Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Frozen Continent Adventures

I wait for a break in the raging waves before doing my thing after stepping down the gangway of the cruise ship with care. To be in my tiny rubber boat, I took one fast stride.

Within just a short period of time, our small exploration group bounced through a napping seal and chunks of floating ice that shimmered blue. As I finally stop on a rocky beach, I gather my feet above the zodiac to get to the northernmost area of the Peninsula of the Antarctic.

Walking by blocks of beached ice, my senses are struck by a tremendous sight and a pungent guano smell. Happy, waddling penguins reaching hundreds were surrounding me and it was nice to watch them. Their number soared high past a rocky slope, around where my eyes could reach.

It's our first landing on this remotest of continents, and already the two day cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina, through infamously rough seas is paying off. Increasingly, tourists across nations learn how much this vast crystalline wilderness situated at the bottom of the world is worth all the hassles in traveling.

Yearly, the number of visitors increase and some 26,000 visited last year. Patterns of swirling blue are broken by lectures on global sneaky penguins.

This may be known to be the coldest continent of all, but then during the austral summer's December days, the weather is remarkably pleasant. Temperatures often get above freezing even into the 40s on the peninsula. Trips are usually held from November up to March.

This 100 meter long cruise ship is capable of traversing through icy waters travels the seas for around 11 days and carries around 100 travelers most of the time. The ship is comfortable, but not fancy. Many passengers go to its library, auditorium and even their bar and lounge.

Aboard tiny yachts, people troop to Antarctica. We go and leave the port this coming Friday night. We could barely wait for the next day, when we get to see birds in flight, most especially the albatrosses which parade their graceful arcs and exceptional glides.

In their aim to pass time while cruising the sea, tour guides inject lectures by different experts from a marine biologist, geologist, bird expert, historian and an artist that teaches them how to draw and paint penguins and icebergs. All throughout the trip, surprisingly, global warming was not discussed, but this was often in discussions.

Many of the trip's highlights happened during landings on the continent and nearby islands. Hearing the stentorian clapping boom of a calving iceberg or perhaps gazing at a thundering avalanche are truly remarkable experiences. So many things, right on the decks of the ship, can be seen. Thanks to short hours of darkness, tourists maximize their trip.

It would be proper to be heavily dressed to keep the icy winds from making you uncomfortable while you look at the beautiful wind carved iceberg sculptures floating by, shimmer in shades of blue and others in brilliant white.

We went through glorious white landscapes in high mountains glazed with glaciers that hang high. Some times, whales would be seen. A long glorious sunset paints the sky with bright hues of red and orange.

As we returned to the ship, we got word that an older passenger got so ill and had to be evacuated as soon as possible.

This translates to the need for taking a long overnight detour and heading back to the Islands of South Shetland just to grab an airstrip. Because of evacuations like this, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars, many tour groups highly recommend that passengers get medical evacuation insurance.

Once the man got his medical evacuation and was sent to Chile, we sent ourselves to where newly Gentoo penguins were being fed, in the Island of Ardley. The parent penguin puts the chick?s head into his mouth cautiously to leave a slimy strand connecting their beaks as she regurgitates a snack of krill unto the young one?s mouth.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Australian Campervan Adventures

Taking an Australian campervan adventure will be the time of any travellers life. If this is a new experience then some helpful hints about campervan travel will help to make any trip a successful one.

Campervans are rather advantageous since the means of transportation is also the place where one can sleep, eat and bathe in. There is no need for hotels or going out to a restaurant which makes using a campervan rental a cost-effective travelling option for many visitors that come to Australia.

Travellers can discover a whole other side to Australia and enjoy scenic routes at their own pace.

Some tips for Australian campervan adventures include:

Setting a schedule. It is important to have a flexible itinerary. There should be enough room to visit multiple locations without cramming everything there is to see in Australia into the itinerary.

Being mindful of other drivers. There are many people who are looking forward to having a great Australian campervan adventure this year so make sure that all of the driving laws and regulations are known prior to hitting the road.

Stay on the left side. Australians drive on the left-hand side rather than on the right so when you get into the campervan rental, make sure that you are staying in your lane on the left side.

Campervan rental laws. Know what you need in order to hire a campervan. Be mindful that not all campervans are allowed access to all roads. Watch out for signs and dont worry as there are plenty of simple alternative routes that allow campervans to arrive at the desired location.

Being comfortable and studying a map will help to avoid getting lost and to find the destinations desired. Campervan rentals normally come with maps, atlases and in some cases GPS devices.

Buckle up. To make sure that this years Australian campervan adventure is a safe one, be sure to buckle up. According to Australian laws, passengers must be buckled in at all times while driving in a campervan.

Look for designated parking. Campervans have their own designated parking as they cannot be parked on the side of the road. Look out for campervan specific parking signs.

The weather conditions can vary. A safe driver needs to know a little about Australian weather in order to prepare for the road. People who are not comfortable driving in different climates should refrain from driving during the wet season.

Having an Australian campervan adventure can be an excellent option when travelling in Australia. It is a liberating experience to hire a campervan and see the country at ones own pace.

Monday, December 14, 2009

African Safari Is Adventure

All travel is adventure but when your purpose for traveling is the adventure awaiting you at your destination, it becomes Adventure Travel.

Maybe it's your "bucket list". Maybe it's boredom. Maybe you just need the adrenalin rush. Whatever the reason, adventure travel has expanded far beyond the confines of the tired old safari vacation of bygone days. Now there are a plethora of things to do on your vacation, none of which include relaxing! Let me give you some examples. Mountain climbing, white-water rafting, sky-diving, bungee jumping, zip-line tours, hiking Machu Picchu, hot-air ballooning, dog sledding and sub-orbital space flights just to mention a few.

Yes, I said space travel! Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is in the lead with sub-orbital flights already being tested. There are other players. SapceX and Bigelow Aerospace are two well-known companies working on commercial space flight and there are others with projects in various stages of development.

So, did all this begin with timeless African Safari, or are the roots deeper still? Frankly, there hasn't been much written on the topic. I am going to resist the temptation of saying it all started with Alexander the Great's trip to Siwa, Egypt in 331BC to consult the Oracle of Amun. That's too easy!

Let's focus on the term in its modern context. Many attribute the early stirrings of adventure travel to Grand Circle Travel, when in 1958, they offered travel services geared to older Americans with an interest in discovering local peoples and cultures first hand. Not terribly adventuresome on the surface, but it was a case of traveling for the adventure waiting at your destination. Remember our definition! Richard Bangs, the Yahoo adventure guru, probably has the best grasp of the adventure travel concept as defined here. I am in no way affiliated with him and have nothing to gain by giving him a plug, but have to acknowledge that his adventure travel articles are top-notch entertainment.

According to Richard Bangs' article in the New York Times on the history of adventure travel, it all began with merchants on expedition, various accidental discoveries, Leif Ericson, Columbus' discovery of North America and so on. It is Bangs' position that modern adventure travel began some 35 years ago. I'm not so sure I concur with that. So little research exists on the subject, it is difficult to make or defend any argument.

There is but one indisputable fact. Adventure travel is here, it is growing and it is a multi-million dollar business. The baby boomer generation is reaching retirement age. They are healthier and more vigorous than retirees of past generations. They seek a lifestyle that maintains that health and vigor. The adventure vacation fulfills that niche perfectly.

Countless travel sites on the Internet are catering to these boomers and capturing their share of this growing market. If you are interested in an adventure vacation, take a trip through the virtual world first. See what is available, see what interests you and pack your bags, your parachute, or your dog sled!

Monday, December 7, 2009

ADVENTURES IN ROTOTILLERS

As a young gardener, so many mistakes are made. Mistakes tend to cost you, whether it be time, money, your crop, life and limb, sweat, or your sanity. Sometimes your failures are to serve as Public Service Announcement warning to others, or so entertaining in a pathetic sort of way that they make a descent story. Such was the case the very first time when I decided I wanted a garden. Armed with a shovel and a rake I set out to dig a plot. Hours of back-breaking work and lack-luster results later, I was wiping the sweat from my brow, smearing dirt across my face, and panting in the midday sun. My only thought was, 'This stinks. I need some equipment.'

My first stop was to my Aunt's house. She informed me that it would be significantly easier tilling if I first cut the grass as short as I possibly could. She armed me with one of those electric weed-whackers that you plug in to speed through that process.

Excellent! I wouldn't even have to spend money on gas. She also had one of those mini tillers that I thought would serve my purposes just fine. I didn't want a gigantic garden, just a little of this and a little of that. She was giving me some mini-tiller instructions, but I wasn't really paying attention. Visions of gorgeous vegetables were dancing in my head. I was eager to get started, and I'd seen my father, George use a full-size tiller with complete ease in my childhood, how different could it be? I loaded that mini-tiller and the electric weed-whacker into the trunk of my car and back I went to the spot of my future garden.

So I commenced my grass cutting. I skipped the lawn mower and went straight to the very novel electric weed-whacker. I thought, 'Hey, I can even neaten up around my deck!' Great times.

