Friday, December 30, 2011
We'll start off at the original Universal Studios which was made famous for "riding the movies". Overcome your fears and take each ride's terror with a grain of salt, because remember, it's only fake... or is it? We'll start off with the thrill rides that are based on some previous Universal films, such as Jaws! You've seen the movie, now take a boat ride out on the water where nothing is safe from the terror of the deep. Everyone thought he was dead, but Jaws proves he still very much alive and extremely hungry in this thrill ride for families and people of all ages. Like shoot 'em ups? How about slaying aliens? Working for the Men in Black? Well here's your chance to try and join their ranks by competing with your friends and family in a M.I.B. Training mission that goes wrong, pitting you up against evil aliens in order to save the world. The outcome of the mission/ride is determined by how high your score is, so become trigger happy. Earn enough points and they just might make you into an M.I.B. Agent!
Next, we'll discover the two roller coasters, my favorite type of attractions, which are located almost right next to each other for convenience. Venture deep into the desert, into the forbidden sacred temple, and unleash the wrath of the mummy! Fast, dark and scary, this ride becomes a sensory overload for anyone riding it for the first time where your adrenaline is pumping due to the combination of fear and excitement. This next ride drives people... crazy. The new Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is a roller coaster designed to push you to the limit with the insane speed, loops and drops of a roller coaster combined with fast rock or techno music that you get to pick. The entire ride is videotaped and can be viewed afterwards to see your shock and awe.
The park also has many rides and attractions for the entire family, such as the E.T. Adventure, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, Terminator 2 in 3-D, Shriek in 4-D and the new Simpsons Ride! So come on down to Orlando and enjoy all of the excitement with your family or a group of friends.
Our next stop is right across the street, and is by far, my favorite park out of any in the state of Florida. Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure has out-done itself and many other parks when it comes to making the scenery fit the theme of the rides of the areas it holds them in, and in this case, islands. Make your first stop to the Super Hero Island and take the job as a reporter in the Adventures of Spider Man, a 3-D motion simulator that takes your around the city as all of the Spider Man villains team up to overwhelm Spider Man and hold New York City for ransom. Jump to the sky and fall to the ground in Doctor Doom's Fearfall. Then hit up the Incredible Hulk roller coaster which I'm sure you saw on your way into park, screaming at rageful speeds. This is a must ride roller coaster for any coaster jockey, as you go from 0 - 40 miles per hour in exactly 2 seconds. Speaking of roller coasters, head over to the opposite side of the park at some time during the day and face the Dueling Dragons! Choose your side, Fire or Ice, and ride your dragon as you face off against the other, blazing right past the other dragon in this dual coaster phenomenon.
Other must experience rides are Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges, and Jurassic Park's River Adventure. You will get wet and you will be scared, so be prepared! Some other family style rides would include The Cat in the Hat ride that pushes your mind to a whole new extreme.
A friendly reminder from myself, a well experienced theme park explorer, to always follow a few simple rules when attending Universal's Parks or any other Theme Park:
1. Always wear sunscreen. You will burn without it or the shade.
2. Keep hydrated. Florida's heat will keep you thirsty.
3. Bring extra clothes or a swim suit for those water rides.
4. Always pay attention to height restrictions for kids. These are for safety only.
5. Never ride more than you can handle. This will keep you from getting sick
With that said, I know you will enjoy your time in Orlando, especially when exploring these two fabulous theme parks at Universal Studios!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
When one thinks of Kerala, one thing that comes to the mind is High Mountain, deep lakes, lush green vegetations, mesmerizing backwaters, wildlife and much more. This enchanting land provides adventurous enthusiast an opportunity to indulge in various adventure sporting activities like water sports, trekking, jungle safaris, backwaters cruise and many more alike.
Kerala boosts a network of lakes, beaches, backwaters and several rivers that are the perfect sojourn to indulge in waters sport like Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wind Surfing, Catamaran Sailing, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Speed boating, Canoeing, Para Sailing and many.
To enjoy these sports one can head towards the beaches of Alapuzzha, Kovalam and Varkala. But before embarking on these activities one should take precautions as these activities can be dangerous for non swimmers.
If you are a nature lover, then Kerala tour to the hills is the game for you, where you can spend the day trekking and camping in the deep down forests of Kerala.
When on Kerala tour, one should never miss a jungle safari to the deep tropical forests of Kerala. Blessed with wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, it gives you opportunity to see exotic wildlife at close quarters and feel the nature. Wildlife adventure in Kerala can be enjoyed in the form of Nature Trek, Jeep Safari, Tiger Trail, Wilderness Camps, Elephant Safari and Bamboo rafting. The jungles of Periya and Thekkady, are the best place to enjoy these activities to the fullest. Birding Tour
Besides the backwaters and hills, Kerala is also blessed with numerous national parks where you can enjoy the rare bird species. The national parks of Periyar, Thattekkad, Kumarakom and Munnar give you rare opportunity to enjoy birding along with natural serene environment. Book any of the Kerala tour packages that gives you full opportunity to enjoy the adventure activity according to your taste and expedition.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Planning a holiday abroad? How about a Zambia Safari! Zambia is located in the sub-tropical part of Africa. Zambia, earlier known as the ‘the real Africa' has been acknowledged as one of the most visited areas and the safest tourist attraction in Africa. Zambia is the home of Safaris. Zambia Safari covers around 19 national parks with almost 74 African tribes and has been favoured by seasoned safari travelers for many years.
The people of Zambia are very friendly and peaceful, making Zambia safari one of the most secure places to be visited by tourists. The native tribes are an asset for the tourist department of Africa for their friendly and well-mannered greetings. Zambia Safari has a legendary history of its walking safaris. The adventure filled walking safari is being offered by the majority of the Zambia safari lodges in most of the national parks.
The birdlife of Zambia Safari offers a fantastic opportunity for those people who love to take photos or for the hidden photographers inside everybody to show case their talent. South Luangwa National Park and Kafue National Park are some of the best safari locations for seeing spectacular birdlife. Blessed with wildlife, Zambia has a profusion of wild animals including elephants, lions, hyenas etc. Zambia offers a complete mixture of adventures including river rafting. Moreover, Victoria Falls in Zambia is a haven to rafters. From the extreme river rafting to the sedate, all degrees of rafting options are available for the tourists in Zambia. In short, for all adventure enthusiasts, a Zambia safari is no less than a dream come true.
Zambia Safari contributes in supporting the conservation of flora and fauna of Zambia for the benefit of the local people and ensuring a bright future to the Africa Wildlife. Besides, Zambia Safari commits towards taking care of the nature and its environment which helps Zambia give them their livelihood. Moreover, it also supports RATs and provides invaluable support against poaching.
The price to stay in Africa starts from around 50 per person. You can stay on a sharing basis depending upon your preference. You can arrive at this striking country by flight from Johannesburg, Harare or Windhoek to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. In addition, you can also take a flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and shift to travel by road over the Zambezi to Livingstone. Various airlines provide their services to Zambia. British Airways, Air France, Air Namibia, Emirates, Lufthansa, and Air- India help you arrange your flight to Zambia - the real Africa. So, if you are planning a holiday soon with your family, try a Zambia Safari.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman - One of the most popular superheroes has his own awesome ride right in the heart of Islands of Adventure. The Amazing Adventure of Spiderman is the pioneer ride that combines moving motion based ride, live action and a 3-D film all into one. As this ride takes you on an adventure where some of baddies of the Sinister Syndicate stole the Statue of Liberty and Peter Parker is the only person who can save everyone. This roving motion based simulator ride takes you along with Spiderman through the streets of New York, flying around tall buildings and of course diving through the streets below in a simulated 400 foot free fall. With this ride from your friendly neighborhood superhero, it would surely blow you away.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster - Once again Dr. Bruce Banner has created some of the most high risk rides in the Islands of Adventure. This roller coaster takes you from zero to 40 mph in a heartbeat. It takes you on turns on a weightless zero gravity roll. As you go through a lot of dips and dives in this less than 3 minute ride, you will suddenly feel like you have the power of the incredible Hulk right through this whole experience.
Jurassic Park River Adventure - Based from the Spielberg Dinosaur film, this river raft adventure takes you on a wild ride that you would never imagine. As it takes you from those harmless dinosaurs to the most hostile areas once you enter the facility. Of course the only way out of this mess is an 85 foot dive out of nowhere.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Island of Adventure is the sister park of Universal Studios Florida, and most information, including admission prices, is identical. However, Guest Services (407-224-6350), disguised as the Open Arms Motel, does not exchange foreign currency, Lost & Found can be reached at (407-224-4245) or by calling them directly.
