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Various Options for Adventure Travel

by on Apr.20, 2013, under Travel

If you are not looking forward to your next vacation because of the dull nature of it; consider pepping it up a bit with some adventure. Adventurous vacations will leave you awe struck and with some great memories. Because of the variety of adventurous vacations that are available; you need to check them out and decide on the one that sounds the most exciting. In this article we’ll be offering some suggestions for trips that are a little more adventurous than the usual ones.

If you love cold weather sports such as skiing, this can easily be the basis for a great adventurous vacation. If you’re a skier, or even if you want to learn, there are many destinations to consider during the winter. There is great skiing in many American regions, such as New England and the Rocky Mountains. You can also incorporate skiing into your exploration of various countries, from European destinations like Switzerland to Asian countries such as Japan. While there are many ski resorts in such areas, true adventure travel usually provides you with a more multifaceted experience. You might, for example, have a chance to explore a variety of spots in one region, including some that are not as populated. If you have a favorite winter destination, or one you’d like to see, a ski trip might be the perfect vacation. White water rafting is a very thrilling experience in which you are head on with a wild river. There are several different trips where you can have a pleasurable time and it is available in array of difficulty ranges. There are many different places in the world that offer rafting trips and these can last anywhere from half a day to multiple days. If you and your whole family are going on this outing or if you lack skills, it is probably smart to start with the half day journey. All day long or multi-day adventures are for people who already have some have some experience. Furthermore, you need to think about the class or rapids, which come in ranges between I to IV. Adventures that are Class I and Class II are pretty easy however Class III and up are pretty difficult. If you have thought about traveling to the Grand Canyon National Park for years, this is a wonderful place to do some rafting.

Melbourne is where you should go next. There’s are not many locations as popular for shopping and eating as Melbourne Victoria is. This striking city is home to some of the best shopping Australia has to offer.

Rock climbing is a well liked sport and has gained popularity in the last few years. There are many places in the world where you can go on trips that involve rock climbing, whether you’re experienced at it or just starting to learn. In the United States, Colorado offers some of the best mountains for rock climbing. Countries like Asia, Canada and Europe offer a wide variety of sports including that of rock climbing. You will be able to locate a plan considering your potential and capability when it comes to rock climbing. There will be an agenda explained to you; as well as a list of the stuff you will need for the occasion.

If you’re an animal lover, one place you should think about traveling to is the Galapagos Islands. This is a remote area of the world that belongs to Ecuador, so it’s a long trip from most places. While most cruises are focused on entertainment and the like, cruises to the Galapagos are more focused on animals and environmental issues. When you land on these islands, you won’t find thousands of people, as the Galapagos are regulated and only limited numbers of people are allowed here at one time. If you visit the Galapagos, bring a good camera, as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet creatures of all kinds, from dolphins to gigantic tortoises. This is a destination unlike any other, though trips to the Galapagos Islands are not cheap.

Trekking in the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous of all adventure travel possibilities. Treks generally start off in Nepal, and many companies offer a variety of treks that range from moderate to extremely difficult. Of course, if you’ve never done any trekking before, you may want to start with a less extreme mountain range than the Himalayas! Anyone visiting the Himalayas has to accept the likelihood of experiencing altitude sickness, which is quite uncomfortable. Still, trekking in Nepal is a unique travel experience and not only exposes you to extremes of nature but some fascinating cultural attractions as well.

You might want to consider a desert safari if you have always found the thought of the desert pretty appealing – this is involves riding on a camel and sleeping under the stars at night. You can find this type of trip in countries like Egypt and Morocco, and it can also give you a chance to learn about the history of these places. Desert safaris of only a few days can be tricky, on account that the weather can range from really hot during daylight and really cold in the evening. Many people who travel through the desert end up having serene and alluring encounters.

Alaska isn’t the only place you can learn how to race sled dogs or take a tour, as you can now find it in Jackson Hole, California and Minnesota, among other spots. Sled dog tours are not that common, but they are now given in many areas that receive lots of snow in the winter, and they can be a fascinating type of adventure travel to experience. Adventure travel is more accepted than it ever has been and there are several companies out there that offer these sorts of adventures. Despite whether you are partaking on an adventure travel trip with your whole family, your significant other or as a solo journey, there is a trip that is right for you. Finding out what the trip entails and whether or not all the people attending will be prepared for it is essential. We’ve shared a few ideas for this kind of trip, and you can find many other possibilities if you do further research.

