Making the Most Out of Your Vacation

When people plan for a vacation, going to popular tourist spots, eating at famous restaurants and participating in local festivities are usually part of their itinerary. Although it is a great way to see what their chosen travel destination has to offer, there are still other activities that they can engage in if they really want to make the most out of their vacation.

If you are the adventurous type and would like to try something different for a change, engaging in an outdoor sport or activity is a great option. There are a number of outdoor sports that you can choose from such as canoeing, kayaking, climbing, windsurfing and hiking. You don’t have to worry if you haven’t tried any of them before because there is a local club or centre that you can contact. They will be able to help you choose the outdoor sport or activity that is suitable for you and provide you with all the assistance that you will need.

Hiking in South Korea

In taking part in any outdoor sport, it is important that you have all the necessary gears. If, for instance, you plan to go hiking, you need to have the necessary outdoor gear such as hiking boots, weatherproof jacket, tents, sleeping bags, gloves, compass and a sturdy backpack. You should also bring other essentials such as a first aid kit, a map, and enough food and water. You don’t have to worry about where to buy them because there retailers such as The Clymb that offers outdoor and active-lifestyle gear and accessories. Whatever type of outdoor sport or activity you choose to engage in, you are sure to find the gear that you will need. You can visit their website and browse through the various products that they offer.

So if you’re planning for your next vacation, keep in mind that there are other activities that you can engage in that will allow you to explore the many beautiful sights of the vacation destination that you have selected. You just have to be a bit more adventurous and be willing to try something new. It can be a great way to learn more about the place, the people and their culture.

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Visit the Best Chantal Royer World Traveler

In addition to her acclaim as a food enthusiast and her many visits to sample extraordinary authentic cuisines, especially of Italian and Greek food, Chantal Royer is also a widely-experienced world traveler. She has visited Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, North Africa, the Canary Islands and other exciting destinations.

One of her favorite trips was to Morocco where she toured cities including Melilla, Ceuta, Rabat and Fez and even experienced time with a nomadic tribe. She enjoyed the cuisines, culture and history of each area as well as the ancient markets, viewing traditional handiwork and climbing the Atlas Mountains.

Morocco

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Melilla and Ceuta are officially Spanish enclaves even though Morocco continues to try to claim possession of them. These two cities are strategic port cities on the Strait of Gibraltar and have been trading and commerce centers since the days of the Phoenicians. They are part of a special low tax zone, which makes their prices cheaper than those in mainland Europe. Tourists use these cities as points of entry for North Africa.

Rabat, Morocco’s vibrant capital, has been inhabited since the Roman era and has vegetation in its ChellahGardens that can be compared to Northern California in the United States.

Fez (also called Fes) is like stepping back into the middle Ages and is a fascinating old city filled with history. Fez is Morocco’s cultural and spiritual heart, is the largest living medieval city in that country, and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Chantal’s visit to the Tuareg people, a nomad Berber tribe that lives in the Saharan Desert, was unique. Their existence goes back to prehistoric times. They are often called “the blue men” because the dye they use on their clothes is indigo, which tends to come off on their skin. A Tuareg is never without his turban around his head to protect him from the sand, the wind and the cold nights.The men also wear a loose-fitting dress on top of a baggy pair of trousers held up by a leather belt. The Tuareg prize their camels because they provide drinking milk and their goats because they provide meat, milk for cheese as well as drinking milk.

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Spring Hiking

That’s what I want to do this spring. I am trying to convince my husband to do hiking again but it seems it is not on his vocabulary anymore.  The last time we  hike a peak he told me that we should look for new hobby, then he  laughingly told me afterwards Mt. Everest is our next  summit.

I just hope he is not that serious when he said we should look for new hobby and I also hope that the hobby he is eying is not  bungee jumping because he keep asking me to try bungee jumping this past few months. I am afraid to risk my life, my knees are shaking  just by riding on rides on amusement parks what more doing bungee jumping?

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