Packing For Adventure Travel

There's a funny scene in Romancing the Stone when Michael Douglas' character meets Kathleen Turner's character and agrees to take her to a phone booth hundreds of miles away. He simply refuses to help her carry her completely impractical luggage and a few scenes later goes even further by chopping the heels off her shoes so she can actually walk in them. This little fiasco encompasses the essence of packing for adventure travel. Less is most definitely more! When in a foreign country it is ...
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Pigeon Forge Campgrounds

Campgrounds are a perfect Pigeon Forge lodging option for visitors looking to be as close as possible to the great outdoors. Campgrounds in Pigeon Forge are located near the beautiful and majestic Great Smoky Mountains National Park and are still only minutes away from the outlet malls, dining, and music theatres that downtown Pigeon Forge has to offer. There are a variety of campgrounds available, from the campground operated by the national park, to independent campgrounds. Many of the ...
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The Lake Havasu RV Resort

Lake Havasu, Arizona has become a treasured destination for tourists, campers, and RV enthusiasts. For those travelers who prefer to drive their home-away-from-home to Lake Havasu, the Lake Havasu RV Resort offers guests everything they could need. In addition to being just minutes from the famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu RV Resort also features spacious RV camping with all the amenities and has a beautiful clubhouse for day and evening activities. To get to the resort, visitors should take ...
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A Guide to Cozumel Beaches

Some of the prettiest beaches in the world circle the island of Cozumel. They vary from long, treeless sandy stretches of white sand to isolated coves and rocky shores. There are two sides to the island - the leeward (western) side where the coast is sheltered from storms by the proximity of the mainland and the windward (eastern) side. The beaches on the windward side require a bit more of an effort to reach, but if you make the trip, you'll be rewarded by some of the most beautiful, ...
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CABO'S OTHER WILD SIDE

CABO'S OTHER WILD SIDE By Dolores Peralta Cabo San Lucas has grown a reputation for excitement, mostly due to the many clubs that burn the midnight oil well into the early morning hours. Wild party life is nothing new here. But Cabo has another distinct wild side - the rugged beauty of the land and the creatures that inhabit the area. Getting a look at the landscapes and wildlife at the tip of Baja is tops on the list of things to do. So, how does a Cabo visitor find ways to explore the other ...
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Kauai on 2 Wheels or more?

There is no better place to relax and unwind. Although I had mixed feelings about visiting this place myself, I would surely dare to say that it was an amazing visit that I would never forget. Kauai promises fun filled activities for the entire family. Although the entire island is so huge and there are so many activities and places worth visiting, a drive around the island is a must. Roughly circular in shape, Kauai is 550 square miles in area and 32 miles in diameter. With little ...
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How to be a Responsible Tourist in Tanzania

Responsible tourism is an attitude of mind to which we should all aspire. When on a walking safari or camping safari it is a must to keep to the tracks laid out in the parks; in Tanzania it is important to keep to the designated trails. If a driver is caught making a new trail with his vehicle he looses his license and is banned from all National Parks. To keep to the trials helps protect fauna and prevents soil erosion. Tanzania takes its responsibility towards the environment very seriously. ...
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Hello from the Ottawa River - And Reflections on City Life

So Friday I decided to head out on a kayaking weekend with my friend Leslie. This was the first time in about 8 years that I went camping again, and I had a ball sleeping under the stars. A fabulous weekend in nature makes you think about life a little bit, so here are a few snapshots of what's been going through my head in the last few days. In particular, I have been thinking about our lifestyles in the city and some of the stark contrasts with the experiences of this weekend. City snapshot ...
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Hello from the Ottawa River - Learning How to Whitewater Kayak

Way back when in February I went to the Outdoor Adventure Show and I twisted my friend Leslie's arm to go on a learn-how-to-kayak weekend with me. We booked 2 days including meals, kayaking lessons and camping accommodation with a company called Equinox Adventures that has a rafting and kayaking camp located on Calumet Island in the Ottawa River. So Friday we got ready, I picked Leslie up from work and we headed off on Highway 401 east of Toronto. We got stuck in rush hour traffic for a solid ...
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Above the Oregon Coast With Seaside Helicopters

The Oregon Coast will never cease to surprise you if you give it enough attention. Remarkable discoveries along this exceptionally pristine stretch of U.S. shoreline can be found all the time, often lurking in the tiniest or most unassuming places. Taking a helicopter ride is probably one of the more obvious delights - in any locale. But this insanely cool excursion on Oregon's North Coast has something a little different, with several curious sides and surprises to it. If you want a glimpse of ...
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