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Machu Picchu Travel Tips – How To Make The Most Of Your Once In A Lifetime Visit

Machu Picchu Travel Tips – How To Make The Most Of Your Once In A Lifetime Visit

The high season for Peru’s top attraction – Machu Picchu – has begun. Yet, just because the destination is popular doesn’t mean the trip there is always a walk in the park. Use these insider Machu Picchu Travel Tips to plan the best trip possible.

Beautiful vistas are common at Machu Picchu. Often though, so are large crowds and fickle weather. That means now is a good time to brush up on the top tips for making the most out of one’s visit. There are plenty to consider.

May 30, 2014 | By More
Best of Norway – Unforgettable Places To Explore

Best of Norway – Unforgettable Places To Explore

Norway, standing as the western boundary of Scandinavia, is known for its striking natural beauty and fabled Viking history. Colorful fishing ports, rugged mountain ranges and dramatic coastal fjords attract travelers looking for pristine environments to explore. If you venture to the northern part of the country you can experience 24 hours of daylight in summer, and with any luck, the northern lights in winter – a truly spectacular show.

Do something different this summer and head over to Europe’s most colorful and enticing travel destination. Here are some great places you must include on your itinerary.

May 28, 2014 | By More
How To Pack Your Trekking Bag for a Long Trip

How To Pack Your Trekking Bag for a Long Trip

Tips for Packing Your Trekking Bag for a Long Trip

Hiking is an excellent way to enjoy nature, connect with those around you or enjoy some quiet time, and participate in physical activity. A long trek that spans days instead of hours requires careful planning to ensure you’re fully prepared for your trip. Learning how to pack, what to pack and what to leave at home is vital to experiencing nature in a safe, enjoyable way.

May 5, 2014 | By More
Most Scenic Mountain Bike Trails in the Pacific Northwest

Most Scenic Mountain Bike Trails in the Pacific Northwest

The Northwestern United States and Canada are known for having some the best biking trails in North America. Mountain biking is a great sport and a wonderful way to take in some stunning scenery and enjoy the hospitality of the locals along the way. With the large number and diversity of the trails through the region, you will always have a new and exciting trail to explore. Here are five of the most scenic bike trails in the Northwest United States and Canada.

March 24, 2014 | By More
A Drive To Cape Point Is A Must Do When Visiting Cape Town

A Drive To Cape Point Is A Must Do When Visiting Cape Town

A Drive to Cape Point Is A Must Do Activity In Cape Town

Sheer cliffs and rugged rocks towering 200 m above sea level and slashing deep into the agitated ocean provide an astounding background for the bio-diversity of the park. Cape Point is positioned on the south side of Table Mountain National Park and it’s the second visit to the area. In 2013 I went on an expedition to South Africa’s Cape Town, so this time I decided to take my wife and family along to see the breathtaking beauty of the African territories.

March 5, 2014 | By More
Sightseeing Along The Ho Chi Minh Trail on Two Wheels – Trip Report

Sightseeing Along The Ho Chi Minh Trail on Two Wheels – Trip Report

The last time I was on the back of a motorbike my age was still being counted in months, and, needless to say, the bike wasn’t started. My friends had never been on one. But two wheels are a way of life in Vietnam, and the opportunity to travel the 200km from the lantern speckled city of Hoi An to the bustling city of Hue with Hue Riders was more than enticing. So we bundled our bags on the tour bus with the rest of the group and set off for sightseeing along the Ho Chi Minh Trail on two wheels.

January 27, 2014 | By More
Free National Park Days for 2014 – Plan a Great Family Vacation

Free National Park Days for 2014 – Plan a Great Family Vacation

America’s National Parks are perhaps the country’s greatest treasure, protecting almost 52 million acres of land, but when was the last time you visited one? With 59 National Parks in 27 states there is surely one close by ready and waiting to be explored. The National Parks Service has designed 6 Free National Parks Days for 2014 when the parks are open for all to visit free of charge. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit one of our parks. Trust me, you will leave wondering why you don’t visit more often. Here are the dates in 2014 when admission to National Parks will be free:

January 15, 2014 | By More
Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!

