Wonderful Experience At Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is an example of a National Park that’s being loved to death. Most visitors to the park cram into the one Valley that gives the park its name. The pollution from all those cars, trucks and buses gets trapped there because the valley is boxed-in for the most part by those scenic 2000 foot tall cliffs. To combat the problem, the Park service has instituted a free hybrid shuttle bus system for visitors to ride while in the Valley and by encouraging visitors to park their cars outside the park and take a bus in. But there’s a third option for people like me who want to visit Yosemite Valley while reducing the pollution of its air–driving an emissions-free electric vehicle, like the Toyota Rav4 EV that I drive.

Electric vehicles have never been more available or more practical than they are now and it’s getting better all the time. Sure, they still don’t have the range that a gasoline or diesel powered car has, but the range they do have makes them capable of handling about 90% of an

Keep Your Traveling Everlasting

There are not many instances in our life where we go out on a vacation with family or friends because of the compact itinerary we have limited ourselves to. So why not make those special moments conductive of rejoicing for a lifetime by following some simple tips and tricks of photography explained beneath.

1) Take multiple shots:
Everyone strives for that picture perfect click whenever a photograph is being snapped but unfortunately out of 100, we like or savor only a handful of clicks. Other photographs, lay down in our albums backup just for the sake of remembrance.

Therefore, it’s recommended to take multiple shots of the same picture so while sorting it out, you have a chance to opt for the best among them. Continuous shots is also an option that you try depending on your needs and deeds.

2) Camera type and its features:
Before you begin your trip, you should know everything about the camera, its type, and features you are willing to use. Because you will be handicapped for your entire journey if your camera broke up midway or you find

Benefit Traveling Alone

“Anything we fully do is an alone journey” – Natalie Goldberg

The above quote from this New Age Author and Speaker is inspiring in all terms. It’s true that we come to this life due to our parents and nurture ourselves under them. But, there’s a point of time when we realize that all our journeys are separate from them. We realize it, eventually. None of us can deny that at least once in your life we have wanted to roam around the world and explore its lengths and breadths.

A self-exploring solo travel will let you come across various things of life. Probably, a rich experience will change your perspective of the world and help you in more than one way. We have listed the 15 benefits that you will love to experience on a solo trip. Or maybe more!

1. Meet new people – Of course, you’d be meeting many new people everyday, but connecting with travel buddies and local people feels something different and interesting at the same time.

2. Devour the books – Traveling solo may convince you to check the Facebook

List of The Best Museum Around The World

If someone were to ask me what the most important places in the world are, my answer would be simple. The world’s most important places are the museums because this is where we preserve our history. This is where we learn from the past, acknowledge the glory of our ancestors and their lifestyle and make plans about the future at the same time. Museums can teach us so much, even about the present only if we look hard enough. This article is for anyone who believes that museums can give you inspiration to live and for anyone who doesn’t as well. Here is a list of the world’s largest museums which have the largest collection of historical artifacts under one roof. And if you’re someone who does not have much travel experience, have a look at some easy ways to buy airline tickets

1. The Louvre, Paris
This monument of Paris is the holder of the title for the World’s Largest Museum. This is located on the Right Bank of the Seine of Paris. This museum houses a total of 35,000 objects and includes objects that have been dated as prehistoric along with objects part of the modern day 21t

Things You Can Do In Singapore

Singapore, located on the south west corner of Asia, is considered to be one of the cleanest places in the world. At one time it was considered to be on the brink of destruction and environmental chaos. This all changed when the people took things into their own hands and today, this place is as clean as a piece of heaven. However, just because it is small does not mean that Singapore cannot offer you things when it comes to having fun. Singapore has a lot to offer to you and here’s what should do to get the true essence of the place. Get yourself some airline tickets for cheap, and fly to Singapore today.

1. Visit the Botanic Gardens

Singapore is home to some of the most amazing gardens and houses a wide array of plants that you probably won’t find anywhere else. Take a trip to these amazing gardens and see the lush plant life of Singapore. The best part is that most of the Botanic Gardens are open for public view throughout the day (starting as early as 5AM and closing as late as midnight). How amazing is that, right?

