Let me guess. You're getting that restless feeling. It's been a long, hot summer already, and OOPs! Here it is mid July and summer will be over before we can invite the in-laws over for the traditional summer barbeque. Let's get out of this house, out of this neighborhood, and let's take a vacation! But where? Let's see... There's always the beach. Yeh, the beach with the big crowds, the glaring sun, the gritty sand. And I do get tired really fast just lying around ...
What do you do upon realizing it's been more than a year since your last dive trip, and you're itching to get wet again? After kicking yourself of course? Well the obvious answer is to drop what you're doing and go diving. So I took my own advice and have just returned from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where my son and I pretty much dived our brains out for about a week. We also ate some great food, saw much of the island, and chilled out on our balcony overlooki...
Winning in Vegas isn't about going home rich; it's about not going home broke. You've probably heard many horror stories about people loosing it all their very first night in Vegas. The sad truth of the matter is that it happens quite often because it is so terribly easy to do. Casinos have many tricks that help you make poor decisions as a result of slightly impaired judgment. The bells and whistles of casinos are fun for the first few hours, after that they tend to become d...
Why moonlight hiking? The trails are empty, there are eyes in the bushes and stars in the sky. Then there are the more practical reasons.
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For a great adventure, travel Australia from coast to coast and see both sides of the big country. Sydney offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the Gold Coast is surfers paradise and Perth has a modern city surrounded by natural countryside. As you travel from east to west, experience the unique feeling of each state.
Egypt is one of the most thrilling places, mainly because of its Pyramids. Egypt is also one of the vacationing spots for the people living in the west and also people living in other parts of the world. This is the perfect trip for a family who wants to add an educational value to their vacation. Unlike most vacation spots, parents drop their children of at an amusement park for hours at a time. A trip to Egypt is a trip that the entire family can enjoy A grand tour for E...
Don't you like going through your vacations photos? We all take pictures when we go on a vacation. It is a great way to perpetuate the experience and remember it for years to come. However sometimes taking pictures is not smooth. Unexpected problems pop up such as running out of film, running out of battery or just forgetting the camera in the hotel. In this article we will provide a few easy to follow tips that will help you in carrying your camera and taking pictures.
What better way to see Maui than on the company payroll? If you are planning a business trip to Maui, you can still take advantage of the opportunity to have a mini-vacation and enjoy the magnificent Maui without sacrificing the work you know you are there to do. There are many different things that you will need to take into consideration if you are planning a business trip to Maui. First, you will need to know if your company will be booking the travel and accommodations...
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If you are going on holiday in North Wales you may well wish to ascend to the summit of Snowdon, either on foot or by the Snowdon Mountain Railway. This article gives you interesting information about the mountain, railway and the buildings on the summit.
Are you interested in going on a hiking trip? Whether you want your hiking trip to last one day or last as long as one week, you will need to bring along multiple pieces of hiking gear and other hiking supplies. If this is your first time buying gear and other supplies to take with you on a hiking trip, you may be unsure as to where you can make your purchase or purchases from.
There are so many decisions that go into choosing a vacation destination. When it involves more than just you and your friend or significant other, it seems to get even more complicated. Short and even family vacations should not drive you to drink or pulling all your hair out. These are just a few tips to help you make your choice a little less stressful.
Fall foliage scenic drives in Connecticut include the Long Island Sound coastal routes, and the Litchfield Hills in Northwestern Connecticut. These areas offer dramatic scenic drives any season, but for me, the trip that comes alive in the fall is nestled in eastern Connecticut's "Quiet Corner" and you can read all about it here.
The best camping tip you can get is to abide by the Boy Scout motto and 'be prepared.' There are all sorts of things that can happen on a camping trip so expect the unexpected. Make lists of items that you should bring and pack all the essential equipment. Take into consideration the area where you will be, any rules for the camping site, weather conditions, safety and fun.
Taking your kids camping the first time can be a daunting task, if you're not well prepared. But a well prepared camping trip with your kids can be a great joy for everyone involved. Here are a few considerations and preparations you should make before leaving home. First of all, choose an easily accessible location. You may want to choose a camping spot that is accessible by vehicle if your kids are relatively young. If you want to hike in to the camping spot, keep the di...
