How to Be an Eco-Friendly Traveller

Many of us love to travel, but very few consider the impact that our annual holiday or cheeky weekend getaway has on the environment. With rising methane and carbon dioxide emissions contributing More »

Adventure Travel In Australia

Adventure travel developed as a segment of the tourism market during the latter half of the 20th century out of the more general traditional notion of outdoor recreation. Adventure travel differs from More »

A Guide To Safety And Self Protection

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are geographically distinct countries, each with its own variations in climate, terrain, natural water features and topographical peculiarities. As such, this makes the UK the ideal More »

Add Adventure to Your Travels

People travel for many reasons, vacations, business, holidays, special events and a myriad of other reasons. Traveling is fun and exciting. However, when you travel, there will always be some downtime. Time More »

Family Adventure Travel on the Cheap

Searching for more budget family vacations? Camping can be the right fit for low cost family vacation. No matter what, whether you choose national forests or camping grounds in state parks camping More »

Adventure Travel In Australia

Adventure travel developed as a segment of the tourism market during the latter half of the 20th century out of the more general traditional notion of outdoor recreation. Adventure travel differs from from earlier forms of outdoor recreation, however, in that it offers travelers greater opportunities to experience specific physical activities (eg. rock climbing, diving, snow-boarding, kayaking, abseiling) that involve greater levels of skill and, within acceptable limits, risk. With traditional outdoor recreation, the primary attraction is the specific setting: with adventure travel, however, travelers are attracted primarily by the activities offered. Adventure travel is therefore primarily associated with travel products where the primary purpose is to engage in activity and participatory experience rather than the more passive sightseeing associated with traditional outdoor tourism.

“Tips for adventure travel”

The travel industry has evolved considerably since the 1970s. Changes include sociodemographic shifts which have seen a growth both the disposable income and available leisure time of many travelers. Travelers generally have become more discerning, have more travel experience, and have come to enjoy the benefits of cheaper, more

Outdoor Adventure Travel

Outdoor adventure travel is probably the most exciting travel on the planet. Man (or woman) against nature in the wild – the very idea gets the blood pumping, doesn’t it? Okay, outdoor adventure travel IS exciting, but it can also be extremely dangerous unless you take the right precautions. Outdoor adventure travel is great, but you want to live to tell your story.

“Adventure travel with dogs”

Every year hundreds of people are killed or injured and are in need to be rescued simply because they didn’t use plain old (or maybe not so plain) common sense. You really don’t want to become an adventure travel statistic.

The second-most important need for human survival is water. (Air is first.) When you are on an outdoor travel adventure, be certain that you take plenty of water with you, and if your trip is to be an extended one, learn how to purify water to make it safe to drink. You can survive without food a lot longer than you can live without water.

No-frills packing is an essential part of outdoor adventure travel. Remember

Perfect For Travel and Vacation Tours

Most camera gadgets these days are designed to perfectly fit our busy lifestyles. Compared to old model cameras, an ultra compact camera is quite very light and handy. It only weighs at less than 5 and half ounces but cannot be discounted in its quality and its high resolution picture output. It is perfect for leisure travel, outdoor picnics, and vacation tours. It is very thin that you would not mind carrying it around to capture that precious moments wherever you are.

“Smart Travel”

Here are some selections of ultra compact digital camera from different brands that has an amazing wide angled view for landscape pictures and architectural shots. First on the top of the line is the Canon Powershot SD980 IS digital camera. What sets this gadget apart from others is its 24-120mm equivalent lens and its IS – Canon’s anti-shake feature that will allow low shutter speeds, Outdoors adventure travel.

If you are looking for a very handy ultra compact camera units that gets good marks for focus tracking of moving

How to Be an Eco-Friendly Traveller

Many of us love to travel, but very few consider the impact that our annual holiday or cheeky weekend getaway has on the environment. With rising methane and carbon dioxide emissions contributing to the devastating effects of global warming, it’s time we started to become more conscious of our decisions when travelling.

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Don’t Buy One-Use Plastics

One-use plastics have a long history of being bad for the environment, they are one of the largest and most wasteful uses of plastics on the planet. It is estimated that a million plastic bottles are wasted every minute, and all of these bottles end up either in landfills or in the ocean, wreaking havoc on the local wildlife. When we’re at home and in our natural environments, it’s easier to use re-fillable water bottles, but when travelling, many people end up buying lots of unnecessary plastic that could have been avoided. Not only is buying one-use plastics wasteful, but it is also much more expensive, so switching to a refillable

A Guide To Safety And Self Protection

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are geographically distinct countries, each with its own variations in climate, terrain, natural water features and topographical peculiarities.