The possibilities for adventure travel are almost endless. You can pick a place you’ve always wanted to visit, or you can pick an activity and choose your destination based on that. Whether you want to go skiing in the Alps or scuba diving in the Caribbean, you can find a trip that’s just right for you. You should now be able to make a sound decision on where or how you would like to spend your ultimate vacation.

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    Why You Should Check Out Mornington Peninsula Tours

    by on Mar.23, 2013, under Travel

    Trying to find a great spot to visit? Then, I request you to definitely take a look at one of the best wineries in Melbourne region. Take some time to see this short article if you wish to find out more.

    Mornington Peninsula is home to around 50 of the most remarkable wineries all around Melbourne. Its gentle maritime climate provides a distinct high quality character to its wines.

    The wine beverages produced in the area consist of supreme pinot noir and chardonnay, along with Riesling, Shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and some other notable types. The region takes pride in not just their excellent great climate wines, but also rich olive groves along with sweeping views within the valley.

    Wine tours Mornington Peninsula is really a modern wine country an hour or so south of Melbourne. You will find over 50 wineries with cellar doors as well as some beneficial views across Port Phillip as well as Western Port bays. With its maritime climate and reddish volcanic soils, various bottles of wines are made like Pinot Noir as well as Shiraz along with the lesser recognized Viogner and Pinot Gris.

    With the first European settlement getting directly on the Mornington Peninsula, it has grown to be one of the historical locations of Victoria with memorabilia and furnishings within Military at Point Nepean. With nearly every village turning into quarters to art as well as craft galleries, the Mornington Peninsula has been known as Australia’s and Victoria’s greatest antique center. With collections which start from Napoleonic history to modern art, there is a wide range to accommodate virtually all personalities and passions.

    Visitors to Melbourne wanting to experience the wine tours in Mornington Peninsula have got a number of travels to pick from. In fact, there are some vineyards you can experience taking a visit even through horseback. You’ll be able to stop to savour a few of the very best wines readily available while experiencing the breathtaking and magnificent views.

    The Mornington Peninsula produces a vast array of high quality wines. There are many professional wine tours operating in the country where the wine makers can be reached through chat. They can suggest which wines are basically the best to seek to buy!

    As a final word, a visit to Mornington Peninsula wine tours over the coast of Victoria is definitely an experience to remember. Filled with gorgeous views, native creatures and Mornington Peninsula vineyards, it’s a must for everyone to visit Victoria. If you’re interested to visit this area, please feel free to look into the site down below.

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      Australia: Expensive? You’re kidding, right!!

      by on Feb.28, 2013, under Travel

      Who told you Australia was expensive? Someone that didn’t do it on the cheap like me…

      I’ve heard from loads of people that have gone backpacking in the land down under that it is a dear or expensive place to travel. These people really must be living a luxury lifestyle if that’s their impression of the land down under. Australia has to have been one of the cheapest places I have ever travelled and worked in, I earned tons of money when I was living there, enough to take four months off work. Young and inexperienced backpackers must be doing things wrong if they find it expensive. Maybe they are perhaps ill-informed, badly prepared or just spending their cash in the wrong way. I’ve concocted 12 sure fire reasons, all from personal experience on how to live cheaply in Australia.

      1. Sleeping – OK, yes, hostels are great, but you have to take a break from them. Don’t be spending your entire time in hostels getting drunk! Camping is by far the best option for living and travelling cheaply in the land down under. You can find a cheap tent for $15 – 20 and in some places you will be able to camp out for free. Make your cheap tent your home for the next few months as you “backpack” and camp your way round Australia. Lots of campsites have toilets and showers too, and some of them are even close to places where you can get part time and temporary seasonal or harvest jobs.

      2. Eating – If you insist on eating out – then head to pubs that do $10 steaks and such offers. They often throw in a beer or a soft drink for this. One of the tricks I used while in Australia is monitoring pubs that did cheap big meals and the times they apply. I found that most of them are lunchtime specials. In which case, it’s hardly a big deal to transfer your main meal of the day from dinner to lunch. Eat cereals and toast for breakfast. Don’t be afraid to venture into Hungry Jacks or McDonalds for a cheap breakfast either. Hungry Jacks also offer unlimited refills – take your flask in. They’re not going to chase out paying customers. And McDonalds has free wi-fi. If all else fails stick to vegemite sandwiches! Top notch!