2. Visit the colorful streets of Tiong Bahru Housing Estate

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How To Feel Summer In December

Wouldn’t it be so nice having coffee and muffins by the terrace, overlooking the sea? You ought to be kidding me if you don’t agree with me. I mean, come on, it’s summer and that’s how we should be having breakfast or maybe a hefty healthy lunch of seafood-the freshest lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and fish and vegetable salad. Yum Yum! Later in the afternoon it would be great lying in the hammock under the shade of the tree, listening to your favourite “summer songs” which you have on your iPod, and having mango shake or halo-halo. This would really be truly refreshing. Or maybe you could walk by the beach with bare feet, feeling the sun on your skin, the water and the sand on your feet and wait for the beautiful sunset, only beaches in the Philippines can offer. You watch as the sky changes the shades of its colour–from the relaxing hue of blue to yellow to fiery red to cool red violet into the blackness of the star-filled night. You chill out with your friends by the beach, sitting in circle with bonfire at the middle providing you light. You sit, you chill, someone takes out a

All You Need To Know About Norway

Norway is one of the coldest countries on this planet. It is literally freezing up there. The country is near the top of the planet that we might as well call it the inhabitable north pole of Earth. But there is one thing that mesmerizes people and makes them want to live here forever – The Northern Lights. If you have never heard of them, then worry not because we are here to explain what they are and why they are something you need to go see at least once in your life. These lights will leave your breathless and will make you want to stay in the moment forever. And they are the reason why you should grab an air Canada ticket and fly to Canada today.

1. What are the Northern Lights?
You might have seen the sky turn blue, black or yellow. But have you ever seen a green night sky? If not, then this is what the northern lights represent. Auroras or Northern Lights happen near the north pole and in reality are collisions between electrical charged particles from the sun that come all the way here and then enter the Earth’s atmosphere. They happen at the

Why You Should Going To France

France is the undisputed leader in international visitors, totaling upwards of 84 million a year. This surpasses the US, with around 75 million, and far outpaces Britain with around 32 million. What are some of the reasons France is on so many travelers’ bucket lists? And which of these reasons might inspire you to follow suit? As a start, consider these three motivations for taking a trip to France.

Reason #1: Cultural Discovery

A trip to France is endlessly entertaining and fascinating. France is proud of its heritage and celebrates its history. Everywhere you go you will find atmosphere and old-world charm and historic buildings with stories to tell. You will constantly be reminded that you are walking in the footsteps of kings and artists, conquerors and queens. Every day will be filled with discoveries.

A trip around the Loire Valley to visit Châteaux will take you along the travel route of the extravagant 16th century King Françoise I, who mounted up astonishing national debts in order to live large and well. His castle in Amboise, perched high above the river, is a source of many stories. There are the large round turrets, with wide spiral roadways inside to allow horse-drawn carriages

Live on Chandler Arizona

Are you interested in buying a home in Chandler, Arizona? Discover the many great places to live, work and play in this vibrant city. No longer just a sleepy farm community, Chandler is a shining example of a 21st Century city in the Desert Southwest.

As you search new homes in Chandler, you probably keep seeing certain names pop up. Sun Lakes. Ocotillo. Morrison Ranch. Fulton Ranch. Chandler is home to many new home communities, owing in large part to its rapid growth and booming economy. As the San Tan Freeway was completed in 2006, a lot of large employers made the move to Chandler, and many that were already here expanded operations. Intel, Microchip Technology, PayPal, Wells Fargo, Verizon Wireless, to name a few, are some of Chandler’s corporate citizens. As the business climate continued to thrive, the cotton fields and grazing land of south Chandler yielded to destination shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and lots of housing. Builders such as Fulton Homes, Toll Brothers and Pulte made their mark on the landscape with spacious modern homes in beautiful communities. Many older historic neighborhoods are experiencing rebirth as homes are remodeled and modernized.

Chandler Schools consistently meet or exceed state and

Why You Should Have Taxi Apps

We all rely on our smartphones for information, keeping up with friends and oh, yes, placing and receiving calls so it’s no wonder that companies keep coming up with apps to make our lives easier. There are apps to order food, apps to find dates and now, appropriately there are apps out there to help you order and pay for a taxi.

The first step is actually installing the application, which can be done through the Google Play Store or App Store if you have an Apple product. Once downloaded, you can order a taxi for right away, hours from now or even days from now, and you will be able to set your phone to tell you when the taxi has arrived or actually watch its progress to your location complete with an estimated time of arrival. What could be better than that?

