4 Travelling Tips for Backpackers in Europe
Nov23

4 Travelling Tips for Backpackers in Europe

Backpacking has become the most frequently mode of packing due to its convenience and the level of mobility one can make while exploring the falls, cold deserts and the artistical landscape in Europe. Like all smart travels, backpacking involves enough organization to know where you are going, but not so much to sap spontaneously from your trip. Just because you are pinching pennies doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun backpacking trip. It might seem to be an easy task but backpacking is a daunting task that will directly determine your time in the destination of your choice. Having all the backpacking tips, you won’t regret, exhilarating moments are always guaranteed. Here are some of the tips; Pack Smart It is always advisable that, the lesser you pack the better. In this case this rule greatly considered. Over packing is not the best way out but carrying only the essential goods in the order of their importance is a good idea. You should have a good idea on how to pack, what to pack and also what not to forget. It is also good to remember that what you pack also depends on seasons so its important to have the full overview about the prevailing weather conditions. It is always important to get a copy of your important documents and leave the copies to avoid disappointments in case the back pack is stolen or even lost.(image by Patrick Gensel) Get the Right Backpack before Packing This is a very important aspect to consider. The type of backpack will depend on the amount of commodities to be carried and also the financial capability of the traveler. It is said that a good backpack is worth the investment and always look for a backpack that has a strong internal frame and well padded straps for convenience. It is also important to get a small backpack that will enable you to make movements and don’t require a helper to carry it. Locked backpacks are also good to ensure that your stuffs are always secure. Estimate the Backpacking Cost Coming up with an approximate budget for your European backpack adventure is the best way out. In Europe largest expenses will be transportation and also accommodations which means that you should book your rooms on time and look for the convenient and the most reliable lodes or even hostels. To make it easier you should come up with budget days during traveling and also come up with a track of all the expenses to keep an eye on your expenditure. Chose the Destination of Your Choice This is very important because for backpackers life...

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5 Top Paragliding World Sites
Oct17

5 Top Paragliding World Sites

Paragliding is one badass adventure sport with the most exciting and enthralling escapades in the world. Coming up with a list of the best paragliding sites is not a one day affair. This is because having the best way to conquer the sky in amazingly dangerous heights is not all about coming up with places which will end up ruin your paragliding experience. It is a sport that involves a combination of both skydiving and hang gliding and where one has the chance to interact with the cool atmosphere. Considering the rules, this is the kind of sport that will give you an experience that no one can sum up in words. With a list of these amazing places, this activity truly lives up to your life long dream. Colonia Tovar, Venezuela The scenic features and the beautiful landscapes are some of the features which make this wonderful place worthwhile for paragliding. Colonar Tovar is a small town built by German settlers near Venezuela capital called Caracus. For Para-gliders this amazing place turns out to be a little heaven where one can make jumps from a height of 1500 meters above the sea level. The most commonly used site known as Placivel offers a healthy adrenaline fix, described by the stunning landscape offered by the narrow valley below.(image by Marcos Hevia) Chamonix, France Being frequented by skiers all over the world, this amazing place offers exemplary grounds for Para-gliders where the Alps are a hotspot destination. Chamonix is commonly preferred due to the presence of Mont Blanc which is the highest peak in Europe enabling the gliders to come to the top to launch their flight and take a leisurely glide over the wonderful Chamonix valley. As if this is not enough, the region has a lift system where you can access the several take off points and also availability of experienced guides makes it easier for gliders in the region. Kunjapuri, India Though not a very population site among gliders all over the world, this is one beautiful place that nestled cozily between the Shivalik ranges and for adventurists looking for spine chilling excitement this is the place to be. The destination offer scenic views of sunrise and sunset as the grand paragliding experience awaits you feasting your eyes with views of the Gangtri, Banderpunch, Chaukhamba and the Sawrga Rohini mountain peaks. Oludeniz, Turkey This is one of the most popular places in Asia and boosts of being the most photographed beaches along the Mediterranean shore as well as being one of the greatest and most visited places by Para-gliders. A shocking drive up Mount Babadag to launch...

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Four Breath-Taking River Cruise holidays for 2015
Sep25

Four Breath-Taking River Cruise holidays for 2015

You do not need to be in the list of the world’s top 100 people to enjoy a beautiful holiday cruising some of the most beautiful rivers on earth. If recent statistics are anything to go by, then this is the new trend for enjoying some good time while on transit. Whether you enjoy the scene as it unfolds as you cruise up or down the rivers while on the sun deck, sip on some wine or enjoy a cold beer in the bar or enjoy the cuisine served in the on-board restaurant, then there definitely is a treat for you at a reasonable price. European rivers though, offer some of the most amazing views to be found anywhere on earth. Here, I shall mention four of the locations that should make it to your list of river cruise holidays for 2015. 1· Rhine River. This is one of the major rivers in Europe that flows through Holland, France, Germany and Switzerland. The area along which the river flows is known as Rhineland and has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. If you are a nature lover then you definitely will not want to leave your camera behind whichever part of the ship you will be on. The view ranges from enchanting forests (a good reason you should have the zoom lens), mountain ranges (I suggest a wide angle lens), traditional vineyards, and mysterious castles. There are a number of places along Rhineland where the guides usually take you on shore excursions.(Image by Lynne Hand) 2· River Danube. Danube is the European Union’s longest river and passes through ten countries and through four of the countries’ capital cities. The river flows from the Black Forest in Germany to the Black Sea. There definitely cannot be a European cruise that could be more “European” than this as the Danube takes you through the heart of Europe. The scene ranges from mountains to valleys both of which are filled with wildlife and vineyards. Shore excursions include ancient Bratislava, elegant Vienna, Budapest and Medieval Bamberg. Along the Danube, you will definitely enjoy the very best of Europe’s architectural wonders. 3· Venice – Italy. This is one of the most amazing and iconic cities in Europe. Aboard a ship or vessel of choice, the city that is made up with an amazing 118 tiny islands has a lot to offer. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and should therefore be in every cruiser’s dream as a “must visit” destination. On the cruise to Venice there is a lot to view including the busy Chiogga fishing port and the...

