Saturday, November 18, 2017

Beautiful Holiday Homes That Will Force You to Take a Break

Holiday Homes
Be it a special birthday or anniversary, a hen or stag party, every large gathering is made more special when spent in beautiful surroundings with your closet friends and family. Here are some few holiday homes which makes your holiday really enjoyable.

A cottage break is the perfect accommodation for discovering everything that makes UK great. Whether you’re looking for a cosy romantic retreat, a fun filled getaway or somewhere large, lavish and luxurious; you’ll find a fantastic selection of properties to choose.

Discover the rural hotels deep in the countryside far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life where you can truly kick back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery and enjoy being close to nature or wildlife.

Supernova, Isle of Skye Scotland UK: for a romantic getaway or unique solo break, this luxury self-catering chapel conversion on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish highlands is the perfect sanctuary. Relax in the spa bath and enjoy views over Lochj Harport after a day on the mountain. Supernova lets you experience island life in the lap of luxury .Enjoy breath taking panoramas over the glistening loch and snow-capped mountains beyond. Skye enjoys some of the darkest skies in Europe. Stargazing through the telescope in the living room will make you feel as if you are on the edge of the world.

Villa asli, canggu, Bali: This villa is located in canggu, Bali. The villa is a 2 minute walk from Kayu Putih Beach. It takes five minutes to reach the villa from la laguna and la finca. The villa is located 45 minutes away from Bali’s international airport. Villa asli has an open plan living areas that overlook the large swimming pools and lush gardens. There are five different bedrooms that are housed in a standalone pavilion, which are connected through wooden walkways that are over the lily ponds. The living areas are featured with a variety of antique pieces and arts. The dining area is just situated near the living area; it is also in an open pavilion. The dining table is made purely out of wood and it has chairs that can be used for 14 guests. It also has a fully furnished kitchen with seating arrangements available on bar stools. There is a bar that is adjoined with the media room which has three T.V sets. This villa offers a 25 meter swimming pool that exactly in front of the room also the room offers verandas that gives the scenic beauty of the beautiful lotus and fish ponds.

Katathani Phuket beach resort, Phuket, Thailand: It is located on the southwest coast of Phuket. It takes less than an hour to go to this place from the Phuket international airport. The resort has six restaurants and five bars. The resort has a combination of beachside and garden space. It offers six swimming pools, six restaurants and a full service spa. It also has two separate wings. Along with pools it has huge grounds as well as an adjacent 850 metre long beach. These things are never too crowded.

A South African Holiday home nationwide makes sure you get the best holiday accommodation available for your preferred holiday destination in South Africa. Self-catering accommodation for you and your family is waiting. Come and soak up the sun, sea and view on our South African coastal areas such as Kwa Zulu natal, The Garden route, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, and the West coast regions.

Durham: Old farm cottages are ideal for a romantic break in with a private garden and hot tub. Couples can enjoy quiet and seclusion on the private patio, enjoy uninterrupted country views.

Belle Vue: This beautiful cottage is nestled in the picturesque village of Eggleston on the outskirt of the stunning North Pennine hills. There are also plenty of attractions within a close radius, which includes the historic town of Bernard Castle and the Bowes Museum with lovely walks along the banks of the river Tees to the old abbey. There are also boutique in cobbled streets, the Victorian markets, restaurants and galleries.

So if you are looking for a peaceful stay, then go out for a holiday where you can re-charge yourself amongst beautiful countryside.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mullet Bay Beach My Favourite Beach in St Martin

Mullet Bay Beach
Mullet is the largest and cleanest beach which is full of white sand and the prettiest beach ever, which is located at St. Martin. Along with white sand the beach also has curls of waves that come in a magnificent moon shape bay towards the coast. As the waves are very nice, surfing is an attractive sport for the local surfers.