I weed-whacked down to almost dirt, concentrating on not actually hitting dirt so I wouldn't demolish the cord that whacks the weeds. I had an excellent and reasonably sized rectangle when I was done. I neatened up all around my porch and the front step. Feeling like I'd killed two birds with one stone. It was wonderful the sense of accomplishment I had. It was too bad that it was so short-lived. I was just winding up the cord to the weed-whacker when I looked up. In the process of clearing my garden plot, and industriously edging around the deck, the cord had mangled everything growing in all 4 of my flower boxes. Sense of accomplishment gone. After looking over the damage, I did what little I could for my mangled flowers, and pressed on in my rototilling mission.

I pride myself on what little bit of mechanical ability I do possess. Back in the day I used to pull-start a snowmobile. This little baby tiller should be no problem whatsoever! An hour, a set of scuffed knuckles and an arm like jell-o later, I've managed to get the mini-tiller started. The thing is going, and I attempt to push it forward. The mini-tiller digs down into the sod making a nice little hole, but refuses to go forward. So, logic says I pull it backwards if it won't go forward. The thing is digging through sod into dirt, and I'm doing alright for a few seconds. One thing you may or may not know about mini-tillers is that they're not particularly stable. They tend to be a little tippy while they hop through the dirt, and there is also no guard on the back to deflect dirt and anything else you might till up. You'll figure this out if you're like me, diving right into your project willy-nilly. This mini-tiller bounced around and tipped sideways throwing dirt, sod, grass and rocks everywhere, including all over me as I struggled to get it under control. I kept at it for a little while longer. Pelting the side of my house, my car, the lawn, myself and my dog with dirt, rocks and clumps of grass. When a rather sizable rock tagged me in the shin at high velocity, followed by a string of cuss words to make any pirate proud, I decided I'd had enough of the mini-tiller. Its important that you know, I have since learned the proper handling techniques for a mini-tiller, and as it turns out they are very useful. I would just recommend reading the manual, and probably using it in your already de-sodded garden. Or perhaps when someone is trying to tell you how to use it, pay attention.


My next thought as I was icing my injury, was to call Dad. Why I didn't do this first, I just don't know. A tractor would make quick work of this little patch of sod! That evening, being the good Dad that he is, out he rode on his tractor with the appropriate attachment. It literally took him about 45 seconds to till up the plot marked out by my earlier weed-whackings. God bless John Deere. So after a short visit with Dad where I chronicled my difficulties with the mini-tiller, and he examined the chipped paint on my car, I got back to work. At this point I was tossing sod in one direction and rocks in another. I don't know how much you know about dogs, particularly Golden Retrievers. They just think its great fun for you to throw things so they can bring it back. Sunday morning, I've got a good sweat going tossing clumps of sod and rocks of varying size. Wouldn't you know that fool dog brought back most of the rocks and some of the sod I was throwing. She did her retriever breeding proud that day. After I had to back track and re-de-rock about 8 feet of progress, I had to put her in the house, where she watched me pitifully from the window. It took me most of the morning, but once I was done I had a lovely garden spot.



My next move was to re-till my dirt. After my harrowing experience with the mini-tiller, I wasn't eager to try it again. If the bruise on my shin and the paint missing from my car wasn't enough to convince me, the fact that the dog would run in terror from the thing was enough. When I found my Aunt not at home, I unceremoniously dumped the thing on her porch along with the weed-whacker, and set out on my next rototiller mission. I was on my way to rent one from my local equipment rental place. It was surprisingly cheap, I figured I'd only need it for a couple of hours.


I got my latest tiller home in a borrowed truck. To this day I'm very glad there was no one around to watch me take that beast of the back of that truck except the dog, and she's not talking. Death by rototiller wasn't a far off diagnosis of that dismount. I've got a smart dog, but I don't know if she'd run for help "Lassie-style" were I to be trapped and unconscious beneath that rototiller. Honestly, do yourself a favor and use a ramp of some sort to roll your rototiller down from the truck bed, or at bare minimum a sturdy plank, ideally more than one. It might have been a stroke of genius to back up against a natural bank to unload. However, luck (if not skill) was on my side, and I got the rental tiller to the ground with minimal damage to it or myself. The one ancient board I'd found in my shed didn't fare nearly as well. This particular tiller had tires on the front and the spinning tines in the back, also with a flap to protect me from flying dirt and rocks. I was feeling warm and fuzzy towards the machine already. So I wheeled it over to my plot, and started it up with minimal troubles. I was feeling successful so early in the game! I activated the tines and away I went. It was beautiful. That tiller made my dirt gorgeous. I was a happy gardener with my first pass…and then I came to the end of the row. I moved to turn, the tines that were my friend climbed up out of the dirt of their own volition and began clawing into the sod of my lawn, dragging me with it. I tore up a good 5 ft strip of lawn before I was able to work the necessary levers to stop the tiller without killing the engine. Nearly giving myself a hernia, I managed to turn the beast around, and wheel it back to what I actually wanted tilled. Beautiful tilled up dirt was the result, with some clawed up lawn on the other end, although much less lawn than my original pass. Although, seeing the tiller's work on my lawn, I might've just used it to originally break ground, rather than Dad with his tractor, although it probably would've yanked me in God-only-knows what kind of a pattern rather than the oddly shaped rectangle I was working on at that point. By the time I reached the last row of what was to be my garden, I about had the hang of it.


Why had this not been as easy as the rototilling I'd seen my father do in my childhood? I'd seen him operate a tiller similar to the one I was using one handed while he walked heel to toe beside it, making perfect rows. For starters, its always helps to know what you're doing. At the time when he was using a rototiller, that was not his first time. He was also very familiar with how a rototiller works. He knew how to work all the levers for speed, and depth of the tines. It is also clear to me that as far as upper body strength is concerned, he out classes me by a lot. The moral of this story, get informed! Enthusiasm counts for a lot in anything you do. But don't let it be the only thing you're armed with when you head into a garden project. Especially when it comes to any sort of power equipment. Upon reflection, I got lucky. I've since read articles about people dying by getting trapped under a heavy rototiller like the one I was stupidly pushing towards the 4 foot drop off the back of a pick-up with only a dry-rotted board for support. Going crazy with the mini-tiller certainly could've turned out a lot worse than chipped paint and bruises. If not for yourself, do it for your loved ones. Protective gear is never a bad idea. You certainly should protect your hearing, and your eyesight as well. Get informed about the machinery you're using. Trial and error is a great way to learn, but not when there are bones and arteries at stake. Read the directions, seek advice from the experienced, and pay attention. Its definitely a mistake to let your enthusiasm for your project override your sense of self-preservation. About the Author
Gillian Gaddis is a contributing writer for Mike the Gardener Enterprises, LLC the exclusive home for the Seeds of the Month Club.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Planning for Adventure Travel

With the pressure of life, you can find many ways to relive the stress. One of them is travelling which hepls us relieve from stress and allows us to relax and enjoy ourselves away from our work. But it is not simple when travelling, so you needs have thorough plans before you can actually go on vacation and actually enjoy the vacation.


 


Do you know why planning is a very important thing if you want to go on adventure travel? Carefully read through this paragraph to know why. First of all, if you plan to go on hiking to an unknown area, you should see to it that all of your paraphernalia are complete and intact including boots and other safety materials. And before setting of to unknown remote areas make sure to contact at least one tour guide that knows very well the local language so that you and your team won't have any problems communicating with the locals, in case they don't know how to speak English.


 


Are you aware that an adventure travel is more expensive as compared to an ordinary vacation? Yes of course, here are the reasons why is this so.

First of all, there are few only a little number of people these days who are expert in the field of adventure travel thus they can demand the price they want to guide you to your adventure travel, but they will do all the planning, and guide you through correct and safe route and book you a safe and comfy place to stay during your whole travel adventure. And these people are really in high demand nowadays so this is the reason for the high prices. And we all know that in remote areas transportation is really difficult to find. Hence, you need to plan each and every single detail ahead of time. And you can do this all online and it might be helpful if you research a little bit about the place where you will have your adventure travel.

 


It might help if you ask your friend or family member who are also into adventure travel because they might give you some useful information regarding the place you are about to go.


 


Before going on traveling you need to know or ask yourself what type of traveling do you want to experience. Most of the people today, want to relax in a high class hotel and just stay there and relax in order to help them relieve from the everyday stresses they encounter in their work place. On the other hand, some individuals or families really want to go on adventure travel like hiking, caving, zip line, exploring the forest and many more.


 


The first choice is the easier one to do because hotels are very accessible and you can easily book online for reservation. We all know that adventure travel is really a challenging one, you really need to do is to plan ahead of time for the adventure travel.


 


By following these guidelines, for sure you will enjoy your adventure travel. Plan now, and travel tomorrow!


 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rab Jackets - Adventurous Store

The word trekking often relates with walking through various mountains, hills, valleys and lakes. You will be definitely excited on hearing about a trekking plan. This is enjoyed by almost all age groups especially the one who are adventurous in nature. There are lots of things to be taken cared of before moving for trekking. You cannot go just like other holiday trips by filling your bags with all the clothes you have. You should be well prepared both mentally and physically for trekking. There are certain things that must be taken without fail. If you are going for more than one day, there will be a need to spend the night hours on the way near some flatten area. You will have to build small tents to accommodate all the people.There is a requirement to get outdoor clothing equipment and other instruments like axe in order to build the tent. You should have warm clothing to protect you from severe cold weather. There are many jackets available on the market that are specific for these use including the rab jackets which gives you complete protection from severe conditions. Apart from this you should have boots that are flexible with high grip on the trekking areas. The selection of shoes must be done with at most care as it should provide complete flexibility in moving around through irregular path ways without losing your balance. Your travel bag must be enough to accommodate all your equipments and at the same time you should feel comfortable in carrying the bag along your shoulders. It is necessary for every one to have their own travel bag equipped with all the eatables and water as you may not find any such things once you have started your venture.

