Family vacations are something that are most looked forward to, but dreaded at the same time, when it comes to planning for the same. After all, you need to please every member and yet have a great time. Well, when you think about the top vacation spots around the world, you are bound to be in a tizzy, thinking about which destination to select and discover. Well, here’s a list of some of the most gorgeous spots that are bound to give you food for thought and help you pick the one that best matches your family’s mood and ideas.
This place remains to be the most sought-after destination and also a very popular family vacation spot. Oahu remains to be one of Hawaii’s most frequented islands. If you wish to have some fun in the Sun, then Hawaii is surely the place for you. Apart from its scenic beauty, it also has a number of luxurious resorts meant to pamper you in true style. Its picturesque beaches provide a wonderful backdrop, and these form the center of attention for tourists all over
With the prices of airplane tickets skyrocketing, if you are traveling within the country, it is often advisable to take a road trip instead of a plane. Road trips can also be extremely exciting and spontaneous. If you are traveling by plane, you cannot stop to see the world’s largest ball of yarn on a whim, but if you are driving, you can do whatever you want and go wherever the wind takes you. Sometimes, some of the best-laid plans need to be thrown to the wind in favor of life lessons and experiences, and that is exactly what a road trip provides. If you are planning the next Great American Road Trip for this summer, what follows are some tips for you to make the most of your time.
Pack a Map
In the modern age of GPS systems and smart phones, reading a map is truly a lost art. By turning off your electronic devices and relying on your trusty map and your sense of direction, you can learn a great deal. If you are too
The lure of the bronze sun, vast azure skies and the endless blue-green oceans on a tropical paradise beach resort make for a perfect holiday destination. With hundreds of beautiful beaches to choose from, some have been given the distinction of being the best beaches in the world. Some of these resorts are listed below.
1) Ka’anapali, Hawaii
One of the most populated, popular best beaches in Maui, Hawaii, Ka’napali is a paradise on earth. It is located in West Maui, two miles north of the historic whaling town of Lahaina and is surrounded by numerous elegant hotels and condominiums. The beach is three miles long and is full of fun-filled activities where you can snorkel, windsurf, jet-ski, parasail and even kayak. It is divided into two separate long stretches by a massive 300 foot cinder cone Pu’u Keka’ known as the Black Rock. The rock divides the sand into two and swimmers find themselves bathing in deep water. The rugged lava coastline around the Rock is also an outstanding snorkeling spot, one of the best on the island. Swimming in the crystal clear waters
Islands are the best places not only to relax but also to enjoy the serene beauty. It is truly the best view to watch the sunset over the ocean and see the colors of the sky change. Though, Hawaii is one of the best places to visit, there are many other places which are yet to be discovered.
Islands are beautiful, quiet, and enjoyable places which guarantee a complete de-stressing experience and get you pepped up and fresh for a new start. They have spas, lavish suits, open bars, cruises, and lots of water sports to give you a stay, full of comfort and excitement. Given below are some of the beautiful and classic spots which you can visit.
Some of the best tropical island spots in the world are Hawaii, Fiji, Bora Bora, Bali, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean islands. They all have their own unique qualities and are all beautiful in some way or the other. They stand for class, leisure, elegance, and serene beauty.
Tropical islands are famous for their weather and the warm sun that shines on them along with cool ocean breeze. Bali is one of the most romantic vacation spot which is a hot favorite with
Everyone who lived through ‘Jaws’ in the 1970s has a vivid memory of what it must look like for a shark to lunge at you with those dead eyes and sharp glistening teeth. Most people wouldn’t want to venture anywhere near a body of water where that sort of demise might be waiting for you. But there are places around the world where sharks seem to want to gather and await adventurous souls.
Gansbaai, South Africa
South Africa is home to some of the world’s most shark-infested waters. In fact Gansbaai, South Africa, is in the area known as ‘Shark Alley’. Gansbaai is a popular holiday resort and fishing town, and it’s also the great white shark capital of the world. Great white sharks are probably the most terrifying sharks in the world, because of their giant mouths and lifeless eyes. These intimidating sharks have been feared in many movies such as Jaws. There are so many of these notoriously frightening beasts in the narrow channel between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, that one of the most popular tourist attractions in ‘Shark Alley’ is shark cage diving.
