Showing posts with label adventure travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label adventure travel. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

How to Survive On a Deserted Island

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There are many ways where one can be stranded on a deserted island due to shipwreck or crash landing or some tourist spending time on a beach h with tropical blue waters without any shade over their head or a meal or water while enjoying their your holiday. But still too there are chances of survival if certain simple procedures are followed, otherwise the deserted island paradise becomes a worst nightmare.

Always have a positive frame of mind when you find yourselves in a survival situation. Calmness, adaptability and clear thinking will make you go through the rough phase of life. You can lose control and end up losing your chance of survival. Always thrive and be able to greet your rescuers with a smile and a full belly.

First thing is if you have crash landed on the island see if any injuries have affected you.Treat them as soon as possible since in the tropics any cut can quickly go sceptic and result in gangrene. Look around for safety precautionslike the area you are in is safe, are there wild animals and risk of flooding.

Finding drinkable and fresh water is the top priority on a deserted island which can quench your thirst, keep you alive even if living without food. There are ways of storing water like setting up water collection devices.

Shelter spot has to be found so that one can relax under the shade. if there is no shelter then if you have a raft lean it up against the a rock wall , put some branches of leaves on top of it .Always build your shelter on the beach so that one can run out quickly to signal passing boats or planes. Make a fire place around the shelter so that you will not come in Contact with the insect and snakes.

Food can be found in plenty like the molluscs, oysters,clams,mussels,seaweed and fish can all be eaten, but some care should be taken to see that is not poisonous, for that there are certain ways to find out by rubbing the food over the back of your hand and wait for some time to see if there is any reaction. Fruit and vegetable are also found, where one can roast and eat. Be careful about eating berry, mushrooms or certain plants which can be poisonous.

To be noticed by the rescuers build a big fire on the highest shore point, where the fire is most visible. Create several fire piles that you can light quickly one after another. Go around the island in search of materials that will reflect the sun and use them to signal passing planes to boats.

The main important thing is if you’ll are in a group act on all approved ideas together. Everyone should work together to ensure that all needs are met and to ensure that all resources available are put to good use. Will power is what allows people to survive without food for weeks. Without the will to live you won’t,if you give up that will be the end.






Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to safari in South Africa on a budget

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A safari in the beautiful sun kissed jungles of South Africa to visualize the massive diversity of flora, fauna and wildlife is what every person dreams of. It is something that every animal lover would want to do at least once in the lifetime. However, in spite of being everyone’s holiday dream most people cannot make the trip only for cost issues. Safaris are highly expensive holiday choice and the words ‘safari’ and ‘budget’ do not gel well together. However, there are certain ways in which you can enjoy a bush experience without spending ‘too much’.

Location plays an important role 

When it comes to vacation and touring, location certainly plays a significant role. The closest bush destination airports from South African international airport are Richard’s Bay, Hazy view, Skukuza, Hluhuwe, but are expensive. Instead picking a safari which is close to local low cost airlines like Safair, Kulula, and Mango will reduce the expenses. For example the Pilanesberg national park is close to the Lanseria Airport and a visit during weekdays means reduced Safari costs. Moreover, while opting for car hire services vacationers must stick to local car services as their packages are reasonably priced. While these local car hire services can be availed at a low cost, they are also well versed about the environment and wildlife in the surrounding regions.
SANParks for budget vacation

South African national parks or SANParks operate 20 different parks across the country. Compared to the privately operated lodges, their properties are far cheaper. There are numerous accommodation options in national parks like guesthouses, cottages, chalets, huts and campsites. All these accommodations can be booked with ease prior to the trip through the park’s central website. Skukuza being one the largest offers steakhouse chain restaurant, a number of shops and a variety of different cottages. There are swimming pools and play areas for family vacationers, and a decent cottage for four costs a considerable £138 for one night. If vacationers want to go for cheaper and more exciting lodging options they can stay in electricity free tents. In these wilderness camps a single fence separates the animals from the people and a two person tent costs a mere £32 for one night.

Visit during the low seasons 

If vacationers are on a low budget and still want to get the best of Safari experience they can visit the bush regions of South African during low seasons. The dry winter which is between the months of May and September are low seasons. Thought in the North, it is considered as the ideal time for game viewing. During the winter seasons animals flock around the waterholes making it easier to spot them. Mosetla Bush Camp and eco lodge close to the Lanseria airport offers reliable game viewing, value for money services and game rich Madikwe reserve. It offers a rustic camping experience and is lit at night with mesmerizing paraffin lamps. Discount sites is the best option for those who want to get the best of experience at a reasonably low price.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Gatlinburg – Mountain Resort City


Gatlinburg a mountain resort city is in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States and is thirty nine miles southeast of Knoxville. At the 2010 census, the population was around 3,944 and as per the 2012 Census estimate it was about 4,047. It is a famous vacation resort which rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the U.S. Route 441, connecting Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North of Carolina via the national park.