Some of the rides include:
- Marvel Super Hero Island
This is a thrill-lover's paradise, with 2 of the most unforgettable rides in Florida. Comic book heroes and characters patrol this area, so keep an eye out for your favorites.
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
After the space shuttle, this ride may be the coolest thing in Florida. Hop onto the combination roller coaster/motion simulator quickly - Spider-Man needs you now! Super villains rendered in state-of-the-art 3-D are on the loose (jumping on your car and chasing you around with giant electrical plugs), and it's up to you and your favorite web sling-er to stop them. I don't want to give too much away, so just know that this is a spectacular experience. You must be at least 40 inches tall and children under 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.
- Doctor Doom's Fearfall
This is less scary than it looks, which is great for timid folk but a bummer for adrenaline junkies. You'll be shot up in the air, which will take your breath away, and then dropped - but gently, and not very far.
- Incredible Hulk Coaster
One of those coasters with a surprise twist, which might turn you Hulk green if you're just eaten! Watch that first hill, Dr Baxter!
- Storm Force Accelatron
Another barf-o-rama, this one's on par with Walt Disney World's Mad Tea Party - only in the dark. Good luck with keeping down your last meal.
- Toon Lagoon
Continuing the theme of superhero-comics, old cartoon favorite come into life here with spontaneous shows, midway games and a truly soaking water ride. There's just something indescribable about seeing Popeye busting a move in the streets.
- Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
The confused Canadian Mountie has his hands full keeping logs jam-packed with tourist from hurtling over the edge of - oh no - a massive waterfall! Be warned - you will get soaked on this boat ride, which probably has the best design of anything like it
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
So we all need a vacation at some point of the year, yes? And we all need to plan this vacation, right? But, is this not all an aggravating chore? I mean, firstly you need to find a location, secondly, you need to find the accommodation and after all of this, what do you do for fun there? Where do you take the kids? After all, you might think it’s your vacation, but let’s be honest; you go to where your kids can have a great time and give you the well deserved rest you have been seeking all year.
This, my friends, is the dilemma I have sat with year after year with. And being the good soul that I am, I thought I would help you with making this tedious task a simple and maybe even fun one.Yes, that’s right. There is hope out there!
This hope I’m referring to has a name. It has the places all over Africa you are searching for. It has the accommodations you are looking for. It even has all the activities in the regions you are visiting. But best of all, it has all this and more on one website. Wait for it....wait.... here it is: Adventure Map!
I discovered this as I was searching and searching through countless sites. Sites that want subscriptions, credit card details and endless masses of redundant information. The beauty of Adventure Map is that there are none of these nuisances.Of course, if you wanted to, you could create an account to get their news feeds and even write reviews. Obviously I did this. It really is brilliant. Simply log on, check out the area you want to holiday in, and there you have it. From there on it’s as simple as buttering bread. The area you plan on visiting will have activities for you and your kids, as well as attractions in the area...imagine that. No hassle, no dreading planning the vacation, just simply logging onto a site that has all of these options at your disposal. And my fellow planners, it’s so simple to use.
So next time, when you would rather plan to go to the in-laws because there is less hassle involved, remember to take this information to bed with you!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Whilst heading for the beach and pretending that you are in a hotter version of Britain for seven days may be just what some people need to unwind, more and more people are opting for less traditional answers to the usual beach holiday, looking for experiences that they simply cant get at home.
Visiting new cultures has also become a much more yearned for part of any holiday, whilst taking yourself to new extremes is also high up on peoples list of what now makes a perfect holiday. Yet, the only adventure holiday that is likely to give the beach a run for its money any time soon, is ski holidays.
Ski holidays are the perfect combination of thrills, relaxation, and surprisingly, even sun. With the thrill of the slopes and the luxury and comfort of the chalets, there is also the chance to enjoy as much night life as you want easily whilst experience sights that are sure to take even the most respiratory-sound persons breath away.
There are many reasons why such holidays have grown to be so popular over the last few years, from ease and the relatively low cost of France being so close right through to the simple breadth of experience these holidays have to offer. They combine all the key ingredients that people seem to look for: luxury in the chalets, a sun tan despite the cold, the chance to push yourself to your limits, and the chance to visit scenery that you might not normally get to see on holiday.
So if you want to experience an adventurous holiday, rather than trekking to the North Pole, this might just be the perfect place to start.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
It's the rage of the Hulk roller coaster at Islands of Adventure!
You've come face-to-face with one of the most popular Islands of Adventure rides.
You want to know what's going on? Then enter Bruce Banner's lab to see what all this noise is about.
Islands of Adventure Hulk
Doctor Bruce Banner's got quite a set-up: you'll walk past power generators, Towers of Power and a Gamma Core, all of which he's set up to conduct his experiments on himself... and you.
He's trying to reverse the effects of the gamma radiation that turns him into the Hulk. Upon entering this Islands of Adventure attraction, you've volunteered your body to help him find a cure.
Television monitors are set up throughout the lab as you head toward the Hulk roller coaster's boarding area.
These monitors show you an animated history of how Dr. Bruce Banner became the Hulk, and what effects it's had on him, and what the Hulk's effects have been on the rest of the world.
Watch his story, because you'll be left to decide whether the Hulk is an evil monster that should be destroyed, or whether the Hulk is a true hero.
You'll see the green, glistening Hulk coaster pull up to the platform as you approach the boarding area. You'll also see the tunnel that your car will take you through when it's you're turn to participate in this experiment.
That tunnel is the entrance to the Gamma tube. Dr. Banner's intent is to use the tube to bombard himself, and you, with gamma particles.
He hopes to find a way to rid himself of the Hulk's rage forever, without evoking his own transformation into the Hulk once again.
So have a seat, pull the lap bar down over your head and strap yourself in - I'm sure nothing will go wrong with this experiment.
Tip: If you don't mind waiting an extra half hour, you'll find a" front row only" line to the left of the regular line when you get close to the Hulk Ride boarding area. It's worth the wait to sit in the front row at least once for this ride.
As your car begins to move into the Gamma tube, you'll set off on a normal climb up a typical roller coaster incline - seemingly. You'll hear Dr. Banner reassuring you that everything looks good and the experiment is going well.
It just might work this time.
If all goes well, you really have nothing to worry about.
If the experiment starts failing... well, without giving away too much information, let's just say that by the time you get to the Gamma tube's exit 150 feet away, you'll be moving at around 40 mph.
Welcome to the Hulk, Islands of Adventure-style. Get ready for high-speed twists, sharp turns, huge drops and plunges into misty tunnels.
If you survive the Hulk at Islands of Adventure, you'll be able to view photos of you and your party screaming while you were on the roller coaster.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Mt Everest is 8,840m high (29,029ft) and is the highest mountain above sea level. Arguably Muana Kea in Hawaii is debated to be the highest mountain at 10,200m (33,464) from its base however it is not considered the highest as it is only 4,205m (13,796 ft) above sea level.
In 1953 the first ascent was made by the courageous Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and other records started shortly after such as the first woman to climb the summit in 1975 by Junko Tabei and then the first solo climb in 1980 by Reinhold Messner.
Mt Everest is one of natures most challenging and most gratifying adventures. Once you reach the summit you will literally be standing on top of the worlds highest peaks. There are many safety concerns when considering climbing Mt Everest and your fitness should be a major factor. However even novices can complete the climb but comes at the expense of hiring shirpas to help you reach your goal.
Take a flight into Kathmandu and begin your ascent to the highest point of your life. To read about other adventures like climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, the Inca Trail, scuba diving, white water rafting and many more visit www.nothingbutadventure.com, your encyclopaedia all things adventure travel, hobbies and activities.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
No one ever claimed that all the E&A gatherings were all glamour and Louboutin pumps. Events and Adventures planners understand that romance flourishes as easily over cream cheese frosting as with champagne and caviar. And on Saturday, when you felt the need of a little meaningful recreation, you could have joined your friends and flames from Events and Adventures, showing off your triple-toe loop at the ice rink, rolling toward 300 at the bowling lanes. No reason why the rink cannot generate some heat or the bowling alleys can't be lovers' lanes.