Where To Party Around The World. The Matador Network, a community of young travel bloggers who tell it like it is, has just published the “ultimate guide to partying around the world”, with 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die.

January 14, 2014 | By More
Top Tourist Adventures In The Himalayas

Top Tourist Adventures In The Himalayas

India is a vast country with some of the world’s most diverse geographical features located within its borders. It’s no surprise then that adventurers have been making treks to India by any means necessary for centuries. The Himalayas, located at India’s Northern boundary, sit as a crown atop the country. The Himalayas, which means ‘home of snow’, are the world’s youngest and highest mountain ranges which continue to grow at approximately 2 1/2 inches per year.

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts flock every year to this breathtaking region of mountains. The foothills of these majestic ranges are replete with adventure tourism destinations such as the Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Ladakh. Visiting these places offers ample opportunity to explore the area’s fabulous natural beauty and indulge in the enthralling adventure activities.

January 2, 2014 | By More
Swim With Dolphin in The Wild in Nelson Bay Australia

Swim With Dolphin in The Wild in Nelson Bay Australia

Having the opportunity to swim with dolphins in the wild is one of the best experiences a person can possibly have in a lifetime. At least this is exactly how it felt to me. It’s a rare treat to find a destination where you can swim with Dolphin in the wild, which is what makes a visit to Nelson Bay Australia so exciting.

Dolphins are incredible creatures. They are not only beautiful and friendly, but also super intelligent. Take the opportunity to be part of the natural environment of dolphins, to be there and see the way they play and live, to closely look at them and see them looking back – all these are moments that can undoubtedly warm the heart of everyone, even people who are not huge dolphin-lovers. Swimming with dolphins in Nelson Bay, Australia, I had a time which will remain in my mind and heart for the rest of my life.

December 23, 2013 | By More
Planning an Adventurous Vacation to the OTHER Jersey Shore

Planning an Adventurous Vacation to the OTHER Jersey Shore

You’ve probably heard way too much about the Jersey Shore from the recent US television series, but did you know that there are two Jersey Shores? Let us introduce you to the original Jersey Shore – the largest of the Channel Islands located just offshore from Normandy, France and the southern coast of England. When you plan a holiday to Jersey you’ll find plenty of water sports activities like surfing, wind surfing, wakeboarding, kayaking, sailing, diving and fishing, but what about those who are looking for some adventure on dry land? No worries, there are just as many great activities onshore.

December 4, 2013 | By More
Embracing Solo Travel and Self Discovery By Walking the Camino de Santiago

Embracing Solo Travel and Self Discovery By Walking the Camino de Santiago

I lived the majority of my life in the fast lane. I was born with the type A gene and have tried to harness the energy. In 2006, I took my first “non-business” trip to Europe and rode 2,000 miles on my bike over six weeks. This liberating trip took me through nine countries. In 2008, I heard about the Camino de Santiago, but had a hard time with the slow nature of walking. It seemed like a trip more suited for a type B. After seeing the film “The Way” in 2010, I felt a strong need to try the path someday. In August of 2012, a wild hair twanged and I bought a plane ticket. Three weeks later, I found myself on the French side of the Pyrenees.

November 20, 2013 | By More
Only In New Zealand – 5 Mind Blowing Adventure Experiences

Only In New Zealand – 5 Mind Blowing Adventure Experiences

5 Out-of-the-ordinary experiences in New Zealand

Celebrated for its amazing scenery and array of adventure experiences, New Zealand’s diverse landscapes make a perfect holiday destination. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to ensure you don’t miss out on the best activities, so we’ve put together a list of five of the most adventurous and out-of-the-ordinary experiences within this spectacular country.

November 5, 2013 | By More
The Great Ocean Road – Australia’s Most Scenic Road Trip

The Great Ocean Road – Australia’s Most Scenic Road Trip

Highlights of a Road Trip along Australia’s Great Ocean Road

What makes the Great Ocean Road so great? Although there are countless scenic coastal drives you can take in Australia, it’s the rugged beauty and show-stopping scenery that really sets this one apart. You’ll spot the remnants of Victorian shipwrecks and migrating whales from the top of these sheer, thrilling cliffs, along with the following highlights.