Being surrounded by the Smokies, the community of Gatlinburg is two miles long by five miles wide and the people call the mountain burg home. The 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was celebrated in 2009 which surrounds Gatlinburg on three sides and has changed over a period of time into a mountain resort destination combined with various local to national restaurants together with other attractions.

Besides the National Park, Gatlinburg has the largest attraction comprising of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the phenomenal 1.3 million gallon saltwater aquarium which has been recently voted `#1 Aquarium in the U.S’, by the travellers of Trip Advisor.

Vacation with Action Packed Fun for Family


Year round ice-skating together with outdoor family fun is provided by Ober Gatlinbug Ski Resort & Amusement Park together with a great winter snow sports that takes you to the summit, through the 120 person Aerial Tramway.

Vacations at Gatlinburg are full of action packed fun for the entire family. Gatlinburg, Tennessee takes pride in its mountain heritage together with the crafts and arts with the retail shops reflecting the heritage to a great extent. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge as well as Sevierville offer uniqueSmoky Mountain attractions which will very soon become a favourite vacation for family.

The main parkway is trimmed with over 75 family fun Smoky Mountains attractions, with Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Die Stampede, Wonderworks, Zorb, miniature golf courses, NASCAR SpeedPark, a jungle boat ride, go-cart race tracks, movie theatres, indoor skydiving, museums, souvenir shops and various places to dine. Family entertainment theatres showcase acrobats, cowboys, comedian, together with musical entertainment and magic.

Calendar of Events – Full of Seasonal Specials


Gatlinburg is a walking community where the Downtown Parkway provides various things to see and do. If one desires to get around town on one of the city’s trolley, you can ride unlimited times with the new All Day Trolley Pass. Tourist could stroll along the river walk on the River Road which echoes the wistful sounds of the Little Pigeon River with gazebos and benches placed along the walkway.

Towards the corner of the East Parkways and Glades Road, one will find the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community which is home to more than one hundred craftspeople and artists alongside the eight mile loop. It is the largest collection of its kind in North America and one will certainly find a one-of-a-kind craft or work of art being crafted during one of the visits.

Throughout the season, Gatlinburg tends to celebrate with parties, craft fairs, concerts and festivals and Gatlinburg’s calendar of events is full of seasonal special events like Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the nation’s first 4th of July Parade, Gatlinburg’s Fine Arts Festival together with the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. It is an amazing destination full of fun and entertainment

Monday, August 4, 2014

Yucatan – Home to Chicxulub Crater


Yucatan
Credit: Hengist Decius
The Yucatan Peninsula is in the south-eastern Mexico, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico with the northern coastline towards the Yucatan Channel.

 The peninsula is situated towards the east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec with the north western geographic partition which separates the region of Central America from the rest of North America.

It comprises of the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche to the south and Quintana Roo, home of Cancun and Cozumel, the northern region of the nation of Belize and northern Guatemala, El Peten Department. Besides this, Yucatan is also a home to the Chicxulub Crater and according to geologist this crater dates back to around 65 million years from Earth’s collision with a meteorite and the extinction of the dinosaurs.

It is also one of the centres of the Pre Colombian Maya civilization where the Maya people continue to form a significant part of the state’s population.

Towards the late 1800s, a plant called henequen which is known for its strong fibres and turned into twine, became quite popular as the green gold of Yucatan and the sale of sisal rope which was named after the port Sisal from where the rope were shipped all across the globe, was the outcome of the wealth of Yucatan.

Yucatan thereafter became one of Mexico’s richest states due to Henequen and turned Merida into a city with many millionaires than any other city all over the world at the turn of the 20th century.

Friendly and Peaceful Region

Yucatan is a region of friendly and peaceful people and an awesome place to explore Maya culture with beautiful sandy beaches, ancient Maya archaeological sites, underground rivers and cenotes.

The people of this region speak Maya and Spanish, while English and German are commonly spoken at tourist sites.

Yucatan is a wonderful place for those interested in bird watching. Merida the capital and largest city in Yucatan State is the cultural as well as the financial capital with modern, cosmopolitan city along with museums, restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and shops.

Being a major centre of commerce, Merida Yucatan is also considered as the crossroad of the region and one of the best places to explore the Mayan heritage. Merida got its nickname, La Cludad Blance or the White City, due to the predominance of white limestone which have been used in building material.

Merida’s Tradition Carnival

Merida’s long tradition carnival usually takes place in a family environment for eight days with several cultural and entertainment functions taking place, like the coronation of the king and queen and the burning of the bad mood which is held in the main square of the city.

