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We Wanted to Take a Trip to a Place That We’ve Always Heard About

After hearing just about everyone mention going to Hawaii for a trip, my wife and me decided that we wanted to go. Of course, I had always wanted to go previously, but we just didn’t have the chance. But now that we are retired and have more time to get around more, we did not want to miss the opportunity. I had to ask her the name of Hawaii big island because I felt that is where I wanted to go first and where most of the action would be. But I checked out the other islands as well and saw things on each one that I would love to see.

Hot Air Ballooning History

It may be surprising to learn that the hot air balloons recognisable today didn’t start out looking like that. In fact they looked a little more like lanterns that are popular in today’s society at celebrations and special occasions such as weddings or birthdays. Like today, they were made of extremely lightweight and thin material making them carry naturally with the wind. To give them flight, small flames were inserted at the base of the balloon and hundreds were set off at one time.

So not quite like the kind of balloons you think about today. But these lanterns showed that an injection of hot air can give material flight. From then on many inventors and pioneers spent time working out how to create a balloon big enough to carry a person. This was no easy task – materials at the time were not as strong as they are now nor was the technology used in any way as advanced.

The first manned hot air balloon was around 1783. The man who was brave enough to undertake such a task was Etienne Montgolfier, who spent years, investigating

Why Planning Horseback Vacation ?

Selecting horse riding vacations for discovering new country – There are a number of riders who love to travel to new countries. They enjoy beautiful scenic views riding on the horse. There is no need for you to choose a country that is far, instead opt for Costa Rica horseback riding for this purpose. This is one among the best locations for riding. Going to different country for vacations will give you adventurous and unforgettable experience.

Opportunity to meet experienced local riders and get to learn – Equestrian vacations mainly offer the opportunity to meet as well as get in touch with the local people. With these people one also gets chance to know as well as attend local events such as horse shows and horse fairs. Apart from this one can learn riding discipline, horse language as well as culture.

Opportunity to ride different breed of horses and explore riding discipline – In case you are horse ride lover you might be very well aware about the different kinds of breed of horses. Among these breeds there are chances that you might be dreaming of

1 Day Tour in Grand Canyon

There are two places where you can take this kind of river-rafting adventure :

  1. West Rim
  2. South Rim

Las Vegas travelers will partake in West Rim float trips, while folks heading up from Arizona cities like Phoenix, Sedona and Scottsdale will do the South Rim tours.

The West Rim is 120 miles from Las Vegas, which makes the region ideal for day trips. The typical float tour involves the following :

  1. Helicopter to bottom of Grand Canyon
  2. Bus to base of Hoover Dam
  3. Transfer to pontoon river raft
  4. Float 11 or so miles down Colorado River to Willow Beach

Personally, I get quite a kick out this trip. For one, the West Rim is the only place in the National Park where you can ride a helicopter to the bottom. I also like the fact that you go to the base of Hoover Dam. Few people actually get to experience this. Consider yourself in limited company when you do. And make sure you look up the wall of the Dam before getting on the raft because the top is 700 feet above you!

The South Rim float

Cuopugou National Forest Park, Sichuan Province

The essence of park lies in the collection of snow mountain, glacier, virgin forests, clear lakes, streams, valleys, waterfalls, hotsprings, grasslands, temples and Tibetan atmosphere. Starting from Mangkang County, we finally arrived at the forest after hard self-drive experience. It is not hyperbolic to say that we are shocked by the otherworldly scenery. We feasted our eyes on the beauty of park. The park is characterized by quietness and colorfulness. Grasslnad, valley and banks of lakes are decorated with various kinds of beautiful wild flowers. It was very enjoyable to lie on the grassland and immerse yourself into the imagination.

It is also accessible to take the local off-road vans in Cuola or Chaluo towns. But we did’t ask how much the fare is. In the day we entered there, a few local Tibetans and several young tourists take the vans to Cuopu Temple. If you plan to take local vans to Cuopugou, you cannot enjoy the pleasure of soaking your feet in the hotspring from a small pit you can dig. Turning at Cuola Town and driving upstream along the bank, we got to geothermal valley. The valley is filled with the hotspring, filling the air with

Philippines Adventures

The Plunge at Danao, Bohol

Ever wondered how Tarzan feels swaying from vein to tree branch to vein again? The Plunge at Danao, Bohol comes close to it! You will be attached to a long harness and will slowly be lowered to a wide space in the mountain. You really don’t have to do anything but to hold on tight and wait for the click of the cable that will release you and send you swaying to and fro! And it’s nothing like a sway on a swing; it’s hardcore thrill with nothing but nothingness below!