For a few hundred dollars, tourist boats will take divers to the shark-infested waters, drop
The islands of the Caribbean are gifted with natural beauty, wonderful scenery, and excellent facilities provided by the local authorities, which make them an ideal holiday destination. These tropical islands, with white sand adorning most of their shores, have a distinct charm to suit every kind of tourist. The beaches on the eastern side of the islands are the best, when it comes to playing with giant waves, splashing from the Atlantic waters, while the beaches in the Caribbean sea are a sheer delight for those who prefer calm and serene waters. Surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, and of course, swimming with the dolphins can be enjoyed here.
It has some of the best white beaches with crystal clear water, along with panoramic views. You will be spoiled for choice, when it comes to selecting a beach resort, world-class hotels, spas, or restaurants. The silvery Shoal Bay Beach is a nice place for snorkeling, swimming, or simply reading your favorite novel and relaxing under the sun, or you can go hiking in the shady Katouche Beach. Other popular places include the Sandy Ground and the Rendezvous Bay.
It has the best beaches in the world, which can be visited throughout the year.
Short term? Long term? No matter where your relationship is at, there are 10 basic must haves to ensure loving survival. Follow this guide to dating and keep your love life on track. Find out what every great partnership needs to last the distance.
1: Sense of humor. Having the ability to laugh together may seem very simple, but laughter really is the best medicine. A sense of humor is probably the most important dating secret. Laughing at the hideous dinner at your parent’s house, the mortifying work Christmas party, the burnt toast, the failed interview, is very therapeutic. Being able to laugh about it later really does reduce the tension. Be sure you are laughing together though, and not poking fun at the other at their expense.
2: Personal space. A great dating technique is to allow yourselves to have your own space. Couples shouldn’t live out of each other’s pockets. By spending time apart, you are making the time you are together more precious and more quality driven. You need to be able to trust your lover when you are apart. You will also have more things to talk about when you are together and value your time together and
There are many different ways to manage long road trips with children, and they all need to be considered in some respect, as each child is different and will respond to different things. The first point to note is that children will get bored at some point on a long road trip, and they need to be entertained or they’ll end up driving parents crazy with their complaints about the journey and how they don’t want it to go on any longer.
Planning the journey first can help, as you can work out how long it is between each service station, and plan out toilet breaks for the entire family. These can be combined with lunch and drink breaks to make sure no one needs to eat a meal or drink something potentially messy while in the car, and the driver gets a rest.
Children can decide they’re hungry at the most inopportune times, so having some healthy snacks will always be useful for keeping children quiet, particularly if it’s nearly time to stop. If children are going to get bored quickly then setting up something for them to watch or do is a great idea. A travel board game will keep
Even if you’re not a calorie conscious person, it is wise to keep away from the chocolate bars and ice cream sodas, as the intake of sugar in these products can make you drowsy. The next few lines will throw light on healthy snacks that are favorable on a road trip.
Fruits and Vegetables
On any road trip, a fair share of fruits such as bananas, apples, grapes, and oranges are a great way to fight hunger. You can have these fruits either whole or opt for a fruit salad. In case you decide to carry fruit salad on your road trip, see to it that it’s kept in a little ice box. You can also dice fruits and vegetables and make your favorite dips. Carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes too make a great snack. Carrying a small pocket knife always comes in handy during a road trip.
Snacks at Restaurants
If you haven’t packed healthy snacks for your road trip and want to stop for a quick bite, you can order an omelet stuffed with vegetables and accompanied with brown bread. If you have a sweet tooth, you could choose a muffin which has a good nutritional value. A glass of
Camping is a lot of fun for many people, who love to travel and have a good time. However, there are certain considerations that you have to keep in mind when going for camping. Usually, for a majority of people, the most important consideration is to ensure that they have sufficient, good food to sustain themselves during the camp. You need to ensure that the food can be cooked, or is available at the camping site, especially if you are going out with kids or family. Without adequate food, your trip will not be really interesting or pleasurable. Here’s how you can plan and ensure the availability of sufficient and good food for the trip:
Consult Others: While planning your camping food recipes, you first of all need to find out how many meals you would require. You may even ask for the opinions of other camping members or participants as to what type of foods they would prefer.
