment season, all you got to do is to plan, now before all flights are booked and hotels are full-packed already. 

No doubt that Christmas here in the Asia, specifically in the Philippines is the best celebrated. Due to the extended family, virtues, and traditions on how this glorious event is being held. And, it can be celebrated the whole month of December. 

But, given a chance to spend it outside the country, I would love to go to the United States. I can visit family and friends who are located in the different state, I would and eagerly love to explore Utah! You would ask, why Utah? Here are some facts and information for you to know more about what is at stake when you visit the amazing place of Utah. 

Utah! Where Ideas Connect. 

Utah vacations, why not? Utah a state in the west of the United States, considered as the best state to live in, from it's economic, lifestyle and health-related measures. It is known as a great geographical tourism place, a variety when it comes to nature, a dry desert which forms the perfect sand dunes which is one on my bucket lists to do this year! 

Utah’s hot spring and summer months (Apr-Sep) are a popular time for exploring the cities and national parks. Ski season runs Dec–Mar. Local events include the Sundance Film Festival in Park City (Jan-Feb) and the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City (Jun-Oct).

Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, a laid-back city which is sunny almost the whole week. Explore the city in a background of folksy with the richness of culture and heritage of the olden times being depicted with the surrounding architectures, theater, food and most of all the wonderful people of Utah.

Utah's climate is the perfect one for me, considering and coming from a tropical country, I can enjoy both climates, the breezy-winter season and the dry to an arid climate. Although minimal in the amount of fewer than five inches, vacationers can also experience snowfall, this is also of the reasons why this place hits the perfect place to go on vacation. I can bring light to heavy clothes and enjoy variations of weather. 

Sports and Recreations, The Great Outdoors, with four world-class ski resorts in less than hour away from Salt Lake International Airport. A lineup of canyons great for hiking, biking, climbing, and camping. My ideal activities to spend the holidays. Amazing nature wonders will surprise me with this breath-taking adventure that awaits me! 

Aerial tours, river rafting, ATV/offroad, snowboarding, canyoneering, fishing, museum visits, kayak, and snowmobiling.

Another venue that entices me to visit Utah particularly is the well-known geologic formations. Listing down below are the natural and amazing landscape, that was and still being formed by nature.

  • Arches National Park (Moab)
  • Bryce Canyon National Park (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park(Monument Valley)
  • Corona Arch (Moab)
  • Delicate Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument (Cedar City)
  • Island in the Sky (Canyonlands National Park)
  • Double Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Mesa Arch (Canyonlands National Park)
  • Wall Street (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Valley of the Gods (Mexican Hat)
  • Landscape Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Natural Bridges National Monument (Blanding)
  • Fiery Furnace (Arches National Park)
  • Wilson's Arch (Moab)
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
  • Windows (Arches National Park)
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument(American Fork)
  • Emerald Pools (Zion National Park)
  • The Wave at Coyote Buttes (Big Water)
  • Rainbow Point (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Thor's Hammer (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • The Needles (Canyonlands National Park)
  • Checkerboard Mesa (Zion National Park)
  • Double O Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Sand Dune Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Gemini Bridges (Moab)
  • Peekaboo Gulch (Escalante)
  • Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos (Big Water)
  • Queen Victoria (Bryce Canyon National Park)
Economy, Utah's booming economy boils down to its contributory factors such as mining, cattle herding, petroleum-based and oil products, as well as salt production. With this, oil companies emerge as it competes worldwide. 

Population (Age and Gender), the total population of Utah as a state is somehow and almost divided equally between men and women. 

Religion, Mormons or the LDS Church envelopes mainly the state's population. 
I do have friends here in my location which carries the same religion which I am familiar with. I always believe that one population should be ruled under the principle of the law of government and the law of religious beliefs. It goes hand in hand together as they promote unity in whatever aspect there is. 

Given all the ideas and information about the amazing Utah, I have added some of the things I needed and want to achieve during a specific stay. 

Bear Lake State Park makes me want to go this weekend already and enjoy the lavish and marvelous blue lake. The color reflection that makes the water looks almost blue in color is the limestone deposits. I can see myself camping out in this place and take beautiful photographs that are perfect for social media sharing. The amazing sunrise and sunset that I can capture using a timelapse feature would be breath-taking! 

This may not be the typical Christmas vacation for everyone, there is always a reason to do something different; enjoy nature, explore possibilities of life as we discover places that surround us. We just need to make time, save money and make it a reality.

How about you, will you consider going to place, spend a special occasion like Christmas away from home? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading and enjoy the weekend.

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