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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A Guide to Great Smoky Mountain Vacations

The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the biggest tourist draws in the southern United States. This majestic area is considered to be a part of the Appalachian Mountains, which run from central Alabama all the way to Canada. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most beautiful sites in the country. The Great Smoky Mountains are conveniently located within a day's drive for the approximately half of the country's population that lives east of the Mississippi River. There are a ...
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Austria Off The Beaten Path - Zell am See, Innsbruck and Bad

Mention Austria and everyone thinks of Vienna and Salzburg. In addition to great names, Zell am See, Innsbruck and Bad Gastein are great locations off the beaten path. Zell am See Zell...am...See. The name just rolls off the tongue, but it pails in comparison to the place. Often described as heaven on earth, Zell am See is a dream location in the mountains of Austria. With towering mountains on one side and a lake on the other, the town looks like something out of a postcard. If you pull up ...
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Inexpensive Backpacks - Find A Bargain

Backpacks are available almost everywhere when the back to school shopping frenzy begins and you can find inexpensive backpacks in drugstores, supermarkets, discount stores and department stores. Sometimes you can even find them in craft stores, for decorating yourself. Sporting goods stores, luggage and leather stores also sell a lot of backpacks, but these are generally more expensive. You can get backpacks for as little as $10.00 all the way up to well over $200.00, this price range, is for ...
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Romania - Bucharest, Dracula and Transylvania

Mention Romania and people immediately think of Dracula and a mid-evil country. Recovering from years of economic misery, Romania is quickly becoming the hidden jewel of Eastern Europe. Dracula v. Ceausescu In pop culture, Romania is always equated with Count Dracula, Bran Castle and Transylvania. These assumptions are wrong. Vlad Tepes is widely regarded as the person on whom the Dracula character is based. Known as Vlad the Impaler, there is no disputing this was one nasty individual, but he ...
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