Storage Space: If there is a lot of space available to carry things with you, you have the alternative of bringing a couple of additional meals. This helps in case some food is ruined or spoiled, or if the participants choose to eat
Packing on a Budget
If you are planning a long backpacking trip in Europe, South America, or elsewhere, you have probably started to think about what to pack. Usually, backpacking trips involve a lot of travel by bus, train, or even hitchhiking, and getting from one place to another can often mean getting as close as possible and then walking the rest of the way. The reason for this is that backpackers are traveling on a budget and usually don’t want to rent a car or hire a taxi to take them everywhere they need to go. Traveling on a budget means packing light, and when preparing for a backpacking trip this can be one of the most challenging tasks.
Half the Clothes, Twice the Money
A handy rule of thumb for all types of travel is to bring half as many clothes as you think you need and twice as much money as you think you need. Unless you have a natural talent for packing light and being thrifty, it is probably a good idea to follow this advice. For almost all backpackers, from beginners to seasoned veterans, money is the first thing that runs out and excess clothing ends up being
Winter truly is one of the most beautiful seasons for trekking. You don’t sweat much and nor is it very wet. There are, however, a few crucial things you need to remember. As it is going to be extremely cold, you need to carry the right type and amount of clothes. You will need one inner, thermal layer of clothing, through which you can get insulation. Above that, a lightweight layer of clothes will be required, which will regulate body temperature. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, which can further lead to drop in body temperature. So, drink lots of it. Make sure that your shoe laces or gloves are not too tight; they can constrict blood flow.
Waterproof/breathable jacket and pants
Synthetic hiking pants
Base thermal layer
Warm coat (down or polyester filled)
Mittens or gloves (preferably wool)
Socks with extra set
Insulated waterproof hiking boots or gaiters (depending on type of backpacking)
Sleeping bag liner
Knife or multi-tool
Water filter or iodine drops/tablets
First aid kit
Lighter and waterproof matches
Traditional backpacking is no more the norm in the trekking world. As such, there is no hard and fast rule as to what constitutes an ultralight backpacking. As a thumb rule, it is generally considered that ultralight backpack weighs between 5 – 10 pounds. You can lessen or increase couple of pounds as there is no rule book that states ultralight backpacking is strictly less than 10 pounds. Nevertheless, we will continue our discussion further by considering ultralight weight in the range five to ten pounds.
Ultralight Backpacking Tips and Tricks
It’s All in the Mind…
We’re accustomed to filling our bags with lots of unnecessary stuff. To become an ultralight backpacker, you have to get rid of the mentality of packing anything and everything you get! Yes, free your mind! Let it be free, lightweight. What do you experience if all thoughts are just washed away? Relaxation and calmness! Isn’t it? So, the same you have to do while backpacking. Challenge your traditional thinking. You just have to carry the necessary stuff, that is multipurpose and things that you absolutely cannot do without.
It’s All for the Body
Now when you carry light weight, it’s easy on your body too. You tire
In 1967, the Fifth Dimension asked the musical question, “Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?” The song, which was written by Jimmy Webb, was called Up, Up, & Away. Hot air ballooning began in 1783, with a sheep, a duck, and a rooster as the first passengers. The first human passengers took a ride two months later, on November 21st. While helium and hydrogen balloons were later used by the military, such as in World War I, according to the Aerostar company, which makes hot air balloons and equipment, little progress was made on the development of hot air balloons until the 1960s. Ballooning, as a sport and recreational activity, has been increasing in popularity since then, especially in the United States. There are now over 3,500 balloons in the US and about another 1,000 in other countries.
Hot air balloons are based on a simple concept, hot air is lighter than cold air, and therefore, it rises. Modern balloons have three basic components―a lightweight fabric envelope or balloon, a burner, and a basket to ride in. Usually, the envelope is first inflated by a fan. Then the air inside the envelope is heated with a burner, burning
This time, surprise your spouse by taking him/her on a great adventure. Such vacations are one of the best ways to keep yourself active and energetic throughout the period. They allow you to explore new places in some unique manners, and also help you to get close to the nature in its true sense. Such ideas test your patience, strength, and your faith in hope.
Biking in Croatia: This is an ideal place for you to visit if you love biking. Croatia is Italy’s neighbor to the east, and it’s endued with beautiful landscapes. You and your spouse can go biking or cycling around the medieval castles and vineyards, along the scenic Adriatic sea.
Grand Canyon Oasis: If you love cascading waterfalls, water pools, and lush vegetation, then the best place to go is Havasupai, which is nestled deep in the Grand Canyon. You can enjoy scuba diving, river rafting, and hiking with your spouse. It is also very famous for the delicious cuisines that you can relish, and sleep peacefully under the starry sky.