You may come across various plants and trees on the way which is unknown to you. There are possibilities of getting hurt by scratching on some thorny plants on the way. In order to protect yourself from any allergies and other poisonous plants, you should be well equipped with immediate medical facilities. You should also make a point to take all the prevention vaccinations before your trekking date. Some of these vaccinations are taken more than one time at regular interval of time which makes the complete course. Traveling to each location will have its own specific medical aid. You should make all these arrangements for all the people in your group ahead of your journey. There are many such companies providing complete package including the medical aid for all the trekkers and footprintsglassgow website is one among them. You can definitely approach this firm any time for any aid related to any adventurous trip.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fishing Adventure in Canada

Recreational fishing is one effective stress reliever. Other than the health benefits offered by low cholesterol fish protein, fishing gives an endorphin-like effect to the fisher which helps improve his mood and relieve stress. A good fisher should know the best place to go to start the adventure. It would also be best if you can find a place of rich resources where you don't have to wait for a day to catch one fish. Otherwise, you will end up frustrated and stressed. In most temperate climates like in Canada, you can find a suitable place to fish and you can get it easy. Fishing enthusiasts know that the best destinations are the lakes and rivers in Canada.


Canada's reputation as a renowned site for recreational fishing is incontestable. The country is dotted with thousand of lakes teeming with freshwater fish. Recreational fishing in Canada is regulated though.

One has to have a license if he is over sixteen and has to be accompanied by a guide or adult if under sixteen. Professional hobbyists know that securing a license is nothing compared to the fun and thrill of catching salmon to walleye to steel heads, sturgeons, chisel mouths, basses, mullets, trouts, carps, perch, pike and a lot more.

A good number of lakes and rivers in Canada are perfect for recreational fishing like Lake Superior in Ontario. It is considered the largest lake on the place. Though it is a little bit saturated with commercial fishers, it will not hurt to try how great it is. Another lake is Huron which is perfect for enthusiasts who want to spend longer days fishing. There are communities in the area which offer services like rentals and guides. This place is also known for angler fishing. There is also the famous Lake Erie which is considered to be most productive because of its warm water. It is also known for its walleye fish. It's also hard to forget about the smallest of the lakes, Lake Ontario, that seldom freezes during winter because of its depth.


If you are not going "big time", Lake Nipigon is just located north of Lake Superior. It's as perfect as the "big four" of the lakes. As the list of lakes continues, you can find choices like Lake Simcoe in Southern Ontario, Lake Sinclair, Great Slave Lake, Lake Okanagan, Lake Winnipeg, Lake Louise, Shuswap Lake, Mackenzie Lake and the Lake of the Woods. Of course, there are others to choose from. You can also choose to be in small rivers and ponds which are suitable for picnic and camping. Whichever place appeals to you, it is always worthwhile to try one in Canada.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Family Adventure Holidays

Are you tired of your regular routine work? We all tend to follow a routine for your life because we need to our work on time. Sometimes we get sick and tired of this monotonous routine and want to break free from it. There are various ways of breaking free from the regular routine.

One of the best ways is to plan a holiday. Family adventure holidays have become quite popular these days. Lots of people are showing interest in adventures. But it is quite difficult to plan a holiday with your family.

There will be number of choices and it becomes difficult to select one from them. Therefore it is very important to find the right kind of destination which can please all your family members. Always try to choose a place of common interest.

One of the places which are quite popular for family adventure vacations is Africa. You must be aware of the African safari which is loved by almost everybody. But before you visit the place it is important to find out important details about the place.

It is very much important to make sure that the place is safe and secure for you to take your family along with you. If you have elder people and children in your family then you need to be extra careful about the safety and other essential things.

An African safari is great both for the children as well as for the adults. In these kinds of family adventure holidays they can discover some of the greatest outdoors as well as check out some amazing animals.

They have read about these animals in their books and now they can have a look at them. There are certain websites which can offer you complete information about the destination. There are different things that you need to plan before you can visit the place.

First of all you need to check out the kind of accommodations available. There are various websites which have great articles written on these family travel destinations. If you are satisfied with the information provided by the website then you can consider this website as a guide.

The other most popular family adventure trips can be planed in Barbados. This is also a popular place of visit. There are certain websites which make special features on some popular adventure destinations. Main attractions of the family adventure holidays are the different types of activities that can be carried out.

If you have a beach in your destination then there are various water activities that can be done along with your family. Other than the accommodations you also need to book your tickets. This is also possible with the help of these websites.

Before you visit a particular place you must also make sure that have information regarding the climate. There are certain seasons for visiting a particular place. Family adventure holidays have become so popular these days that a number of websites are being dedicated to this cause.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fathers Day Adventure Gifts

Father has to be an inspiring soul on earth for every child in one way or the other. All our characters are an extract from our father initially and then it goes on to change once we grow older. So father is our first hero in life and from then onwards our life takes a full circle in this earth. So gifting such a wonderful father should always be memorable and should be encouraging his braveness. Normally gifts are heart touching but people don't really go in for gifts which are adventurous or adrenaline pumping. Heart touching gifts gives real happiness to woman but when it comes to father the gifts can also be adventurous instead of being just hear touching. Such kind of gifts are the ones that you should decide to present your dad as fathers day gifts this year.

Okay I have decided to give my father adventure gifts as fathers day gifts this year but what should I give and where should I look for the details would be the next question.

Don't worry about it I will give you tips on selecting fathers day gifts this year. The adventure gifts are nothing but real time experience into something which your father would have never been to. Say your father would have never flown in a helicopter so give him a helicopter ride as an adventurous gift. Even you can surprise him with a hot air balloon ride which many of the elderly parents would really enjoy and get excited about.

Hot air balloon ride would be the perfect thing for the whole family to enjoy and it would be a memorable experience for everybody including you. Father always wants his family to be happy and smiling and the hot air balloon ride is one place where I am sure he will definitely see each and every one of your family members happy. So gift him a balloon ride which will take your family up above the skies and helps you view your city from an angle you would have never imagined to have. Even when you go in flights you will not get such a clear view of your city from a height which the hot air balloon delivers you. This is once in a lifetime opportunity for you to fly along with your family in the skies of your city and if you present this as one of your fathers day gifts to your father he will surely be the man in the cloud nine.

This is one awesome moment in his life, imagine your father cutting the birthday cake or fathers day cake in mid air flying in air. The pleasure is insurmountable and cannot be bought with any other thing that is available in store. This is one of the exciting, adrenaline pumping and adventurous gifts that your father would have ever received and I am sure he will love you more once you gift him this. So don't just wait for the day to come go and create some memory to it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Adventure Sport in Nepal

Nepal is quickly becoming one of the biggest adventure playgrounds in Asia. Many people travel here to discover more about the mysterious Himalaya and the beautiful culture it has to offer but more recently adrenaline junkies have been traveling to this enchanting country to get their next kick. And who can blame them; with so many sports on offer and the stunning scenery, where better to go than Nepal.


Listed below are a few of the action adventures you can expect to find in this surprising country...


Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking
Nepal has some of the best whitewater in the world, with rivers ready for first timers or experienced paddlers. Trips range from one or two days to two week expeditions, often paired with some trekking to get to the remote rivers offering a whole new experience. Depending on how daring your feeling, Nepal has rivers that will make anyone's heart beat a little bit faster!


Paragliding
Where better to go paragliding than Pokhara with a breath taking view of the Annapurna mountain range? After the takeoff (which believe me is the only scary part!) you'll be soaring in the sky with eagles weaving in and out of you.

Your only problem will be knowing where to look! With the mountains glistening in the sun on one side and the Fewa Tal lake on the other with the World Peace Pagoda looking on at you, you won't ever want to land! Most flights are half an hour tandem, but if you have more time why not learn to fly yourself? All the equipment is provided and guides are trained to an international standard. A great way to spend a morning in Pokhara.

Canyonning
Canyonning is quite a new sport to Nepal, and I must admit when I first got there I'd never heard of it before! Basically it is the sport of traveling down canyons using a variety of techniques such as walking, scrambling, climbing, abseiling and swimming.

It is one sport that will get you completely off the beaten track but does require quite a good level of fitness. There are several sites in Nepal where canyonning is available.

Rock Climbing
With endless mountains in this country, it's not really that surprising that you'll find some great places to go climbing. And you don't have to go that far to find them, even within Kathmandu there are some great little spots (have a look at Narajun forest for example). There are courses for beginners or advanced climbers. It's a great way to fill in your spare days in Kathmandu and get away from all the traffic.


Mountain Biking
Although trekking is still the most popular past time for travelers, Nepal has some of the best terrain for mountain biking. There are some incredible tracks and trails to be explored and you won't be stuck in a crowd. Depending on your fitness you can opt for a one day down hill tour, or if you're up for it a week's expedition, (thighs of steel are recommended for this though!). Bikes can be hired locally very cheaply, just make sure you spend that extra 25p and get a helmet for the day as well!