If you did have your heart set on a gala holiday gathering, a place to show-off your sparkly holiday finery, you could have attended Events and Adventures' holiday party, E&A's biggest party of the year. You would have enjoyed a full gourmet appetizer buffet, drink specials, and music pumped throughout the club for dancing all night long. You also would have taken home a gift bag filled with all sorts of holiday-themed goodies.
It's not too late to put a little extra magic and romance in your New Year. Find out how you can meet Boston's finest singles in a casual, comfortable atmosphere of common interests and camaraderie by visiting the website at www.lotsofevents.com. Or you can join the fun by calling 1-888-600-5999.
All of these five islands make Island of adventure the most thrilling, innovative and modern theme park in the world. Let your spirit be free to enjoy such an adventurous island.
This is where you can see how Dr. Seuss' fanciful stories come to life. Travel around the park and experience its rides fully based on theme related to Seuss tales.
The Lost Continent
The island consists of ancient myths and legends. If you want to be Orlando, buy Islands Of Adventure Tickets and discover the world famous rides like Dueling Dragons, Poseidon's Fury, The Eight Voyage of Sinbad, and The Mystic Fountain.
This park is a real home to Dinosaurs. You can get back to the past history of Dinosaurs and you can also feel their presence due to the atmosphere which is technically created. Moreover, Jurassic Park River Adventure is an exciting adventure to see the activities of Dinosaurs.
Indulge yourself into the watery adventures with enchanting thrilling rides like Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls and Popeye & Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges. So, get ready to soak.
Marvel Super Hero Island
Incredible Hulk Coaster, Spiderman: The Ride, Doctor Doom's Fearfall are some the best attractions of the park. The Marvel comic book characters can be seen here.
California adventure parks feature the bugs land, the Golden Gate, Paradise Pier, Sunshine Plaza, and many more parade & shows. Apart from these, dinning venues are also available with good foods to eat.
California Adventureland Tickets enable you to see the vast region of California adventure and this ticket is one of the most popular tickets of Disney World Tickets
Sunday, November 6, 2011
If Rajasthan is about forts and palaces, then it is also about adventure. If travelers perceive the state just suitable for heritage tours, then adventure tours of Rajasthan are also its attraction. Adventure freaks can completely wind out in Rajasthan as the state is dotted with opportunities of adventure. There are number of adventure sports in Rajasthan that can keep the adventure freaks engaged.
Soaring high in the blue unknown is one of the wildest fantasies of a human being. The state beckons all those who have nurtured this wish. Flying high and having a panoramic view of sand carpets, mountain ranges and countryside is fabulous. Para sailing, para gliding and ballooning are famous aero sports of Rajasthan. Famous sites for aero sports include Pushkar, Baneshwar or Nagaur fair, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner and Kota.
Water Sports of Rajasthan
Rajasthan and water sports! Is it quite contradictory for you? But hold on…Rajasthan is a host to number of water sports.
Vintage Car Rally
Exemplar car rally which is held annually in Jaipur has attracted many car owners. They take pride in taking out their vintage beauty in these days. A spectator enjoys as much as the participants and car owners. Car lovers, car owners, tourists, locals and zealous sports lovers eagerly wait for the event.
Exploring the rural terrains, historical sites and wildlife reserves on a bicycle is a fantastic idea. Excitingly enough, the cycler can have a glimpse of rural Rajasthan, experience its charisma and know more about the local culture.
Boating in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is not all about deserts. It has lot to offer to boating enthusiasts also. RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) has taken measures for promoting boating in the lakes of Jaipur and Udaipur - be they natural or manmade.
Camping Tours in Rajasthan
Enjoy a utopian world away from metro humdrum in the surroundings of Thar. Yes, camping tours in Rajasthan are quite exciting. Experiencing local music and dance, enjoying bonfire under a moonlit night and a company of your beloved will make it all the more special.
Safaris Tours in Rajasthan
Safaris are an adventurous expedition in Rajasthan. These safaris can be enjoyed to have a closer look of jungles, wildlife forests, remote villages, rough terrains of the state. Enjoy desert safaris, horse safaris, jeep safaris, elephant safaris in Rajasthan.
Golfing is considered a posh sport of Rajasthan which has been played for a quite a while now. Rambagh Golf Course is the famous choice of golfers. There are a number of facilities that one can have here.
Trekking in Rajasthan
The forest area of Aravali ranges, treks from Abu Road to Guru Shikhar (highest peak of Aravali), Thandi Beri to Kumbhalgarh fort or Ranakpur to Rawali Tatgarh are famous trekking areas of Rajasthan.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The challenge waits for you in the deepest, darkest part of the castle. The walkway leading you to the castle is adorned with banners announcing the Triwizard Tournament, as well as banners representing the four contestants.
You'll be greeted by Weasly's crashed flying Ford Anglia - still running. Still honking.
You'll also pass by Hagrid's Hut and the Champion's tent.
Then you'll make way into the dark passageways of the castle. When you're in the castle, you can't miss the Goblet of Fire trophy displayed high on a mantle.
You'll move on from there, beginning your trip through drafty, dimly lit passages. Look above you and check out illuminated floating candles.
But your exploration won't end at magical floating candles.
Continue further into more long, dark, narrow tunnels, and watch out for a large, cracked wooden door. If you listen closely, you'll hear something behind it.
It'll sound like growling from a large beast. It is growling from a large beast.
If you wait long enough, the dragons behind the door will sense you're there and lash out at the door trying to get through.
At the other end of tunnels, you'll arrive at the tent where the Dragon challenge is waiting for you.
Ahead, you will see the boarding area where you will face the really thrilling part of this challenge!
You'll have to choose which dragon you want to conquer: the Chinese Fireball or the Hungarian Horntail. Above you, in the star-lit sky, you'll see silhouettes of giant, winged creatures flying overhead.
It's time to face the Dragon Challenge!
Dragon challenge is an inverted duel roller coaster- the only one in the world!
It is made up of two tracks.
The Chinese Fireball and Hungarian Horntail navigate two different tracks and offer two complete different and exciting rides. The Chinese Fireball can go up to 60 miles per hour, while Hungarian Horntail runs at top speed of 55 mph.
Although the Chinese Fireball is faster, the Hungarian Horntail has more loops and twists. Both rides last for two minutes and 25 seconds and include five inversions each.
A huge surprise you'll experience on this attraction is the near-misses where you'll within inches from walls, land, and riders on the other coaster.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Most of the resorts in the coast offer adventure games like paragliding, bungee jumping and jet skiing. So, free falling from great heights and cutting through the water at great speeds in easily achievable. For people who enjoy exploring life underwater, places like Phuket and Phi Phi Islands offer diving, snorkeling and also submarine drives.
Many people confine themselves to the south of Thailand and make a mistake of not travelling north. The Northern Thailand is full of adventure with high mountains and terrains with challenging forest areas and waterfalls. Trekking is a very big business in this part of the country and the peak season for trekking is between November and February. During this period the air is clear and the weather is also apt. There are many services in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son and Pai that offer trekking tours.The trekking often lasts between three to five days and you will need a good pair of trekking shoes and a back pack to encounter the heat.
The trekking tour is lead by a guide who will take you through small ethnic villages of Lisu, Karen, Meo, Akha and Paduang. All these tribes are very different from each other with different language, dress and culture. These people have migrated to this part of Thailand and also to Vietnam from China within the last century. The trek tour will also include rafting and elephant riding too.
If rafting while trekking is not good enough adventure for you then there are many services that offers the white water variety. In the rainy season starts from June to January and the water level raises with intense rainfalls and it adds to the fun. Pai is the place where you can find the best of such services.
If you are a biker then Thailand offers the best off road motorcycle riding in the world.The roads passing through the mountain regions with awesome and flabbergasting scenery are simply excellent. There are many developed motels and restaurants in the route and you will never be in need of anything while riding as it makes you forget almost everything. You can chose to go on a tour or hire your own bike/ Chiang Mai offers the best services when it comes to renting bikes. It is good to have a guide with you while travelling off roads; someone who knows the place very well.