White Water Rafting at CDO

Beginner or expert, you can experience the ultimate river ride in Cagayan de Oro. It is far from Manila, but the travel will all be worth it. The river serves as the perfect ride for you to feel like you know how to paddle through and succeed! If you’re braver, you can try rafting at night! A big bonus is the sights and the beauty of CDO. Mindanao is really gorgeous, and CDO is definitely no exception.

Zipline at CDO

Oh yes, CDO is fast becoming the thrill seekers’ paradise. It currently

Things to See in Las Vegas

So many different shows type of shows that also are proven upon Broadway have become noticed in Las Vegas. Most of the implies that are thinking about planning to Broadway give it a try very first within Vegas to see how well the crowd wants them. Today a couple of the largest vendors tend to be Phantom from the Opera the industry classic favored between cinema fans and Disney’s lion full that has been around for years yet is a great present to take the kids in order to if you traveled to Vegas for a family trip.

Cirque du Soleil has the biggest quantity of shows within Las Vegas. Lots of people, in fact, make the vacation to the actual sin city to determine just the shows made by Cirque du Soleil. They’ve got carried out extremely well with all the people right here and are many different in one another providing a great selection. To have been confirmed for some time and it is any show completed in the water using synchronized swimmers and incredible effects whilst Zumanity is surely a mature version in which deliver sensuality to some entire additional stage. Love can be

Family Vacations

The family members are always tied up in their daily lives with special things, this never give them enough time to sit and have good time together even if they all live in the same house. Opting for a family vacation Costa Rica package give everybody in the family an opportunity to live and have heart to heart conversations and have a good and comfortable time with each other.

The whole family comes together and idea for a family vacation in one way or the other. This helps everybody to give their ideas, which make them feel that they own something about the trip and thus feel happier to take part. Hence this is another advantage you get via a family outing.

If you idea for any vacation at any place or country it gives you an opportunity to explore anonymous culture and creed and a special way of doing things in a much personal way. The kids are able to share their thoughts with their parents about the new effects they learn concerning culture, while parents get an unknown perspective of the same thing.

With a family vacation, you give your kids the topmost

Different Hot Air Balloon Rides

Group Hot Air Balloon Rides

Ballooning flights and trips are a popular activity for those who like to experience new things and get their adrenaline kick! Going on a balloon flight for a birthday is a great idea for the lucky person whose birthday it is, but also the guests that are lucky to be invited! Usually, friends and family can travel with other riders, but balloons can also be hired out by groups of people, usually up to 10 people. This is a great alternative to taking just two or three friends, and means you won’t have to leave anyone behind!

VIP Hot Air Balloon Trips

There is nothing more romantic than watching the sun set over beautiful views of patchwork countryside and hidden from view houses. Balloon trips are a great opportunity for couples to celebrate their love, wedding anniversary or even the backdrop for popping the all important question! VIP hot air balloons are a little bit more special compared to traditional balloon rides, as champagne and a post-ride dinner usually come with the package.

Safari Hot Air Balloon Trips

Going on a safari balloon trip doesn’t mean travelling to

Sea World San Diego

Going to Sea World has been a longtime pastime for many Southern Californians and visitors to the state. It is a unique theme park among the group of popular sightseeing opportunities in the region. The park offers a smattering of roller coasters, but the aim of the park is on sea creatures. Sea world shouldn’t be mistaken as an aquatic zoo. Think of it more as a safari park where the live inhabitants reside in large areas that are designed to mimic their natural habitats. An incredibly popular attraction at the park is a show with dolphins which have been trained to perform for guests do so with the help of trainers. The show continues to enchant visitors of all ages, most of whom appreciate how intelligent dolphins are, and at the park, learn how full of personality they can be.

Today, the dolphin show is called as “Imagine” and is as choreographed as any Las Vegas show. Since its inception in 1971, Sea World has added many innovative and educational attractions. Yet another popular show with guests is the show “Fish Detectives,” which stars comedic seals who easily get the audience laughing. During the show, the

Snorkeling in Borneo

Borneo, the third largest island in the world, is shared among three nations – Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah, one of the two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, is Kota Kinabalu. Kota Kinabalu has many amazing dive sites which are a close boat ride from the mainland.