In two weeks you can get a fairly good taste for adventure in Nepal. Raft, bungee, fly, bike, climb and abseil you way around this remarkable country. Just make sure you book your trips with a safe company, when involved in these type of activities you can't afford to skimp on your safety.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pattaya ? Adventure Redefined

 


Being one of the most happening tourist destinations in the world, Pattaya has been equipped with facilities that match all kinds of tourist interests. So, if you are looking for some adrenaline rush, tour Pattaya can be a perfect choice for a holiday. The place is interesting, fun and adventure redefined. 
 
If you have the daredevil streak lurking somewhere within you, a trip to Pattaya is the place when you can unleash it. Indulge in some sky diving and experience something that you have probably never done before. As you drop from over 4000 feet above the ground, you get to watch the beauty of Pattaya in all its glory. The mesmerizing sight below and the thrill of the fall will pump up your hormones and make you ready for more. You do not have to worry about safety, though. The sky diving infrastructure is flawless and you will be in experienced hands that ensure that nothing can go wrong. For adventure junkies, a trip to Pattaya without Sky Diving is like pizza without cheese. 
 
For party animals, tour Pattaya holds special treats. You might have spent endless hours partying in discotheques, theme parties and pool parties. Have you ever experienced partying in foam and bubbles? Tour Pattaya is where you get to enjoy this unique experience. In addition, you get great food, great drinks and great company. So, for some hard rock partying where you will not want to stop till you drop, take a trip to Pattaya and revel in the celebrations. 
 
If you have been enthralled by Tarzan who swings from tree to tree, them your travel in Pattaya has to include a trip to the Flight of the Gibbon in Pattaya. In the lush rainforests of the land, you get to fly through the trees on well secured infrastructure and watch the thriving wildlife from up above. This is one experience that is thrilling, adventurous and fun, simultaneously. For nature lovers and for those seeking some adventure, this novel way of travel in Pattaya rainforests is simply fantastic. 
 
Pattaya, being synonymous with beach tourism, doesn’t disappoint water sport lovers. The place offers everything from water surfing and sailing to scuba diving and deep sea diving. Make it a point to indulge in some of these water sports when you travel in Pattaya. You can also hire services of scuba diving instructors and learn how to scuba dive. 
 
Pattaya Park should be your destination if you want to experience the thrill of sliding through great heights and plunging into the pool right at the bottom. These water slides are not your average slides. They are really high and if you feel like screaming as you feel your stomach drop as you slide down, do it at the top of your lungs. Travel in Pattaya is all about letting go of your inhibitions and have thorough fun.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Thrilling Torquay Holidays Adventure

Torquay holidays offer a range of interesting activities that tourists would enjoy and remember. These endeavours range from challenging sports like jet-skiing, water-skiing, diving, and sailing, to less physically demanding sports like swimming, surfing, and sports games. It is recommended to stay for a few days to maximize your vacation. Ensuring that you have a great place to stay is advisable. Any of the holiday cottages within the region offer comfortable lodgings and secure places for a night of rest and relaxation. From your cottage, you can then tour all the amazing places in Torquay and the neighbouring coastal region. You can adapt some of these activities for your Torquay holidays.


Museum Tours


The museums in Torquay are rich with antiques and memorabilia from the olden times that it will be a superb educational tour for your family.

From your holiday cottages, you can easily take a short trip to the local museums. Some of these museums sell mementos that you can bring home to your families. Aside from these shopping treats, you can also learn a lot about the history and culture of Torquay. The artefacts and works of art speak volumes of the ways and practices of the olden times which you can admire during your Torquay holidays.

Water Sports


From your holiday cottages, you can spend time in the clean, sandy beaches or immerse yourself in the clear, clean waters of the ocean. Your Torquay holidays can only be complete if you have taken part in the water sports that the coastal region of Torquay has been famous for.

You can go skiing, sailing, fishing, diving, surfing, and many more activities that you can enjoy. If you have a family, you can go picnicking along the sandy, golden brown beaches. A day of exploration in the caves and hidden coves can also be a thrilling adventure for your friends and family.

Playing Golf


Whether you are an amateur or professional player, playing golf is a wonderful endeavour you can do while on your Torquay holidays. From your holiday cottages, you can commute easily to the golf courses within the vicinity. You and your friends can participate while your family can enjoy the picturesque surroundings and go sightseeing. You enjoy fresh air and have a good exercise too. It would be an ideal way to spend your holidays; enjoying and keeping fit as well.


Shopping


There are boutiques and gift shops you can easily visit from your holiday cottages from which you can buy mementos for your loved ones left at home. These are unique items which can only come for Torquay, like exotic fishing items and gewgaws which can remind you of your Torquay holidays.


If you are looking for adventure, then Torquay is the place to be. You can do all sorts of thrilling activities and have fun on your vacation.


 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

An Adventure in Rome

Rome is Italy's largest city and is the third most visited in the European Union. With a rich history of over two thousand years, there are many sightseeing activities that one can do while visiting Rome.


On the Baroque Rome tour, you will be lead by an English speaking guide on 3 hour walking tour that will take you by the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) which began being built in 1732 by Nicola Salvi, and completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini. From there you will go to Piazza Navona, an ancient city square in Rome, and then the Quirinal Palace - the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. After that you will visit the Column of Marcus Aurelius, a spiral relief that was built in honor of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and was completed in 193 AC. Much more will follow, and as this is a walking tour, comfortable shoes are highly recommended.


The Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto tour is another walking tour.

Your guide will take you through the backstreets of the historic city center, through the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere area, by the Senate House where Julius Caesar was murdered. You will see the ancient city that was once Rome, now hidden below street level.

See the sights of city at night on the Rome by night with Dinner and Music tour. It departs from Via Veneto, continues on to Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, the Temple of Vesta, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Tiberine Island, the Capitol, Synagogue, St. Peter's Square, and the Basilica. You will also see the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. Afterwards, at approximately 10:30 p.m., your guide will take you to a restaurant where you will relax and enjoy your authentic Italian dinner and live Italian folk music.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Manali an Adventure Beckons

Manali a little town in Kullu valley attracting people from far and across is a hidden gem when it comes to adventure activities. Not many know that Manali is any true adventurers dream destination and not only a honeymooners spot. This quaint little town besides its pristine natural beauty offers range of activities that test even professional nerves.

The rugged plain of the region adds to the challenge and excitement of the activities making it more adrenaline rushing activities. Some of these activities include hiking, skiing, rafting, trekking, paragliding, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking and much more.

Skiing is one of the most popular adventure sports in Manali. Skiing facilities in Manali are available at Rohtang Pass and Solang Nullah among other areas. Tourist can also enjoy paragliding at Solang Nullah itself.

While activities like rafting and kayaking are organized at Beas River.


Tourists in the mood for some hiking and trekking can enjoy the 12 km hike up the western banks of the Beas to the Solang valley or Lama Dugh meadow a 6 km hike up to the Manalsu  Nala. There are also activities that are completely unique to this region and offer an indescribable experience like Yak Skiing an activity extremely unique to this region.

Manali also offers the thrill of mountain climbing and the areas around Manali provide the perfect training grounds to budding mountaineers and have a huge population of mountaineering institutes offering you the tricks of the trade.

Tourists can also try their hands at Jeep Safari another activity unique to this part of the world. The jeep safari takes you through one of the highest mountain highways of the world, across the Rohtang pass passing through Lahaul to Leh.  This jeep safari offers an experience of life time with the images of the awe inspiring landscape lingering in your thoughts always.

Tourist not to keen for some hard core adventure can sit back and relax while catching fish in the local River or camp at Beas Kund Camp, Raisopn, Shoja, Kothi and Manali camps among others.

Tourist heading to Manali should bear in mind that many of the adventure activities offered out her are depended on weather and are available only during a certain period. So plan your holiday according to your choice of activities and enjoy your trip to the serenading hills of Manali.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Water Adventure = Swimwear Shopping Adventure

Any adventure that involves water will require some type of swimwear. Each of these different garments can incorporate string bikinis and the conventional one piece swimsuits for swimming and sunbathing to the specially designed suits meant for scuba diving and competitive racing. Most can be designed for attractive looks and others to get the best advantage over your competition.

Aside from water activities a lot of swimsuits are used for other types of recreation that require that a person reveal their body. It doesn't matter if you're looking forward to it or fearing it, spring and summer implies coming back to swimwear. Of course, the good thing about swimwear is that there's a wide variety varieties that you don't have to be worried about being required to solely attempt one particular variety. If you're of the male gender you can test board shorts, quarter shorts or standard swim trunks; if you're a female you have even more alternatives such as one pieces, bikinis, tankini's and much more.This includes activities like body building competition and the swimsuit segment of beauty pageants. Almost all models that present portfolios also need to have swimsuit photographs. Turning into a swim suit model is a highly sought after achievement for a model.

The right piece of swimwear can indicate lots of various things to a thousand different people. While a few could possibly be searching for a one piece or a uncomplicated pair of board shorts, others may be seeking something a bit skimpier and reveling. It doesn't matter what you are looking to pick up, there is normally a few points to remember before you search for Swimwear.