Most taxi applications will also allow you to pay for your ride via your phone, so you don’t have to worry about not having the right amount of money on you at any given time. This is a great part of the process especially if you need a ride home after a night of drinking. Better to be

Reduce Your Transportation Cost

Going on vacation or holiday is thrilling, but you must be careful from the car hire pitfalls. Here is an essential guide compiled covering the details of hiring a vehicle and how to keep your costs down.

Generally, the long queues complaints are acceptable with car hire companies. The additional insurance for waving the damage to the car when you take it on rent, besides the fuel charges, child seats, additional drivers cost and so on makes the whole hiring process aggressive. Thus, as you are on holiday trip, ensure to know the details of hiring policies and stick to it. You can compare sites before leaving from your home and get the best buy.

Having done with the hiring of car renting, do take pictures and make a note of any damage, be it flat tire or a patch work done on the seat. Make a note of everything in detail and get it duly signed from them, so that you are saved from them making a dent to your wallet and card.

Again, parking space is in most title schemes at a premium, so additional parking charges are to be paid in each place. Besides, you have to start early or

All about Ireland

Officially starts in Kinsale, County Cork and follows the path around the west coast and finishing in Malin Head, County Donegal.

Wild Atlantic Way route is a major draw of visiting Ireland with covering some of Ireland’s top attractions such as Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry and Dingle. The best way to experience is a hiring a car for a couple weeks to thoroughly enjoy the drive with the luxury of taking your time and stopping whenever a photography opportunity presents itself.

County Cork is located in southwest Ireland, and this driving route starts in Kinsale and follows the N71 towards Baltimore, stopping at Clonakilty.

There are smaller routes to take from Wild Atlantic Way and highlights;

  • Ring of Kerry
  • Slea Head
  • Sky Road
  • Ring of Beara

KinsaleA colourful village that worthy to spend a couple hours walking through the small side roads & alleys. Being located on the coast offers fresh fish to be had, check out Fishy Fishy restaurant or their takeaway.

Nearby is the Charles Fort which you could walk the coastal trail from Kinsale to the fort via Scilly Walk, a 6km round trip. The Charles Fort is a 17th century military based with a star-shaped fort on the water’s edge.

Mizen Head

The most

Secret Deals on Alexandria

One of the most amazing cities of the land of the Nile, Alexandria, nicknamed as the jewel of the Mediterranean, has a special magic of its own that attracts the love of many Egyptians and foreigners who spend their vacations in Egypt.

Although it doesn’t hosts startling monuments like Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan and it doesn’t enjoy the marvels of the Red Sea like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, Alexandria offers many excitements to tourists who enjoy their holidays in Egypt.

Established in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great during his visit to the Temple of the Oracle to gain legitimacy to rule Egypt, the city became the capital of Egypt for many centuries and an important cultural, political, and arts hub in the Middle East. Today, some travelers who tour Egypt usually spend one or two days in the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. We would be having an insight in the most remarkable sites in Alexandria.

Qaitbey Fort

Constructed in the 15th century by the famous Mamluk Sultan and builder, Qaitbey, it became a landmark of Alexandria afterwards. Built to protect the Western section of the city against any attacks coming from the sea. It turned into a major

Things You Should Have For Summer Getaway

As soon as the temperature rises, school’s done for the year and about any cold beverage or dessert is being craved, you’ll know it is time to dust off your straw hat, swimming gears and of course try fitting in those swimwear. Yes, it’s summer! The one season we will be enjoying the 2 month vacation from school as well as look for that family destination to savor the sun, the sand and the sea.

But, before we all get excited, let me give you tips on the travel essentials to bring for your chosen (if not favorite) summer getaway. Grab your pen and paper and take down this list.

Travelling with Family Must-Haves:

Travel Documents. If you plan to travel here in the Philippines, make sure you bring your valid IDs for documentation of possible verification. If you will be travelling outside the country, then passports, visa must come in handy.

Funds. Importantly, you must bring cash and/or your credit cards for all the payments. However, you must be cautious enough not to bring too much cash at hand as we know robbers may be eyeing on you. So basically, practice being safe at all times specially when withdrawing at ATMs. Better yet,

How To Protect Your Passport

Do you take pride in being a responsible, well-informed traveler?

I certainly do. I read up on local history and customs, take time to learn at least a few words in the local language, never wear white tennis shoes in Europe, and make active decisions about protecting my valuables.

