6 Amazing Outdoor Activities in Barbados
Dec20

6 Amazing Outdoor Activities in Barbados

Barbados is well known for its stunning beaches, but that doesn’t mean surfing and relaxing in the sand are the only ways you can enjoy this breathtakingly gorgeous island. There are several outdoor fun activities that allow you to get a nice tan while experiencing all that this place has to offer. Listed below are six of them: Let’s Go Kayaking Want to venture out into the ocean and explore the area without getting yourself wet? Then kayaking might be an ideal option for you. Kick start your tour at Surfers Point (situated at the southern tip of Barbados) and travel over magnificent coral reefs, while observing the amazing underwater life. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll bump into a group of sea turtles. Don’t forget to say ‘hello’ to them and take a lot of snaps! These gentle and docile creatures are very friendly and enjoy interacting with new visitors that come their way. Scuba Diving For The Adventurous If this is something you’re looking forwarding to ticking off on your ‘Holiday To Do’ list, Barbados is the perfect vacation spot to do it. The stunning barrier reefs located a mere two miles from shore and home to Hawksbill turtles and hoards of beautiful fish, serve as the perfect location for scuba diving. Cycling, Anyone? Now you’re probably saying to yourself… ‘Hang on, this place isn’t really known to be a cyclist’s paradise…’ Well, while that might be partly true, race bicycling and mountain biking happen to be hugely popular activities among the natives. So the next time you step outside of your hotel, team up with an experienced local guide and spend the day soaking up the delights of this incredible island, comfortably seated on a bike (image by tejvanphotos).   Fishing For Fish Are you a fishing enthusiast? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that the warm waters of Barbados makes for a fantastic fishing experience. From Barracuda to Tuna, you’ll be spoiled for choice. On the other hand, if you prefer to take a fishing tour instead, get in touch with High Seas Fishing Charters or IOU Charters – two of the island’s popular Game Fishing Operators. Get Ready For Some Hiking There’s more to this destination than sandy beaches. By stepping off the beaten track and traveling on foot, you’ll be able to explore the many incredible subtleties of Barbados and gain a fascinating insight into life on the island. Who Else Wants To Go Paragliding? This is not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. If, however, you happen to be an adrenaline junkie and the thought of flying thrills you to bits, make a...

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Top 3 Ski Resorts in France
Aug02

Top 3 Ski Resorts in France

When it comes to skiing holidays, France is the country that usually pops into my head first. After all, it’s pretty famous for its amazingresorts, plus it’s nice and easy to get to – and if that’s not a winning combination, I’m not sure what is! Of course, the nation’s home to a fair few skiing destinations, which means deciding exactly where to go can take longer than you think, especially if, like me, you tend to be quite indecisive. So, I thought I’d help you out by putting together a list of my top three ski resorts in France. Hopefully, this will set your holiday planning off to a good start. And if any of the below do take your fancy, you can find out more about accommodation and such at companies like Snowchateaux. 1) Tignes If you’re looking for a snow-sure resort, you’re not going to do any better than Tignes. Located in the Espace Killy region, it offers skiing from an impressive 3,450 m on the Grand Motte Glacier. Its snow-sure qualities are one of the key reasons I selected it, but there are more. Personally, I think one of the very best things about Tignes is the simple fact that it’s so varied. From lively apres-ski and unusual activities to renowned pistes and an extensive, exceptionally well put together lift system, it really does seem to have it all. Among my favourite Tignes facts is that you can ski to Val d’Isere – another top ski resort – in just 20 minutes. So, if you come to Tignes, you essentially have the slopes of Val d’Isere at your disposal too, which is a pretty exciting thought. I also love the fact that there’s so much else you can do here, like going ice driving and attempting snowshoe treks. After all, it’s always nice to try something a bit different while you’re on holiday. 2) La Plagne Next on my list is La Plagne, a fantastic resort in the valley of the Tarentaise, which is in the Savoie region of France. Forming one half of the vast Paradiski area, La Plagne is home to 225 km of pistes, where you’ll find 15 black runs, alongside 72 blue and 10 green. Plus, there’s a sizeable off-piste area, as well as a new snow park – 7cube. It’s also worth remembering that La Plagne is one of the highest resorts on the continent (sitting between 1,250 m and 3,250 m), so it’s a snow-sure destination. In terms of its layout, La Plagne is spread across four main communes, which it is possibly simplest to look at as mini resorts...

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Camping Expedition in New Zealand- Tips and Tricks
May17

Camping Expedition in New Zealand- Tips and Tricks

Camping in New Zealand can be an expedition of a lifetime, regardless of whether you take a road trip or hiking. This is because you are guaranteed to savor some of the world’s most spectacular and beautiful sites that New Zealand has to offer. Both islands have contrasting landscapes therefore it will be worthwhile for you to take time exploring both individually. During the night, you will not have to travel long distances to find accommodation since the New Zealand is dotted with campsites all over. Some of the popular campsites are Mayora Lakes, Waikaremoana Motor Camp, Kaiteriteri Beach, Marahau and the Coromandel Peninsula. However, to avoid disappointment, you will need to place your booking for a spot in the campsites well in advance. There are certain parts where camping is allowed despite not being designated for such a purpose. But this has led to negative environmental impact (incorrect disposal of human waste and rubbish) owing to an influx of people and this has resulted in the local authorities as well as the government cracking down on this trend. One of the measures being taken is imposing of very high fines for those who set up camps in these prohibited areas. You will therefore have to be very vigilant and respectful to Mother Nature. When packing for your New Zealand trip, you should use your common sense as it is definitely not going to be a fashion show. Fellow tourists and locals are used to seeing people adorned in their outdoor gear. It is therefore advisable that you invest in practical garments such as hiking boots, thermals, fleeces, zip off trousers and jackets that are waterproof. A sturdy backpack that has waist and chest belts (to ease the pressure off your shoulders) as well as support panels would be a welcome addition especially if you intend to hike a lot. To shield yourself from the rays of the sun, you should make a point of bringing a sunscreen lotion that is high strength as well as wide brim hat. Another must have would be an insect repellent either in cream or spray form since insects are a common phenomena in New Zealand. Travelers to New Zealand find it easier to rent equipment without having to part with exorbitant amounts because the rental and tourism industries have developed over the years. This is owing to the fact that the country is not new to camping. For your road trip or travel to be worthwhile and   Queenstown New Zealand   comfortable, renting a camper van would be the ideal option. This is especially so for the elderly who do not...

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