If I were to tell you that there was a giant, 140 foot waterfall hidden in the middle of the Arizona desert, would you believe it? Well, it’s absolutely true! Arizona, is a land blessed with a unique beauty and a richness in diversity that is unlike any other place you will find. And it is only in Arizona, with its wide array of geography, scenery, and wilderness adventure, can you also find, as unbelievable as it sounds, a giant 140 foot waterfall oasis hidden deeply in the central Arizonan desert! So if you’re up for a really incredible boulder hopping, bushwhacking adventure, and are ready for a challenging, and very scenic wilderness journey out to a remote and giant hidden waterfall oasis, then be sure and check out the Reavis Falls Adventure Hike, in the Eastern Superstition Wilderness, Arizona!

Early on a beautiful spring weekend morning in late March, I met up with the TLC Hiking Club, led and organized by Eric Kinneman, of the TLC Lending Company, at a meet up location east of Phoenix, at US 60 and Sossaman Road in Mesa. By 6am, after all 35 members had arrived and after receiving a brief overview by Eric about the day’s upcoming hike and what to possibly expect at the trailhead’s limited parking area, we all got into our vehicles and were on our way for the Reavis Trailhead, located in the remote, Eastern Superstition Wilderness.

Our day’s journey and roughly 29 mile mostly off road adventure to the Reavis Trailhead began by heading north on Idaho Road for about 2 miles until we came to SR 88, which is more popularly known as the historic “Apache Trail and Scenic ByWay”. After passing by the gorgeous and scenic, Canyon Lake, we continued our journey on the Apache …

Best Adventure Holidays For Solo Travellers – Recently Jordan has surfaced in the news with alarmist reports of a new terrorist al-Qaida cell that were planning a bomb and mortar attack on western diplomats. News such as this often puts travellers off Jordan holidays but the arrest of these men is in fact a positive sign. Jordan is the safest country in the Middle East, apart from two or three bombings in recent years and some regular, but usually peaceful protests on Fridays, there is only a minor threat to foreign nationals. In 2011 over 88,000 British Nationals visited Jordan and only 20 required any consular assistance. The Jordanian governments is very much on the case, and have so far avoided involvement in the Syrian debacle and foiled several potential terrorist attacks. Within Jordan itself, there are political protests quite often as the people fight for free voting and elections. These protests are carefully managed and generally held at university campus, refugee camps and in town centres.

For the traveller then the question is, is it safe to travel Jordan on an adventure holiday? Well yes it is. In nearly every country in the world now, including the UK, the threat of terrorism is present and attacks could occur at anytime. The likelihood of any such attack occurring while you’re on holiday is slim and by following some simple cautions you will be more than safe. Avoiding protests and political discussions with locals is an obvious rule. Avoid the larger cities and take the time to explore Jordan’s many natural wonders. There are a lot of well-run and reputable adventure holiday companies who specialise in tours of Jordan. If you want a really safe way to travel then join one of these tours. In a group with a local tour …

Kenya has a lot to thank Mother Nature for. From the long white beaches to the wildlife, from the landscape to the climate conditions, you will find that this is a truly blessed country. Look at the animal life, Kenya boasts as home to the big five. These are the lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard and the buffalo. The most stunning tourist attraction site is the Masai Mara. This is home to the Seventh Wonder of the World. Every year, wildebeests leave the Serengeti in Tanzania and try to cross the Mara River to the Kenyan side. Thousands die in the attempt as they either drown or are killed by the lions, hyenas and other carnivores that wait to prey on them on the river banks. The crocodiles in the river also have a feast day as they ambush on the weak and tired animals as they cross the river. This is a spectacular site that draws attention from all over the world. The Masai Mara is also home to the Masai People whose culture is famous all over the world. A day with the Masai people will leave you amazed and intrigued and as you sample out the different cultural practises, food and clothing they have. This is also the original home of the lions in the world.

