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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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