Also nowadays mountain biking is getting really popular and there are many operators who run tours. Thailand is a must go place for people who love to live their life at its fullest. You can have almost everything in Thailand. From serenity to adventure; you can get almost everything and the best part is, all these comes real cheap
Monday, October 24, 2011
Trinidad and Tobago has a range of hiking opportunities with many of the hikes leading to waterfalls. Rincon waterfall in the Rincon valley on the north coast of Trinidad is a 250-foot vertical drop. The hike begins in the valley amidst small farms, fording several crystal clear streams and then winds uphill, culminating with a steep descent to the base of the waterfall. The 32 kilometer trail from Blanchissuese to Matelot on Trinidad's north coast is considered a jewel. Along the hike one alternates from unspoiled rainforest to untouched beaches. Starting from Blanchissuese you encounter Paria Bay after two to three hours (depending on the hiker's level of fitness). A short trail from the beach leads to Paria waterfall where there is a deep clear pool below the falls surrounded by heliconia, fringed lilies, and philodendron. If you choose to continue the hike after Paria Bay, the trail rambles over a succession of small ridges, crossing several small streams, until you next encounter Gran Tacarib, which is a 1.2 kilometer crescent shaped beach. From Gran Tacarib the trail continues to the Madamas river and then Madamas Beach. Both Madamas Beach and Gran Tacarib are nesting sites for Leatherback turtles, during the nesting season of March to September. After Madamas it is a continuation of the up and down hiking and crossing small streams and then the Petite Riviere river. The trail continues through abandoned estate lands with cocoa, coffee, tonka bean, nutmeg and papaya (pawpaw) until you arrive at the Matelot River and the village of Matelot.
For those who want to lie on the beach but also engage in some outdoor activity there are several less strenous hikes. Argyle waterfall on the outskirts of Roxborough in Tobago is an easy hike along the Argyle River to a three level waterfall. The hike to the Rio Seco waterfall on Trinidad's north-east coast goes through semi-cultivated land and then through stately mora forests to a small waterfall with a refreshing emerald pool, ideal for swimming.
Both Trinidad and Tobago abound with birds and at almost every turn an avian spectacle can be observed. Trinidad and Tobago has some of the most diverse bird species to be found in one location with over 460. This variety in species can perhaps be attributed to the fact that the islands lie close to South America so migration is easier, resulting in unusually diverse fauna. Asa Wright Nature Center, is Trinidad and Tobago's premier birding location and it has been widely recognized as one of the most successful eco-tourism stories in the world. The listing of birds that can be seen at this center is too long for this article but has been identified in the vicinity of 159. Some of these birds include; Purple Honeycreeper, Green Honeycreeper, Crested Oropendola, Silver-beaked Tanager, White-necked Jacobin hummingbirds, Bananaquit, Red-legged Honeycreeper, White-chested Emerald hummingbird, Cocoa Thrush, Chestnut Woodpecker, Great Antshrike. This Nature Center is located at a height of approximately 1,200 feet in the hills of the Northern Range, seven miles from the town of Arima. It is reached by a single lane road that winds through verdant countryside dotted by small villages and isolated houses. There are numerous trails throughout the property and very knowledgeable guides.
Grafton Wildlife Sanctuary, Tobago, is a former cocoa and coconut estate that was destroyed by Hurricane Flora in 1963 and as a result was converted into a wildlife sanctuary. It is approx. 200 acres in size and is covered in secondary forest. There are three main forest trails. As you enter, the first trail on the right leads downhill and is relatively short. The second trail on the left also gradually leads downhill and then eventually climbs uphill. The main trail, which is directly facing the entrance, leads uphill and winds past several abandoned estate buildings and stables. There are benches along the main trail and at some points they provide panoramic views. There are at least three smaller trails that branch off from the main uphill trail but these are not always maintained. The three main forest trails are maintained. It is possible to spend an enjoyable hour or an intense four hours. The entire sanctuary abounds with birds of varied species.
Trinidad and Tobago are islands in the Caribbean Sea so there are myriad opportunities for kayaking. However for those who do not want to contend with large waves, ocean swells and ocean currents, Trinidad and Tobago offers a choice of sheltered saltwater and freshwater kayaking opportunities. Two kayaking areas of particular note are Bon Accord Lagoon and the Godineau River.
The azure waters of Buccoo Bay and the Bon Accord Lagoon in Tobago are sheltered by the offshore Buccoo reef, providing a kayaking area with only gentle swells. Kayak rentals are available at the nearby Storebay and also at Pigeon Point. The fringing Mangrove swamps of the Bon Accord Lagoon provide a scenic contrast to the white sand beaches along Pigeon Point and at the center of Buccoo bay. The offshoots of the reef also shelter the adjacent Milford Bay, allowing one to kayak to the south-east from Bon Accord Lagoon around Pigeon Point and into Milford Bay or vice-versa.
The Godineau River in south Trinidad, also known as the South Oropouche River, is one of the rivers in Trinidad that provides a year round kayaking opportunity as the water level is always sufficient. Kayaking in the Godineau area takes you through a variety of habitats, from saltwater mangrove swamp to fresh water marshland to partially cultivated areas. A variety of birdlife can be seen on these kayak trips including Scarlet Ibis, Southern Lapwing, Osprey, Savannah Hawk, Wattled Jacana, Cattle Egret, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Lesser Yellowlegs, Black-bellied Whistling Duck and a variety of migrating ducks (during the northern winter). This kayak trip can be started either from the sea along the area known as the Mosquito Creek or inland from the Woodland area.
Trinidad's network of old agricultural & oilfield roads plus (relatively) quiet country roads, along with hiking paths provide a range of surfaces and environments for cycling. In addition terrain ranges from flat land to rolling inclines to hillsides. For those with a preference for road biking almost every area of Trinidad has country roads with reduced vehicle traffic. The cross-country rider will be able to find undulating land with natural vistas. Those whose interest lies in mountain biking can find forest trails with logs, bamboo and streams across the trail requiring navigation and dexterity.
Friday, October 21, 2011
In our time, an era where the internet holds vast amounts of incessant information that overwhelms us each day. Where you can no longer seem to find a forthcoming site where things are just as simple as extracting the information you need without having to leave your credit card details. These are the times that you wish for simplicity and tradition. Now some of you might already be shaking your heads at us "traditionalists" but let me tell you, it probably didn't just fall into your lap either.
Just before I plan for a trip, I start getting worked up and terrified of the journey that lays ahead, and I don't mean my journey to my dream destination, I mean the journey it takes for me to locate and sustain the exact locations and activities I plan on indulging in. It feels like I need a holiday from my holiday planning. Now, my point is, booking accommodation after going through the hassle of finding it can be tiresome.Sometimes you can't even get around to locating and booking activities (things to do) nearby or at the destination you are bunking at because of all the stress and time consuming research you are doing on your destination. Some of us don't always know where we want to go to. We just know we want to get away. And that, my friends, is how I stumbled across Adventure Map.
Yes, I expect you also heard the drum roll. My reasons for sharing this vital piece of knowledge, and trust me, it is vital to us "traditionalists", are numerous. But my main magnetism to it was the simplicity. You simply log onto www.adventuremap.co.za , click on activities, accommodations or attractions, whatever suits your needs and viola! You have a variety of accommodations, activities and attractions.That wasn't even the best for me though. The best part is that no matter where in Africa you are, you have the map to show you where the activities and accommodations are. No mess, no fuss, and no stopping to ask for directions. Everything is simply a click away. If you are unsure of the place that groped your attention, well then, you can read a review or simply write one yourself.
I never knew there were so many different types of activities let alone a site that covers both the accommodation and activity locations, descriptions and contact details.
It really is a brilliant site, one that had me pondering, "Are some people just trying to waste our time and money whilst making us feel like we need a degree in mastering the arts of technology?" or "Why didn't something as great as this happen to me when I planned my very first holiday?"
Do yourself, friends and family a favour, plan using Adventure Map.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Jurassic Park Discovery Center - This is the perfect area where you can discover about prehistoric times where dinosaurs rule the earth. Both kids and adults can enjoy the exhibits and displays that can be seen around this area. Some of the highlights you can see are testing your DNA if you would fit as a ruthless carnivorous dinosaur like the Velociraptor or the T-rex or some the tamed ones like the Stegosaurus. There are even some nurseries where you can find some dinosaur eggs and even witness a baby velociraptor come to life. You can learn as well how dinosaurs see and hear the world. Test your knowledge about dinosaurs as you answer some questions in the quiz show game You Bet Jurassic. Of course marvel at some of the fossilized remains of your favorite dinosaurs such as the T-rex and many more.