The most popular type of swimwear for women is the traditional one piece. History shows this to also be the first type which was designed. The styles are so versatile that every woman regardless of her shape can select a style which compliments her shape. Many times the easiest way to enhance a specific body figure would be to draw focus away from troubled spots. This is what gives the one piece an advantage over the bikini.

Women who are overweight are able to purchase a one piece suit that really makes them appear slimmer. This kind of suit provides added material around the waistline that shapes the stomach and hips. It works like a type of girdle creating an attractive look. They also give you the extra support that gives a heavy and larger busted woman that extra piece of confidence.

A lot of women find themselves attempting to decide between a sexy bikini and a nice one piece suit to complement their figure. The compromise is often seen in a type of swimwear known as a tankini. The top was made like stylish and attractive tank tops and the bottom is a bikini, boy shorts or a skirt. They can be mixed and matched to create your perfect suit.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Embracing Island Adventures

 Aspiring sport fishermen can charter deep-sea vessels out of Honokohau Harbor and set their sights on the truly unbelievable fish that call the stunning cerulean waters surrounding the Big Island home. Most often employing catch-and-release techniques, Sport Fishing Big Island gives guests a chance to experience the majesty of Kona's thriving sea life such as the impressive Pacific blue marlin, whose weight can top half a ton, mahimahi and many other beautiful species. The reason for this rich and plentiful opportunity for truly unique and breathtaking sport fishing is the abrupt ocean drop-off that occurs immediately off the coast of Kona. This feature causes a highly accessible area of thousands-of-feet Deep Ocean, which is home to brilliant sea life, including innumerable fish. It is this natural element, along with stunning views, that inspires many to refer to Kona, and the Big Island, sport fishing "Mecca".

Guests are given the option to tag their well-earned catch and release it back into the depths or keep it for their own use.

Listen to the locals, though, and they will recommend experienced fishermen forego the big boats and deep seas and use their own trusty equipment at some of the smaller fishing spots. Piers, lagoons and tucked-away streams allow quiet contemplation while enjoying an old favorite activity but with a decided twist.  Vacationing in Hawaii can bring many glorious moments to treasure. A vacationer planning their dream excursion may invision romantic evening strolls along pristine beaches, picturesque waterfalls just waiting to be bathed beneath, and plenty of opportunity to relax in the fragrant tropical breezes. For any that may crave a spark of excitement, an up-close experience with otherwise unapproachable wildlife, Sport Fishing Big Island should not be missed. Imagine the intense rush as you catch that elusive, enormous fish and wrestle it onto the boat, then waiting anxiously as it is weighed and measured. It is sure to spawn some enthralling tales!

Those that develop a taste for the sport can participate in world-renowned tournaments or simply choose to keep their prized catch and mount it for lifelong memories and bragging rights. A perfect island visit does not have to just be about relaxation. Step beyond the beach and embrace some true island adventures with Big Island Sport Fishing.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Types of adventure traveling

These types of traveling will enrich your life and it opens a new world to you. You also can feel great pleasure from those adventure travels. First you should be ready to depart from your own comfort space. But you will face the cultural shocks or physical danger or any unexpected things. Above all, you choose to achieve something amazing through adventure travel. You may feel it by taking part in mountaineering, bungee jumping, rock climbing, trekking, rafting, mountain biking and zip lining. Each of these activities has different risks.

If you are careful enough, you may find there are many kinds of adventure tourism, such as disaster, ghetto tourism, social and jungle tourism. Also there are many adventure travel company helps and guides the travelers about the destinations. Travelers get sponsored by these companies for their entire trip.

In this article, we are going to learn about the types of adventure travel.

Disaster tourism is a type of traveling as a matter of curiosity to the area which was recently affected from any natural or manual disaster such as tsunami, earth quake, bomb blast or floods. It is all about involved in recovery operations, rescue and reliefs. Sometimes people travel to the disaster region to just collect the information and learn about the disaster.

The another adventure travel is jungle tourism. It's all about exploring to the jungle region of the earth. It is also called as green tourism in tropical destinations. People will form in groups and travel to the jungles in various part of the world, while they are going on the travel, they will do research about different living creature.

The trend and facilities have got nice improvements. Even the disabled can enjoy the adventure travel now days. Accessible tourism is another type of adventure travel especially designed for the physically disabled.

Ethno tourism is exploring to the culture and the behaviors of the local people in the foreign countries. This is mainly because to discover the non-scientific gain from the society. People will go the tribal areas in this Ethno tourism. The Ethno tourists often make their tribes connected. Sometimes it is associated with two types of issues, such as the possible of degradation or destruction of the unique culture or their language.

The most interesting adventure traveling must be take a trip to the urban areas and inhabitant lands. It is also termed as "Urban caving", "Urban spelunking" or "Building hacking". This tourism will give you various kind of risk, such as physical dangers and the possibilities of arrest and punishments.



Monday, August 17, 2009

Events And Adventures Review

Have you heard rumors about single life in Phoenix? We are happy to report it's true, Phoenix Events and Adventures offers singles a chance to discover Phoenix's fine dining, elegant night clubs, and amazing recreational opportunities. Yet, this singles club provides a relaxed, comfortable environment in which to meet the area's most attractive, eligible singles to members only. So, what exactly are you missing?

During January, Phoenix Events and Adventures has planned everything from a Fiesta Bowl viewing party to skiing and snowboarding in Flagstaff. Of course, for its athletic members, the Phoenix club plans a trip to the batting cages, several outdoor volleyball tournaments, racquetball, and yoga. Even more outdoor adventures include horseback riding at South Mountain and a great underground exploration at the Kartchner Caverns. Naturally, Events and Adventures will host its monthly icebreaker for new membersa comfortable way for "new kids" to get acquainted and begin feeling at home with new friends. And, as always, the Events and Adventures staff has arranged its customary array of fine dining and fun nightclub experiences for club members to enjoy. No matter what your taste or personal style, you will find lots on the January calendar to suit your discerning life style.

We are not a dating club, rather, we are both a social club and activities club all rolled into one. No dating site can rival Events and Adventures for both fun and safety. Events and Adventures screens applicants before granting membership, assuring your safety and guaranteeing the quality of your experience. Events and Adventures resources include tips on successful dating, and many new members find mentors to guide their first experiences within the club. Employing well-trained, experienced staff coordinators for every event who stress over every last detail for you. You need only focus on making friends and enjoying yourself - we will handle the rest.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Adventure Sports of Himalayas

Adventure and Himalayas are synonymous to each other. The adventure freaks from all over the world come to the Himalayan destinations for an exciting trip and quench their thirst of adventure and thrill. The enthralling sports offered in Himalayas are really exciting. Himalayan ranges are surely one of the best destinations for enjoying adventure sports. Perhaps, it is among most happening destinations for adventure in the world.


Skiing in Himalayas


Man has always been fascinated by the thought of challenging nature. His desire of curbing and controlling nature with a pinch of adventure is satisfied in the mesmerizing Himalayas. Skiing, the most exciting winter sport, blends the fun in snow and adventurous spirit of man together. The undulated lands of Himalayas have some of the best destinations and most famous winter playgrounds where skiing can be enjoyed.


Famous Destinations for skiing include:


a) Gulmarg
b) Manali
c) Kufri
d) Narkanda
e) Auli
f) Rohtang
g) Munsiyari
h) Dayara Bugyal


Mountain Biking in Himalayas


The most demanding sport for the adventurers in which they need to put in lot of physical effort is cycling and motor biking.

Whether riding a bicycle or riding a motor bike, the challenge is to climb the hills by the cycles. Through these rides, you can actually experience the local culture and traditions. Confabulate with the local and then start on exploring the virgin terrains of Himalayas.

The ever changing landscapes, increasing altitude makes it an ideal adventurous sport. Your holidays in Himalayas will be unforgeable because of easy pace of the ride, the pollution less environs, the lightly trafficked roads and the ride through the luscious greens and the wooden valleys.


Famous biking routes of Himalayas are:


a) Leh and Ladhakh
b) Tarai region of Uttranchal
c) Himachal Pradesh to Uttranchal


Camping Tours in Himalayas


The soothing ambiance of lush greenery, fresh and pure air, and no commotion are the features of camping in Himalayas.

Camping are the best way to wind out and relax in the lap of mother nature. Also organized are the Wild camps that can make us aware of the Eco tourism and preservation of natural resources. The impact of the green environs, pleasant countryside climate and peaceful atmosphere will be awesome.

Famous Camping sites in Himalayas are:


a) Chail
b) Sangla Valley
c) Tabo
d) Nainital
e) Chitrauli


River Rafting in Himalayan Rivers


Gurgling with tremendous water current, piercing the hearts of mountains and flowing immaculately to the plains, the Himalayan rivers are not only a pleasure to see but also a source of enjoyment as they offer great opportunities of river rafting. But the thrill is for the brave hearts. Adventurers enjoy the finest stretches of whitewater running in the world. Making our own ways in the flow of the river is very amazing and thrilling.


Rafting is possible in Himalayan rivers like:


a) Ganga
b) The main tributaries of the Ganga, like the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi,
c) Spiti river
d) Brahamaputra river
e) Ladkah region


Himalayan Trekking


Trekking in the Himalayan ranges is one of the best ways to explore the local environs, verdant forests, exotic flora and fauna and experience the local culture of the region you are traversing in. Himalayan mountains are one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world and is counted among the best trekking regions.