It starts with the reading of the conviction of the bad mood which is read out loud and setting of fire to the figure representing it, followed with display of colourful fireworks.

Amidst a hilarious battle of flowers, the festival goes on with endless theme parades, which features costumes, bachata, floats, together with folk dances, dancing to the beat of mambo, cumbia and salsa.

The carnival ends with the burial of Juan Carnaval or Carnival John, with a will that is read and the widows mourns his death which is one of the most crowded ceremonies of the festival.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Useful Addresses to keep before leaving Colombia

- Colombian Embassy: 22, rue Elysee, Paris 75008. M.: Champs Elysees-Clemenceau. Tel. : 01-42-65-46-08. Email: eparis@cancilleria.gov.co. Open Monday to Friday from 9h to 13h and from 14h30 to 18h.

- Consulate General of Colombia: 12, rue de Berri, 75008 Paris. Mr. George V. Tel. : 01-53-93-91-91. Email: accueil@consulatcolombie.com. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 13pm.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Journey to the South Pole




If you've always wanted to see king penguins in the wild, but then you are planning a trip to Antarctica. This destination is becoming more and more popular among travel enthusiasts around the world.

This unique and important ecosystem to be protected has due to its location at the South Pole special features. These include natural phenomena such as the polar day and polar night and the very special atmosphere.

Antarctica is a difficult terrain, which can be visited primarily by ship. The South Pole located park, with an unbelievably beautiful landscape composed of pure ice. No matter where you look, there are glaciers, icebergs and ice shelves.

The flora and fauna include relatively few species. The vegetation consists mainly composed of spore-bearing plants and the fauna is not very diverse. Besides penguins, including albatrosses, seals and gulls live in the icy climate. The whales too found in Antarctica.

For some time travel to the Antarctic have become increasingly popular and for many tourists is a cruise in the region is a dream come true. Were about 1,000 tourists in 1990, the number 15 years, later increased to 20,000. About 90 percent of tourism is concentrated on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Because the ecosystem is extremely sensitive and almost untouched, should be made expeditions to the region with small ships to more than 110 crew members. The more tourists come to the region, the greater the risk that the animals living there are disturbed and the environment is irreparable in
the Antarctic Peninsula.

The Antarctic Peninsula is located between the middle of the Weddell Sea and Belinghausensee West Antarctica. The very mountainous peninsula towards South America and has been several years in the program led by tour operators.

On the northern part of the island there are several volcanoes, some of which still operate.

The increase in temperature has made in this area especially noticeable. In the last past 50 years, the temperature rose by 2.5 degrees Celsius. Thus, the region is the region with the fastest and strongest temperature rise in the world.

Let's hope that this area remains far from unique and people do not clearly leaves its tourist tracks.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Individual holidays in Italy


Many people prefer individual holiday trip in Beautiful Italy. This type of trip gets more and more popularity with the tourists.


Individual tours are popular because they provide the independence in one hand and on the other hand they are often cheaper in comparison to a package holiday. In addition, individual breaks a great opportunity to get to know other countries better.


In the organization of an individual holiday in Italy, one should consider carefully whether you want to thoroughly plan each vacation day before the trip or some options should be open for the spontaneous changes. Finally there are some good offers from low-cost airlines and you can use the train for local movement. In an individual vacation in Italy you must not be confined to one region and can travel around the various corners of the country.

Especially I would like to recommend the City of Rome with its monuments from antiquity, the Tuscany's cultural highlights, the romantic Venice on the Adriatic, the Italian lakes amidst a heavenly landscape, and Sicily, with its magnificent beaches. The kind of accommodation you can choose spontaneous whim, only one should expect in the high season with short-term fully-booked accommodation. Individual holidays are not in vain sought after.

In an individual vacation in Italy you have too many ways to be active. You can use the holiday to go swimming in the Mediterranean and also combine this with a sports trip with friends where you can play tennis or football. Moreover, there are quite a lot of beautiful places in Italy where you can wander, too. Italy is just a dream country where they are active during holidays and also good at keeping in shape.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Noonu Atoll in the Maldives



The crown of the Indian Ocean, Maldives is an archipelago with extraordinary natural resources invaluable. Each atoll has its own unique attractions. Discover the Noonu atoll and its treasures.
Noonu Atoll, a piece of land of dreams

Noonu atoll is north-west of the archipelago of the Maldives, besides Shaviyani atoll, Lhaviyani, Raa and Baa. Noonu an area of ​​210,000 square meters is covered by lush vegetation; it also has beautiful sandy beaches. Genuine Noonu has a singular charm and then counts among the most luxurious destinations popular. The quiet nature will reign supreme. The beautiful landscapes of this archipelago invite relaxation, discovery and practice of holiday activities.

