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Places You Need To Visit When Planning A Texas Vacation

Texas is the second largest state in the US, with a huge geographical landscape just waiting to be explored. From mountains and canyons to huge cities packed with tourist attractions, Texas has much to offer any holiday maker. There is a lot to discover, and a short stay in Texas is not going to cover everything. However, we have listed a number of places in this guide which should help you when planning your next vacation. For adventure seekers, to those with an interest in Texan history, there should be something on this list for most tastes. So, whether you stay in a luxury hotel, such as Best Western Premier Energy Corridor or something more rustic, such as a cabin or a guest ranch, find accommodation closest to the attractions you want to visit. The Alamo You may have seen the film, but to gain a real understanding of the historical significance of the famous Texan War of Independence, you should visit this landmark at the heart of San Antonio. 187 soldiers died at the …

5 Unexpectedly Awesome Adventures in the UK

The United Kingdom is a destination that doesn’t often go hand-in-hand with adventure. We think of London and we think of roast dinners, not of tropical islands or snowy mountains, but United Kingdom is an adventurer’s dream location and has so much more to offer than abandoned castles, fish and chips and Westminster Abbey. But first thing’s first; with recent political events, there are many questions flying around about visas and how easy it will be to travel to the United Kingdom from now on. Before you book your flights to experience these epic escapades, check out etias.com or your local government travel advice website to find out if you are eligible for a visa waiver or if there any conditions to entering the UK. Find peace on a tropical island No jokes, the United Kingdom does tropical island escapes, and they do it well. The Isles of Scilly, which are just 28 miles off the coast of Land’s End, are a group of islands which are filled with palm trees and gardens, miles of …

Weird and Wonderful Australian Activities That You Won’t Want To Miss

Many people go to Australia for the surfing, sun and sand lifestyle, but there is much more to experience in this magical land than that. Read on to find out where the weirdest and most wonderful things this country has to offer are and why you should pay them a visit. Kolas and Kangaroos There is plenty to see for animal lovers is Oz. Australia is known for its extensive and unusual wildlife, in particular, its marsupial population. After the kangaroo, koalas are probably Australia’s most famous marsupials. Marsupials are hot blooded animals like mammals. But unlike mammals, once their young are born they remain in a pouch on the creature body until they reach a certain stage of maturity. But did you know that Dreamworld on the Gold Coast has a blue eyed one that you can see? Go pay him a visit! Coober Pedy Whether this strange Australian town is more famous for the opals that it mines or the fact that that it is all underground is a mystery. It definitely worth …

How Important Is The Accommodation For Your Vacation?

You might be forgiven for thinking that there are two different kinds of vacationers. There are those that consider themselves travelers. They can spend months at a time trying to fulfill their wanderlust. And there are those that consider themselves holidaymakers, keen to escape their mundane lives. They’re looking for something indulgent, exciting, relaxing, and different for a week. But it’s not just the duration of time away from home that identifies the kind of vacationer you might be. For some, the experiences and the exotic far outweigh any need for comfortable beds and accommodation. They want to meet people from other cultures. They want to experience the foods, the smells, the weather, and even the landscapes. Where they rest their heads at night is secondary to this. They might choose to camp in a tent, or spend the night at a kind stranger’s family home. It’s about immersing themselves into a culture they haven’t discovered yet. Others may be looking for something they can’t get at home. They want opulence, luxury, incredible weather, five-star …

Three Fun Ways Of Travelling Around The USA

Route 66, The East Coast and Yellowstone Country Park are all famous American travel locations. These locations are known to people all over the world, but what is the best way of travelling to these sites? See our selections below, to help you make the right travel choice for your American trip. By bike One of the most fun ways of travelling around America is to do so by bike. Many people choose a motorbike for this adventure. The type of bike you pick will depend on your skill level and personal taste. You could go for a performance bike or an American classic, like the iconic Harley-Davidson Low Rider. This particular bike has featured in lots of films and TV shows. So, if you feel like you want to absorb as much American culture as possible, choose this option! Just imagine cruising along the highway, with the wind blowing your hair! You could even get a leather jacket and bandana to go with it! Another way of biking around America is to go on …