So you can imagine how surprised I was to find myself standing with my husband outside the closed American Embassy in Bratislava with no passport, missing credit cards, an international flight scheduled to leave in 12 hours, and no clear idea about what to do next.

How do you protect yourself from this kind of travel experience? (I refuse to say “disaster”, incidentally. Having your passport buried in rubble from an earthquake is a disaster. Losing it IS a nasty shock, however.)

And how do you deal with the loss if it happens?

Here are 4 easy steps to avoiding loss or theft of your passport. And, because no plan is foolproof, the 5th step reviews what to do if it happens.

1. Do not keep your passport, cash and credit cards together.

I thought I was being a wise, careful traveler when I got my husband a shiny new “RFID-blocking” leather passport/wallet combination. No one could

First Aid You Should Bring During Vacation

Health problems are an everyday problem now. Every person that you find is having some or the other health issues. Even the ones that claim that they are fit and healthy can fall sick at any point in time. Nobody wants to visit a doctor and consume several pills a day to regain health. Especially if you are traveling the hassle seems to be double. This is because illness causes discomfort and all your efforts to go to the trip will go in vain. The other members that are traveling with you will also not be able to enjoy the trip. So, while you are packing for a trip you need to think of yourself. In order to do that you should be carrying all these medicines that we have mentioned below to keep yourself fit and fine.

Antacid

On the holidays we are never careful about food. We tend to eat anything that fantasizes us. So, it is common to have a problem with digestion. If you have consumed excessively of the food it might disrupt your bowel function and even result in loose motion. To avoid such embarrassing situations to happen you can take a dose of antacid early

All About Delphi

Delphi has survived the ravages of earthquakes and time, although it is hard for us today to imagine why this remote place was the centre of the ancient world. However, it was the home of the sun god Apollo and visited by the rich, famous and nobility of the day.

Delphi is most famous for the oracle, which attracted the visitors to the site. All of them wanted to have advice from Apollo given to them by his priestess.

The priestess in attendance at the oracle did not see visitors every day. She gave her prophecies once a month, for nine months a year, but only if the omens were favourable. There must have been queues of people waiting to hear what their futures held.

Apollo’s priestess spoke while perched on a tripod hanging over a hole in the ground. In recent years archaeologists and geologists discovered that she sat over a fissure through which fairly noxious vapours escaped. The priestess was undoubtedly affected by these, as they were methane, ethane and ethylene. It must gave been a hallucinatory experience.

It is said that this place was discovered by goats and a goatherd, who noticed that his goats were behaving very oddly. He went

Hiring Vehicle During Travels

Having a vehicle offers the advantage of saving much of your time than waiting for the public transportation to pick you each time to go somewhere. But, this also comes with lots to take care such as the hidden costs for that you may not be prepared. Here are some valuable tips to hiring a car or vehicle:

Get basic package

Save money by hiring a car offering basic package. The hiring firms are expensive. You can find online agents of major players, but book directly from the major companies and enjoy the benefits. You need not go for any offers as additional, as it may be expensive.

Carry your child car seats

Child seats are tricky and are also a waste of money. The booster seats also cost more and are overpriced. So, if you are flying on a charter airline, you can take the child sear or else check with low-cost airlines, while booking for the charges, yet it makes sense to carry along.

Buy excess insurance

Renting a car, includes covering insurance for a write-off, and the car hiring firms get you buying CDW insurance. This is actually expensive as they happen to charge much for a week as £150, in comparison to

Safari Adventure on South Africa

When planning a hunting trip anywhere there is many factors to take into consideration such as the proper seasons for the game that you wish to hunt, the different hunting guns and bows that you want o use and which seasons go paired with that. Accommodation at the proper lodges or if preferred camping trips at bounty full game Ranches. And lastly the permits that are needed when hunting big game if needed.

The seasons of hunting comes to when it is wet and when it is dry, this makes a big difference in hunting because of the watering hole aspect. Different styles for hunting can be used for both. Some hunters would like rather to use a bow but that would cut out the possibility of hunting thick skinned large animals such as elephant, white and black rhino, crocodile and so forth. Although some provinces do not allow bow hunting, the northern cape is one of the ones that do. Bows are usually more used when animals are gathered around the watering hole as it is easier to shoot from close range where the bow is most effective.

There are no automatic rifles allowed for hunting in South Africa as well