As such, this makes the UK the ideal place for the pursuit of outdoor activities, giving those with a love of energetic and adrenalin-charged activity every opportunity to indulge their passions. Likewise, those with a desire to try something new or dip their feet in so to speak can try their hand at a new sport.

Water, land and air-based activities are all available in the UK, with certain areas offering better conditions than others for the pursuit of specialised sports. Wales and Northern Ireland, for example, have coastal regions more suited to the pursuit of sea sports. England’s Lake District is well suited to water sports such as sailing and windsurfing while areas of the Scottish highlands present good conditions for skiing in winter.

Many outdoor enthusiasts pursue their favourite activities independently, making use of their own skills and equipment, while those who are novices can take advantage of a large number of companies who offer adventure trips and holidays.

A single day of activity can be arranged or

Add Adventure to Your Travels

People travel for many reasons, vacations, business, holidays, special events and a myriad of other reasons. Traveling is fun and exciting. However, when you travel, there will always be some downtime. Time not covered by your itinerary can be a perfect time to go geocaching. Goecaching can take over your downtime and if you are not careful, your entire trip!

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching the modern day Internet game will give you a challenge of looking for objects hidden. The object of geocaching is similar to the old fashion game of scavenger hunting. The main part of the game is to say, “I found it.” It is designed to get you out and have fun. Getting you to see places and views you never knew existed. Plus, it is an excellent game the whole family can enjoy.

Some Basic Rules to Geocaching

The game is designed to have fun and adventure. Therefore, there are no hard and fast rules. You will find the rules are really only guidelines. Here are some of the basics.

  1. Take Something, Leave Something – Once you find the cache you are looking for there may be objects for

Family Adventure Travel on the Cheap

Searching for more budget family vacations? Camping can be the right fit for low cost family vacation. No matter what, whether you choose national forests or camping grounds in state parks camping will be a memorable family getaway. One may choose several methods and way while planning camping outing, but most families prefer the free style camping. When I say free style camping that means just get a tent and let the fun ball rolling.

Comparing the cost of RV parks or camp site with bunch of amenities against the expense of free style camping accessories shopping; the expense is less with free style camping. Free style camping needs accessories such as tents, sleeping bags and other camping travel gear for your vacation; the cost is minimal. Also, amenities at camp site will not let you enjoy the real camping experience.

Camping free style gives you an opportunity to spend time together with family and friends. You can have fun talk & singing around the campfire, enjoy the nature in wide open and these all activities you can do staying away from usual routine daily life. Camping combines fun, excitement, adventure including a rare experience of

Travel Tips For Adventure Travel

You’re not ready for adventure travel tours of any kind until you’ve read these five tips.

Pack fewer clothes and more money than you think you need. There are two things you don’t want to happen during your overseas trip. First, you don’t want too much stuff to lug around the world. Travel light, but smart. Second, you don’t want to run out of money. Your money will flee fast as you purchase beverages, distribute tips, and take taxis during your adventure tour. Make sure you have plenty of cash on hand. Remote Himalayan base camps don’t have ATMs. Before departing, be sure you know your credit card company’s policy on overseas travel and cash withdrawal ability.

Read about and research your destination maniacally. You are about to become the guest of another country and culture. Try to understand all you can about your destination. Purchase a Lonely Planet guidebook, explore photos online, and imbibe the experience of the country before you even get on the plane.

Make sure you’re secure. Overseas safety should be on your mind. To ensure the security of your belongings, make sure you have a sturdy and reliable suitcase or

How to Become a Smart Traveler

The eyes are worthless which haven’t seen the awesome beauty of the nature. As individuals we have many hobbies, some are easy and can be performed indoors while others are somewhat difficult and require one to go outdoors. One such extremely interesting and exciting activity is traveling. Traveling, as hobby, can give a lot of fun and adventure. However, to become a smart traveler, there are few things that you must always keep in mind while starting on a journey.

Decide Where You Want to Go

Before starting on a journey, you must know what places you are planning to visit. If you are looking for serenity, a lonely beach or country side may be good for you. In case you are a wildlife enthusiast, visiting a forest reserve may be a great idea. However, wherever you are going, you must prepare and equip yourself according to the demands of the place.

Decide What You Want to Carry

Once, you have decided on your destination, you must give it a deep thinking on what things you would be carrying with you. For convenience, you must aim to carry the minimum load but at the

Top Outdoor Adventures In Alabama

Alabama is a state full of all types of adventures for outdoor lovers – from fishing to hiking, camping and biking.

Among the activities are: rock climbing, water sports,ballooning, caving, horseback riding, cycling, skiing, golf, hiking, birding, hunting, camping, fishing and enjoying the varied scenery the state has to offer.

(1) Perhaps the number one outdoor adventure in the state is hiking/backpacking/walking. There are many areas across the state, including rough outdoor trails to paved walking tracks that enable most everyone to get outdoors and get some exercise.