Trekking in Himalayas can be divided into four regions:


1) Garwhal Himalayan that comprise of Dehradun, Taluka, Osla, Har Ki Doon, Debshu Bugyal, Rishikesh, Nandprayag etc.
2) Kumaun Himalayas that include Almora, Pindari Glacier, Bageshwar, Nainital, Maiktoli top etc.
3) Sikkim Himalayas like Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Yuksum, Bakhim, Dzongri etc.
4) Leh and Ladhakh Himalayas as Darcha, Palemo Zanskar Sumdo, Chumi Napo, Shingo La, Lakham


So next time when you plan your adventurous trip, do come to Himalayas and feel the bliss.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pamplona ? a Complete Adventure

Although bullfights may be the main and popular event in Pamplona, there are many more beautiful sights and places worth visiting. There are plenty of valleys and peaks intertwined with the ancient structures dating back to the early centuries. Eastern Pamplona Try the breath-taking Roncal Valley, which is surrounded by a few looming mountains, with peaks as high as 2000 m or the Salazar Valley, which houses a typical village against the picturesque mountain ranges for a nature focused excursion. Here, you will also discover the 13th century monument, Nuestra SeƱora de Musquilda, which is a Romanesque basilica. The town of Roncal holds some manorial homes as well as the more famous Mausoleum of Gayarre, a renowned opera singer. There are lots of activities to keep a visitor occupied during the winter in Belagua and Isaba, as these towns are well equipped with winter sports facilities. With the historical San Salvador de Leyre monastery nearby, this ancient building sits impressively on a big rock, housing the archbishop's seat and kings' tombs. Legend has it that the monk, San Virila, spent 300 years listening to some birds' beautiful singing as he was meditating. Today, you can also appreciate the sounds of the Gregorian Chorals monks, whose daily performances have enthralled many listeners. There are more castles and nature parks in this part of the region, which are full of history and great personalities from days of old. Southern Pamplona This part of Pamplona houses a lot of ancient palaces and has Renaissance relics in the old churches. For example, you will see wonderfully conserved fortresses in Olite, which once belonged to the Navarra kings. Many ancient structures here have been fortified and conserved to enable visitors to enjoy the full resplendent view of the region. This region has very fertile land, as it is nourished by the Ebro and Quelles rivers. Its Moorish streets and ancient cathedral, with Bardenas Reales Natural Park in the midst of a strange and dry landscape, make this place an interesting area to discover some historical and natural treasures. This is how Estella is made famous; although it is 900 years old, it still holds a historical importance as well being alive with fresh trout and eels, which find their way to the region's cuisine recipes. The Baztan valley is an excellent location to view the beautiful panorama of the valley, with the town Eliozondo right on the Baztan River. Way of Saint James Some of the legendary monuments can be located in this part of Pamplona, along the pilgrimage path. The Holy Ghost chapel, or Silo de Carlo Magno, was supposedly built in the 12th century but its origin is not ascertained; nevertheless, this chapel is placed above a cave, which has dead pilgrims buried. Similarly, another nearby chapel, Santiago Chapel, has a bell tower, which rings to assist lost or attacked pilgrims along the way. Folklore and Festivals The best and most popular festival in Pamplona happens in San Fermin, where its annual bullfighting event shocks thousands of spectators worldwide, via television. Hundreds of white shirted young men are chased, by a stampede of bulls, through the town streets. Challengers of this feat can end up in blood, sweat, and tears. This spectacular event happens on every July 7th, followed by a week of partying, festivity, dancing, singing, drinking, and all forms of celebration, making it the year's most adrenalin-flowing event. The region is full of other festivities throughout the year that celebrate some traditional or historical events. These celebrations are always lively, with traditional dances and songs. A special day is observed on June 24th where pilgrims from all over the region head towards a cave in Yanci for cleansing through the three springs. It is believed that the spring waters can cure illnesses miraculously.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Events And Adventures Reviews

You live on a little piece of Canada's most desirable real estate, and in the shadows of majestic mountains the worlds' greatest skiers count among their favorite destinations. Moviemakers love your city's scenic views, and tourists from all around the world appreciate the city's cosmopolitan-but-casual culture. Still, if you have no friends with whom to share all of Vancouver's amazing attractions and recreational wonderland you might as well be living in Kansas. Let Events and Adventures reintroduce you to Vancouver's myriad amusements as you meet the area's most eligible singles.

The Events and Activities calendar for January gives the most discerning singles a strong indication why E&A is North America's fastest growing singles' club. Consider some of these activities as reasons why you should consider joining

Ever since the Olympics gave an up-close look at curling, you have wanted to try it; now, Events and Adventures provides your opportunity to slide the stone across the frozen pond. Ever since you learned Bristol Palin can dance among the stars, you have wanted to dance. In January, Events and Adventures hosts its ballroom dance social, and the calendar includes an evening of fine Portuguese dining and dancing.

For fun and frolic in the snow, join Events and Adventures for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or just a simple winter stroll. Events and Adventures also invite its bravest or craziest members to take an icy plunge in its annual Polar Bear Swim, which includes a warm, delicious brunch. Whether you stay well within your comfort zone, or attempt something entirely new, you have Events and Adventures' assurance of a good time with great people.

Every month, Vancouver Events and Adventures hosts a casual meet-and-greet just for new members, so that you have opportunities to develop a few friendships before you jump into big activities; and most activities allow you to bring a friend if you wish. Visit Events and Adventure's website for more information, or call 800-386-0866 to join Events and Adventures today.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Adventure Of Africa Hunting

Africa is well known in the world for their forests. There is lots of opportunities for hunting. In the world the places and climate conditions are not always same. Every place has different kinds of animals available for the hunters. Some particular places in Africa are very famous for hunting which has been divided into different parts like East, central and Southern Africa.

When we go for hunting we should collect all the information of hunting beforehand. Whenever you are going for the hunting you should be sure about the exact location. The safaris of East Africa are identical to the standard safaris coming in the dreams of the every hunting lover. There are many areas which are popular for their particular animals like Big Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Sable, Roan, Kudzu, Eland, and Water buck etc.

Africa Hunting in Central Africa is well-known for the pygmies, savannas and very rare species. People are crazy about some animals which are not easily found everywhere. These animals are found in the Derby Eland, Duikers and Dwarf Buffalo. If you want successful hunting it demands some rest before and after that.

South Africa is really so big if we compare it to others. The most suitable destinations for hunting like Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. They almost covered the areas of hunting in South Africa. It is the reality that all parts of Africa are quite different from each other. These Africa hunting places surround the healthy populations of the desired trophy animals and other common ones.

This task is full of adventure if you take it with the eagerness. When you go for big game hunts you must be fresh minded. If you will be fresh then you can concentrate on your goal. Hunting is a real fun and some peoples do it like a party. Some people consider it as an outdoor game. Thus we can say that Africa Hunting is such a wonderful experience.

How would you get to know a place if you have not visited it? I suggest that you must visit this place even if you are not a hunt lover. Experience is the best teacher and you will to give your time in order to feel a spectacular experience. When the animal is at such a short distance, you can feel the awe and fear of that particular animal.

Dont just keep thinking about it, go for it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Morocco Adventure Tours for Adventure Freaks

Morocco is a country that showcases such a varied historical background and flaunts rich cultural heritage.  The country became a popular tourist destination because of its magnificent cities highlighting their scenic as well as architectural beauty. Amongst several tour packages that are designed specifically for the families, there are numerous Morocco adventure tours as well, which would let tourists have loads of fun on their way to some of the magnificent cities of the country.

Adventures tours are common amongst people who have the ability to walk for hours. However, several tourists opt for adventure tours to experience the thrill of living life like Berbers with a Berber family. The Berbers are basically nomads who shift their places from the lower Dades Valley to the High Atlas Mountains during summer season and vice a versa.

If you are an adventure freak, availing Morocco tour packages from a reputed tour operator can find you the best deal.

The best way to experience the adventure is to walk through the scenic beauty of the desert enriched country till your heart feels content. Moreover, adventure touring is also a sure shot way to test your physical strength and endurance. Traveling with Berbers would be a mind blowing experience as they take you along through muddy sand dunes and impassable routes that otherwise would have been difficult to approach. Best part of travelling with these indigenous people is that they decide the speed and distance of the route by the pace at which their herd and livestock are moving at.

The Morocco adventure tours are usually carried out in the Dades valley and rise to the world’s highest mountain range, the great Atlas’s. The charm of going on adventure tours is that it is not planned. Whether enjoying camping during nights or traveling with the nomads of the region, can simply be an unforgettable experience for adventure loving people.

Moreover, apart from all the adventure related to the country, Morocco is known for the hospitable people, desert safaris and authentic and delectable Moroccan cuisine. The landscapes and the contrasting intrigues embark a reason for the adventure enthusiast to visit Morocco again. If adventure does not fascinate you and relaxing is the prime objective, then luxurious hotel accommodations are ideal destinations waiting for you. Thus, avail diverse tour packages to travel and explore the magnificent and majestic country of the North African continent, Morocco and live life to the fullest.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Adventurous Ride! Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Fortuner, the giant SUV creation of Toyota Kirlosker Motors. Year 2009 was its fortune year when it first stepped in Indian shores. This was the most magical moments of Team Fortuner against its contending teams. To make it true fighter, dexterous experts of TKM have innovate sound and powerful mechanism for it i.e. 3.0 liter D-4D diesel power-train. It turned out as an adventure gateway for activityaholics and also one of the best ones in its segment. It having late launch in domestic market and to get it into lead creators have embodied it with all of possible tactics along with impressive price tag of Rs 20, 14,800.