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3 Great Destinations for Activity Holidays
Jun02

3 Great Destinations for Activity Holidays

TREKKING IN INDIA India is a vast country that often creates a lasting impression on its visitors with its striking sensory, physical and philosophical assaults that is unrivaled by any other destination on the planet. It is a destination where every expectation whether it is spiritual, beauty, mysticism, poverty, cultural or bureaucracy will be outdone when you land on this extreme subcontinent. The countries staggering diversity is outrageous and ranges from paradisiacal beaches to primary forests of teak and jackfruit trees and from harsh deserts highlighted by fairytale forts to the misty hill stations clad in tea plantations and dotted with British Club houses opening into the world’s highest peaks of the Himalayas. Its landscape shaped by human activities range from bustling metropolises to rural village life tilling land and planting.(image by ANDROS images) With its array of extremes,vacations in India are perfect for holiday activities including trekking through its deserts, mountains and jungles for the ultimate adventures. The Himalayas range of mountains offers some of the best treks in the sub Asian sub continent. Its snow capped peaks offers endless mountain lakes, rugged rocks, caves, scenic valleys, glacier lakes, Rolling Meadows, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls and dense forest. It is a haven for adventure seekers and its lure is simply irresistible offering numerous routes and terrains for the different levels of trekkers. The Rajasthan region is one of the driest places in India dominated by the forbidding Thar Desert. It however the best region for desert treks on a camel’s back traversing the massive dusty sandy dunes, shrubs and visiting the desert villages along the way. VOLUNTEERING COSTA RICA Costa Rica is sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama on South American isthmus and despite its troubledneighbors; it is a country that is peaceful and famous for its well preserved natural environment. It offers many exciting opportunities to immerse in its natural elements whether discovering new species, zipping across the rainforest or cooling it off in a volcano heated hot spring. About a quarter of the country is preserved by in natural parks, biological reserves, wildlife refuges and private reserves protecting over 850 species of birds, 250 mammals and with the worlds 6 percent identified species. It is a paradise for anyone who delights in the unspoilt natural world.(image by United Planet) It may be small in size but with its amazing diversities more than make up for its lack in size, from the rainforests and cloud forests to dry tropical and temperate forests, to mangroves, to active volcanoes to hot sandy Caribbean and Pacific beaches and to high forest clad mountains and marshy lowlands. In Costa Rica you always...

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5 Ideas for Your Holiday in 2014
Jun02

5 Ideas for Your Holiday in 2014

LUXURY BREAK IN ITALY A proud motherland of artists and scientists that have changed the shape of the world forever; from the staggering antiquities of Rome and the alluring romance of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the seductive beaches of Amalfi to the cosmopolitan flair of Milan, Italy is a bottomless well of attractions and possibilities. It is the best destination for a luxury break in 2014 as it offers the best in accommodation, cuisine and travel experiences. In the heartland of Italy you will find stunning locations for luxury villa holidays away from the bustling cities in places like Umbria and Tuscany. The gorgeous Amalfi coast, the island of Sicily and Sardinia offer the best destinations for luxury beach holidays.(image by Katherine Rynor) ISLAND HOPPING IN INDONESIA May be you do not want to be stuck up in one place in 2014, try out an exhilarating experience of island hopping in the world’s ultimate archipelago with more than 18 000 islands with each one a tiny lost world. It is intriguing in every imaginable manner; mist shrouded volcanoes, unbelievably beautiful beaches you know the ones that make you keep pinching yourself to ensure that you are not in dreamland and exotic wildlife. As you hop on and off the islands you will come across spectacular wildlife, intriguing cultures, beautiful beaches and interesting cultures. It is an experience of a life time sometimes finding yourself in breathtaking islands with no other human soul and sometimes finding yourself in the stunning crowded touristic areas. Bali is one destination not to miss on your island hopping experience in the Indonesian archipelago; it is the most visited with its spellbinding beauty of lush palm trees, pristine sandy beaches, luxurious resorts and exquisite shopping malls. GOLF HOLIDAY IN FRANCE France is a destination full of life’s best luxuries, from the splendors of its cities jam packed with culture to the picturesque medieval villages and the golden beaches along the Mediterranean; it gets it just perfect for any kind of holiday. It also offers stylish golf courses littered all across the country and still offers the best value for golfing holidays in Europe. From Paris to Normandy, Burgundy and Brittany, there is always a great destination for golfing holidays.(image by Antonio Ponte) Whether you want a golfing break with a rural touch in Provence or in the glitz and glamour of the stylish French Riviera, the choice is breathtakingly yours to make. With so many regional diversities and excellent courses, France is the destination of choice for golfing breaks in 2014. LUXURY BREAK IN THE UK COUNTRYSIDE While most people visiting...

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