Includes the five islands collectively known as Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, which are all within a half an hour from the mainland. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park has many sites which are ideal for both snorkeling and scuba diving. The islands are characterized by white, sandy beaches; its protected corals home to an abundance of fishes. All in all, there are more than 25 dive sites in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, which comprises Sapi Island, Manukan Island, Gaya Island, Mamutik Island, and Sulug Island. Manukan Island, Sapi Island and Mamutik Island have food and beverage facilities ranging from a-la-carte menus to BBQ buffet seafood lunches.

The tropical climate In Sabah means that it is hot every day of the year. However, it is becoming harder and harder to predict the weather. Rain can come as a surprise even on the hottest

Vietnam Adventure Tour

If you wish to make the most of your Vietnam adventure tour, then the following route comes highly recommended. Most Vietnam tours begin from the city of Hanoi, and not without good reason. For starters it is a gorgeous city that offers you a unique blend of French colonial architecture, busy marketplaces, serene tree-shaded boulevards and a criss-cross of streets that gives you a peek into its 1000 year old legacy in the form of the Old Quarter. Not to mention, it is also one of the most well-connected cities in Vietnam and is home loan international airport.

Your Vietnam adventure tour truly kicks off once you take an overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, followed by a short drive to Sapa – a former French hill station. The journey to and from Sapa Valley offers a great opportunity to wear out your walking shoes and truly soak in the picturesque surroundings complete with lush rice terraces, as you also familiarize yourself with the lifestyle, traditions and attire of the locals. Do take a dip in the Than Phu River on your way back from Sapa Valley to Sapa, to cool off your heels and be

Vacation Spot of South African

Kenya

Decide on your tour to this Main African vacation spot during the months from July to October. This is the time when the zebras and gnus create their annual migrations from the Mara plains to these areas. You will have the golden opportunity to see their deadly hunters following them as well. However, a number of other parks in Kenya have abundance of wildlife migration during January to March too.

Botswana

The weathers are at its most fantastic in Botswana through the month of September. The predominant climate condition during this time is very warm and welcoming and rainfall practically does not occur. The Okavango Delta of the area becomes the hub of indigenous wildlife. Thing to note here is that ‘mokoro’ the canoeing experience on Zambezi River takes its routes though the national parks and safaris in Botswana, and help travelers come in close contact with the plethora of wildlife a midst native flora and fauna of this part of Southern Africa.

Tanzania

Herds of zebras and their younger ones come to Serengeto and Ngorongoro nationwide parks in Tanzania during the months from February through March. Lions and tigers will also

Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

One of the main attractions is located at the corner of the island, a very modest with an ornate gate and a collection of the most rare and beautiful animals you will ever see. If you have been to Singapore, the wonderland of South East Asia then a visit to Jurong Bird Park is definitely a must and never to be avoided which is tucked in a beautiful island. This majestic bird park is one of the wonders of the world where you will find colorful birds of every nock and corner of the world. Here you will find flock and flamingos. It is currently the world’s largest bird park in terms of number of birds, there are about 5,000 birds of 380 species in this Bird Park which covers an area of about 202,000 square meters (50 acres) in Boon Lay Planning Area of the Jurong district.

This place easily attracts anyone who loves for the unusual, exciting, colorful and an experience that resembles a natural forest within the concrete and steel buildings. This wildlife bird sanctuary make feels you like you are in another world leaving lights and mass crowds of busy city centers and

Horseback Riding Tips

Your first horse riding lesson

the first horse riding lesson is very important as the coach will assure this vital lesson to make sure that a bond between you and it is created. It is all about the faith that you show on the them and thus it will return it back. You need to understand the actual nature of the them before you get started and speed up. Learning to become the horse’s guardian will finally benefit you a lot and have a wonderful equestrian horseback riding trip.

Know your horse well

Just make sure you know about them and also his behavior. Just knowing a couple of things would not do. The tips which you learn about should not just include the riding but also they as it will transport your from one place to other. What you need to do is learn to win the trust of the it. All this will not just help but your trip can also be fun-filled. No matter it is Australia equestrian horse riding or United States equestrian horse riding it is crucial for you to follow this tip.

Patience

Understand and accept that

Himalayas Trek

High snowy mountain peaks, good weather, local delicacies and people around you make every moment you spend almost unforgettable. There should be a balance between adventure and safety during your trek in Himalayas.

Basically, northern part of India is formed by the Himalayan ranges; this provides multiple options to those looking forward to experiencing trekking over there. Places like Garhwal, Kumaon, Ladakh, Sikkim and Himachal are some of the best known places in this region.

