very child has heard spectacular tales about the Seven Wonders of the World. Purported to be some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places in the entire world, the 7 wonders are on every aspiring traveler’s bucket list. These testaments of human achievement are speckled around the globe, imbuing their surroundings with beauty and mystery. Read more
With 2018 behind us, it’s time to make 2019 a year to remember. The New Year presents you with a clean slate for new discoveries and new beginnings. Hans Christian Anderson put it best, “to travel is to live.” With so much happening around the globe, there’s always a chance to add rare experiences to your travel repertoire. Read more
If you’re planning to go to Fort Worth, Texas, a visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards should certainly be on top of your checklist. Located to the north of central business district in Fort Worth, the Stockyards splendidly reflect the rich and vibrant culture of Texas and are undoubtedly among the most popular tourist spots in the state. Read more
When it comes to planning a vacation, it’s either easy-breezy or you end up wanting to pull your hair out. But for most novice travelers, planning a trip can be a pretty stressful experience. Read more
For sailing enthusiasts, the search for the perfect offshore voyaging rig is never over as they’re always on the lookout for better vessels to enhance their sailing experience. Your current sailboat might have been your trusted companion for numerous offshore excursions. Read more
The beginning of the New Year is the best time to plan your summer or late summer vacations. It’s surely an exciting time. You’re envisioning yourself and your family or partner on the beach, soaking in the rays. Read more
For a first-time flyer, the experience of traveling in a plane can be a bit daunting. Even though a frequent traveler knows the drill, the process of getting to the plane from the departure terminal can be intimidating for an inexperienced flyer.
If you’re clueless, these tips might help you get through the processes smoothly. Read more
Hiking is one of the most rewarding low-impact workouts. In fact, there is a lot of research pointing to the physical and mental benefits of hiking. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, hiking has several benefits for managing stress and anxiety as well.
While sports and physical activity in general is deemed beneficial for preventing health issues, walking on a treadmill can often get monotonous. Hiking, on the other hand is far more interactive for it provides hikers with often exciting and unpredictable challenges that make it seem like an enjoyable adventure instead of a boring chore!
If you’re a beginner hiker, here are a few tips to help you get prepared for your first trek!
First time hikers often underestimate the level of fitness that hiking requires. To feel encouraged to take up your first challenge, assess a hiking trail that matches your fitness level. Choose a hiking trail that covers a shorter distance than you are normally used to walking. Estimate the time you’ll need to complete the trail and back and approximate a speed of 2 miles per hour. Add an hour to your estimated time based on how challenging the trail is.
Know The Trail
Once you have chosen the trail, get a map and gather some reviews of the trail. These resources are often easily available online. Stay on the lookout for any areas where you may accidentally take a wrong turn, if the trail is a loop or if you’ll need to backtrack to navigate your way back to the bottom. Another important aspect to look out for is a good lunch spot, by a lake or a peak with a scenic view.
Run A Weather Check
On the days leading up to the hike, keep a track of the weather, to ensure that you are dressed and packed appropriately. If the weather is forecasted to be tumultuous, it’s better to schedule your hike for another day than to meet challenges that may be difficult or life-threatening.
Tell A Loved One Where You’ll Be
This is something that not just beginners but expert hikers need to do as well. Before expediting on your hike, ensure that you have informed someone where you’ll be, how long you’ll be there and when they should expect you to be back. Note that you should allow yourself a couple of hours above the time that it would take for you to complete the hike. Let your loved one know to not worry unless you’ve been due for more than a few hours.
Go With A Group
For beginners, it’s always a good idea to expedite on your first hike with a group instead of taking it on their own. With a group in place, you won’t have to worry about taking a wrong turn and being lost or left alone to seek help in case you hurt an ankle.
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Airlines rely on more than just colorful magazine ads to draw in customers. Many still use food as a marketing tool to sway customers choosing between airlines. If you have an appetite (pun intended) for historical tidbits, you’ll enjoy this timeline of airline food. Read more
Whether you’re visiting a sick relative, helping out a cross-border friend in dire need, or have another emergency, the hassle of booking a last-minute flight is the last thing you need when dealing with arranging emergency air travel.
With many airlines becoming Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs), it might not be easy to find an available and reasonably priced seat at the eleventh hour.
However, if you’re eyeing a flight within a two-hour window, you should head straight to the airport, ASAP. Read more