Camp Jurassic - This play area is perfect for kids who are hyperactive and be able to play in an area with a prehistoric themed environment. Kids can walk down the Thunder Lizard Trail and be able to make the ground roar with its dinosaur sounds. They can use the water cannon in the containment paddock to create a crazy wet fight. Finally for a more adventurous kid, they can explore the area through the dinosaur capture nets, whisk away through some variety themed slides pass through suspension bridges. Also nearby are is the Pteranodon Flyers which every kid can enjoy flying through the air.
If I Ran the Zoo - Another play area where you can be able to imagine yourself as a zoo manager. Use some knobs, gadgets to turn and twist as you would be able to discover some of the unique animals that you would find in this area.
Me Ship, The Olive - Imagine yourself like Popeye as you take charge of this ship. This interactive ship has an obstacle course that kids are capable of playing around through cargo nets, slides and even horns to toot and bells to ring. There are even water cannons to use to squirt some passengers that bother this ship.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Would you like to live life on the edge, full of adventures? A career in adventure sports may be the right option for you. The best thing adventure sports is that you get to spend most of your time outdoors; you will also get the rare opportunity of converting your hobby into your profession.
Adventure sports involve activities which are unusual, risky and exciting. Examples are mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, river rafting, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, scuba diving etc.
Like in many other fields, basic education is enough to build a career in adventure sports too. Candidates having a bachelor's degree in any discipline will, nevertheless, have an advantage over others. Proficiency in at least one foreign language is necessary as you will have to deal with tourists from different parts of the world.
In this field, your attitude counts as much as your aptitude.
Several institutes provide training in adventure sports. Some of the prominent institutes offering training in mountaineering skills are the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling, the Western Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Manali. Training in various kinds of water sports is imparted by the National Institute of Water Sports in Goa.
You can find jobs with travel and tourism agencies as Liaison Officers. You can also find jobs in several agencies like sports centres, athletic clubs, sports clubs, holiday resorts, excursion agencies etc. Those who have enough experience in this field can also set up an Adventure Sports Center of their own where they can offer services and impart training in their area of specialization.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The Eight Voyages of Sinbad Stunt Show - It 's a stunt show like no other. One of the most famous sailor has come to life in this high octane stunt show that knocks you off your feet. Join Sindbad and his sidekick Kabob as they attempt to save the lovely Princess Amoura from the wicked witch Miseria. The show includes some awesome stunts like a high risk water plunge, pyrotechnics, and well choreographed battle scenes with heroes and some of Miseria's minions. Even the grotto setting complete with shipwrecks creates a backdrop like no other.
Poseidon's Fury - The god of the waters takes you to his temple as an archeologist from the Global Discovery group guides you deeper into this baffling temple. The special effects included in this show creates that fascinating battle scene between two titans Poseidon and Lord Darkenon. From this clash it is a matter of survival of whether you make it back to normal life or not.
Oh the Stories You Will Hear - Your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life as they perform stories, tell poems to their audience. The famous characters such as Sam of Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat with Thing One and Thing two and The Grinch provides the kids with some laughter and joy. At the end make sure to get your photo taken and get some autographs too.
The Mystic Fountain - This attraction entertains any passers-by that are in the area. It either gives you jokes, games and music and talks to anyone who comes near. Just watch out as it might get a wet surprise for not answering its riddles. You can even throw coins in the fountain and your wish might come true.
Character Meet and Greet with the Marvel Super Heroes - Of course your favorite superheroes have their own time to spend with their fans. Characters from the X Men, Captain America and Spider-man are there to have their pictures taken with them and sign autographs.
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Friday, October 7, 2011
If you love adventure travel and fancy yourself a bit of a Bear Grylls wannabe (minus the outrageously extreme nature challenges), you don’t necessarily have to find the most obscure, dangerous and uncharted country in the world to get your adventure fix. Here are a few countries which unexpectedly serve up a big dose of excitement.
- Slovakia – Slovakia was recently rated #1 new adventure travel destination amongst a group of developing countries, and is famous for its mountainous terrain. Extremely cheap skiing and snowboarding packages are an opportunity you must take up, as well as week-long mountaineering and hiking trips through the magnificent Carpathian Mountains.
- France – France isn’t just a place for shopping, wine and art galleries. France offers plenty for those who like to adventure travel in style. There are cycling tours around the French countryside and mountains. Destinations include the Loire Valley, with visits to castles, vineyards, and fine dining along the way, or follow in the bicycle tracks of the Tour de France on a week-long Epic Cycling Climbs Trip, previously voted ‘World's Best New Adventure Travel Trip’ by National Geographic. There are flights to Paris on most major airlines from anywhere in Europe, so make sure to set aside some time for romance.
- Greece – If you’re sick of sunbathing on the beach, Greece is also a great adventure travel destination. Almost every area in Greece offers camping, and the country’s hilly terrain makes it perfect for hiking. Corfu Island has long hiking trails with breathtaking views of ancient monasteries and natural landscapes. The Mediterranean Sea is also perfect for water sports. There are daily cheap international flights to Athens from major cities around the world, and Greece’s bus and ferry network connects almost every town and island throughout the country.
What are some of your favourite ways to get the adrenaline pumping when you’re travelling?
Thursday, September 29, 2011
My husband and I have over-baby proofed our house (if such a thing is possible), and consider ourselves safe parents. Furniture bolted to the wall and sharp corners covered; you know, that type of thing.
My youngest daughter, Allison, is an adventurer and stinker of high caliber. I once went upstairs for, I kid you not, one minute to use the bathroom. During that time, Allison managed to get her highchair, push it into the middle of the living room floor, knock it over, and climb on top of it. When I came back, she was proudly standing on top, hands on hips like she was the conquering queen of the living room.
Well, on this particular occasion, I came into the living room and noticed Allison's bright yellow toy phone lying on the floor with the battery cover removed. This was not any small feat. That battery cover was firmly fastened with a screw and taped over.Paranoid parents that we were, we wisely decided tape would be in order just in case.
Well, Allison managed to pry the battery cover off; tape, screw and all. As I was picking up the toy phone and the slobbery battery cover, I saw the batteries had been removed. With a sharp, slightly panicked eye, I began to scan the floor for anything shiny. "There," I thought, "there is one. Two? No, there should be three!" I was on my hands and knees searching the floor when my husband, Jim, came in.
"I'm off to my dental appointment. What are you doing?" He asked.
He watched me for a few seconds crawling around on the toy-strewn floor muttering and cursing. He asked again, "Rose, what are you doing?"
I stood and looked at him. The panic set in a bit deeper and I blurted, "Allison ate some batteries!"
"Batteries!" Allison yelled. Then she began to giggle and crawl around on the floor, muttering and cursing like her mama.
Eyes wide, he asked me, "Are you sure?"
"No," I replied.
"No? No, she didn't eat batteries?"
"Yes. No. I can't find the batteries."
"So, maybe she ate the batteries?"
"Should I stay? Should we go to the clinic?" Jim asked. He was beginning to panic too.
We agreed I should go to the clinic with the kids and call him at the dentist if anything exciting was going to come to pass.
He left and I quickly picked up the phone and dialed the clinic. I explained to the woman on the other end what had happened and that I was going to drive over immediately. Then I figured out I had dialed the wrong number.
I tried again and the perky woman on the other end of the phone was very nice and said, "Yes - come quickly. I'll tell the doctor you are on your way and we can get you into x-ray right when you get here."
OK. Fine. When we arrived, the woman at the desk recognized us. We're regulars, you see, but I'll save those stories for another time. She led us back to x-ray and we waited. Allison and Ashley immediately began to argue over the magazines on the little table next to their seats.
"Calgon, take me away", I thought. Instead, the x-ray technician took me away with my children to get an x-ray of Allison's tummy.
We waited in x-ray and some minutes later the doctor arrived with the films in hand. "Yep. There they are." On the lighted box in front of me was my two-year-old's abdomen. Bright bones and other dense innards were immediately visible, but the most visible objects in the x-ray were the two batteries my baby ate. They were bright like two little moons at night and perfectly round.
The doctor explained that we would need to go to Children's Hospital to have them removed. The removal process would involve a sedative (for Allison, not me) and something akin to a plumber's drain snake.
