Nowhere else in the world will you ever find a place more staggering and filled with unique experiences of natural beauty and wildlife, like the Galapagos Islands.
Sitting approximately 600 miles from the Ecuador coast, the islands have been gifted an unusual pattern of weather cycles and geographical location. Do not compare the atmosphere to other tropical or sunbathed environments like Barbados, the Bahamas or Brazilian rainforests.
The Galapagos Islands are unforgettable because there’s something prehistoric about them. No rain forest or woodland can compare to the bulging islands, thrashing out of the water and the one-of-a-kind animals that still inhabit the island. If ever there was a truly untouched and bare natural setting, this is it.
Exploring the islands requires thoughtful planning because there’s so much to study.
Summer is here, and so our thoughts might be turning to vacations and how to spend that all-important time away from the workplace and the usual daily grind. However, we can all be guilty of getting stuck in a rut and booking the same sort of vacation or even going to the same place year in year out.
But, that needs to change. As much as you may love your usual beach haunt it’s time to switch things up a little and plan some unique experiences for your vacation time. Who knows it could even be an opportunity to tick off some of those destinations on your bucket list?
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Summer means for many of us that it is time to take that well-earned vacation.
It is your opportunity to relax from your daily lives, recuperate and spend some time with the family. Along with making some great memories to boot. The problem with this vacation is the pressure to ensure you pick the right place and what to do. For some families, it’s that once a year chance to be with one another.
The USA is always going to be a popular destination, however, with 50 states and numerous cities and locations to pick, I thought I would share with you some of the best.
To celebrate Canada’s 150, we all were given the opportunity to be gifted the 2017 Discovery Pass as FREE admission to Canada’s National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites. And if you’re anything like me, who wouldn’t jump on that offer to go on several adventures throughout the year?
Canada holds amazing national parks and beautiful sights worth seeing, but I wanted to focus a little more on some gorgeous places in Alberta – specifically two national parks – that a lot of people don’t realize exists!
*Disclosure: I was invited to dine at Ernest’s Dining Room. Views expressed in this post are solely mine. I will always provide my 100% honest and transparent opinion, the complimentary dinner did not impact my feedback.
Since the 1960s, NAIT’s dining room has been a huge part of the Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies. This allowed the 2nd year students to have hands-on experience in crafting delicious food and providing top quality experience. In 2005, it was renovated to provide a more modern feel while still holding on to its quality.
This is when the dining room was renamed to Ernest’s.
For many of us, going away on vacation simply means traveling to a country on the same continent. This kind of “local” travel is very easy to organize, and you won’t have quite as much extra prep to sort out before you leave.
However, if you are feeling quite adventurous and decide to head to a destination on a different continent, there is quite a bit of extra planning that you need to consider before you leave home.
All of this is absolutely necessary as it will keep you safe when traveling. Here are some tips to help you organize your cross-continent trip.
The virtues of traveling speak for themselves, and yet lots of people do not seem to have a desire to see the world. For instance, it is estimated that only about 46% of Americans have a passport. The United States of America is like a continent in so far as it has so many different climates and several time zones.
You could spend a lifetime just traveling around the US and still feel as if you hadn’t seen everything it has to offer. Its cultural heritage can be gauged in a comparison between cities like Manchester in New Hampshire which betrays America’s colonial history to Los Angeles in California which demonstrates the influence of an entirely different culture.