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At Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorura, N.Z., men stick out tongues, stomp feet and wave arms to show how warriors scared opponents before battle with "haka" challenge. IAN ROBERTSON PHOTO

In New Zealand's Maori heartland

In Maori -- an official New Zealand language since 1987 spoken by descendants of indigenous Polynesian people who arrived more than 1,200 years ago -- the informal translation is "Hi!"

<b>Montreal, Quebec:</b> Celebrate Easter in Montreal with an egg-cellent rate from the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Montreal. Book a two night stay on Easter weekend (April 18 to April 21, 2014) and receive 50% off the room rate on your second night. Kids can also take advantage of seasonal fun with Ritz Kids amenities, including Easter treats and other surprises. Rates start at $475 per night. See ritzmontreal.com for more details. (Courtesy Ritz-Carlton Montreal)

Top Easter weekend travel deals

Are you and your significant other, friends or family planning a long weekend escape this Easter weekend? If you'll be celebrating Easter with a vacation, find trip ideas with our 10 favourite Easter travel deals and packages.

<b>San Francisco's Streetcar F:</b> The F Market route in this California city operates purely as a historical railway, using equipment from the city itself and historical gear from around the world. The route transports residents and tourists alike to business and leisure areas. (Fotolia)

World's top 10 trolley rides

In their book "Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips," National Geographic magazine lists the top 10 trolley rides in the world.