October 24, 2013 | By More
Heavenly Hikes – 3 Stunning California Hiking Destinations

Heavenly Hikes – 3 Stunning California Hiking Destinations

If you’re looking to go the extra mile, California has some of the world’s most picturesque hiking trails to get your adrenaline going. Whether you’re looking for extensive rugged climbs or more sedate paths, the state contains plenty of worthy hiking destinations to meet your needs.

Here’s a look at three highly-rated destinations worth exploring — each featuring a wide variety of easy to difficult trails, as well as some essential tips for your journey.

October 18, 2013 | By More
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – #1 Most Visited Park in America

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – #1 Most Visited Park in America

When 9 ½ million people travel to a national park each year, you know it has something going for it. In the case of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – America’s most popular national park – there are many reasons for a visit. Whether you’re visiting the park for outdoor fun, scientific study, or just a desire to get away, these surprising facts should tempt you to learn even more about the wonder of the Smoky Mountains.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a jewel in the Southern Appalachians and well worth a visit of several days or more. The tourist areas of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are a short drive from some of the park’s most popular areas and offer numerous lodging and entertainment options

October 16, 2013 | By More
6 Destinations To Swim With Sea Turtles On Your Vacation

6 Destinations To Swim With Sea Turtles On Your Vacation

For many people, a chance to swim with sea turtles is a dream come true. There are seven species existing today that can be found swimming and diving to the depths below seas. Sea turtles have been around for over 110 million years – since the time of the dinosaurs. You can swim with turtles on any continent (except Antarctica). So get your swimming costume on, swap sandals for a pair of flippers and get ready to paddle around with one of Earth’s most ancient creatures.

Cook Island Marine Reserve is a small protected island located on the Gold Coast in the south east of Queensland. With plenty of soft and hard coral gardens it’s the perfect sanctuary for a rich marine life. Visitors can see a variety of tropical sea life the including clown fish, damsel fish, angel fish, the occasional manta rays and of course the resident green sea turtles. The turtles can be spotted all year round in these oceans so you’re guaranteed a chance to swim with some when you visit.

September 13, 2013 | By More
India’s Golden Triangle For Wildlife Viewing

India’s Golden Triangle For Wildlife Viewing

Discover Keoladeo, Ranthambore and Corbett National Parks – India’s Golden Triangle for Wildlife Lovers.

Just as India’s golden triangle is marked by the three well connected beautiful cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the golden triangle for wildlife enthusiasts if formed by three prominent national parks – Keoladeo, Ranthambore and Corbett. Each of these wildlife destinations has a tale of success, exotic fauna species and pleasing floral assortment. Nature enthusiasts will not want to miss the opportunity to explore these exotic settings.

September 11, 2013 | By More
Biggest Thrills on Two Wheels – World’s Most Iconic Motorcycle Rides

Biggest Thrills on Two Wheels – World’s Most Iconic Motorcycle Rides

With a passion for wanderlust and love for the open road, discovering nature’s beauty on two-wheels can be an unforgettable adventure. Break free from life’s monotony with your motor bike to explore mesmerizing mountain passes, gentle valleys and peaceful pathways along great rivers. If you’re ready to take your two-wheeled baby beyond your hometown trails and experience breathtaking vistas overseas, then the following top motorcycle tours in the world may just provide you with the journey of a lifetime.

July 31, 2013 | By More
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My – Exploring India’s Bandhavgarh National Park

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My – Exploring India’s Bandhavgarh National Park

Well.. maybe not lions, but tigers, bears and other wild beasts for sure! When planning a vacation to a far away land, travelers often wish to encounter something unique and exciting. Bandhavgarh National Park – India is one such destination that will certainly provide the visitors with the long-lasting enthralling moments that they will savor all their life.

Bandhavgarh National Park is nestled in the north east of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. It is popular worldwide for having the highest density of the Royal Bengal Tigers in India. The park is mainly categorized into the three prominent zones such as the Magdi, Tala and Bamera. The Tala zone is very popular among tourists because it offers good tiger sighting opportunities. The park remains open from 16th October till 30th June. It is important that the visitors reach the gate half an hour in advance so that the necessary paperwork for entry into the park can be completed.

July 18, 2013 | By More