I called the dentist's office and asked the receptionist to tell Jim to get out of there immediately and come home. "What's wrong?" she asked. I told her about the phone and the missing button batteries. There was silence on the other end of the line, then she said, "I won't ask. I'll tell Jim to get home. I hope everything comes out okay." I think she was trying her very best not to laugh. Rolling my eyes, I hung up the phone.
When we arrived at the hospital, the doctor announced that she had done a bit of research on button batteries while she waited for us to arrive, and decided it would be okay to let them pass.
I won't describe the ending other than to say everything came out okay with little fuss. You will have to imagine the details of that for yourself.
What I will tell you, though, is if you are the parent of a little adventurer and connoisseur of small objects, be wary. According to Safe Kids Worldwide (http://www.usa.safekids.org), in 2004, airway obstruction was the leading cause of accidental injury-related death among infants under age one.
We thought that toy phone was safe, but had we tested the cover, I bet we would have been able to remove the back with a little effort.
Preventing a choking accident is easy enough, so why not take these steps to be sure your home is safe?
Cut food into bite-sized pieces, and be especially careful of foods like hot-dogs and carrots.
Avoid letting younger kids play with balloons. They are easily popped and the little pieces are a definite choking hazard.
Take the time to look for small toys and items that may be on the floor or anywhere your young child can reach. This is especially important in households with more than one child. I am constantly picking up Allison's older sister's Barbie shoes and jewelry. This is a never-ending quest, and my vacuum has suffered greatly. Better the vacuum than my kid.
And, finally, it is always a great idea to bone up on first-aid. Check with your local medical center or clinic to see if they offer classes.
Obviously, I am not a doctor, so this is simply advice from one parent to another. If you have a serious choking accident (especially if your child is unable to breathe), call 911 or seek immediate medical attention.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Journey to the islands and discover the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss at Seuss Landing(TM). Dr. Seuss' stories and characters come alive at this wondrous island everyone will enjoy. Be sure to check out If I Ran The Zoo(TM) and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish(TM) on your journey through Seuss Landing(TM). A stop by the Green Eggs and Ham(TM) Café for a Green Eggs and Ham sandwich will complete your visit to this island.
The Lost Continent reveals mystical attractions of times past. Witness the live action of Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City and The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad. Choose between Fire or Ice and battle on the Dueling Dragons roller coasters. A fantastical world of Unicorns, mystic fountains and more awaits you.
Next stop is Jurassic Park®. Steven Spielberg's film comes true as man and dinosaur attempt to live together. Children will enjoy the Camp Jurassic interactive playground, while older siblings and adults will want to experience the Jurassic Park® River Adventure. The whole family will enjoy visiting the interactive Jurassic Park® Discovery Center. Add plenty of dining and shopping opportunities and you will have trouble leaving this island.
Toons from past and present live on Toon Lagoon Island. Young and young at heart will relish this childhood trip through the funny pages. Children will be able to meet all the characters at King's Row(TM) and Comic Strip Lane and everyone will want to experience Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls® log flume ride.
Marvel Super Hero Island is the final island to visit and possibly the most popular. Guests will witness some of the most thrilling and technologically advanced rides Island of Adventure® offers. Lines form early for The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® and Incredible Hulk Coaster® which have become favorites of returning guests. You will also have photo opportunities with many comic book heroes at Meet the Marvel Super Heroes.
Where ever your journey takes you, be prepared to experience the excitement at Islands of Adventure®.
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Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Now, there are increasingly people trying to find out and learn what the buzz is all about. Bass fishing is more just catching a fish. Its now almost getting those prized big bass and having the chance to show it off. For novices there are lots more to bass fishing that meets the eye.
1st, try to know the lures that you must have to love bass fishing.
And do you know what the top 3 lures for catching Bass are? Though there was no particular gauge that was presented by the investigators, a survey was performed among the pro bass fishermen and it was felt that plastic worms was the most patronized and ranking on the second and 3rd place were the spinner bait and then the crank bait.
Even so, picking one of these 3 is not enough. Some factors are still needed to be believed. Primarily, you must believe if it is better to cover a smaller segment of water soundly or skim across a larger area as quickly as possible to find fish.
The trouble that usually arise with fishing with a worm is the inability to sense strikes. Generally the inability to sense them is due to a sinker that is too heavy and a line that is too thick.
To help you to overcome this predicament you’re advised to use a variable buoyancy worm using lead strip sinkers. Here are some of its advantages:
• No moving lead on the line to dampen the feeling of a gentle pickup
• You can apply the precise amount of lead to deliver the worm action needed
• It comes through easier for a bass to inhale the worm
• It aids in hook setting
• It is easier to shake loose from snags
• You’ll be able to cause the worm to hang virtually suspended over the bottom when fishing shallow water.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Vietnam offers a wide selection of outdoor activities for those who look for active adventure holidays in Vietnam. The most popular outdoor activity is trekking, hiking through hill tribe villages, meeting up with local friendly people.
Outdoor adventure activities are not only what to trek from one day to another, but to sea the beautiful landscapes, to taste the local food and to experience the local culture and traditions during the journey.
Vietnam trekking tours should be booked in advance since there are lots of things to be prepared before your departure. Most of the treks are required permits since the hiking trails will take you through to remote and isolated hill tribe villages, the frontier border. The authorization paper can be arranged through a local tour operator.
For any trekking, hiking adventure tour, hiring a local tour guide and porters are highly recommended.Because the local tour guide speaks foreign language. He or she can explain about the local culture, customs and tradtions. They live in the area, so they know the local culture, they know the trails.
Easy treks are usually provided in half day and one day. The short treks can be arranged for both family travel, family holidays or travel with kids. Longer treks seems to give more adventure experiences. Multi-day trek tours usually require more than two days with overnight in local hill tribe villages. The conditions are simple.
A good trekking tour is the tour that responds to everyone's needs.The trek should not be to tiring, especially when it is arranged in bad weather.
Disney World Tickets presents another fantastic adventure which is known as Islands of Adventure. Generally this island is comprised of five islands which have different themes revolving around comic characters, mystical legends and cartoons.
Buy Islands Of Adventure Tickets and see at the very entrance the market is there and other iconic landmarks like Light House is also situated there in Port of Entry. The islands are Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing. These islands enjoy the mystical legends, wonderful creatures of past, comic book characters, water adventures, etc.
Kids or even teens will love to experience the Dr. Seuss's comic book characters of story book which come alive in Seuss Landing. Likewise you can explore the characters of Marvel Super Hero. Moreover, the four rides of Marvel Super Hero Island include the incredible hulk coaster, the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Storm Force and Doctor Doom's Fearfall.
Toon Lagoon is the best spot for summer and it is the water park where you can experience the watery adventures. It has lots of amazing rides like river rapids ride, traditional flume ride, etc.
The arena of Arabian Nights has 1,200 seats for the audiences. The three course meal of dinner includes a salad, rolls, cocktail and mocktail. Prim rib, chicken, chopped steak and other delicious items include in the main course meal. However, the gastronomic elements like salads, seasonal vegetables, etc. And finally wedding cake serves as a dessert for all.
The Islands of Adventure offers some exciting place for adventure. All of the five islands of the Islands of Adventure have a common place for entrance which is known as port of entry. The market and shopping places have surrounded the port of entry and among them the most significant icon being the Lighthouse, it is said that this concept has been taken from the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria. The island can be termed as the eater's paradise. Unlike other theme parks of Orlando, this island has only a least number of rides but the dining and eating venues can be seen in a great numbers.
It will be worth enough if we discuss briefly about the five islands of the Islands of Adventure. If you want to be in Islands of Adventure, buy Islands of Adventure Tickets.
Marvel Super Hero Island is the real abode of the marvel comic book characters. Have a splendid water adventure of Toon Lagoon. Jurassic Park is well known for its dinosaurs and other kid friendly entertainments. The Lost Continent presents the creatures of Greek mythical lore. Seuss Landing is the children's zone for entertainment; they can experience the rides like the cat in the hat and enjoy with the comic book characters.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011
How to describe our winelands adventures? A full-bodied blend of fun, dominated by adventure and hints of adrenalin; the palate detects intense excitement followed by aromas of elation, satisfaction and the irresistible urge to take another sip.
Shalu Guesthouse*** An Elegant and spacious double storey house with balconies providing beautiful mountain views. Centrally situated, within walking distance to CBD En-suite double rooms with TV Tea/Coffee.microwave facilities. Quiet. Available to book online on bookmyroom-sa.com.