Las Vegas is one of the most stimulating cities in the world and there is something to do that appeals to each and every one of us. Whether you're into gambling or night clubs, or prefer golf outings or sightseeing, you can do it on a grand scale in Vegas.
After deciding to move to Siberia for a year to teach at the Chita State Technical University, I embarked on a travel odyssey unlike any other. In this entry, we pick up the trip leaving the train station in Khabarovsk.
Having grown up in San Diego, I am amazed at how packed and hectic it has become. Hiking for few hours gives you a chance to enjoy the area without the rat race element.
California has a lot to offer in the way of beaches, entertainment and such. Many people fail to realize there are tremendous hiking opportunities, particularly in the south.
This year, the king was dethroned. Instead of finding Hawaii as the most popular honeymoon site, Italy took the lead. Find out why.
One of the most exciting experiences that someone can take is that of an African safari. Filled with wide open spaces, fresh air, and surrounded by the beauty of nature. But African safaris require a lot of preparation and money. If you're looking for a way to avoid the hassle of getting a passport, getting extra immunizations, and dealing with all the other details of a safari, then you need to look closer to home and find similar experiences. Thanks to theme parks, thoug...
If, like me, you have always marvelled at the grace and beauty of our aquatic friends, the dolphin, then top of your 'must do' list when visiting Florida has to be to swim with these remarkable mammals.
Flying is a routine activity for millions of Americans, and raises no health considerations for the great majority of them. However, there are certain things you can do to ensure that your flight is as comfortable as possible.
What if you get lost in the wilderness without sufficient clothing? What do you do? Make your own survival clothing.
Fall foliage scenic drives in New Hampshire are bountiful covering Lake Winnipesaukee, Connecticut River and a bunch of trips throughout the White Mountain region. But the perennial favorite among lin-the-know ocals and visitors alike remains the 34 miles between Lincoln and Conway on Route 112. Read all about the stunning drive here.
Most people, while hiking or walking, don't even think about the possibility of getting lost. Unfortunately this can lead to trouble. You are usually safe as long as you stick to established trails. But too often, complacency can get you into trouble. You decide to take a shortcut across the trail switchbacks. You wander just a little ways off the trail to see a bird a little better. All it takes is a momentary lapse of judgment and you can be lost. Don't let this happe...
BC camping is like camping Yellowstone or camping California. The diversity of all the areas is very similar with mountains, stream, and lakes. You can get in to trouble very easy in the mountains if you are BC camping.
As an outdoor enthusiast you will at some point make a decision to learn how to navigate in the backcountry. Whether you use a map, compass, GPS receiver or all three, there are
Malaysia is a riot of color, tropics and relaxation. Sabah lodgings offer world travelers a tremendous vacation experience in this beautiful land.
A description of the northern Costa Blanca and its towns.
Monte Carlo is the city of glitz and over the top indulgence. I had to see it for at least a day trip and ended up finding my food paradise.
Visiting Alaska by cruise ship has become one of the most popular ways to experience Alaska's breathtaking beauty and diverse culture. Cruises incorporate all that Alaska has to offer including glaciers, wildlife, exotic ports of call, entertainment and fine dining. Some of the most popular Alaskan cruises are glacier cruises. Much of the Alaskan terrain consists of gorgeous, formidable glaciers and ice fields which cover over 5% of Alaska's land surface. This natural beau...
The Vacation of a Lifetime: A Celebrity Cruise Line Adventure
Are you interested in going on a fun filled hiking adventure? If you are, you are definitely not alone. In the United States, a large number of individuals enjoy hiking, often whenever they get the chance to do so.
Ask me which Pacific island has the most to offer hikers and I'll probably answer Easter Island. Here on an island 11 km wide and 23 km long you'll find nearly a thousand ancient Polynesian statues strewn along a powerfully beautiful coastline or littering the slopes of an extinct volcano.
Ensconced in the delightful azure shades of the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is a small coral cay a little distance from Cairns and Palm Cove. A charming spot with lots of wildlife and enchanting views, it is a nice platform to explore the reef. A truly tropical island, Green Island will make a child of you as you lunge forward to play Robinson Crusoe in your fantasy.