Waves of excitement swept through the car buffs with its launch and within 9 months of its initiation it broke all sales records and pre-delivery stats. Toyota Fortuner is being launched in only diesel version to stay one jump ahead of its contemporary competitors.

Its admirers are still enjoying this 3.0 liter fitted diesel version. This seems really Think Hatke concept of its makers. It has initiated as luxury SUV and to carry its image it's also being embellished with leather upholstery and climatronic as standard. For now it's waiting period come down to three months and white is the most preferred color of its lovers.

Its 3.0 liter D-4D diesel power-train is sound to release the maximum torque of 343 Nm @ 1400-3400 and power of 171Ps at 3600 rpm. It also incorporates with manual transmission system for effective control over speedy drive and to carry on the excitement of enjoyers it delivers 11.5 km/l as its best mileage on highways and 7.8 km/l on city-roads.

In appearance it seems like a mammoth on wheels and to get into this massive nutshell its designers have worked hard. They have bedecked its exterior with heavy radiator grille which is being made up of tons of chrome. Well designed headlamps enhance its muscularity and also with roof rails, smartly designed front and rear bumpers, tail lamps, etc.

Being SUV Fortuner has laced with safest attributes for high-end safe drive. Dual Front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, 15" Front Disc Brakes are its active features whereas LED High Mount Tail Lamps, GOA (global outstanding assessment) body, multi-reflector Quad Headlamps are some of its passive features. And for outmost comfort of occupant it's having all critical ingredients which make its ride luxurious. Powerful AC system, automatic climate control, MID (Multi Information Display), NVH, New Audio Head Unit with Bluetooth and Call Functions, etc are being fitted with it.


So, make the most of your adventures with Toyota Fortuner.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ultimate Africa Travel Adventure

A Kruger Park safari is not a once in a lifetime experience, simply because very few people go only once. The park has a huge amount of repeat business, in no small way due to the fact that it encompasses such a massive area of land, and includes so many different camps (with variant themes) and animals that no trip is exactly the same as the previous one.

The Kruger Park was originally known as the "Government Wildlife Park" which later became the Sabi Game Reserve and, when finally expanded upon into the geography we know today, ultimately became the Kruger National Park - so named after Paul Kruger, then president of the Transvaal Republic. The primary reason for the park"s establishment was to safeguard the animal population of the region against rampant hunting, but no one could have imagined just how successful Jakob Louis van Wyk's idea would become.

At this stage the park covers nearly 20,000 square kilometres and is, clearly, one of the largest national parks in the world today. To put this massive size into proper consideration, you could say that it is the size of a small country, though it is larger than either Wales or Israel. This kind of space has allowed the development of dozens of separate camps, each with their own themes and specialities, which is part of the reason for the park's vast success.

Thousands of people flock to their camp of choice each year to witness the Big Five in action, take in the African ambiance, adventure through the plains on a Land Rover expedition or to simply pass the time in a simpler world than the one they left behind. Two things that such places give the world exceed all others, and these are the peace of the spirit to weary mind and the critical nature conservation efforts of the park. African travel is vital, not only as a past time, but also as a means to expose us all to the very real threats to this beautiful environment.

Few things produce as much awareness as a Kruger Park safari and National Geographic has made many award-winning documentaries regarding the area and its graceful inhabitants. More than a few Hollywood actors have deemed it their haven and even Sir Richard Branson became involved in things with his purchase of the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve. All in all, the Kruger National Park stands as a beacon against the annihilation of not only African heritage, but the natural heritage of the world.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Adventure Tour To Ladakh

Ladakh can be best defined as land of mystical gompas and can be best spotted with its rugged terrains and several passes and rocks. Situated at an average height of 3,513 meters avove sea level in northmostern state of India Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is often called as “little Tibet”. Ladakh is also famous for Siachen, which is the world's largest glacier. Endowed with mesmerising natural beauty, Ladakh has always been paradise for adventure lovers. The mesmerising land is surrounded by enormous snow capped mountain peaks ranging from 2,500 to 4,500 metres. People from different parts of the world come here to experience the best adventure tour possible on earth.


Climate in Ladakh: Ladakh is known for its extreme climatic conditions, specially winters when temperature slips as low as -20C, while maximum temperature remains up to 15C.

However, summers are relatively better as the temperature hovers between -3C to 30C. The most suitable season to visit Ladakh is from April to June and September to November.

Trekking In Ladakh: Ladakh region is no less than heaven for trekkers. Trekking is the most carried out activity in Ladakh. In fact it is the most popular adventure activity in Ladakh. There are various aspects of this mesmering region which draws attention of nature and adventure lovers across the world. Some of the most popular trekking trails to explore mystic Ladakh are o Ladakh are in Zanskar Valley, Nubra Valley. Trekking expedition in Ladakh helps you explore into a completely new lifestyle, culture and traditions of local natives.

The Buddhist monasteries scattered in various parts of the region, exclusive views of snow capped Himalayas and of course the complete isolation from hustle bustle of cities bring you much closer to the nature divine.

Jeep Safari in Ladakh: Well, it will be not wrong to say that adventure is complimentary word to Ladakh. Both go hand in hand. Jeep safari is one of the most enjoyable options of exploring the zigzag valleys, rugged terrains during a Ladakh adventure tour. It is one of the most popular options for those who are hesitant to explore Ladakh on own. To put in, Jeep Safari In Ladakh is a fabulous experience to explore high passes, valleys, glaciers and some of the wonderful lakes.


Mountaineering in Ladakh: Ladakh is also perfect for mountaineers. The presence of some mesmerising mountain peaks make this region simply delight for mountaineers. Zanskar range is one of the most popular destinations for mountaineering. The rising number of people thronging Ladakh for mountaineering shows the popularity of this kind of adventure.

Monday, June 8, 2009

That Son adventures

 


Cars and buses stand in queue, heading from Chau Doc to Nui Sam. They are pilgrims going to the temple of the region’s Holy Mother. With visitors flooding in on weekends, every year 2 million people pass through Chau Doc According to legend, an old statue embodies the region’s Holy Mother. For nearly 200 years, it was under siege by the Thai enemy and was placed at Sam Mountain for safe-keeping.


 


On April 25 of the lunar calendar, a ceremonial transfer takes the Holy Mother status to the temple. There must be nine virgins to help transfer the statue. Ceremonial procedures also call for the holy Mother statue to be bathed with a new gown and bonnet. Hundreds of elegant gowns and housed in a larger store. There is a street in Ho Chi Minh City that specialized in tailoring these kinds of clothes.

Some are even sent from aboard.

 


The grandiose architectural complex of the temple is built with an Asian flair: a layered and curled roof, green tiles, an emanated tile floor, and wooden doorframes with carved decorative patterns. The airy entrance is majestic, with a wide space and high ceilings above the holy Mother statue. The statue itself is an artwork of vermilion stone made in 6th century. The Holy Mother is posted in a thoughtful stance and is form of Vishnu worship.


 


Tay An Pagoda


Over one hundred meters away from the temple, Tay An Pagoda stands at the mountain’s foot.

The pagoda has three onion- shaped turrets in Muslim style architecture. The central turret is for Buddha worship, while other two house a drum and a bell. The pagoda, locate on a terrace. Has a statue of a mother carrying her child, reminiscent of the front yard; the white one has six tusk and the black one has two. There is also a statue of the superior Buddhist monk Thich Buu Tho, his stick in hand as he sits at a desk. Thich Buu Tho is credited for restoring the pagoda.

 


There is no statue, however, of Monk Phap Tang, who founded Buu Son Ky Huong School and is regarded as the Buddhist teacher of Tay An. Born Doan Minh Huyen in 1807 in Sa Dec (Dong Thap province), he was a patriotic scholar, dissatisfied with the feudal court and full of revolutionary spirit. He spent his life helping people and thus was suspected of being a disloyal Taoist hermit. He reached Tay An pagoda when Monk Hai Tinh Nguyen Van Giac reigned and was permitted to become a monk. Though Phap Tang died soon thereafter, he retains fame for being a Buddhist teacher who sanctioned the resolution. With such rich history tied to Tay An Pagoda, even those who are not religious find meaning in their visits.


 


Thoai Ngoc Hau Mausoleum


Thoai Ngoc Hau Mausoleum is of literate, transported by junk boats from Bien Hoa. The mausoleum is unlit with o duoc mortar as there wasn’t cement at that time. A high one mater – thick wall surrounds the mausoleum, aged with time. The mausoleum houses one votive tablet of Thai Ngoc Hau and two for his wives, also displayed are his gown, bonnet, turban, bell and an altar with bronze urns. The large front yard opens to an imperial structure which stores a Thoai Son stele, a commemorative funerary tablet.