The Mullet Bay Beach is located next to the only golf coast of the island. When one thinks of this beach the only picture that comes in mind is a tropical beach which is wide and flat with a stand of palm trees on the fringe. Other than the sun bathers and surfers there are other people that love visiting this beach. The beach is also famous for sunset. It gives a beautiful view of the sun linking into the ocean. There is a lot of parking area beside the beach that makes it a famous and most favourite beach for the vacationers from Simpson Bay to Cupecoy area. The east as well as the west is full of rocks. On the left side of the beach there are a few snack bars.

One can enjoy its privacy here and also can organise some picnics. Even though mullet bay is the central point and also a centre to many urbans amenities, not much of crowd gathers here which is the best part of this beach. Many other peoples and locals love and enjoy bringing their children here especially on weekends. Some people love to set up tents in the shade and huge speakers for music and dancing. There are plenty of things to do such as climbing the rocks on the left side for this they need to bring their shoes as it is quiet slippery at the rocks.
There are many food options once you enter the beach area. One can find Rosie’s Snack bar that sells a variety of fresh barbequed food, drinks and snacks. One can also order some tasty ribs. The food here is made on barbeque pits that are set nearby. If you go further down the beach one can find similar food and drink shacks that sell alcohol as well. One can take their drinks and food to the beach i.e. the sand and eat there as it is common and there are no restrictions against this. But one has to be careful about the cleanliness of the beach by not littering the beach or the ocean. There are many garbage cans that are available and are placed at different spots.
Sunset bar and grill
This is the best place ever where one can sip an ice-cold beer while snapping photos of huge intercontinental jets soaring overhead. The bar is found at the end of the runway. It is a rite of the passage for the aviation buffs. The bar is rocking during the two-for-one happy hour. This happy hour is between 4pm and 7pm. Here the food is served both at day as well as night. The main food here includes pizzas that have names such as Turbulence, Layover and Nonstop. It also has burgers and barbequed ribs as well as chicken and fish.
As most of the time the water of this beach is quite and calm snorkelling is a best kind of adventure sport that one can do to experience the life under water.

Come and enjoy a fun filled day at Mullet beach.

Friday, November 10, 2017

5 Beaches at Los Angeles

Beaches at Los Angeles
Los Angeles has a temperature of 80-degree throughout the year. Because of this the Angelenos enjoys the great outdoor activities such as the best hikes that include the scenic views and even the hikes with the waterfalls. There are miles of picturesque coastline from Malibu to the south bay. The best beaches are in L.A. are from Venice and Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach and Playa Vista.

El Matador State Beach

It is one of the three beaches within Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach. This beach is the most famous of the three. It is closest beach to Malibu. A lot of photoshoots take place here. There is a special place to photograph the swimsuit models and the amazing sunset. This beach provides a huge parking lot with picnic tables that look over the Pacific Ocean. The beach is small, beautiful and dominated by rocky outcrops.

This beach perfectly looks like the European beach. One can find privacy on this beach as there are no life guards or any other facilities available on this beach. One can carry out activities like sunbathing, beach exploring, birdwatching, beach walking, snorkelling, swimming, photography and cave exploration, and many other things. It also has amenities such as caves, toilets, picnic tables.

El Porto beach

The El Porto beach is located in the neighbourhood of the northern part of the Manhattan Beach, CA. This beach is meant for surfing as often the waves are larger than the other nearby beaches, hence most of the surfers visit this beach quiet often. This beach is owned by the County Beach. Activities such as Surfing, Biking, Skating, Walking, Running, Beach Walking and Volleyball are carried out here. Also various amenities such as lifeguard, restrooms, showers, bike path, volleyball courts, accessible features and restaurants are provided. The Manhattan Beach is the main beach and El Porto Beach is just a part of the Manhattan Beach. The El Porto Beach has much less population than the main Manhattan Beach.

Zuma Beach

Zuma Beach is a Los Angeles County park in Malibu. This is the best beach in L.A. County, California. This beach is quite wide with enough parking spaces for the Super bowl. The main beach is about two miles away from Zuma beach, but it does not have any houses between the sand and pacific coast highway. The beach is quiet massive that it has lifeguard stations. These lifeguard stations are spaced out on the shore to protect people from getting drowned. The southern part of the Zuma beach is well known as the Westward Beach. Activities such as volleyball, surfing, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, windsurfing, bodyboarding and bodysurfing are carried out here on a large scale. Other amenities such as restrooms, showers, snack bar, picnic tables, Kids play area, lifeguards, volleyball courts and other accessible features are available here.

