Visit Big Bear California

Less than two hours by car from Los Angeles sit the year round playgrounds Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City. Situated in the San Bernardino National Forest at approximately 7,000 feet above sea level, Big Bear provides activities for all four seasons. Whether you are into camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, hiking, parasailing, horseback riding, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, bobsleding, playing in the snow, shopping or even just relaxing, you can ...
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Olympic National Park - A Photographer's guide

/p> Whether you are a photographer or just enjoy beautiful scenery, Olympic National Park has something for you. Often referred to as "three parks in one", Olympic National Park encompasses three distinctly different ecosystems -- rugged glacier capped mountains, over 60 miles of wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest. These diverse ecosystems are still largely pristine in character -- about 95% of the park ...
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Activities in the Caribbean for the Adventurous Traveler

What's you're idea of the perfect tropical vacation? Soaking up some sun on a quiet secluded beach? Reading a good novel while the sounds of gentle waves lull you to sleep? Not! If this sounds like a waste of vacation time to you, and you want to spend your Caribbean experience enjoying more active pursuits, then have no fear; many of the Caribbean Islands offer more than just a day at the beach and picturesque sunsets. Adventurous vacationers traveling to the Caribbean can spend their days ...
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Adventure Travel in Nepal

With its majestic Himalayan Mountains and fascinating local culture, Nepal is a favorite destination for adventurous travelers. Each year thousands embark upon the experience of a lifetime to spend days or weeks in the breathtakingly beautiful country of Nepal. Most adventure travelers in Nepal will be treated to magnificent views from high in the mountains. They will wander through pure forests and past clear mountain lakes, rivers and waterfalls. They'll visit remote Buddhist monasteries and ...
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Yosemite National Park

b>Introduction Yosemite National Park is one of the most visited parks in the U.S.A. It is here where Ansel Adams shot his most famous photographs after he fell in love with the awe inspiring landscape, the steep cliffs and the magnificent waterfalls. While most of the over 4 million visitors only see Yosemite Valley, the park has much more to offer. Mountain Climbers try their skills on the 3593 foot (about 1100m) vertical granite wall of El Capitan and Rafters ride the wild waters of ...
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Breathless in Bolivia

An experience of a lifetime in Bolivia (Review) When you land in a country whose airport is at 4000m and whose landscapes are among the most dramatic in the world, you can't help but be struck breathless...breathless in Bolivia! Bolivia, who the heck knows where Bolivia is? And what's in Bolivia other than llamas and iguanas? That was my initial reaction when my friend Rich called from Germany and told me that that's where we were going for our month-long climbing trip. My biological clock ...
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Budgeting For A Vacation Or Trip

Most people mistakenly think that you need a lot of money to travel, or that vacations are simply too expensive and lavish. This is a good example of a wrongful assumption. Traveling 'light' so to speak, with limited cash, combined with a positive attitude and a deep personal commitment, persistence and resourcefulness is possible. Simply put, planning pays and travel budgets save money. Taking the extra time to review sources at your disposal prior to, during and after your trip encourages a ...
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Vacations - British Columbia

Are you torn between taking a luxurious, pampered holiday versus an outdoor, sporty vacation? If you and your holiday partner can't agree (or even if you're not sure yourself) there's no need to compromise when you visit the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. An Urban Oasis - Stanley Park Vancouver is one of the few cities (including New York with the famous Central Park) that can boast a sizable park as one of its features. Stanley Park is 1000 acres and is one of the ...
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The History of Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg is a popular resort town in eastern Tennessee with a year-round population of 3,300. The town enjoys a great sense of history that is easily accessible to all visitors. The Ogle family built one of the first cabins in Gatlinburg in the early 1800s. The Ogle cabin still stands and is one of Gatlinburg's main attractions. Gatlinburg, Tennessee was originally settled in the 1790s and 1800s by South Carolinians of English, Scotch, Irish and Scotch-Irish ancestry. The earliest settlers ...
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Udzungwa Mountains in Southern Tanzania

GENERAL INFORMATION: This park is a National Park without roads. After arrival the visitors must get out of the safari vehicles and walk. This is a National Park with a difference and is best visited in the dry season; as the paths and trails in the mountains become quite slippery in the wet season and crossing the swollen mountain rivers can become dangerous. It is required to take a guide and or an armed ranger on the hikes. A guide come ranger will cost US$ 10 per group per day. There are ...
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