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.