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Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Oct 30, 2015

National parks are protected areas of stunning countryside that house a diverse mixture of flora and fauna. Canada currently has 37 national parks spread out over its 13 provinces with plans to add many more over the coming years. National parks are ideal places to take children whether for camping holidays or a short visit, and many parks offer games and activities that appeal to kids of all ages. Parks Canada has introduced a number of programs designed to get children interested in nature and encourage them to spend time in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful places the world has to offer. Learn to Camp Camping vacations are ideal ways to experience the great outdoors and teach children valuable skills that will last a lifetime. For families that have yet to experience the fun of a camping trip, Parks Canada offers camping lessons to help prepare children for their first outdoor adventures. Experienced guides are on hand to teach children how to put up a tent, how to cook outdoors and what equipment is necessary for a safe and enjoyable camping trip. Camping is only allowed in designated areas of national parks, and it is advisable to check with Parks Canada to see which parks offer camping amenities. My Parks Pass The My Parks Pass is a fantastic scheme that gives children currently in Grade 8 free entry to all national parks for a year whether they visit with their family or as part of a school trip. The scheme also gives students the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to a national park, historic site, or marine conservation area for their entire class. Parents of grade 8 pupils can order a My Parks Pass online from the main website. Off-roading is one of the best ways to explore everything that Canada’s national parks have to offer, and a Atlantic Dodge dealer can offer some excellent deals on four-wheel drive vehicles. Heritage Chocolate What better way to get kids interested in the outdoors than by offering them chocolate? Heritage chocolate events are held at various historic sites and are designed to teach children about the role chocolate production has played in Canada’s...

Things for Business Travelers to do in Bangkok

Things for Business Travelers to do in Bangkok

May 8, 2015

Even when on a business trip to Bangkok, you can always squeeze in some time in your schedule for several activities as well as sightseeing. The city is known for its notorious traffic jams and if you wish to do other thing other than business, it is advised that you get a hotel or apartments that are generally accessible. There are many attractions in Bangkok, the most popular being the Dusit Palace Park, the Grand Palace, shrines and even temples. There are also the famous floating markets located outside the city. However, you can lack enough time to go around this entire place when on a business trip. Some of the top things and places that you can manage to do and visit when on a business trip to Bangkok include: Golf courses and Sports Clubs In Bangkok, there are over 40 world class golf courses. For those who love golf, it is very important that you check the location of your hotel just to make sure that you are not stuck in traffic as you get to the golf courses. You can also go to the Royal Bangkok Sports Club which besides horseracing, it also offers a wide variety of other sports favorable for travelers on a business trip. These include sports such as martial arts, basketball, chess, soccer, tennis and swimming among many other sports.(Image by John) Bars and restaurants There are numerous renowned bars and restaurants in Bangkok. One of the most popular is the vertigo and Moon bar that is found on the 61st floor of the famous Banya tree building. The bar is well known as it was first Southeast Asia’s roof top bar and grills on any skyscraper. Besides curious tourists, the bar is also popular with business travelers as well as expatriates. The Dome at Iebua also has the Sirocco and Sky bar on its 63th floor. This is the highest open air restaurant in the whole world. The restaurant requires you to make reservations a week in advance if you wish to have dinner there. Note that both of these hotels are only open when the weather is fair. Shopping There are many shopping malls and...

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Jan 12, 2015

For all types of tourists visiting Malaysia for the first time, there are two main distinct experiences that the country offers. These are the peninsula and Borneo. The Malaysian Borneo features a wild jungle full of interesting places and sites such as granite peaks and orangutans while the peninsula offers a mix of Indian, Chinese as well as Malay flavors especially in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is also popular for luxury resorts and even beautiful islands. Some of the main tourists’ attractions in Malaysia include: Cameron highlands. These are extensive hill stations developed by the British and the highlands are inhabited by several ethnic groups among them Chinese, Indians and Malays. This region is popular with tourists who enjoy jungle walks as they explore the tranquil spots around the highlands. The Cameron highlands are also known for its waterfalls. Visitors also get to book tea factory tours as the highland also has tea plantations. Taman Negara In Malay, Taman Negara means national park and is known to be one of the oldest tropical rain forests on the planet. The forest features amazing waterfalls, jungle treks and even massive trees. It is also popular with its longest canopy walkways in the world. This national park is also a home to various endangered species such as tigers, rhinos and even Asian elephants. (Image by min lim) PulauTioman This is a small island that is located off the east coasts of the peninsula. This island has previously been selected by the Time Magazine as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Tourists visit the island to have a taste of the paradise that is surrounded by white coral reefs. The numerous reefs make the island a haven for several interesting activities such as scuba diving. The interior of the island is densely forested and is mainly visited between November and February. Mount Kinabalu This is the highest mountain in Borneo, with its summit reaching to a height of 4,095 meters. The mountain is popular with its tremendous biodiversity in botanical as well as biological species. These include numerous species of birds, ferns and even mammalian species. Tourists with proper physical conditions are also...

