Nature Nuts Adventure Travel – Living and Teaching in Asia

Okay, so I had attempted to find a suitable article about living and/or teaching in Asia for my book. After an exhausting, several-day search, I have concluded that I am probably the best resource for this task. Don’t get me wrong. There are countless sites and blogs related to living in Asia. Unfortunately, the content is so widely dispersed, you’d have to spend hours combing over the material just to get an idea of what to expect in Asia.

There are definitely some places expats should not live in Asia, albeit these places comprise a minority on the adventure scale. Needless to say, they exist. When one travels overseas, he needs to identify those places. Having lived and traveled in Asia for several years, I believe I’m qualified to discuss an overall perspective of Asia. Admittedly, I’m slightly biased, as I have spent the majority of my overseas life here. Moreover, most of my experiences have been positive. Given that caveat, I’ll attempt to place my opinions on the shelf and present an unadulterated perspective.

Basic Advice

There are definitely various approaches to handling your first few days in Asia, regardless of your location. Prior to going to South Korea, which consequently I had not chosen to do (military tour), I was told that I should enter the country with an open mind, and that’s just what I did. Because of this, I was able to navigate the stark, cultural contrast of an often mysterious and profoundly unique country.

Although adventure is exciting, and the non-existent plan sometimes equals an escapade, one should definitely have, at the very least, a mediocre plan once the feet hit the ground. From taxis to dining, newly arrived expats should have some idea of what to pay, who to trust, and what to eat. …

What You Should Prepare When Travelling Overseas

When I hear of the word “China” the first thing that comes to mind is my father. He is just so fond of anything Chinese from food to movies to even principles in life. I guess he wanted to become a naturally born Chinese individual. Moreover, my sisters and I are all planning to take a vacation in China together with my father because I have not been there. I have heard so much about the country like rich history, authentic food, great sights and exotic experience. I just cannot just wait to pack my things and go. And since it would be my first time to come there, I did some research on travel tips and I will be sharing in awhile things that I found out.

I guess the tips that I have gathered are almost similar when you travel to other countries. China is such a big country that is populated with a lot of people and is even one of the world’s most populated countries. Since we were young we have been taught about the history of China so I am sure almost anyone has an idea about this particular country like the different empires that were built and the religious beliefs that they have. Not to mention are their diverse cultures and traditions that many people find interesting including my father.

Just like what I said earlier, when you travel to China as well as to some other countries you have to be prepared. A very few can speak and understand English so you may want to learn how to speak even just a little Chinese several weeks before you go. In that way you can communicate easily with them. Also, bring on some clothes that are appropriate for the weather so if you are …

Rock Climbing the Challenging Granite Walls of Yosemite

Yosemite National Park has long been a popular destination for rock climbers around the world. Across the 1200 square miles of the park lie some of the most unique and exciting climbs in North America. Whether you’re looking for a short half day climb or you’ve set your sights on El Capitan, Yosemite is the place to be for rock climbers.

Steep rock walls with smooth granite faces and lacking hand-holds are what await climbers here in Yosemite. Maneuvering the cracks and crevices of these rocks walls requires skill, confidence and stamina. Rock climbing in Yosemite is not for the inexperienced with the average grade exceeding 5.5.

It is vitally important before taking a rock climbing trip to Yosemite that you know you’re skill level. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, it is essential to pick up some training on crack climbing, the most predominant technique used here. Rather than relying on hand and footholds like traditional climbers, you’ll be using the cracks and crevices so common among the granite formations of Yosemite. Make sure you’ve got your top-roping and anchor setting skills down and you’re good to go.

There are scores of different climbs available in Yosemite and which one(s) you choose comes down to your experience and personal preference. Below you will find two very popular climbing destinations in Yosemite.

Royal Arches

Royal Arches is considered one of the top 50 climbs in North America and for good reason. Views of the beautiful Yosemite valley surround you as you ascend 1600 feet to the top of this daunting climb. The beginning is the most difficult, starting in a chimney and traversing the rock face up 3 pitches to the main wall. Once here, the rest of the journey is a mixture of crack climbing and horizontal traversing. This …

Adventure Travel Galapagos Archipelago – Discover the Blessed Beauty of Ecuador

Adventure Travel Galapagos – Ecuador in the South American continent is blessed with Amazon rain forests. Being rich in biodiversity, it attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists for jungle trips. In your previous trip, you must have explored the natural habitats which are home to innumerable species of flora and fauna. But, have you ever made an island tour to the Galapagos Archipelago, situated 1,000 kilometers west of the mainland of Ecuador? If not, then consider planning for the Galapagos tour during your upcoming vacation.

The 18 islands of the Galapagos Archipelago are surrounded by the mighty Pacific Ocean and each one carries unique charm to allure its explorers. The trip starts from Baltra, a small island situated near the centre of the Galapagos. On reaching the airport in the island, you can move towards the dockyard by means of public transport buses. You will find a number of boats which will help you travel from one island to another.

But, not all islands in the Galapagos are travel-friendly. If you really want to capture the best beauty of the oceanic islands, then take a look at the following places to visit at the Galapagos Archipelago in Ecuador:

Santa Cruz Island: This Island is known for having Charles Darwin Research Station and the headquarters of the Galapagos National Park. The main attraction of this place is the tortoise breeding center wherein different species of tortoises are hatched and reared.

Sulivan Bay: Situated on the east cost of Santiago Island, Sulivan Bay is known for white coral sand beach. A walk alongside the lava that flooded the place about 100 years ago is worth- experiencing.

Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay located in the Espanola is a paradise for snorkelers and scuba-divers. If you are looking for the adventure of …

Adventure Holidays For Solo Traveller – Whitsundays: The Best Place To Experience Adventure Holidays

Adventure Holidays For Solo Traveller – Australia is a big country and it boasts of many sights for those seeking great adventure tours. However, if you are planning to experience the best of the country, then you ought to consider going to Whitsundays especially during the holidays.

Australian holidays are usually celebrated by going to memorial sites or embarking on an adventure travel. What makes Whitsundays a perfect place is that it has great sunny weather all year round. This is the reason why a lot of people visit the place during the winter holidays to escape the cold weather.

There are lots of things to do in Whitsundays. Fortunately, there are lots of tour operators in the region that offer different kinds of adventure tour packages to various types of tourists. Moreover, if you love the beach, then visiting Whitsunday is definitely for you.

The drop off point of Whitsunday is Airlie Beach. This beach is a wide expanse of white sand that stretches for several kilometers. The beach also offers the best view to the many small islands that dot along its coasts.

While in Airlie Beach, you can arrange your accommodation from high class beach hotel resorts to backpackers’ inns and head off to the beach to do some swimming, sightseeing or sunbathing.

To enjoy your Australian holidays further, you can also participate in the many water activities offered in Airlie Beach. Whitsunday is popular for its sailing trip so you need to try it out if you want to fully experience your Whitsunday travel adventure. Aside from sailing, you can also take on other water activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, island hopping and scuba diving. What makes Whitsunday great is that it serves as the jump off point to those who want to get a glimpse …

Seeing the Best of France With Nothing But a Backpack

Global adventures travel – France is one of the most popular and beautiful places to visit on a European vacation. With such beautiful cities as Nice and Bordeaux, the country is full of impressive sights and an exciting atmosphere. The most common and arguably the best way to explore France is by taking a backpacking trip. This will allow you to get an up close and personal feel with the country without breaking the bank.

France is home to some of the most incredible destinations in Europe, making it easy to see why so many people enjoy traveling here. Today we are going to look at a few of the most popular sights to see while backpacking in France. Each of these locations will make for an exciting experience and one that you won’t soon forget.

Spectacular Views Of Paris From The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most well known and popular attraction for people to visit while backpacking in France. But did you know that this massive structure features two restaurants, a gift shop, and a viewing area looking out over the whole of Paris? Students, families, and couples, will all enjoy the impressive views of Paris as seen from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Witness The Amazing Art of the Louvre

Home to the Portrait of Mona Lisa and many other impressive pieces of art, the Louvre attracts nearly 10 million people each year. Besides impressive Italian paintings, visitors to the Louvre will also get the chance to see brilliant Islamic art, Egyptian artifacts, and ancient Roman sculptures. To get the most of your trip to the Louvre, plan to visit early on a weekday when the crowds are to a minimum.

Experience The History Of France At The Palace Of Versailles

Located just outside …

Surely One Phrase Could Not Make You Decide on a Destination – Yes it Did and it Made Me Return

Twenty-Five years a go I received a very special invitation to visit Israel on an Educational Training Tour. The aim and goal and purpose were to train men to lead Tours and Pilgrimages to The Holy Land.

For some times, I had had this longing and desire to explore Israel following a fleeting visits on the way from South Africa to Cyprus.

What was that phrase that so attracted me? It was very simply that there would be a sail on the Sea of Galilee. For some reason that sealed it!

I accepted the invitation and the Training Tour was superb, led by the Israeli Tourist Board, and the spiritual and Christian side by a man who has become a close friend and colleague.

You may have been on numerous cruises and enjoyed various destinations for vacations and holidays and refreshing breaks, but have you visited Israel?

There is this desire within me to take a small group of people to The Holy Land and give them a most wonderful adventure. Having been there twelve times I know the land and geography and the history fairly well.

I know my way around. I know what to see and how to see it, without tiring people out.

From the time you arrive in Tel Aviv and are escorted up to Jerusalem to the time you return to Ben Gurion airport, it can almost be guaranteed that you will have an exciting, thrilling and refreshing experience, in all kinds of ways.

It is not a big country. You do not have travel very far to see a lot, and around almost every corner there is adventure to some degree. I have never found anyone become bored or fed up on a Tour of The Holy Land.

The hotels in Jerusalem and Tiberias …

Antarctic Adventure Travel – Polar Vacation Adventure At Antarctica

Antarctica is cold, wild, frozen, bleak, hostile and far-flung continent. There are many rumors about Deception Island, sea-cruises and wildlife. Very few are so daring and brave to explore the wilderness of the Antarctica. This land is barren yet covered from three sides by oceans. There are rumors about ice when there is not even snow-fall. The horse-shoe shape Deception Island tells many stories.

It is cold enough to freeze anything but the volcanic eruptions can blaze the surroundings with all supremacy. In huge icebergs and vastness there is no human to be seen. But this curiosity takes many adventurers in hand. There are many thrillers and adventurer who plan Antarctica as their travel destination. Many people who are brave enough to take risk and enjoy the beauty of nature in coldness and iciness are most welcome to spend their vacations here. November and March are the best months to plan vacations because that time the sea-ice is melted and there is comparatively less cold with bit long daylight hours.

There is no human government in Antarctica only penguins enjoy their reign. There is a lot to see in Antarctica. The wildlife is the most stunning and marvelous beauty never to be found anywhere else. You can find the ever-spectacular polar bears, seals, Killer whales, fish, squids, krill and numerous varieties of seabirds. This is the best part of the earth so feel the novelty of wildlife in such a frost.

Antarctica is the loveliest place to spend vacations. Travelling is not supported through proper flights, landing directly in Antarctica. There are many small planes available for flights too but mainly the travelling is done via sea. There are many huge and commercial ships which offers special tours to Antarctica, as discussed earlier the best vacation time is November and …