Another tourist attraction site you do not want to miss for anything is the Amboseli. Here, you will find the largest member of the big five community living in big herds. It is also a great place to view the Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania from. The Tsavo East and West is also a very stunning tourist attraction place. It came to the limelight in the 1890’s when the two lions known as the Tsavo man-eaters terrorized the Indian railway workers. It is …

Ask for Help to Plan a Great Vacation

You might get overwhelmed each time that you plan a vacation because you want to make it better than the last time you went away from home but you aren’t sure how to do that, and if you feel that way, then you need to change how you plan it. You can get help with planning your vacation so that it will go well. And, you need to think about what details you need to see in the vacation and how much you can spend on it so that you can feel good about the choices that you make.

Decide Where You Want to Go

If you want to go to the beach, then do that. Or, if you want to go on some other kind of vacation, then make it happen. Plan all of the activities that you want to do while you are away, such as shopping, and make sure that you get to the places where you want to go. It is good to plan so that the vacation will be as special as you want it to be.

You Can Have Your Vacation Planned for You

If you don’t feel up for planning the vacation, then get it planned for you. Ask a travel agent to help you or go online and search for any vacation packages in cancun. You can visit all of the best places in somewhere like Cancun when you have the trip planned for you, and you will be extra excited about your vacation because of that. And, everything about taking the vacation will be relaxing because you don’t have to plan it yourself.

Budget for a Great Vacation

Create a budget that works for you and the other spending that you need to do, but that also allows …

Adventure Travel Bali – MODE of Cosmic Therapy Esoteric Psychology Souring the Depths of Uninhibited Passion

Who would know that Indonesia is the fourth most populous country (with over 238 million people) in the whole wide world? What does that have to do with anything?

Everything!

Besides hosting the world’s largest lizard, the life dragon, Komodo as a natural part of its environment, and possessing paradisiacal Bali, as the most revered vacation spot in the world, according to most travel magazines, what else would you want to know? Are you the least bit interested in seeing either one? Would it be possible IF you were? Have you ever, before this particular moment in time, given thought to either visit Bali or read about the Komodo (that’s the very least you could do). If the trip were paid for, and accommodations provided, would you leave the comfort, familiarity and set routine of your everyday life to make the trip? More importantly, would you go on the spur of the moment or would you need time to plan and prepare for the adventurous journey? How many reservations would flood your mind, in addition to how unreasonable and nonsensical taking off ‘just like that’ would seem to be? “What? You’d have to think about it.” My point, exactly.

In the run of your ordinary day-to-day activities, how often do you allow such seemingly irrelevant information to penetrate your thoughts? Are you so caught up in the habitual activates and overused words in your plastic conversations, nothing, such as the idea of taking off to Bali and investigating the world’s largest lizard would ever enter your mind’s frame of reference or make a dent in the remote possibility of pursuing? That’s something to ponder with unrelenting thought IF the possibility would not even be …

Adventure Travel Shorts – After a hundred and ten days, a female lion gives birth to up to four cubs at a time. The cubs are very tiny and usually weigh around 1.2 to 2.1 kg. They are born blind though the eyes open up after a week. After a day or two, they can start crawling and walk after three weeks. The mother normally gives birth in isolation and the cubs are hidden in caves, thickets or reed beds. The only contact they have with the outside world is the mother. The mother also isolates herself from the rest of the group and hunts alone close to the cubs. At birth, the cubs are in grave danger of being preyed by scavengers such as jackals, hyenas, leopards and eagles. Buffaloes stamp the cubs to death if they happen to come across them.

The mother moves the cubs from one hideout to another several times in a month to avoid scent building up in one place therefore attracting the enemies. It does so by carrying them one by one by the nape. After two months, the cubs after are introduced to the pride. At first, they are shy and lost around the other family members but after some time, they get used to the group. If the other lionesses have cubs of their age, their survival chances are increased as they are not dominated during meal times.

Older cubs normally dominate them during meal times and they risk death through starvation. If the females have had cubs of their own, they are more likely to tolerate the new cubs than those who have never had cubs before. Male lions too have mixed feelings when it comes to bringing up the cubs. Some do not mind them and are okay with …

World Adventures Travel – Vietnam is so lucky to be blessed with an abundance of rich culture, ancient historical monuments, inspiring and diverse natural scenery, luxurious beaches, verdant green rice-paddy fields, huge mighty mountain peaks, deep rivers and mysterious deep forests. Vietnam has a rare natural beauty and is amazingly rich in her natural scenery and beautiful destinations like the deltas of the Red River Delta and Mekong Delta. Vietnam is situated in the heart of the south east of the Indochina Peninsula. The border countries include China in the north, Laos on the northwest border and Cambodia which is on the southwest border. Located to the east of Vietnam is the vast and amazing South China Sea. An adventure holiday Vietnam is sure to delight and thrill travelers from around the world.