 


Born Nguyen Van Thoai in 1761 in Quang Nam province, Thoai Ngoc Hau was a mandarin in the Nguyen Dynasty trying to reclaim and develop the southwestern region. His biggest project was the Minh Te channel along the southwestern border which linked Chau Doc, Ha Tien, the Chau Doc River and the Thai Lan gulf. At over 90 kilometers in length, the channel was constructed from 1829 to 1824 with over 80 thousand workers. It was named after Thoai Ngoc Hau’s wife.


 


Thoai Ngoc Hau lied at the age of 68, leaving behind two wives. He planned and founded mausoleum before his death, in front of his mausoleum sits the anonymous tombs of courtiers, royal relations and meritorious officials. These tombs called Nghia Trung, are designed in different shakoes, from a lying elephant to a peach to a hat. Legend has it that the peach – shaped, and hat – shaped tombs belong to an actress and actor in his performing troupe.


 

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Adventure Travel In Australia

Adventure travel developed as a segment of the tourism market during the latter half of the 20th century out of the more general traditional notion of outdoor recreation. Adventure travel differs from from earlier forms of outdoor recreation, however, in that it offers travellers greater opportunities to experience specific physical activities (eg. rock climbing, diving, snow-boarding, kayaking, abseiling) that involve greater levels of skill and, within acceptable limits, risk. With traditional outdoor recreation, the primary attraction is the specific setting: with adventure travel, however, travellers are attracted primarily by the activities offered. Adventure travel is therefore primarily associated with travel products where the primary purpose is to engage in activity and participatory experience rather than the more passive sightseeing associated with traditional outdoor tourism.


The travel industry has evolved considerably since the 1970s.

Changes include sociodemographic shifts which have seen a growth both the disposable income and available leisure time of many travellers. Travellers generally have become more discerning, have more travel experience, and have come to enjoy the benefits of cheaper, more convenient transport and other technological advances. As a result, substantial changes occurred in the demand for international travel products. The 1990s saw rapid growth in the evolution of specific segments of the tourism market including ecotourism, nature tourism and other special interest tourism which catered for the new breed of sophisticated traveller with both the means and the will to travel.


While travel costs will always remain a significant factor in decision-making for most travellers, the notion of tourist satisfaction is today of increasing importance. Increasingly, travel products must provide something other than simple value for money to attract tourists pursuing deeper, more satisfying purposes. In short, new patterns in travel choices have emerged to accommodate a much greater spectrum of travel interests, activities and experiences. Adventure travel today is increasingly the travel mode of choice for sophisticated travellers seeking to experience a holiday rather than simply sit in a tour bus passively sightseeing.


The increasing interest of many travellers in actively experiencing their holiday has also been matched with a rapid expansion in the range and quality of travel-related equipment available, extending the capability of tour operators to deliver more diversified adventure travel products. Australia has been at the forefront of these developments, and adventure travel is now one of the fastest-growing travel market segments in that country. Continuing to grow in their scope and appeal, it appears today that the variety and availability of adventure travel products for a broad spectrum of abilities and interests and abilities is almost limitless.


In Australia, the notion of adventure in travel is inextricably linked to that of the Outback. This means that true adventure travel is more likely to be found away from the comfortable, urban east coast, and in particular away from the area located south of the Brisbane-Adelaide line where over 80% of Australians live in urban and suburban settings oblivious to the geographic, climatic and cultural realities of the majority of the Australian continent. High on the list of authentic Australian outback adventure travel destinations therefore are Central Australia and the Northern Territory, far north and western Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia. The island of Tasmania also provides many exciting opportunities for adventure travel in unique wilderness areas.


Quality outback adventure tours in Australia are characterised by many factors, including the use of four-wheel-drive vehicles rather than buses, access to spectacular remote sites, provision of challenging adventure activities, and active hands-on participation in daily routines. The use of 4x4 vehicles typically allows tour operators to access more remote, difficult and spectacular country. By encouraging active participation in daily routines such as cooking, cleaning, setting camp and packing up, adventure tours engage travellers in the complete outdoor adventure experience rather than simply waiting on passive participants hand and foot.


But the real adventure element provided by the best quality tours takes the form of specific adventure activities ranging from bushwalking, rock climbing, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, through to more extreme activities such as diving, canoeing, abseiling, jet-skiing, quad riding, white water rafting and hot air ballooning.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Adventure Is Not Courage

A modified motorcycle rushed through the streets with strong power. Suddenly, a car turned over, and the motorcycle cannot control its speed. An accident happened. The person who rides the motorcycle flied and then fell down on the car. Ten minutes later, ambulance arrived. When they prepared to put him on the stretcher, he refused. Because his motorbike was forbidden to drive on the road at all, he had to pay the money to people of car. It sounds pretty miserable, but thinks it over: he knew that motorbike could not drive on the road; he could understand that he needed to undertake the problems; he knew it was easy to have an accident. But he still had driven out, and just wanted to enjoy the short time.


In the life, you may pay attention to many people who always try to feel out the underline of thing which was not allowed.

Until the problem appeared, we knew that needed to forbid at first. The young man who caused the accident; a boy who got into trouble; an adult who liked to take a risk, all of these people have the treasonous mind. So they hate to keep the rules. In their eyes, the rules and discipline are the line to truss people and make people have no personality.

When they meet a thing, they will try to find out the limitation of it, and then to decide which style they will choose to deal with. At the process of trying, when they touch the underline and accept the necessary punishment, they will never touch it any more in a long time. Sometimes, you want to return back, but you find that there is no way to walk.


We always despise that people when keep the discipline and we think that actions of them are timid.

You would rather to lose something than to under the arms of parents. You would rather to be an adventure man than to be a frank man. Actually, the adventure is not the courage. When you take a risk, you will find you have no confidence to finish it. You have not found the power to support your belief. You will if only you know that what you want; who you are and how to do, you can really have capability to survive in this society.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Adventure Duffel


Are you the adventurer? If that is a yes then there are so many things that fickle mind can do. Most of us may think one destination to another just to settle our curiosity; some is for the thrill of the unknown. One thing is definite that is the thrill and the adrenaline rush. 
Excitement is one good thing that most people lack nowadays, with the routine and the sedentary lifestyle most middle-class individual face, we tend to get bothersome and bored with all the daily routine we are facing.

 


We take pride for the things we have accomplished, and there are also things and remnants of those small picturesque details on how we overcome the obstacles.


 


Going away on an adventure that needs you to pack half your life into a suitcase? Going away on a survival mission means being prepared on what to face. This would eventually mean bringing every single thing necessary for both comfort and survival.


 


Don't fear the load when you can get the adventure duffel. This adventure and lifestyle travel companion can help you pack everything you need without worrying that anything won't fit. Now think of those things that you find it necessary to bring. While thinking about it piles up like a huge mountain and there is the challenge on how to shrink that thought to accommodate and make that into something handy.


 


The Adventure Duffel The sandwich style packing of this duffel bag is complemented by a lightweight locking trolley system, making packing and carrying easier. The duffel can be converted into a single compartment so you can pack all your clothes and things together. Its rugged wheels and ballistic nylon construction make it resistant to stress. This way, all you need to worry about is how to climb that mountain or swim with the whales.


 



Worry free and less the thinking while on your favorite escapades. There will always be the untold challenge that you have to face just to elaborately tell the story that you have conquered and achieved something tangible, charge it to experience is a nice way of saying it but it would also be nice if it the statement goes this way



 


“I tried, I conquered and lived to tell the story all in one piece” Carpe diem and at the same time enjoying it without the hassle of over thinking on what to use.


 


 


 


 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rab Jackets ? Adventurous Store

The word trekking often relates with walking through various mountains, hills, valleys and lakes. You will be definitely excited on hearing about a trekking plan. This is enjoyed by almost all age groups especially the one who are adventurous in nature. There are lots of things to be taken cared of before moving for trekking. You cannot go just like other holiday trips by filling your bags with all the clothes you have.  You should be well prepared both mentally and physically for trekking. There are certain things that must be taken without fail. If you are going for more than one day, there will be a need to spend the night hours on the way near some flatten area. You will have to build small tents to accommodate all the people.There is a requirement to get outdoor clothing equipment and other instruments like axe in order to build the tent. You should have warm clothing to protect you from severe cold weather.

There are many jackets available on the market that are specific for these use including the rab jackets which gives you complete protection from severe conditions. Apart from this you should have boots that are flexible with high grip on the trekking areas. The selection of shoes must be done with at most care as it should provide complete flexibility in moving around through irregular path ways without losing your balance. Your travel bag must be enough to accommodate all your equipments and at the same time you should feel comfortable in carrying the bag along your shoulders. It is necessary for every one to have their own travel bag equipped with all the eatables and water as you may not find any such things once you have started your venture.

You may come across various plants and trees on the way which is unknown to you. There are possibilities of getting hurt by scratching on some thorny plants on the way. In order to protect yourself from any allergies and other poisonous plants, you should be well equipped with immediate medical facilities. You should also make a point to take all the prevention vaccinations before your trekking date. Some of these vaccinations are taken more than one time at regular interval of time which makes the complete course. Traveling to each location will have its own specific medical aid. You should make all these arrangements for all the people in your group ahead of your journey. There are many such companies providing complete package including the medical aid for all the trekkers and footprintsglassgow website is one among them. You can definitely approach this firm any time for any aid related to any adventurous trip.


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