Venice Beach

The Venice beach is a Haven for artists. It is found in the southeast of Santa Monica. This is the busiest facility operated by the department of recreation and parks. This beach attracts many people from all over the world. The boardwalk is commonly known as the Ocean Front Walk. This place is ranked as the second place which almost every day remains full of tourists from all over the world. The Venice beach boardwalk is stretched over 2 miles and many vendors and performer’s along with many other permanent restaurant holders are present here. Though sometimes the street parking is jammed, there are several beachside lots. Facilities such as restrooms, basketball, tennis, bike paths, lifeguards, beach- adjacent bars and restaurants, Skate Park, workout equipment, etc. are provided here.

Rosie’s Dog Beach

The beach is along Ocean Blvd between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues opened in 2003. Though this beach is named as a dog beach this beach does not have fences at all. But still to this is the best place ever for all the stressed out dogs, so that they can move around without their leash. They have different amenities such as nearby restrooms, trash cans, free parking and many more things. One can only leave their dog off leash when they reach a mark which shows play area for dogs.

Do experience the quintessential endless summer in Southern California.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

10 Scenic Train Ride in India

ScenicTrain Ride in India
Planning a vacation doesn’t include a train expedition nowadays. But if it does it certainly take us back to the childhood days when holidaying meant traveling in a train and admiring the changing landscape as the train passes through towns and villages.

Train Ride is very romantic and most enchanting mode of travel in the world. Nothing can match the Joy scenic Train Ride irrespective of the age Group. Almost every part of India is covered by the Indian Railways, however remote it may be. I am talking about the best picturesque train ride in India. Probably India is the only country in the world where you can find all kinds of landscape in the world and that too by traveling in trains.

The Inland Railways takes passengers, mails and commercial goods from Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India to the highest mountainous towns in the Himalayas. All over the world there are many like you and me who love to travel by train just because of the scenic beauty. After reading this blog post the various scenic train rides in India will beckon the train enthusiast.

Being a good passenger of the Indian railways for more than 15 years; and traveled through the beautiful train routes around the country. This time I‘ll take you to some of the most fascinating train routes in India that cover absolutely exciting and diverse landscape, steep mountain slope, narrow valleys and wide seas.
Here are few beautiful natural scenic train routes of India railways that I can share with you.

The Nilgiri Mountain Train Ride also called as The Blue Mountain Express: 

I would rate this at the top of the list of panoramic train routes. It was my first hill train ride. The narrow gauge train starts its 5 hrs journey from Mettupalayam this toy train has been operating for more than 100 years. This train ride is miserably slow up the hill but the most enjoyable one. When it reached the final destination Ooty, I forgot all the inconvenience caused and the slow train ride. While going up, the breeze starts getting cooler. I came across majestic and lush green, mountains and numerous tunnels and mountain streams. Wild trees and plants rows and rows of Eucalyptus trees, tea and potato planted slopes, myriad forest flowers and playing monkeys will give you company on your scenic train ride. Above all I didn’t forget the sound of streams and exotic birds as I silently looked through the train window.

Shimla: traveling to Shimla in the narrow gauge train was very cherishing. The journey was truly enchanting but a slow pace as the train ascends the slope rhythmically through different stations.

While travelling from Hubli to Madgaon, I experienced one of the most thrilling and enchanting train journeys. The train passes through the most magnificent DudhSagar waterfalls that gush out from 300 metres in full vigour. Once the train reached the waterfall, I was amazed at the cascading beauty and force. To get a better glimpse I got down at Londa Junction, which is the nearest station to Dudh sagar falls.