If you think our winelands are breathtaking on the ground, wait ‘till you see them from above. Go on a Cape winelands sky adventure - paragliding, skydiving, gliding, or choose a helicopter, gyrocopter or hot air balloon for unsurpassed views of the picturesque wine country below.
On and off road cycling paths criss-cross the winelands.Opt for a fast-flowing tarred road cycle, with intermittent wine tasting and picnic stops, or go on the ABSA Cape Epic MTB race - a 900km 7-stage, 8-day team race, it's the ultimate winelands mountain bike experience. Amateurs ride the Cape Times Vigne à Vigne, a one-day mountain bike vineyard race timed to coincide with the Absa Cape Epic finish. Where does the wine come into this Cape winelands activity? Both races finish at Lourensford Wine Estate and the post-race celebration is, well, epic.
Hot-foot it through the Helderberg on the Mr Price Winelands Marathon & Half Marathon. A qualifier for both the Two Oceans and the Comrades marathons, you run a beautiful, undulating route through the winelands of Stellenbosch and Somerset West.Walkers and wheelchair athletes are welcome.
White water raft, fish in the Breede River, or find that granny gear and winch yourself up the Du Toitskloof, Slanghoek Valley and the Louwshoek passes around Rawsonville. Soak those aching muscles in Goudini's natural hot springs before visiting the areas' 13 wine estates.
In the Hottentots Holland Mountains outside Grabouw; and Suicide Gorge in the Liemietberge outside Paarl, go kloofing (canyoning)- an insanely-fun, cliff-leaping, bum-sliding, pool-plunging, rock climbing Cape winelands sport adventure.
The Stellenbosch Hotel is a 27 room boutique style hotel that also offers 6 self-catering studio and two-bedroom apartments. The hotel was built on land granted by Gov. Simon van der Stel between 1692 and 1701. The building was restored in 1987 and has been declared a national monument.Available to book online on bookmyroom-sa.com.
Fancy being footloose in the fynbos? Slackpack or quad bike the Green Mountain Eco Route Trail in Elgin, visiting orchards, forests, dams, flower farms and of course, wine estates. Or hee-haw with happiness on the Calitzdorp Donkey Trail. The ass carries your baggage through the spectacular Gamkaskloof valley in the Swartberg for 4 days, so you can stop at wine cellars and ostrich farms on the way.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The park's re-creation of Hogwarts, Hogsmeade Village and other iconic locations made famous by the wildly popular movies, will bring the Potter fantasy to life within the Universal Studios Resort theme park. Each setting is being intricately constructed to match scenes from the Potter movie series.
The most obvious signs of Wizarding World construction are the towering steeples of Hogwarts Castle rising triumphantly into the sky. Islands of Adventure guests will soon be entering those castle gates for an opportunity to explore eerily familiar passageways, classrooms and corridors. From there, they can visit the many shops of Hogsmeade to experience and purchase items from popular Wizarding World destinations such as the Three Broomsticks, Honeydukes and Ollivanders.
Staying true to the thrills and excitement of the theme park, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will also feature a variety of pulse-pounding rides like Dragon Challenge, the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff. Each of these rides and other magic filled attractions will help bring the characters and stories of Harry Potter to life.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
One of the things that make a safari an African luxury safari is the different choices available for lodging. One great place to lodge is at Kichwa Tempo tented lodge that lies in the Masai Mara. With views looking out over the plains while being pampered in high end tents full of only the best and surrounded with things all Africa. Another place to visit and stay is in the area of South Africa. A person will want to visit places like Okavango Delta and Victoria falls. Another place to visit is the Etosha National Park. All of these places are world class sights that offer all that luxury money can buy.
Luxury African Safari In East Africa
If the area of eastern Africa is what people want to see then book a safari to see places like Masai Mara and the Serengeti. While visiting this area of east Africa a great place to stay in the luxurious Mnemba Island lodge. First class accommodations on the island resort with Zanzibarian flair are filled throughout with luxury living while on a African safari. People can explore the beaches and the jungle area while living better than most people do at home. Africa is truly one of the last great places in the world.
Lastly, taking a luxury safari will most likely be one of the highlights in a person's life. With plenty of pictures to take and luxury living, going back home and sharing with friends will bring back the wonderful trip in ones memory. Also, the traveler may want to warn friends that they have enough pictures to last for a long weekend and to be prepared for a long visit. Taking this ultimate trip will not only stay with the person but it might also push others to take a similar trip in the near future. A luxury trip may not always be available as people continue to need more space and the land and animals become more stressed with the loss of habitat. Now is the perfect time to take a luxury African safari.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Busch Gardens Tickets will enable you to experience the rides of Montu, Gwazi, Python, etc. Further, elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, warthogs, White Bengal Tigers, Alligators, etc are found here and for the close observation of their natural habitats jeep safari can be done.
Visitors can entertain themselves from different angels and tastes in Busch Gardens. Among its attractions the rhino rally is the best. The viewers love to experience this rally of white rhinos. However, Busch Gardens creates a great sense of entertainment because of its blend of 17th century atmosphere with well developed technology of 21st century. The theme park reveals its advantage of modern technology through the creation of the Curse of DarKastle.
Busch Gardens not only the paradise of rides but it also offers many live shows, shopping and eating venues. The convenient time to visit Busch Gardens is in early spring or late fall. However, this theme park of Tampa Bay is always crowded by its visitors all though the year. Every season offers a unique sense of attraction. But summer can be little worse to its visitors because of the strong rays of sun. So, in comparison to summer, the spring months of March and April or the fall months of September and October are more suitable weathers for experiencing the wild attractions of Busch Gardens.
The Islands of Adventure is composed of five different islands. Located at the Universal Escape Resort, these islands are technically advanced and having different themes. The names of the five different islands are Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park and Toon Lagoon.
The aforesaid islands are having different kinds of thrilling rides fully based on the unique themes of the parks. To have this wonderful adventure you need to buy Islands of Adventure Tickets which come in the category of popular tickets of Disney World Tickets.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Philippines is containing numerous places which can introduce you into different eye catching spots. The country is being surrounded with bodies of water that is why mesmerizing beaches are just common with this place. Natural wonders are all present in the country including volcanoes and mountains. Palawan is among the top places where you can experience the real essence of nature.
Palawan is gifted with natural resources. Travelers were always locating the place because they can definitely feel relax and get unwind with the ambiance of Palawan. Aside from viewing the captivating resources, you can enjoy the place because of outdoor adventures from enchanting the mountaineering jungle track down to the Underground River Tours.
Significance of ecological wonder can be emphasizing by subjecting yourself closer to nature.
Underground River Park which is located in Puerto Princesa is the most visited destination in Palawan. It was documented as a heritage site by UNESCO and turned out to be the top finalists for New 7 Wonders of Nature. Because of the recognition, it persuades visitors from all over the world to witness its unique beauty. You will experience extreme adventure by way of riding on a boat and exploring the internal site of the underground river where you can be astonished with the impressive limestone formations.
If you want to explore the magical beaches of Palawan you may visit El Nido. The famous place can let you perform activities with the clear blue waters and sparkling white sand that covers up the entire place. Diving and exploring the aquatic world can be one of your major options. Coral reefs that serve as shelters for marine species can entertain divers.
If you want to be relaxed physically and mentally, you may opt to join up Yoga session. By way of inhaling fresh air and satisfying the atmosphere which is closer to nature, every procedure in Yoga can be stimulating and soothing. A revitalizing yoga session held on an unfilled beach stretching out your body and facing a magnificent ocean view of endless deep blue shades. Through this practice, you may release any sorts of tensions which can cause more complicated circumstances.
After the long hours of traveling with the famous places in Palawan, you may continue your path in famous restaurants where you can find Palawan’s delicacies including the different menu for fresh sea foods. If you don’t want to get bothered traveling with different bistros, you may try producing your own dining set up. Sitting on the beach while taking exceptional meals and an entertaining symphony from speakers, can make your entire day extraordinary.
The credits for the all the appraisal about Palawan should revolve with its Residents and local government, because all these years they are trying to protect Mother Nature in the best way that they can.
Palawan’s escapade will definitely be a remarkable event in your life. Because of the natural treasure of the place your expectations will certainly established. Palawan will also simplify the importance of nature in creating the real essence of life.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida at Universal's Islands of Adventure
* Plan your visit for later in the day (I suggest 4pm onwards). Everybody appears to be heading here first on arrival at the park, plus guests at Universal resort are granted early entrance (before the park officially opens) so trying to beat the queues in the morning, currently appears impossible. In the morning we visited there was a queue just to enter the Harry Potter section; we returned much later in the day and walked straight into this section.