New Zealand has such a variety of natural beauty all in one country. From icy glaciers, hot geysers, mountains, forests, beaches and deep bays. Active, outdoor lovers are spoilt for choice with skiing, boating, hiking, fishing and much more.
Taking the advice of well-traveled cruisers is the best thing for first time cruise passengers to do. After all, why not learn from someone else's mistakes or mishaps? Of course, you will still have a few of your own, but that is what makes your first cruising experience memorable. You've got your cruise booked and are counting the days until you set sail. However, there are a few things for you to do before you even start to think about packing. Check with the cruise lin...
Its that time of year again, time to plan a family vacation. If gas prices haven't put the squeeze on you, a car trip to a local "off beat" vacation destination may be just the vacation that you and your family are seeking.
Travelers who expect to be greeted by lone standing relics of ancient Greece will be awestruck by the sprawling urban metropolis of today's Athens. The capital city is an explorer's paradise as historic gems are embedded within the modern day melee and cultural nuances of a turbulent past are written between the lines of concrete and the sparkling blue Aegean Sea.
Overview of Toronto, the largest and most multicultural city in Canada.
Cruises are the most versatile of vacations no matter what your age. Not only that, it's a great way to bring the whole family but still have time alone with your spouse while the kids-only activity coordinators take charge of your children's fun. The first step to putting together a great cruise vacation is to find yourself a travel agency that specializes in cruises, or to book directly through a cruise vacation Internet site. Before you contact the travel agent thoug...
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How do you hide money and documents when you travel? Here are some lessons learned from experience.
Protecting your home while you are away on vacation should be a priority before you go.
Traveling is a great way to escape the rat race and experience new cultures and places. Alas, your experiences can fade with time. The best way to prevent this is to keep a travel journal for your trips.
I went on my first holiday to the tropics recently. I was afraid of catching a disease, so I did a bit of research, and took some precautions. Here are some tips I found useful. 1. Get your shots. I spent a short time in areas relatively free of mosquito-borne disease. The key word is 'relatively'. A two week holiday in an urban area is probably alright. If you're staying for months, or in an area flagged as dangerous, get your shots well in advance. Don't leave it unt...
People who often travel would like to have as much discount as possible on you airfares, hotel stay, and tourist hot spots. Discount fares allow you to travel at affordable rates.
Swansea is located in the heart of Swansea Bay, one of Wales' most beautiful regions, with landscapes incorporating sandy beaches, waterfalls, rolling countryside and deep valleys. Swansea itself is the second largest city in Wales, and a highly popular tourist destination, widely known for providing excellent shopping facilities and plenty of things to do. Places of interest Swansea has a diverse array of places to visit. The many attractions found in and around the ci...
When planning your next vacation, it is important to compare the prices between an all-inclusive vacation package and independently booking your airfare, hotels, and events.
Are you interested in taking a trip? Whether you want to your trip to be alone, with your friends, with your family, or even just with your romantic partner, you will need to find a place to visit, as well as activities to participate in.
If you decide to go to Africa, you surely shouldn't miss the opportunity to see its nature, its animals and birds, its savannas and deserts, its jungles and waterfalls.
Brazil has 4,600 miles of coastline, all adjacent to the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. With so many dazzling beaches, you are sure to find your spot in the sand when visiting Brazil. Brazil's beaches are quite diverse, with beaches for families, partygoers, surfers, secluded beaches, crowded beaches, and even beaches for the naturalist available for a multitude of tastes. All of the beaches in Brazil are public access beaches, which means that if you can find a beach ...
In this continuing series, we cover my move from San Diego to Chita, Siberia to be a professor at Chita State Technical University. We pick up the story outside the airport in Khabarovsk, Russia.
If you are planning your next vacation, why not consider a Caribbean cruise? A cruise offers exotic places to visit and the ship has all the amenities of a five star hotel
A hawaii yacht charter will allow you to sail around the worlds most beautiful coastline
It's not called one of the happiest places on earth for nothing! We're talking of course about Disney World, one of the largest and most popular theme parks on the planet. They have attractions, rides, hotels galore, and so many things to see and do that you would have to take 10 trips to Disney World to see it all. Before you go though, you do need to keep some tips in mind. Sure, it can be a great adventure for your whole family, but if you do not come prepared you might en...