Some of the key areas that make this activity tops is hikes into Little River Canyon along the Eberhart Trail in northeast Alabama where this canyon is actually the deepest east of the Mississippi. Hikers can also check out the nearby Lost Falls Trail in DeSoto State Park. For beginners there is a “starter” 20- mile long Conecuh Trail in the Conecuh National Forest near Andalusia and visitors to Historic Blakely State Park will enjoy the leisure paths there.

The most famous of the trails in Alabama is the 100 miles long Pinhoti Trail that runs from the southern end of the Talladega National Forest northward

Adventure Travel Without Nausea

It is all well and good to talk about adventure travel on a budget, but no one wants the “adventure” part of adventure travel to be losing your last meal far from home.
As an added resource, I have found several sites with helpful tips on how to stay healthy when you travel.

  • Familydoctor.org has a list of vaccines you might get before you travel, precautions against food that could make you sick and what to put in a first aid kit.
  • Govexec.com has a number of tips for business travelers, including how to keep up with your exercise schedule while on the road, how to deal with
  • There is a good article for cruise travelers on how to avoid getting sick when you go ashore in findarticles.com . The article, which you can find at findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCP/is_5_23/ai_83582782, offers some very good advice on how to keep your long-dreamed-of cruise vacation a happy and healthy experience.
  • Gorp.away.com has a whole section of great articles on this subject at gorp.away.com/gorp/health/main.htm Since Gorp is particularly focused on outdoor adventure travel and tours, their site emphasizes staying healthy outdoors. Among the topics they cover are, avoiding acute mountain sickness, avoiding poison ivy

The Great Outdoors is to be Explored

The thing with enjoying the great outdoors is seeing aspects of life that you do not normally see during your normal weekly activities. The familiar sea breezes, the smells of spring flowers, the winter winds, fantastic views from mountain tops and so much more.

I currently work 60 hours per week in the building maintenance game and don’t have enough time to get out in my own garden regularly, let alone have a really good 4 week break in some exotic location like the west of Turkey looking at sandstone caves. My wife and I have been to 30 countries between us and we will add to our list as our income increases in our respective Home Based Business’.

Having been to islands off the Malaysian coast, islands off the Mediterranean coast, scaled cliff tops in Turkey and been all around Australia, the travel bug rises in me vehemently as I write this article. Travelling is a most rewarding way to meet people, fellow travellers, locals, backpackers, nationals; you get to meet all sorts. Not only do you get to meet wonderful(and not so wonderful) people but travelling teaches you to think on your feet, literally

Adventure Travel With Dogs

Have you ever taken your dog on a camping trip? Have you ever spent a lazy afternoon floating down the river with Fido by your side? How about an overnight hiking and camping trip? I have three dogs that seem to know long before we even start bringing the camping bags out that we are going somewhere. They pace and follow us from room to room as we begin our packing adventure; it definitely is not a quiet moment. I would never think of leaving them behind. Our dogs absolutely love the outdoors!

If you are planning to take your dog on any outdoor adventure, prior planning is essential! Taking your pooch with you is much like taking children, you must prepare for them to insure their safety as well as yours and others.

Here are a few tips:

1. Keep your dog leashed, or if allowed; under voice control at all times! Dogs are asked to be leashed for their own safety as much as for the wildlife and other humans. He should have his id tag on his collar at all times. Be familiar with basic animal first-aid for ticks, scrapes or poison

An Outdoor Adventure Through Arizona’s Lower Salt River Canyon

Experience majestic desert scenery, rich riparian nature and enjoy an exciting day of amazing fun and outdoors adventure kayaking down the Lower Salt River. Only a short drive from Phoenix, the Lower Salt River is a very popular destination for Arizonans looking for a way to cool off with “tubing” a widely popular activity for many people during the long, hot summer months. However if you consider yourself an outdoors adventurer and you’re willing to try something new, then I recommend taking a day trip kayaking down the Lower Salt River. Even if you’ve never been kayaking before, the mild and gentle Lower Salt River is an excellent place to start, even if you’re a beginner.

I had never been kayaking before but had wanted to try it for a long time. So when I heard that there was a local group called the Scottsdale Sea and Ski Club organizing a kayaking trip down on the Salt River I quickly jumped on the opportunity and got signed up at the discounted group rate of only $60 which included the kayak rental equipment, shuttle pick up transportation as well as snacks and beverages provided by the club.

Outdoor Adventure Travel For Anyone

Outdoor adventure travel is catching on in a big way and there is a darn fine reason for it too. There are few trips that can be taken that are better than outdoor adventure travel ones. When you are starting to get into adventure travel you have a multitude of choices to choose from and they are all as great as the next one.