* If you are going to ride 'Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey' you will need to put bags, loose items in the lockers before queuing to ride (there is a small pocket to store phones, wallets etc on the ride but you have to be quick as boarding is fast) so perhaps plan to ride before making any major purchases as the lockers are not that big (eg you couldn't fit a wand in the lockers!).
* If there is a queue for the lockers use the other entrance: go through Fitch's Emporium to the right of the Castle.
* If you are wearing flip-flops be prepared to grip on with your feet when riding 'Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey'.
* If you don't get time to visit the shops you can buy Harry Potter Merchandise at other shops in Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Orlando International Airport and Universal's Online shop.
* Butterbeer: There is a Butterbeer wagon in Hogsmeade Village, if the queues here are long try The Hog's Head Pub, where you may find the queues shorter, they also offer regular and frozen options whereas the street wagon only offers regular Butterbeer.
* Owl Post - If you buy a postcard at Owl Post ask the cashier to stamp your postcard with an official Hogsmeade Village postmark.
* The Three Broomsticks: there is outside seating to the rear with fantastic views of Hogwart's Castle, which also makes a great photo opportunity.
Monday, August 15, 2011
MGM Studios of Disney opened in the year 1989. Since then, there are many changes occurred in this theme park. The attractions and shows have come and gone. Also lots of things are newly innovated and added to enhance the value of the park. The attractions like Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster has opened in 1994 and 1999 respectively. The Earffel Tower is the park's icon. Disney's MGM Studios also offers the attractions for little kids like Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3-D, Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage and Honey I Shrunk the Kids.
Walt Disney World Tickets offer endless attractions and among them Islands of Adventure is the place where you can find several islands. Get entry through port of entry to other islands including Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing. The cartoons and comic book characters come alive in Marvel Super Hero Island and Seuss Landing. The Lost Continent brings your way the mythical characters of Greek, etc. Jurassic Park is famous for its Dinosaur related stories and it creates such environment same as the movie Jurassic Park. Among these islands Toon Lagoon is the only island which has water rides and adventures. Get wet in this watery adventure and experience all kinds of attractions offered by Toon Lagoon simply by purchasing Islands Of Adventure Tickets.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Are you bored and seeking to play a game to enliven your day? If you are ready to play now, log on to the Internet and choose from thousands of adventure games and fun games. Numerous websites offer free games including onlineadventure games. In an adventure game on video, a player takes the role of a protagonist in a story adapted from literature and films. Most of the adventure games are designed for a single player because normally the story demands this kind of a character role playing. The action gaming involves puzzle or problem solving, gathering and using items, dialogues and goals. Success and failure in role playing provides the thrill which keeps the player engrossed in the game till the very end.
The essential elements of the free adventure games are story telling, exploration and puzzle solving which the player unlocks bit by bit over time.
Adventure games contain a lot of puzzles, explorations, finding new and useful items, opening doors, etc. Once a puzzle in the game is solved, new areas are revealed to be explored by the player. Almost all adventure games are based on a story which is often a fantasy and they try to add novelty to enhance the interest factor. Comedy is quite a common theme among them and often comedic script require player to attempt actions which are impossible.
The other genre of games which would completely wipe-out boredom are the online action games and online fun games. Most of the websites have a huge stock of these games along with the adventure games. Try out your skill in fast moving action games or have multitude of options with fun games. You would be taken aback with the innumerable choice of games that these sites have in their database. From a global point of view online games have crossed all boundaries of geography and culture. Communities are playing games not just for fun or time pass, the social interaction that these games are providing is something which could not be imagined just a few years back.
Now you can play adventure games in 3D with the introduction of Flash and Java technologies which have been incorporated by the web hosting sites in their online games. Free online games are rapidly catching up with the masses and are turning into a major form of entertainment for all. They are not only free players have the option to choose when to play, with whom to play and what game to play. Chat rooms have been added for interaction among players which has made game playing more interesting. The future of online games looks promising as it is becoming more popular day by day.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Few of the must haves accessories adventure calls for are truck shocks, off road tires, suspension lift kits, skid plates should be attached with your car, front and rear bumps, nudge bars, wind bumpers, etc. One should accessories their cars according to the kind of weather they are expecting and terrain they want to ride on. As different terrain have different requirements.
One should not forget to carry tent, lighter, water, food supplies, swiss knife, etc as these accessories help while adventuring in unknown regions in case of emergency situations or an unexpected halt. These accessories adventure trips require are available everywhere and one can also avail them online as there is where most of the accessories adventure related are available at reasonable prices.
Small spare parts of the car and extra clothing gear and backpacks are necessary to be carried; first aid kits and mobile phone charger with extra batteries or external charger should be carried, as batteries may dry out when you need them the most. Umbrellas and water resistant inflatable beds and tents can be carried along as well. Before going for adventure trips in cars, your car must be thoroughly checked and you should make a list of all the accessories adventure trip might need and then check each of them as you load them in car, this helps in being sure that every required items are there.
This dinner show centers round the marriage ceremony of the Princess and the Prince. The people or the guests can have the tantalizing menus such as prime rib, salads, rolls, chicken, drinks, lasagna, and many more. This live show offers a twist in the story at the point when an uninvited guest makes a sudden entry in the drama.
The Islands of Adventure is comprised of five islands namely Toon Lagoon, Marvel Super Hero Island, the Lost Continent, Seuss Landing, and Jurassic Park. The entrance place is named as the Port of Entry where you can see the icon of Lighthouse. These places are ideal to visit for there are lots of things which you can learn. All these islands have different theme lands which symbolize separate ideas.
Buy Islands of Adventure tickets and explore the whole island one by one. The Lost continent offers the mystical legends of Greek and Middle East mythology. Jurassic Park is where you can find the Discovery Center of Dinosaur. Toon Lagoon is the ideal place for watery adventure. Marvel Super Hero Island is the real abode where you can see the marvel comic book characters.
Florida attractions tickets are always the best sellers for Florida has lots of ideal spot to visit. There are amusement parks, water parks, live shows, dinner shows and so on. Florida offers the entertainment zones both for adults and toddlers. The theme parks of Orlando have enthralling rides and dining venues. However, there are some places where you can enjoy peacefully the live shows and some of them also serve dinner.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Established in 1983, Wandur National Park also known as Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is spread over 12 islands in Andaman and Nicobar which lies in the Bay of Bengal.Just 30 km away from Port Blair, Wandur is ranked amongst the best marine parks in the world. Tropical climate is prevalent in Wandur with rainy season from May to September and November to December.
Tourists and visitors do get amazed by the marine life which is found in and around Wandur National Park. You are sure to experience a different world altogether once you take a plunge inside the crystal clear waters of Wandur. Amazing variety of fish from yellow butterfly fish, green parrot fish, silver jack to blue damsels can easily be found here. About 135 coral reefs exist at this place from over 1000 which are found worldwide.Coral reef which can frequently be found all over the park include Brain, Antler, Finger, Vase , Plate and Leather coral.
This park is thick in vegetation making it a natural habitat for wild animals.
Andaman Water Sports Complex: Once you are at this sports complex you will surely be amazed by the number of activities that are in store for the visitors.From aqua-sports like Windsurfing to Sail-boating to Water-skiing to Speed boats you name it and theyve got it. An amusement park is also situated here offering rollercoaster rides, pleasure rides along with fun filled activities for the young ones at the Childrens Traffic Park.
Snorkeling: This island park is one of the best snorkeling destinations as you can explore the under-water marine life by taking a plunge into the clear waters and view the rarest varieties of corals.
Camping: Camping facilities are also available at the park where tourists can view the beautiful seas while enjoying the sun, enjoy the breeze at the pristine beaches and view the sunset in the evening.
Scuba Diving: Wandur is the ultimate scuba diving destination where you get the ultimate experience of under-water marine life.You get to explore large varieties of coral reefs, rare and beautiful fishes and the mysterious under-water world once you take a plunge into the crystal clear waters of this park.
Trekking: You can explore Mother Nature at its best by just trekking through the dense forests of this beautiful island park.There are various trekking routes but the best is from Mt.Harriet to Madhuban.