Discover Glacier Country (Alaska): Imagine the mountains with puffy snow around it, turquoise water in the sea that is partly covered by snow; you are sitting in
Surfing is a water sport where the surfer rides on the waves. It has also given birth to extreme sport like skateboarding. Surfing must be always practiced where there is access to ocean or sea. There are many theme parks that offer artificial surfing, but they fail to provide the same amount of thrill and excitement to the sport.
The surfer must be very cautious as this sport involves a lot of risk like drowning, animal attacks and other injuries/bruises, which could be fatal. This sport needs guidance and it is certainly not safe to venture into it without prior experience. Surfing is the most popular sport in the coastline areas and finding a trainer is very easy. Let’s take a look at the world’s most popular surf spots:
Gold Coast, Australia: Australia undoubtedly has the best beaches and the Gold Coast has the most consistent waves. The Gold Coast is located in the southeast corner of Queensland. With 70km of beaches and four classic points – The Spit, Main Beach, Narrowneck, Palm Beach and Mermaid beach, it is certainly the surfer’s paradise.
Mentawai Islands, Indonesia: Mentawai Islands are one of the most consistent surf destinations in the world. This island comprises of
If you travel at all with with your clubs, you should take a look at this post and the 8 simple steps you can take to protect your sticks. It should save you some time and gives you a better chance of your clubs making it to its final destination at the same time you do and in one piece. Traveling is stressful enough that you shouldn’t also have to worry about your clubs as well.
1. Travel Bag: There are two basic choices – hard or soft sided bag. I know people that habe used and travel with both but have only personally owned a soft sided bag. The hard bag offers more protection but they are not as functional outside of that. They have zero “give” and can be tough to fit in your car and tote around. From what I have heard I will not get a hard bag even if its means giving up a little protective quality.
I recommend a high quality soft sided bag. And when I say high quality I mean do not hold back at all – you will be happy you did not cut any corners. Club Glove makes the best travel bags
Traveling is truly exciting, especially when you have been planning for it for a long time. After saving your travel money and the time is finally here, it is likely that you will be lost for choices as to which destination is the best for you and one that will give you the very best to remember. With so many top travel destinations across the globe, you definitely want to make the right decision and looking at a few things can indeed help you with that.
What do you love doing? If you love art for instance, you want to find a destination that has plenty of art galleries or if you love sun and sand, then a destination that has lots of beaches should be your way to go. Sit down and evaluate what you really expect from your holiday so that it is easier for you to narrow down your search for the best destination.
How much time do you have for the holiday? If you have only a few weeks to spare for the holiday then you are better off choosing a destination that is closer to home, but if you have a month or more, then you can
When it comes to life as newlyweds or just before marriage, one of the pleasant hardships you are bound to face is deciding where to go for the honeymoon. With so many amazing places to go to, you are bound to end up being spoiled for choice. The long list of honeymoon hotspots has seen a few additions over the last few years. With the inclusion of places like Hawaii, Maldives, Seychelles and Bahamas, the choice has become even more difficult.
Best Tropical Honeymoon Destinations
The climate, the ambiance and the number of activities you can do here, make the countries in the tropical region an ideal getaway for newlyweds. We have compiled a list of some places in the tropics which have become quite popular of late.
Hawaii: One of the most amazing places on Earth, Hawaii tops virtually every single list of honeymoon hotspots. From sandy beaches with a dramatic coastline to lush green forests with a variety of fruits, you find it all in Hawaii. The rich culture of this place adds to its unique beauty and charm. You can experience a range of activities in Hawaii, including scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sailing, kayaking or just swimming.
US Virgin Islands: The
Any newly married couple would want their honeymoon to be one that is full of beautiful memories, which can be cherished forever. For a couple, this is the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. A visit to the travel agents would throw up many options for romantic honeymoon vacation ideas. The main criterion would be to find a beautiful location, that is isolated as well. Although one may get a list of options in this regard, one may not always be satisfied in all respects. Therefore, before you plan, check out some of the ideas that are compiled below.
For a couple, planning a honeymoon may not always prove to be easy. An enchanting locale for one person may not really seem so to the other. While one may prefer a beach side area, the partner may prefer something exciting. Differences are always bound to be there and the trick lies in choosing something with a careful thought to planning and details. This would depend upon certain factors such as, the budget and the season you are planning to go on the vacation.
Hawaii is known as the best destination for newly married couples. This place with its