Outdoor adventure travel does not have to mean traveling far away or overseas. You can probably find plenty of outdoor adventure travel right in your own area or at least near to it. Your budget does not have to put a damper on real good outdoor adventure travel. Just take some time to look around and what surrounds you and you will probably find all kinds of great and exciting things to do.

If you are having trouble finding some good ideas for your outdoor adventure travel consider talking to your local travel bureau. The thing is that we live in our hometowns and cities with no real idea of what is all around us. Since it is home we take it for granted, most of us don’t bother to investigate all

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor adventure travel is catching on in a big way and there is a darn fine reason for it too. There are few trips that can be taken that are better than outdoor adventure travel ones. When you are starting to get into adventure travel you have a multitude of choices to choose from and they are all as great as the next one.

Outdoor adventure travel does not have to mean traveling far away or overseas. You can probably find plenty of outdoor adventure travel right in your own area or at least near to it. Your budget does not have to put a damper on real good outdoor adventure travel. Just take some time to look around and what surrounds you and you will probably find all kinds of great and exciting things to do.

If you are having trouble finding some good ideas for your outdoor adventure travel consider talking to your local travel bureau. The thing is that we live in our hometowns and cities with no real idea of what is all around us. Since it is home we take it for granted, most of us don’t bother to investigate all

Healthy and Hydrated While Traveling

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. – Samuel Johnson

Everyone will surely agree with what Samuel Johnson got to say. Yes, traveling has its advantages. But there is one thing that you dread to meet halfway of your destination and that is heat stroke and dehydration. Keeping yourself hydrated while you are traveling is very important. Traveling in a humid environment can predispose someone to dehydration.

Whatever the reasons for your traveling whether you are on family vacation, business trip or an annual homecoming it is important to keep yourself hydrated. Enjoy the moment of your travel and consider these following tips.

Drink Water as Frequent as Possible
Whether you are traveling on the air, water or road always drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Sodas are very satisfying but be careful not to drink too much. Sodas are full of sugar. It will only make you feel thirstier. Avoid also drinking too much coffee because it makes the dehydration worse.

Moreover, bottled waters are too expensive

Safety First Timer Advice When Traveling

As opposed to traveling outdoors wherein you’ll have to go through lots of twists and turns which is pretty exhausting, traveling indoors by using your Internet network can be quite a breeze. Probably this is the very first time you would come across this type of experience or if not, probably your children or younger brothers and sisters, whomever it is, there are certain safety measures as well as safety tips especially for first timers traveling through the Internet.

Interacting with people by using the Internet can be risky and unsafe. Without a doubt, a lot of Internet visitors, even experienced ones, get molested, abused or fooled just by hanging out for around 15 minutes, conversing with a stranger. Some people can even get swindled because they were too honest and trustful of their personal information that they’re giving it all out. If you’re just new, you can pick up ideas on how to prevent this type of predicament.

The secret when dealing with unknown people through the Internet and ensuring that you’re protected every step of the way is through right communication and keen observation. How? Pay attention:

When someone questions you things that

Keep Your Cat Healthy and Safe With Outdoor

Most cat owners know that a feline companion can be just as territorial as their canine counterparts. In the wild, a cat is mostly a solitary animal. Although it is not uncommon to see them in defined families, they will vigorously defend their personal space. A cat’s instinct is to wander and explore, in search of mental stimulation. Denying them this opportunity can result in a multitude of behavioral issues. Outdoor cat perch houses are a great way to give a safe haven, prevent behavioral problems, and give them a home of their own.

Cat behavior is characterized by periods of intense activity and restful slumber. In fact, most will sleep close to 12 hours a day. When awake, they often yearn to roam their territory. Important psychological factors are the ability to hunt, make friends, play, and have a defined zone that belongs to them. Cat houses offer a type of home base, a safe place where they can return and sleep.

There are dangers inherent to a cat living outdoors. Cars and other animals pose a great risk to their health and safety. A cat’s territory is defined by the distance that they must

Best Vehicle When Travelling Outdoors

Travelling to different places can both be enjoying and at the same time tiresome. Enjoying in the sense that you are able to have fun and spend quality leisure time with your loved ones. It can be tiresome when things are not well planned and when there are issues while on the trip. One way to achieve a happy, fun and exciting trip is to make great plans. Plan ahead of time and discuss things well with the rest of the company that way there will be no misunderstandings and no arguments.

Of course, an individual will always have to worry about his safety, comfort and protection all throughout the travel and the vacation. If you want to travel without worrying much on where you can find cheap hotel room accommodations or where you can find restaurants that satisfy and meet your needs, you can avail either choose to buy your own RV or recreational vehicle or perhaps rent one.

Recreational vehicles are perfect partners while out on a land trip. RV’s are equipped with almost everything that you can find at your own home. It has a room for you to sleep, comfort room with