In Ladakh, the Zanskar mountain range also known as “The Lost Valley” is one of the most challenging mountains for trekkers. Winter season stays for almost 9 months but it would be great if you make all your plans in advance. Best time to hit this place is between June and September. This is the time when most of the Buddhist monasteries hold their annual festivals and. Visiting the place during this time allows you to learn the local culture of the Ladakh better.

Apart from Kumaon region, the only trekking place known for its high difficulty level is the “Nanda Devi”. Located on the Indo-Tibetan border, it’s the highest peak to trek in Himalayas. You can start your journey

Know more about China Adventures

Explore the Silk Road

Covering an area of 330,000 square kilometers, Taklimakan is the biggest desert in China. Under the endless sand are the relics of Silk Road, one of the greatest trade route in the history which connected the west and east. Although Xian is the starting point of Silk Road, the real essence which display the history of the road is in Xinjiang Province where you can find 14 grottoes and 990 caves. The sculpture and murals in these grottoes integrate the different artistic styles from China, Persia and India. On the road, the most fantastic view is castle of Luolan. In the ancient time, Luolan was a prosperous trade kingdom on the Silk Road. It takes you about two weeks to finish the whole journey so you should prepare everything well beforehand.

Western Tibet, off the beaten track

Traveling to the mysterious Tibet is always a dream for adventure-lover. But for the ordinary tourists, many of them choose to visit Lhasa and its vicinity. The most magnificent view and ancient culture lies in the western Tibet. Going to the western Tibet, you should not miss Mt Kailash which dominate the region with

The Adventure of Safari Dubai

The purple sky of desert safari will give you an appropriate backdrop for camping in the deserts. It is an adventure in itself which combines the excitement of a roller coaster ride with the challenge of remaining mobile on the shifting. Desert Safari is a roller-coaster ride on the dunes of the Dubai desert which is surely enjoyed by all age groups.

When on the safaris, tourists can undertake activities such as camel riding; they get to go through the safari in the desert on camels. Dune bashing is what attracts many visitors to Dubai. Dune bashing basically involves tearing up and down sand dunes in a 4×4, usually at compromising angles that would otherwise be unachievable in a normal family car.

Roller-coaster ride surely shock and excite you whether you are an adventure seeker or not. A simple four wheel drive and a highly experienced driver are the only requirements of this thrilling Desert Safari ride. Camel rides are also an important part of the Dubai desert safari tour, these are popular among tourists.

You will experience a different scene altogether in morning and evening. The place is mesmerizing and you also get to

Bac Ha Market, Vietnam

The busiest day in the region is Sunday when Bac Ha Market takes place in Lao Cai province. Once held on a hill in town, the market is now held in a building with a cement floor and sheet-metal roof. In the past, Bac Ha Market was characterized by the flamboyantly colorful skirts of Flower Mong women, brewed corn liquor from pho Village, and groups of men socializing over offal hotpot and cups of homebrew and challenging one another to horse races. Sadly, the scene has changed. Those who want to experience an authentic highland market must now travel to Can Cau Market, which is held every Sunday in the Si Ma Cai District some 30km away from Bac Ha.

Drawing Flower Mong and Giay people, Can Cau market has recently began to attract scores of foreign tourists. At the market, I hear a mix of languages. Ethnic fabrics are piled in the stalls and hung from poles. Silver necklaces shimmer upon nylon sheets laid out on the ground. I can smell fragrant local condiments, the scents of ‘mac khen’ and ‘doi’ grains mixed with those of corn homebrew and boiling offal hotpots. All around is a

Campervans Tips For First Time Travellers

Make a plan

Decide where you want to go and what you want to see. Set forth for your journey so that you have enough time to cover the distance you need to travel.

Make an estimate of fuel cost

Check out the fuel watch websites to know the price of fuel for each city and town you are travelling to.

Check the weather

Before you set forth for your journey, check out the weather forecast. You can deter from driving if the expected temperature if unfavorable Knowing the temperature from beforehand, you can also pack accordingly.

Start early

It is a great idea to get up early and start your journey early. Doing this you can reach your destination by afternoon and get ample time to savor your trip. Driving at night in the dark is not at all recommended.

Take it slow

When you are driving the campervan for the first time, it’s important to drive it slow. Driving a campervan can be a different experience from driving an ordinary car.
Be ready for unwanted circumstances

Flat tires won’t give you a red signal before they