Noonu is accessible by boat or plane, but hotels prefer to perform on-site transfers by seaplane. The 40-minute flight can enjoy an overview of the Maldivian archipelago. Lagoons, sandy beaches, coconut trees, landscape islands in the atoll remained intact and will ensure a world total. The trip on the atoll of Noonu is a wonderful getaway that you can do both, with family or friends.


Noonu Atoll consists of several tropical islands, but most notable are Iru Fushi Kuda and Fanafaru. This atoll is now very popular. Activities on the atoll Noonu are many and varied. Walk along the beach, water sports in Maldives: jet skiing, water skiing, swimming, boat trip for excursions to nearby islands, etc... Since it is protected by the coral atoll waters offer excellent visibility while diving. The diving spots in Maldives offer impressive performances while multicolored fish, rays and sea turtles amidst a lush marine vegetation. Some institutions also offer a gym, spa of the Maldives and care spa to relax. In short, Noonu Atoll is a good choice if you want to spend a romantic holiday in a magical setting.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Pleasure Trip to Dubai



If you are looking for a holiday in both modern and completely disconnected from reality, then Dubai may be your next travel destination.

The money poured in has made ​​this small Arab country immeasurably rich. But oil is not eternal, it is another reason the government decided to encourage mass tourism projects to ensure tomorrow lucrative UAE.

Dubai is the demonstration of the absolute excess of the country. Islands shaped like palm, the most luxurious hotels in the world, and a ski slope in the heart of the desert and soon the tallest tower in the world. In short, a country of excess absolute will do everything to seduce you.



While it is true that the tourism sector of luxury is extremely well developed in Dubai, it is still possible for ordinary people to travel there. You can find trips in small budget for a whole week, including flights, in low season. For Dubai, the trick is to leave when the others work, because prices can rise very quickly. If you decide against traveling to Dubai in low season, you'll get a cheap trip with all the quality services offered by the city and naturally with the unbearable heat of summer and less. Not bad isn't it?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Travel to Malta



Archipel Malta in the heart of the Mediterranean blends its natural wealth for its 7000 years old history. Malta is also a unique cultural heritage combined with the warm hospitality of its people who have a real sense of celebration. But did you know that Malta attracts many divers as well as youth and adults to fill some gaps in the language of Shakespeare?


The turquoise waters, transparent and underwater scenery around the Maltese Islands are diving one of the flagship events of the archipelago. The three islands offer diving experiences underwater unique and exquisite and make Malta a dream destination for underwater photography. The best spots are on Gozo and Comino. Visibility is excellent, even more than 30m deep. Night diving is an unforgettable experience; colors appear bright fluorescent light torches. More than 30 sites are listed as caves, mazes, reefs, and wrecks of the Second World War.

The Maltese Islands were under the British for 164 years until 1964. It is one of the few bilingual countries. Indeed, English and Maltese are both official languages ​​which provide education qualification. Since its integration into the EU in 2004, more and more young people and adults come to Malta to attend English classes. For young people, Malta offers the opportunity to improve English in a relaxed atmosphere during the school holidays, while discovering the island's resources. For adults, Malta offers throughout the year training tailored to individual needs... The warmth of the Mediterranean hospitality enhanced by a hint of British culture will be the ideal combination.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Adventure - Vacation Planning!



Adventure travel has changed the thinking of today's travelers. Trip no longer be considered a combination of fun yet predictable and sometimes boring. Seeing the same places or types of places several times can take a toll, but the adventure travel can bring the excitement back. Many opportunities await adventurers or tourists looking to spice up the vacation and meet new people, seeing new places, trying new activities and experience new cultures. As you can easily collect, you can launch the "old" holiday and drop the "new" with adventure travel vacation.

Adventure travel is unlike any normal annual leave. A normal holiday in the Caribbean will take the traveler on the beaches of habit, fine hotels and even entertainment. As nice as it can be for the visitor for the first time, imagine what adventure travel in the Caribbean offer. Your vacation can now include things such as trekking through the rainforest, observation of animals more closely in their natural habitat, or camping with locals for a unique cultural experience. You can experience the culture, food; costumes all the beautiful, unspoiled beaches offer you a unique and new perspective on life yet still be close to civilization.

Australia is another popular spot in Benidorm for adventure travel that allows visitors to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy this beautiful country. You can ball across the continent, or try some diving in the Great Barrier Reef, among many others. An adventure travel company can provide good recommendations on destinations that meet your desires and preferences adventure if you choose Australia, the Caribbean or another fascinating destination.

One of the interesting features about adventure travel is that it is certainly not limited to adolescence, youth and young adventurers. Anyone with a fire in their belly can enjoy the adventure of travel adventure outdoors. Often, our imagination is the only thing that limits the possibilities. With so many things to try, go ahead and get started on your first adventure!