Top Reasons to Visit Thailand

Top Reasons to Visit Thailand

Dec 28, 2014

Thailand is an ideal destination for tourist seeking an exotic getaway. The country is popular for its historical grandeur as well as unprecedented tropical beauty. Tourists visit the country for its lush environs, enticing shopping vistas, modern living and even rich culture. Thailand, also referred to as the Land of Smiles, enlivens your senses and even lifts you spirit with its exuberance experiences. One of the main reasons why you should visit Thailand is due to the warm hospitality it gives to its visitors. Other reasons why you should make plans to visit this hypnotizing country are: Budget friendly Most vacation spots can never be fully enjoyed on empty pocket or when traveling on a budget. However, Thailand is one of the most pocket friendly destinations, whether its accommodation or even food. This is an ideal destination for those traveling on budget and the numerous guest houses and hotels are affordable. Even at the capital, Bangkok, there are many hotels that offer great and affordable deals. You can also find cheap and hygienic food from the numerous side walk restaurants and stalls. Home to various awesome temples Most of the Thai people are Buddhists and maintains high regards towards their culture. The various temples in the country attract many tourists mainly because of their fascinating architecture. There are also numerous shrines especially in the major cities such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok. One of the most popular temples in the country is the Grand Palace which is home to the most revered temple of the Emerald Buddha or temple of Wat Phra Kaew. Other popular temples include Wat Arun, Loha Prasat, Wat Pho and even the temple of the Reclining Buddha. (image by: Adrian Falconer) Exotic Beaches Thailand is famous for some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. This alone, is enough to persuade you to take a vacation to Thailand. One of the most popular beaches that is located close to the capital is the Ko Chang beach. Other popular beaches include the Ko Samet and Pattaya, both located in eastern Thailand. You can sunbath in these powdery white sand or engage in various thrilling water sports. There are plenty of...

How To Rent An Apartment On Travel Trip?

How To Rent An Apartment On Travel Trip?

Nov 25, 2014

For some people, staying in hostels is their number one choice. This is probably because they love the companies of others and would like to socialize while traveling alone. As for me, I can be in between. There are times when I like the environment of a hostel where everything seems to be livelier than staying in an apartment. But what if you need a personal time and want to try renting an apartment on travel trip? Well, here’s a few ways to determine how you can do it : What Is Apartment Rental For Travelers? Basically, individuals and companies will often advertise their apartments on sites. Instead of paying for a hotel or hostel, you will be staying in someone’s apartment. The process of booking is pretty much the same as any other type of accommodation. First, you will need to go online and find the sites you like. Then, you search through for apartment and create and account. After that you will book a place and when they’ve finally verified you, you will be able to talk tothe apartment’s owner. Major apartment rental operators are Airbnb, Home Away, 9flats, Wimdu and Roomorama. (image by : University of Nottingham)   Who Is This For? Personally, apartment rental are for business travelers, couples, families or anyone who will be spending a long time in a single place. They apparentsly do not want to spend the whole week in a hostel but are not able to afford the Hilton as well. Therefore, renting an apartment is the best option for these people. It represents in-between space of hostel and hotel. If you’re a businessman and traveling for business purpose, you won’t probably choose hostel if you long for the comfort of home. However, we all know how expensive hotel can be. Therefore, renting an apartment is the perfect compromise of your dilemma. How Much Is Renting An Apartment Will Cost? Are they safe enough? Just like hostel and hotel, renting an apartment during travel trip will vary accordingly. In general, the price is about half of what you will pay in a hotel. Even though they are as good as hostel in term of bargain...

Fantastic Island Views In Vanuatu

Fantastic Island Views In Vanuatu

Nov 20, 2014

There are 83 islands making up the archipelago of Vanuatu which, I must say, offer fantastic island views. Other than that, Vanuatu boasts the unforgettable Pacific hospitality, beautiful rainforests, landscapes and great diving activities with lots of fish. When being compared to other Pacific Islands which tend to be expensive, Vanuatu is actually a lot more cheaper since it is not yet a “hotspot” for tourists. Some of the places to visit include the Mele Cascades, Port Villa, Chief Roi Mata’s Domain, Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, Mystery Island and the Vanuatu Jungle Zipline. Accommodation and Food There are a lot of budget hotels around Vanuatu and I was not quite surprised to know that Vanuatu does not have a lot of hostels around. I paid USD40 for a doubke room but the range can raise until USD60. Shop around for the best price and best service before you settle in. That always work out for me. As for the food, casual local meals and lunch had cost me about USD15 per serving but this could get to USD40 if I would spend on a nice hotel dinner. The food vary accordingly though just like any other places. (image by: carawah)   Transportation and Activities There are public transportation in Vanuatu, so you don’t have to worry about it. For each way on bus, the ticket would cost me about USD1.50. When I went to Hideaway Island, I was told that there were free ferry rides to a few islands. I took advantage of the free ferry rides to Hideaway Island and saved on my budget. In Port Villa, the taxis can cost slightly higher than the bus ride. So unless you need to take a taxi ride, do avoid this if you don’t feel like paying more. Activities in Vanuatu are relatively priced. For USD28, I went for snorkeling for a day and the admission to the Cascade waterfalls was about USD22. Tips On Money Saving First, when you arrive in Port Villa, do exchange your money because it often have bette rate than anywhere else around Vanuatu. Then, if you’re planning to see the Cascades, I would definitely recommend taking the bus for...