The snow sojourn scenic train ride: It is a refreshing ride through the Kashmir valley, weaving through the snow-capped peaks at a distance and the chinar trees all around. It was the most thrilling ride in India, as the train passes through thick snow covered landscape and even the rail tracks are covered with white snow. The sight of small village in the distance as the train cuts through pine forests would make your heart skip a beat. The train passes through the Banihal tunnel which is said to be the longest tunnel in India. The scenic train ride is absolute picturesque in the winter. This memorable scenic train ride is called snow sojourn.

Jaisalmer Jodhpur: the Rajasthan trip was really great. It is usually full of colours. I travelled to Jaisalmer from Jodhpur in Delhi Jaisalmer express, which is also called as Desert Queen. The journey is not at all monotonous. In fact you will see diversified topography like typical desert landscape with xerophytic vegetation, yellow soil, dunes, grazing camels and scattered settlement of the desert inhabitants. I really got the feel of the desert safari before reaching the land of the Golden Fort.
At last I had a bag full of cherished memories as a return gift.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

10 Tips for Camping in the Rain

When you think of camping, what would be the weather that comes to mind first?What happens when it starts raining just when you have arrived at your chosen camping site, Wills you feel like returning back to your home or take certain steps and preparation to enjoy the camp. Instead of having a miserable experience you can be prepared and camping in the rain can be very enjoyable. There is no need of cancelling your trip there are many option where u can enjoy in the rain.

It is always smart to pack as if it’s going to rain, even if a storm isn’t in the forecast for your trip. Below is the gear that’ll keep your camping trip running smoothly if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Whenever I plan a camping I see that we don’t choose a campsite near the river or lakes, because with the downpour we may wake up in three inches of water. I prefer always facing my tent towards the morning sun. it is easier to get out of your sleeping bags on cold, wet mornings.

Always add to your list a LED STRING light to drape around the campsite, light some candles to flicker in mason jars and pack a good camp lantern and flashlight. Once we knew we were coming late so we attached reflectors to the trees at the campsite, so at least we can find our way back in the dark.

Just sometime back one of the more dramatic rain camping experiences I have ever had. As we pulled into our campsite the skies looked grey. We started our job to get the tent up before the rain started. As we quickly got set up, small sprinkles started falling.We made sure to put a tarp underneath the tent and to get the rain fly on right away.

First of all I concentrated on having a proper shelter. Car or a tent can always be a refuge for a short time. But still we need to cook food, have a place to eat and be able to move about. So I thought of a TARP which can provide us with protection from the sun or rain. There are favourite ways to rig a tarp are ridge line and center pole. This tarp prevented the water from getting inside of the tent. And also I spread a groundsheet directly under the tent to protect us from cold and damp grounds.

I took some activities along with me to help us to chill out inside the tent during the heavy rain pour. Few activities were like some books magazines, word and number puzzles and the ultimate rainy day tool and a deck of cards. I also took a sleeping bag liner which kept me warm and also protected me from the dirt.

We also carried some trash bags to cover the hiking pack at night and one to store dry firewood. Sealable plastics bags came very handy for small items like digital camera, memory cards, matches and important papers like fishing licenses, money and passport.

Always remember never cook inside your tent or any enclosed paces not only there is a danger of melting your tent or completely burning it down but also there is a possibility of poisoning yourself with carbon monoxide from whatever fumes are let out.

We were really getting bored sitting in the tent, so we decided to put on our waterproof shell and head out for a hike. We only had to be careful about the ground being slippery. But it was fun.

Cooking and eating was fun at the camp. We cooked steamed rice with fried fish and yogurt, poached some eggs and made sandwiches and made vegetable salad and garnished them with black pepper and salt. We also caught fish at the campsite and had a nice barbeque.

No one wants to get wet when camping, but if you plan for it, you can have just as much fun as sunny skies. Some of my most memorable camping trips involved playing scrabble under a massive tarp while it poured for hours.

Regardless of what inspires you to head out on a camping trip, being prepared for all sorts of condition will help you makes the most of your time outdoors.If we all follow these few tips then you’re camping and hiking is not wasted because of unexpected showers.

Don’t let rain spoil your camping trip. Prepare yourself with this guide filled with tips for packing, setting up camp in rainy weather.