      3. Transport – Don’t be getting flights around Australia! I lived there for a couple of years and I never used an internal flight. Use the bus company Greyhound and book them early, even better idea is to hook up with others, get a car and off you go on a road trip – you have a car now which you should equip for sleeping in and stay on or near campsites with it. Cut your costs by sharing petrol and sharing lifts to work. Also if you are getting a Greyhound bus get it at night so that you save money on accommodation. These are simple and obvious things by the way but often neglected by travellers. Other good places to look are hostel notice boards and local travel websites. Gumtree and Facebook can also be useful.

      4. Get some kind of a Working Visa – I don’t understand travellers that are able to get a working holiday visa for Australia but yet they don’t buy it. The number of travellers I met in the land down under that say things like “we only plan to stay for a few months so we’re not planning to work” and then they follow it with “this place is expensive”, so why didn’t you get some kind of a working visa then?! Do it – even by working for a week or two in Australia can earn you over 1000 Australian Dollars.

      5. Entrance Fees – Again it sounds obvious but don’t be paying entry into places – there are loads of FREE things to see and do in Australia. Hiking for one, some amazing landscapes to see, beaches (completely free), fancy dress parties (make your own costumes for free), museums are often also free entry (including the amazing War Memorial in Canberra), as is walking across Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you want to see Koalas and Kangaroos – these can all be done for free. Kennet River on the Great Ocean Road is a decent spot for Koala watching at sunrise. Kangaroos and wallabies are hard to miss.

      6. Money saving coupons, tokens and vouchers – Seriously these types of coupons are everywhere and most travellers miss them. Try picking up leaflets and magazines in bars, travel agents, bus stations, airports etc and you will be extremely surprised to hear that they often contain money off and free entry vouchers. Sometimes you even get a free beer – head to the bar to get your free beer then leave!

      7. Woolworths and Coles value brands – i remember meeting a couple of English girls moaning about the price of everything in Australia while drinking Del Monte orange juice for breakfast along with Kellogg’s Cornflakes! If you can’t take yourself down a rung or two for a few weeks or months by buying the value brands, then you honestly have no ground to stand on moaning about the price of things!

      8. Nightclubs after 10pm – did you really go to Australia just to attend expensive nightclubs? I certainly didn’t! You’ll notice that after 9 or 10 pm (especially on weekends) the prices of drinks go up. Seriously to all those backpackers in Australia – get yourself a carryout, a box of goon and some tinnies and sit with your new found friends.

      9. Don’t Spend Too Much Time On the Internet – Facebook is great and all that but seriously you didn’t go to Australia just to tell other people where you are and what you’re doing. So stop moaning about the price of the internet – yes it costs a lot so don’t pay it – simple. Here’s a few alternatives (if you have brought a laptop with you) – eat at McDonalds and use their free wi-fi, buy a coffee in an internet cafe that has wi-fi (at least you have a coffee for your money), stay in a hostel that has free wi-fi. If you don’t have a laptop – borrow from travel buddies if you really need to get online. And a long term cheaper option is to buy a USB stick which acts as a wireless internet modem – this is only recommended if you plan on staying in Australia for a while.

      10. Hold back on booking things early. Plans in Australia always change so don’t be booking tours or hostels in other towns or cities that you expect to be in in a few weeks time. You might change your plans and have already paid a deposit. Go with a free spirit and enjoy it!

      11. Washing Clothes – Wear the same clothes again and again and hand wash them in sinks. I did this often in Australia. If you desperately need to use a washing machine – get a few cotton buds on sticks and place them into the coin slots in the laundry machines to get free laundry. Most of you reading will probably know this trick. A well known “secret” of travellers.

      12. Fake student ID – Again things become cheaper when you pull out a student card. Nobody really cares if its fake or not. Give it a risk and save some dollars.

      Honestly, folks this might sound like a bit of a rant and in many ways it is, BUT I just really want to let people know that Australia is a magnificent country and a great place to go. And it’s cheap if you know what you’re doing!! Those are just a few of my tips – there are tons more ways to save money.

      Get out there and see Australia – what are you waiting for?

      For more resourceful advice on doing Australia on the cheap check out Jonny Blair’s resourceful travel, work and lifestyle website Dont Stop Living.. Free reprint available from: Australia: Expensive? You’re kidding, right!!.

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