Living life to the fullest in Queenstown

Photo: Queenstown Harbour by Paul Balfe Looking like a small town from afar, Queenstown or Tāhuna in its Māori name is a complete show-off given its surrounding indigo heights that are framed around by the meandering curves of Lake Wakatipu. The small New Zealand city wears its Global Adventure Capital badge proudly by offering every visitor extreme sports and activities they can try here. Last year, Queenstown remained to be the number of regional centre in the country as international traveller expenditure made a record-breaking 25% surge. Perhaps, it has helped that the city is known for the Lord Of The Rings territory, where a number of film-related tours are offered to visitors. Photo: Gondola and Luge Track in Queenstown, NZ by Morgan Burke Whether you are visiting the small NZ city for a while or for good, here are some ways on how you can make the most of your stay in this adventure packed destination. Plan where to stay There are plenty of great choices for accommodation in the popular city of New Zealand. In fact, Queenstown …

5 Dream Destinations For Animal Lovers

Sometimes packing your bags and jettisoning off to a warmer climate just isn’t enough. This is especially true in the case of animal lovers. When you just can’t get enough of your furry friends, sometimes your dream vacation has to incorporate animals too. It’s not enough to just sit back on the beach and relax. You’ve got to have something that satiates your love for animals, too. As luck would have it, there are thousands of veritable havens for animals lovers to travel to all around the world. Now, we don’t have time to list them all, so we’ll get through just a couple of our favourites. There’s bound to be something for everyone. While location isn’t as important, your type of vacation certainly is. Let’s get to it, shall we? Dive Right Into The Ocean If you’re a fan of marine life, heading into the depths of the clear waters could be exactly what the doctor ordered. With the proper safety gear and supervision, you can get up close and personal with what lies …

Fantastic Reasons To Visit Sweden This Season

It’s not too early to book a holiday and be in a completely different country to bring in the new year. In fact, booking a holiday this late is often a smart move. While what’s left might be scarce you’ll often find fantastic getaways at bargain prices. Whether or not you’re thinking about a wonderful vacation this season or next summer, I think Sweden is a brilliant choice. The country is filled with natural beauty and ancient wonder that you certainly don’t want to miss. Here are just some of the activities that you can enjoy if you take my advice and book your journey now. Skiing And Snowboarding Photo courtesy of Nonanet via Flickr  If you’ve never been on a skiing holiday, you’re in for a real treat. If you don’t know how to ski, you’ll first have to learn your way around the slopes. You might want to take a few days off and get some practice on a dry slope before heading out in the snow. Once you do, you’ll find skiing is a piece of cake …

The Beginner’s Guide To Travelling

So, you want to travel but aren’t sure how to get started and prepare? Lucky for you I’ve just come up with the beginner’s guide to travelling: How Long Will You Travel For? Travelling doesn’t have a set length of time. You can go travelling for a week or a year. That’s the decision you have to make. Consider how long you want to travel for. The length of time you’re away may depend on different things. Perhaps you can only go away for a few months before you start back at college? Or maybe you’re on a gap year so you can afford to go away for longer. It all boils down to you and what you can do. Think About Where You’ll Travel To Another big thing to think about is where you’ll travel to. There are some cliche travelling destinations, like Thailand and the Asia-Pacific. Then you have winter travelling ideas like hitting the slopes for a ski season. The time of year you travel at will have an effect on where …

My first EPIC Skydiving Adventure with Skydive Empuriabrava

A few months ago, a list for TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange) pre-tours was posted online and I just happened to be online at the time. I was a bit bummed out prior because I missed out on an opportunity for some of the pre-tours already. There were 15 new tours set for May 3rd and I quickly scanned through them and one surely stood out from the rest. I managed to quickly reserve a spot for myself on this exciting tour that was only accepting seven members in total. Within an hour or two, the tour had all seven members on board. Now, what really stood out about this trip was the 10am Skydiving session. SKYDIVING!!! When I read this word on paper, the adrenaline rushed through me and I just couldn’t contain myself. The other tours included hiking, visiting a fishing village etc, absolutely nothing was as exciting or thrilling or even close in adventure to skydiving. The funny thing is Skydiving wasn’t even on my Bucket List, and I didn’t even think it would …