Visiting Hanoi is an absolute “must do’ on your list of locations to visit while on your travels. Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is a city full of incredibly rich history. Hanoi is also the cultural centre of Vietnam with plenty of ancient historic charm. And did you know that there are more than 600 pagodas and temples dotted around Hanoi as well as a huge abundance of French colonial buildings, which you can see on many of the streets? Your tours are highly recommended to include the following sites and locations so you get the most from your trip:

French Colonial Architecture – Ancient Hanoi is so fortunate indeed to be blessed with many beautiful French colonial buildings which were constructed by the early French settlers. The buildings to see include the Grand Opera House, the majestic Presidential Palace, which was built between 1901 and 1906, the cultural State Bank of Vietnam, the well-preserved hotel the Sofitel Metropole and the soaring and mighty …

Adventure Trip Hoover Al – Because I had arrived in Mongolia at the start of the tourist season, the only people around were a group of 5 Japanese girls, so the camp was really quiet. I had a ger or yurt (Mongolian tent) all to myself! Fantastic!

I stepped through the little Hobbit style, painted door, into a cosy room furnished in the traditional style with painted wooden furniture. On either side of the yurt (can a round thing have sides?) were two box beds; at the back was a dressing table; to one side a small wardrobe, and in the centre next to a little table and stools, was the wood burner! This thrilled me no end as I LOVE playing with fires and I particularly love the cosiness of wood burners, although I did manage to set fire to my nice expensive, travel towel the following day which was very annoying. The fire was already roaring away merrily and of course, I couldn’t resist adding more wood to the inferno. After a refreshing shower and some food, I sat in the yurt, cocooned in the warmth and listened to the fire breathing and crackling, it was all very soothing. As I stepped out of the door to see the night sky, all was quiet; only a thin, silver crescent moon and one bright, shining star illuminated the sky. The night air was cool and crisp with the damp fragrance of grassland and mountains and I could see a little stream of woodsmoke puffing out of the chimney which poked out of the top of my yurt. There was not a sound anywhere. It was still. Peaceful. I ducked back into the yurt, switched off the light and got into bed and lay watching the flickering flames in the …

Do you think that Russia is just an insanely cold country? You are wrong, there are awesome adventure travel Russia. Its southern part – the Crimean peninsula (currently Ukraine) by the Black Sea is a wonderful subtropical retreat with an awesome landscape, considered to be the most beautiful in all of Europe.

Imagine soaring mountain peaks over a narrow coastline covered with cypress, juniper and grape vines, dotted with bustling resorts and opulent estates, and an undisturbed countryside of high limestone plateaus, alpine meadows, narrow canyons and picturesque waterfalls, housing a dream world of astounding treasures: mysterious cave towns, ancient rock-carved monasteries and ruined medieval fortresses.

No wonder this paradise has been the major tourist destination for the Russians and other nations of the former Soviet Union. However, it is virtually unknown for the Westerners. Could it be because the Crimea housed the world’s top secrete military base with the entire city working on it? Time has changed. The Crimea has opened its borders as the rest of Russia and slowly but surely welcomes tourists from all over the world.

If you are adventurous in body and spirit, you should definitely try organized active trips around the Crimea. You will visit the must-see places, like the 25 century old Chersonesos – a cradle of Christianity in Russia and a UNESCO Heritage Site; Livadia estate, where Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin carved up postwar Europe; the above mentioned top secrete military base Balaklava, hidden in underwater caves and tunnels as well as out-off-the-bitten-path gems, like the sacred Kachi-Kalion cave town, the secluded VIth century Chelter-Coba cave monastery with a monk in residence and many others! So, grab your walking shoes and a swimming costume in warm season (April-November) and discover the unique and breathtakingly exotic Crimea.…